Academic Entrepreneurship: Core Research Challenges and Future Research Agendas




Academic entrepreneurship has been the focus of ever increasing research attention and studies. Studies have focused on several issues such as the drivers and mechanisms of academic entrepreneurship and its impact on business, society and policy. Universities and their academic entrepreneurship capacity are now being seen as critical to supporting economic activities and growth. The emerging body of research on entrepreneurial universities reinforces the economic impact of academic entrepreneurship within and outside universities. Academic entrepreneurship is supported, nurtured and enacted differently within and across entrepreneurial universities. How entrepreneurial universities support academic entrepreneurship among different internal and external stakeholders influences individual behaviours and decision-making with respect to knowledge and technology transfer. While there has been a body of empirical research that has focused on the motivation of scientists to pursue commercialization and academic spinouts, there is limited understanding of their utilization and mobilization of their networks of knowledge to pursue the creation of an innovative academic start-up. This event, therefore, aims to bring together these complementary areas to focus on academic entrepreneurs as well as academic spinouts to draw out some of the tensions and challenges experienced, particularly at micro level. The event seeks to address these and other fundamental research gaps in our understanding of academic entrepreneurship and innovative academic spinouts, which suffer from existing perspectives that are limited and fragmented.



29 May 2019, 11:00 – 17:00


Who Should Attend

This event will be of interest to academics, policy-makers and practitioners with an interest in the growing field of academic entrepreneurship and spinouts. In addition, those academics who wish to have advice on preparing research grant submissions or developing journal articles in this field would find the event of particular relevance.


Benefits of Attendance

• Increased understanding of the State of the Art in academic entrepreneurship research
• Opportunities to network with academics, policy-makers and practitioners who are interested in academic entrepreneurship
• Obtaining advice on research grant submissions and journal article development.



Newcastle Business School
City Campus East
Faculty of Business and Law
Northumbria University 
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST

PLEASE NOTE: See the correct map here (Othewise postcode shows the other side of the campus across the motoway)


Provider Information

BAM Entrepreneurship SIG in association with iNCITE Research Centre, and the Department of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Strategy, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne



Please submit, if you wish, by 24 May 2019 either a full paper (up to 30 pages including references) or an extended abstract (maximum 3 pages) which will be circulated to other participants for discussion in the afternoon Roundtable Paper Development Session. Please use Harvard referencing; otherwise there are no formatting requirements. Please submit to: 



Professor David Charles, Northumbria University

Professor James Cunningham, Northumbria University

Professor Maura McAdam, Dublin City University

Dr Kristel Miller, Ulster University



Holiday Inn Newcastle Jesmond (10 minute walk from campus):


Travel Information

View our City Campus map ( showing the location of Newcastle Business School (no. 5). 

SATNAV postcode for City Campus East: NE2 1UY



For specific information about this event, please contact the workshop facilitator:
Dr Jonathan M. Scott
07500 708539

For general enquiries, please contact Linh Dang at the BAM Office at, or on +44 2073837770


Event Fee 




Registration deadline: 22 May 2019



Cancelation Policy - Should you wish to cancel your place, you will receive a full refund if your cancelation is made 4 weeks prior to the event. After this, full payment will be required.  BAM reserves the right to cancel the event if there are not enough people to justify running the workshops.


29th May 2019   to   5:00 PM
Registration Fee £ 20.00
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