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Batten Institute - Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Conference

Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Conference

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business, the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, and the University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) co-hosted the 2019 conference in Darden’s new Rosslyn Facility on 7-8 May. This was the tenth annual gathering of the conference which rotates between North America (Virginia), Europe (Cambridge), and Asia (Hong Kong). This global conference aims to promote worldwide scholarly collaborations across regions, continents and academic communities. 

The conference is interdisciplinary and brings together a diverse set of presenters and discussants for two days of scholarly conversation on innovation and entrepreneurship. The conference promises to provide a vigorous and lively discussion about current research in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation from a global perspective.

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  • Overview

    2019 Conference Committee

    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

  • Agenda Archive

    Past Conference Agendas

    Publications of Conference Papers

    Presentations given in this conference have generated more than 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 the Sponsors

    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. 

    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. 

    About the University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business

    Located in Boulder, Colorado, one of the most innovative tech and startup hubs in the nation, The Leeds School of Business is surrounded by and connected to an enterprising, collaborative and dynamic business community. Our faculty of top international academic leaders provide students with educational expertise in areas including accounting, finance, marketing, management and entrepreneurship, and real estate. Our educational culture stimulates learning and sharpens critical thinking skills, compelling students to consider and addresses important, complex questions. At Leeds School of Business, we believe in making positive impacts. By redefining business education, driving innovation and advancing entrepreneurial mindsets, we are working every day to positively transform the future of global business. The Deming Center for Entrepreneurship provides a focus at Leeds to empower entrepreneurial solutions that drive economic and social value. The Deming Center fulfils this mission through experiential learning, research, and community engagement across Colorado and the world.


    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. 

    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.