2009 CCSBE Conference – Toronto, Ontario
CALL FOR PAPERS, WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS
Sponsored by: Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University
Commercialization of Innovation: Fueling Growth in Canada
Entrepreneurship is the engine of economic growth in Canada. International surveys, such as the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), rank Canada as one of the most entrepreneurial countries (in terms of new start-ups) in the world. But most Canadian start ups do not grow into successful, sustainable mid or large-size enterprises. In spite of tremendous investments in research and development, as well as an aggressive innovation policy agenda, Canada has not realized its true potential in commercializing innovation. Canadian innovation and technology tends to go abroad to be commercialized and Canada loses the benefits.
The Canadian Task Force on Competitiveness, Productivity and Economic Progress (at the University of Toronto) in all of their seven annual reports has called for increased productivity. “The $3,000 GDP gap with the US comes from innovation not just a lack of efficiency improvements”.
But we can do better and must do better, particularly during an economic crisis which is dramatically reducing opportunities for traditional employment and creating new opportunities for entrepreneurs.
This year’s conference marks the 30th anniversary of the CCSBE. We have an ambitious agenda aimed at bringing together a range of stakeholders to grapple with these burning issues in a variety of unique forums.
Papers, Panels, Workshops and Presentations
This year the conference theme is Commercialization of Innovation and high quality papers are sought for a special track on this theme. Dr. Rein Peterson, Professor Emeritus, York University, is chairing this track. He will also edit a Special issue of the Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship, including the best papers on “Commercialization of Innovation”, that will be double-blind peer-reviewed. For more information on the special issue of the journal contact: email@example.com
In addition, empirical and theoretical contributions on other aspects of entrepreneurship are also encouraged. Specific themes may include:
- Diversity: Women, Immigrant and Aboriginal Entrepreneurship
- Entrepreneurship and Public Policy
- Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
- Technology entrepreneurship, technology-based new ventures
- International Entrepreneurship
- New venture creation and SME growth
- Financing SMEs
- Networking, Alliance and Outsourcing
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Entrepreneurship in the cultural/creative industries
- Other topics
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
We also encourage submissions of proposals for panels and workshops which include a number of participants around a critical theme of relevance to policy makers, entrepreneurs and practitioners particularly related to our theme of commercialization of innovation. Proposals for panels should be submitted using the website submission system. For more information contact: email@example.com
Practitioner and Policy Papers and Presentations
We invite proposals for non peer-reviewed papers and presentations from policymakers and practitioners. Of particular interest are practitioner and policy contributions that address the themes of entrepreneurship, innovation, and commercialization. Contributions may be organized as panels. For further information practitioner and policy papers, please contact Dr. Charles Davis: firstname.lastname@example.org
This year’s conference will feature a series of challenging, applied seminars for entrepreneurs, a mini-MBA, to help entrepreneurs refine their skills in developing Business Growth Strategy Plans, to receive tips on how to get access on venture capital for growth, and practical advice on how to manage a growing entrepreneurial business. For more information on these seminars contact Prof. Neil Wolff, Associate Dean, Ted Rogers School of Business Management: email@example.com
Pre-Conference PhD Consortium
Entrepreneurship continues to be a growing area of scholarship worldwide. The PhD Consortium will provide an opportunity for doctoral students to develop their conceptual models, theories and research methods with leading scholars in the field. For more information on the consortium contact Dr. Howard Lin, Professor, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Ted Rogers School of Management: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Extended abstracts for refereed papers due April 15, 2009
- Panel/Workshop and Practitioner and Policy proposal submissions due: May 15, 2009
- Acceptance notification for all submissions: June 15, 2009
- Formal papers due from those notified of acceptance July 15, 2009
- All submissions should be submitted to our on-line proposal management system at: www.ccsbe.org
2009 ICSB Conference – Seoul, Korea
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