Female Entrepreneurship and Family Firms
- IPAG Business School Campus de Nice
4 Boulevard Carabacel, 06000 Nice
- 19-20th October 2020
The Diana Project
The Diana Project™ engages in research activities, forums and scholarship focusing on women entrepreneurs and their growth.
Given the vital importance of women entrepreneurs for wealth creation, innovation and economic advancement throughout the world, the Diana International Research Conference provides a platform for researchers to develop, conduct and share a global research agenda. Brand new to the agenda in 2019, Babson College's Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership is launching Impact Day, a global convening of the vital stakeholders who are dedicated to changing the landscape of financing women entrepreneurs.
Companies with women CEOs receiving less than 3% of VC funding is a statistic that has not changed enough in the past decade. Luckily, inroads are being made to advance women founders in more creative ways. 80 scholars from around the world will attend the first two days of the Diana International Research Conference, dedicated to the presentation of academic research related to women’s entrepreneurship. On day three, Impact Day, an additional 100 action-oriented stakeholders are expected to join, making this convening the first of its kind. The ability to identify areas of synergy and progress, while documenting key gaps in the funding and acceleration of women founders, is vital if we are to continue making progress.
DIANA International Research Conference 2020
The 2020 Diana International Research Conference will take place October 19-20 and will be located at IPAG Business School, in Nice, FRANCE. We invite participants to consider submitting manuscripts that relate to this year’s theme: the role women entrepreneurs are taking within family firms, on many diverse levels. More specifically we are interested in exploring if belonging to a family-owned firm fosters or hinders female entrepreneurship differently in comparison to women who do not have a family business background. We are also interested in exploring how the different roles that women have in their families (daughters, mothers, sisters, spouses, grandmothers) differently affects their commitment towards entrepreneurial activities and entrepreneurship. Finally, we seeks to explore the role of women in entrepreneurial teams (familial, mixed and non-family teams).
Friederike Welter holds the chair for SME Management and Entrepreneurship at the University Siegen and she is President & Managing Director at the Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn. From 2008-2012, she was Professor and Associate Dean of Research at Jönköping International Business School where she is still affiliated as visiting professor. From 1993-2006, she worked in the Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI), a renowned policy research institute. She is visiting professor at the Small Business Research Centre at Kingston University in Kingston, UK. In 2005, she was awarded the TeliaSonera Professorship of Entrepreneurship at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Latvia for her research on entrepreneurship in a transition context. From 2007-2009, she was President of the European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and in 2011 she was appointed Fellow of ECSB. In 2014 she was appointed Wilford L. White Fellow.
Friederike Welter´s main research interests are related to small business development and entrepreneurial behaviour in different contexts, women´s entrepreneurship and generally SME and entrepreneurship policies. Friederike Welter is on the review board of several leading international academic journals, including Entrepreneurship & Regional Development and the International Small Business Journal. She also is Senior Editor of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, a leading entrepreneurship journal.
Since 1993, Friederike Welter has been involved in over 30 SME and entrepreneurship-related research projects, funded by ministries, national research foundations and international organisations such as the EU, USAID, OECD or ILO. Moreover, Friederike Welter has wide experiences in applied policy-related research on SME and entrepreneurship development and acts as consultant on these issues, much of it in an international context for OECD and similar organisations.
Susan Marlow is Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Nottingham Business School. She is a holder of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion, Editor of the International Small Business Journal and Fellow of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
Her research interests lie in the broad area of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial behaviour with a particular focus on the influence of gender upon women’s entrepreneurship, high technology business incubation and employment relations.
Ute Stephan is a Professor at Aston Business School and the Director of the Aston Centre for Research into International Entrepreneurship and Business (ACRIEB). Ute is also the Editor-in-Chief of Applied Psychology: An International Review(AP:IR) Previously Ute was at the University of Sheffield’s Institute of Work Psychology, the London School of Economics, the Catholic University Leuven, Belgium and the Universities of Marburg and Dresden in Germany. She holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of Marburg (Germany), is a certified social skills trainer, and worked as a consultant and trainer for private, public and third sector organisations.
Ute’s research focuses on the relationships between culture, institutions and entrepreneurship, both social and commercial entrepreneurship. Other research interests include social innovation, entrepreneurial leadership and motivation. Her work is published in leading journals such as the Journal of Management, Management Science, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. She serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Applied Psychology. She is also a member of the editorial review board of the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Venturing and Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, the UK Global Entrepreneurship Monitor team and the GLOBE project.
Kimberly A. Eddleston
Kimberly A. Eddleston is the Schulze Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University. She is also an Academic Scholar at Cornell University’s Smith Family Business Initiative. Professor Eddleston’s research focuses on the interface of work and family, with a particular focus on women’s entrepreneurship and family businesses. She serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Business Venturing, Senior Editor for the Entrepreneur & Innovation Exchange (eix.org), and Founding Editor of FamilyBusiness.org. Professor Eddleston has won multiple awards for her research and has published more than 60 articles in leading journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Business Venturing, and Journal of International Business Studies. In addition, she has had various levels of involvement with several of her family’s businesses, which are in the real estate, construction, business services and hospitality industries.
Open submission system & registration
Final paper submission
- 1 social event
- 2 lunchs
- 1 gala dinner
Registration before 30th May 2020
- Regular registration
- Doctoral Student registration
Registration after 30th May 2020
- Regular registration
- Doctoral Student registration