The event is designed to enable members of the Entrepreneurship SIG in BAM (ENT SIG) to present their research-in-progress to, and receive feedback from, their researchers peers in ENT SIG. This audience will therefore primarily be members of BAM. Additionally, ENT SIG would like to invite all members of BAM to join any of the three no-charge events.

Presentations will be invited from the membership of ENT SIG on developmental papers, research ideas, and/or projects that are either in-progress or planned. Presenters will have up to 10 minutes to speak, with or without slides. Discussion will follow. There will be time for social interaction at the end of each event. This interaction will be important for members to get to know one another, discuss their respective research, and seek any advice from peers and research colleagues in and beyond ENT SIG.

A maximum of three presentations will take place at each of the three events. Presenters are requested to email [email protected] and [email protected] with their affiliation and a title of their presentation. Optionally, presenters may include their one-page resume, which will only be seen by the following organizers of the three events: Prof. Felix Arndt & Prof. Barak Aharonson (University of Guelph, Lang School of Business and Economics, Canada), & Prof. Wilson Ng (IDRAC Business School, Campus de Lyon, France).

Today's presenters:

  • Presenter: Inge Hill

Title: Creative hubs - a process-relational view on contested spaces by and for creative frontline workers in rural contexts

Abstract: This research offers insights into how creative professionals renting a studio in creative hubs enact entrepreneurial activities: it hones in on how they co-create two different temporary economic places of individual competing for generating incomes for themselves, and places of collaborative income generation for the benefit of all resident artists and the shared hub site. Ethnographic research was conducted in two UK creative hubs located in rural areas. Applying a process-relational lens this research unpacks the seemingly mundane entrepreneurial activities of creative entrepreneurs with studios rented in two creative hubs, foregrounding the voices and activities of creative entrepreneurial workers. The research finds three sets of entrepreneurial practices between collaboration and competing.

Managerial implications point to the relevance of managing resident creative professionals’ collaborative activities and access to shared spaces carefully. The research contributes to entrepreneurship-as-practice conversations, applied to the rural creative economy and creative hub research.

  • Presenter: Jonathan Parkes
Authors: Jonathan Parkes & Davar Rezania
Title: Talent development: a realist evaluation of the impact of university education on entrepreneurship
Abstract:  The purpose of this research was to identify various components of university education that influence students’ venture creation and entrepreneurial behaviour. A literature review was completed to identify how university education impacts entrepreneurship. Based on a conceptual model developed, a realist evaluation was conducted to examine the relationship between university education and entrepreneurship. For the evaluation, fifteen student entrepreneurs from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada were interviewed to gain insight into their experience and evaluate which components of university education they found pivotal to their entrepreneurial undertaking. Interviewee responses were assessed to establish collective findings and identify elements of university education that may be modified to promote students’ entrepreneurial behaviour further. The research demonstrates direct alignment between interviewee responses and literature, identifying the promotive influence of an adapting and engaging university environment, decentralized curriculum, diversity of involvement, promotion of intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship, and contributing to community development. As a result of the interviews conducted, the study identifies two unspecified elements within the literature, collaborative education and emphasizing the application of education. These findings provide concrete insight into the impact of university education on entrepreneurship.


Benefits of attendance: 
  • Opportunities for ENT SIG members to discuss their research and receive feedback from research peers in a supportive, convivial, and non-hierarchical environment. 
  • Opportunities for BAM researchers to build research collaborations and discuss research ideas across diverse areas of entrepreneurship and, depending on attendance by non-ENT SIG members, across disciplines beyond entrepreneurship. 
  • Social get-togethers for ENT SIG members and research discussion, all in one. 
  • Multiple events will allow flexibility of attendance and opportunities for members to build deeper relationships beyond one-off events. 
Provider Information

BAM Entrepreneurship SIG


Who Should Attend?

The event speaks to all sections, as detailed in the BAM Framework.

Primarily all members of ENT SIG. Members of Strategy, Research Methods, & all other SIGs who are interested in entrepreneurship research.



Prof. Felix Arndt & Prof. Barak Aharonson (University of Guelph, Lang School of Business and Economics, Canada), & Prof. Wilson Ng (IDRAC Business School, Campus de Lyon, France).



Please contact the BAM Office at [email protected] with any queries.  


Event Fee 

This is a free event for BAM Members