Entrepreneurship focus of Green Templeton Residence Week 2016
Leading figures in the field of the economics of entrepreneurship and innovation are meeting for a week of research and discussion and to exchange exciting ideas at an ‘informal’ conference hosted at Green Templeton College from 4 to 8 July 2016.
The Oxford Residence Week for Entrepreneurship Scholars is an innovative initiative on the part of Green Templeton College Associate Fellow Saul Estrin (London School of Economics) and Mirjam van Praag (Copenhagen Business School and University of Amsterdam), organized for the first time in the summer of 2012.
What differentiates the week from other conferences is that there is no predefined programme. This unique informal character means that researchers can use their time on pushing existing projects forward and forging new collaborations. Presentations are organised after 16:00. allowing scholars to create a balance between individual research and sharing ideas.
This year’s participants will, as previously, include major figures in the field, as well as promising young talent, representing prestigious institutions from the USA, and several European countries. Contributors to the Wednesday seminar include Janet Bercovitz, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne; Joshua Gans, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto; Laura Rosendahl-Huber, Max Planck Institute, Munich; Erik , Utrecht University, and Nir Vulkan, University of Oxford, who is leading the seminar at the Saïd Business School as part of the week’s activities.
With many participants returning for the second, third and some even for the fourth time, the Residence Week has become a regular summer activity for entrepreneurship researchers.
Presentations at 2015’s event (participants pictured above) touched on a diverse range of topics, such as social and hybrid entrepreneurship, equity (crowd)funding, decision-making styles, and the impact of human capital on start-up performance. The presentations conveyed new insights about the behaviour of social and commercial entrepreneurs, corporate managers, and the importance of venture capital and other types of equity investors and sparked intense debates.
This year, there are a number of presentation sessions and a seminar which are open to members of the college community for the first time. College members interested in attending one of the open sessions should email Dorothy Cooke briefly stating their interest.
The event has, as in the past, the generous support of the Templeton Education and Charity Trust.