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Conference Program Overview (NeXt)




      The NeXt (Centre Nascent Entrepreneurship and the eXploitation of Technology)
&
the Viessmann European Research Center (VERC), Wilfrid Laurier University
with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
THE IMPLICATIONS OF INTEGRATION FOR GLOBALIZATION: 


TRANSNATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Wilfrid Laurier University, April 30-May 1, 2008
PROGRAM
(as of April 8, 2008)
CONFERENCE ON

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Date

Event

Tuesday April 29, 2008

6:30-8:00 pm

Wine & Cheese Welcome Reception

WLU Grad Pub


Wednesday April 30, 2008


Conference

 

 8:30-9:00 am

Continental Breakfast

KPMG Atrium, Schlegel Building

School
of Business & Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University


Morning Sessions


Session: I -  national linkages in transnational entrepreneurship

Chair:
Sofy Carayannopoulos


9:00-9:25 am

Ilan Alon, Rollins College, Florida (and Miri Lerner)

“International Entrepreneurship in China: Lessons from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor."


9:25-9:50 am

Xiaochua Lin, Ryerson University (and Jian Guan and Mary Jo Nicholson)

“Transnational Entrepreneurs as Innovation Linkage Across China and Canada.”


9:50-10:15 am

Margaret Walton Roberts, Wilfrid Laurier University

“Cultural Capital and the Trade and Immigration Nexus: Exploring the India-Canada Context.”



10:15-10:40 am

Felicity Kelliher, Waterford Institute of Technology

“The Changing Face of Ireland.”


10:40-11:00 am

Coffee Break

KPMG Atrium, Schlegel Building

School
of Business & Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University


Session: II - Thearetical Perspectives of Transnational Entrepreneurship

Chair:
Moren Levesque


11:00-11:25 am

Benson Honig and Israel Drori, Wilfrid Laurier University, and the College of Management (and Ari Ginsberg)

“Toward a Practical Theory of Transnational Entrepreneurship: Understanding the Habitus of Cross-Cultural Affiliation."


11:25-11:50 am

Joseph Lampel, City University London (and Jamal Shamsie)

“Uncertain Globalization: Evolutionary Scenarios in the Future Development of the Cultural Industries.”


11:50 am-12:15 pm

Akie Iriyama, University of Pittsburgh (and Ravi Madhavan)

“Transnational Technical Communities in Transnational Entrepreneurship: Conceptual Framework and Evidence.”


12:30-1:30 pm

Lunch

Welcoming Remarks "The Globalization of and the Emerging Developments in Management Education" by Ginny Dybenko, Dean, School of Business & Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University, KPMG Atrium, Schlegel Building

School of Business & Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University


Afternoon Sessions


Session: III -  Social Networks and Transnational Entrepreneurship

Chair:
Barbara Carmichael


1:30-1:55 pm

Simon Best, Access Business Consultants, Australia

“How Do Transnational Entrepreneurs Use Social Capital Knowledge for the Purpose of Starting and Operating a Business?"


1:55-2:20 pm

Wenhong Chen, Duke University (and Justin Tan and Barry Wellman)

“Understanding Transnational Entrepreneurship Through a Network Lens."


2:20-2:45 pm

Yekta Mustafa, Singapore Institute of Management (and Stephen Chen, NSW Australia)

“The Strength of Weak Ties in Transnational Entrepreneurship.”


2:45-3:10 pm

Ingrid Wakkee, University of Amsterdam (and Peter Groenewegen and Paula Englis)

“Organizational Emergence in the Digital Age.”


3:10-3:35 pm

Paul Maxim, Wilfrid Laurier University

“Immigration, Ethnicity and Self-Employment: A Cohort Analysis of Labour Force Status Across Successive Generations."


3:35-3:55 pm

Coffee Break

KPMG Atrium, Schlegel Building

School of Business & Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University


Session: IV - High Technology and Transnational Entrepreneurship

Chair:
Bob Anderson


3:55-4:20 pm

Amalya Oliver, Hebrew University (and Kathleen Montgomery)

“Conceptualizing Transnational Scientific Entrepreneurship in the Global Knowledge System.”


4:20-4:45 pm

Dave Crick, Birmingham City University (and Shiv Chaudhry)

“An Investigation into UK Based Asian Entrepreneurs Operating in Technology Based Sectors for Internationalising.” 


4:45-5:10 pm

Wenhong Chen, Duke University (and Justin Tan)

“From the Enclave to the Transnational Field: Social Networks, New Technologies, and Ethnic Entrepreneurship.”


5:10-5:35 pm


Siri Terjesen, Texas Christian University

"Internationalization of Transnational Entrepreneurs' New Ventures"


6:30-9:00 pm

Dinner at CIGI
(Center for International Governance Innovation)

Keynote Speaker, Ivan Light, UCLA

“Global Entrepreneurship and Transnationalism”


Thursday, May 1, 2008


Conference


8:30-9:00 am


Continental Breakfast

KPMG Atrium, Schlegel Building

School of Business & Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University


Morning Sessions


Parallel Sessions:


Session: V - Modeling Transnational Entrepreneurship

Chair:
Baldev Raj


Session: VI - Public Policy and Venture Capital

Chair:
Scott Jeffery


9:00-9:25 am

Karl Wennberg, Stockholm School of Economics  (and Carin Holmquist)

“Problemistic Search and International Entrepreneurship.”

Doug Fuller, King’s College, University of London

“How Law, Politics and Transnational Networks Affect Technology Entrepreneurship: Explaining Divergent Venture Capital Investing Strategies in China.”


9:25-9:50 am

Stefane Kabene, The University of Western Ontario  (and Raymond Leduc and Mary Ann Kergommeaux)

“Entrepreneurial Ventures: From National to Transnational Dimensions. Internal Variables of Influence.”

Qian Ye, University of Louisville

“Do Cultural Differences Matter to VC-CEO Interaction?”


9:50-10:15 am

Yuping Du, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China (and Yan Luo)

“The Statistical Data Analysis on Personal Factors of Overseas Returnee Entrepreneurs in Beijing.”   

Francine Schlosser, University of Windsor (and Gerry Kerr)

"Barriers and Supports to Entrepreneurship Among Young Transnationals in Canada."


10:15-10:40 am

David Tobey, New Mexico State University (and Brent Kinghorn)

“The Transnationality Index: Measuring the Diversity Advantage of Transnational Entrepreneurial Organizations.”

George A. Hrivnak Jr., School of Business, The George Washington University (and Liesl Riddle)

“Bridging Two Worlds: The Challenges of Transnational Business Incubation.”


10:40-11:05 am

Nikolaos Liodakis, Wilfrid Laurier University

“Patterns of Transnational  Entrepreneurship among Greek-Canadians in the Greater Toronto Area”




11:05-11:30am

Coffee Break

KPMG Atrium, Schlegel Building

School
of Business & Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University


11:30am-12:30 pm

Distinguished Speaker: Louis Pauly, Director, Center for International Studies, Canada Research Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto

"Financial Crisis Management in Europe and Beyond"


12:30-1:30 pm

Lunch and End of Conference

Paul Martin Centre

Closing Remarks

 



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