• 7-8 May 2019

    University of Hong Kong (HKU) hosted the conference for the first time in 2018. View photos. 

    The University of Virginia Darden School of Business will host the 10th anniversary conference in 2019 with our co-sponsors, the Cambridge Judge Business School and The University of Hong Kong Faculty of Business and Economics.  

    The conference is interdisciplinary and brings together a diverse set of presenters and discussants for two days of scholarly conversation on innovation and entrepreneurship. Researchers from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds are invited to attend the conference, whether or not a paper is submitted.


  • 7-8 May 2019
    Hosted by the Darden school of business
    sands family grounds, rosslyn, virginia

    Information regarding travel and accommodations is forthcoming. The call for papers deadline will be in early 2019.

    Conference Chairs and Committee (in alphabetic order)

    Michael Lenox (Darden School of Business, University of Virginia)– co-chair

    Stelios Kavadias (Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge) – co-chair

    Po-Hsuan Hsu (Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Hong Kong) – co-chair

    Jeremy Hutchison-Krupat (Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge) 

    Hanadi Jabado (Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge)

    For general questions about the 2019 conference, please contact Erika Herz: HerzE@darden.virginia.edu


    The agenda for the 2019 conference will be released soon.

    Past Conference Agendas

    2018 conference agenda
    2017 conference agenda

    2016 conference agenda
    2015 conference agenda
    2014 conference agenda
    2013 conference agenda
    2012 conference agenda
    2011 conference agenda
    2010 conference agenda

    Publications of Conference Papers

    A recent survey done by Andrew King (July 2017) suggested that presentations given in this conference have generated 35 published papers, including Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, Organization Science, Journal of Business Venturing, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, American Journal of Sociology, Journal of Operations Management, Research Policy, Review of Economics and Statistics, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, etc.

    About Faculty of Business and Economics, the University of Hong Kong

    The Faculty of Business and Economics was created through the amalgamation of two schools -- the School of Business and the School of Economics and Finance. Forming an alliance of excellence, the Faculty of Business and Economics takes an entrepreneurial approach to meeting the challenges of a rapidly changing economic and business environment by drawing together the strengths of the two schools. The Faculty's pioneering research outputs continue to be a leading source of innovative thinking for government and business in Hong Kong and the region. The research centers shared between the two schools facilitate the cross-fertilization of ideas, and foster inter-disciplinary work. Remaining true to the spirit of entrepreneurship, the Faculty of Business and Economics aims to become the leading international center for the study of economics and business in Asia.

    About the Cambridge Judge Business School

    The Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge is a great business school at the heart of Cambridge, advancing knowledge and leadership through people who leave a mark on the world. A top business school with a world-class faculty of around 55 members. They represent all continents and likewise their research interests span the globe and the full spectrum of business issues. Many are leaders in their field directing cutting-edge research, consulting for top businesses, advising governments, and most of all, bringing their experiences and new found knowledge into the classroom. www.jbs.cam.ac.uk

    About Cambridge Judge Business School’s Entrepreneurship Centre

    The Entrepreneurship Centre's mission is to support the University of Cambridge's entrepreneurial talent development and commercialization of new ideas; enhance the development of management capacity within the Cambridge entrepreneurial ecosystem and beyond; develop and share thought-leadership that establishes the University of Cambridge as a global knowledge locus for entrepreneurship; and provide a critical resource for entrepreneurs, mentors and investors. http://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/entrepreneurship

    About the Batten Institute

    The Batten Institute at the Darden School of Business serves as a catalyst for developing innovation-driven, entrepreneurial leaders and for advancing knowledge about the transformative power of entrepreneurship and innovation. To fulfill this mission the institute originates activities and hosts initiatives to serve the Darden School of Business, the University of Virginia and its broader entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem. The Batten Institute was established with gifts from UVA alumnus Frank Batten Sr., a media pioneer, visionary and founder of The Weather Channel. www.batteninstitute.org

    About the Darden school of Business

    The University of Virginia Darden School of Business delivers the world’s best business education experience to prepare entrepreneurial, global and responsible leaders through its MBA, Ph.D. and Executive Education programs. Darden’s top-ranked faculty is renowned for teaching excellence and advances practical business knowledge through research. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.