Batten Institute

Batten Institute - Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Conference

Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Conference

Thank You For Attending GEIRC 2019!

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 conference in Darden’s new Rosslyn Facility on 7-8 May 2019. 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.

We hope you will be able to join us in 2020 at The Cambridge Judge Business School! The Call for Papers and conference details will be available beginning 1 October, 2019.

2019 Conference Photos

  • 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

    For general questions about the conference, please reach out to Erika Herz, Director of Research and Intellectual Capital at [email protected]

  • 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 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.