***Call for Papers***

8th Leuphana Conference on Entrepreneurship
Lüneburg, Germany, 18th-20th JANUARY 2018
Conference Website:www.leuphana.de/lce

Theme: “Evidence-based Entrepreneurship”

The task of science is to develop a solid knowledge base that informs practice to become more effective and efficient (Frese, Bausch, Schmidt, Rauch, & Kabst, 2012). However, in entrepreneurship (Frese et al., 2012) and related fields like management (Rousseau, 2006) there is a large gap between scientific knowledge and what is put into practice. Evidence-based entrepreneurship (EBE) seeks to close this gap by pursuing “science-informed practice of entrepreneurship” (Frese, Rousseau, & Wiklund, 2014, p. 209).
We invite papers that contribute to the promotion of evidence-based entrepreneurship. Purely conceptual papers are as welcome as theory-driven empirical work applying qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods. A variety of perspectives is appreciated to advance evidence-based entrepreneurship. Possible topics include:
• Robust evidence in terms of randomized controlled trials, (large) longitudinal studies, as well as quantitative and qualitative meta-analyses
• Ways to promote evidence-based entrepreneurship
• Controversies in evidence-based entrepreneurship
• Critical perspectives on evidence-based entrepreneurship
• Translating evidence into practices
• Innovative educational approaches to evidence-based entrepreneurship
• Influence of evidence-based entrepreneurship on economic development
• Policy-making in entrepreneurship based on evidence

Submission deadline: 15th September 2017

Conference Hosts: Michael M. Gielnik (Chair), Silke Tegtmeier, Jay Mitra
Conference Organizers: Leuphana University of Lüneburg, ECSB (European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship), University of Essex, University of Southern Denmark, GBSN (Global Business School Network)

Highlights:
International renowned Keynote Speakers: Maw-Der Foo (National University of Singapore), Jay Mitra (University of Essex)
PhD Writing Workshop:PhD students will discuss their current research paper with peers and senior researchers in small groups. Senior researchers: Markus Fitza (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management), Jörn Block (University Trier), Maw-Der Foo (National University of Singapore), Michael M. Gielnik (Leuphana University Lüneburg)
Best Paper Awards:Best Entrepreneurship Paper Award (500€) and Best Doctoral Paper Award (500€)

With the deadline for abstract submissions slowly but steadily approaching, we kindly remind you to hand in abstracts by September 15th, 2017. It would be a pleasure to welcome you in Lüneburg next January.

All the best,

Rebecca Funken

on behalf of the conference hosts Michael M. Gielnik (Chair), Silke Tegtmeier, and Jay Mitra as well as the conference organizers, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Essex Business School, ECSB – European Council for Small Business, University of Southern Denmark, and GBSN – Global Business School Network
Here is an abbreviated call:

More information: www.leuphana.de/lce