The RAKE fund is a key element of ISBEs community offering a dedicated fund to support the further development of entrepreneurial knowledge. It provides a unique fund to enable academic research within the business community. ISBE is delighted to support four bids for its 2016 call on environmental sustainability. The successful calls were praised for their rigour and potential impact upon their target communities. The four successful bids were:
- Dr Louise Scholes, Loughborough University London, Dr You Yi, Hubei University of Technology, Dr Raymond Hu, University of Portsmouth, Dr Mat Hughes and Dr Paul Hughes, Durham University, with “The Influence of Family Firms on the Sustainability of Start-up/Nascent Enterprises”
- Dr Vivek Soundararajan and Professor Kiran Trehan, University of Birmingham, with “Spaces of Impact: Understanding Impact-Oriented Knowledge Hubs and their Role in the Creation and Development of Sustainable Entrepreneurship”
- Professor Oswald Jones, University of Liverpool Management School, Fernando Lourenco, Institute for Tourism Studies and Dr Ranis Cheng, Sheffield University Management School, with “Individual Motivation and Sustainable Business Opportunity Identification: Young Entrepreneurs in London and Macau”
- Dr Allan Discua Cruz, Lancaster University Management School, Dr Elias Hadjielias, University of Central Lancashire and Professor Carole Howorth, University of Bradford, with “Competition, Cooperation and Sustainable Entrepreneurship: A Study of Rural Family Business Cooperatives”
We look forward to hearing the outcomes of these projects in the 40th ISBE conference in Belfast in 2017. Our thanks to all applicants and reviewers from this calls applicants. We would also like to take the opportunity to thank the 2016 RAKE sponsors namely the ESRC, the British Academy of Management and the University of Hertfordshire for their sponsorship support this year. We are seeking to offer a 2nd RAKE call in the New Year based on the activities of our special interest groups. More information will follow in coming months.
Professor Paul Jones
Vice President (Research) ISBE