The BSE Summer Forum Workshop on Entrepreneurship will take place from June 9-10, 2022.

We are regularly checking safety regulations related to the COVID-19 pandemic. If an in-person event is not possible, this workshop will be held online.

Entrepreneurship is making a dramatic comeback in economics and management as a wellspring of industrial dynamism, innovation, and wealth creation. Despite early contributions by scholars such as Joseph Schumpeter, Frank Knight, or William Baumol, entrepreneurship has only recently surfaced as a full-fledged field in economics and management. Researchers, policy makers, and managers alike seek to uncover the economic incentives and personal motivations that affect entrepreneurial behavior in new ventures or established organizations; venture capitalists and corporations increasingly supply new ventures with private equity, which acts as a core driver of business dynamism and long-term growth.

We welcome empirical and theoretical submissions at the cutting edge of entrepreneurship from both experienced researchers and promising young scholars in the field. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to: new venture creation, dynamics of entrepreneurial careers, startup strategy, entrepreneurial human capital, entrepreneurial finance, venture capital, corporate entrepreneurship, institutions and entrepreneurship.

Keynote speaker

Simon C. Parker (Ivey Business School, Western University; field editor, Journal of Business Venturing, co-editor, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy)

Workshop organizers

Workshop program


Previous editions

Speakers appear in the order in which they presented during the workshop.

2021 Edition
2020 Edition

This edition took place in the framework of the BSE Research Webinars.

  • Christian Moser (Columbia Business School)
    “Why Do Young Firms Pay Less? Evidence from U.S. Worker-Firm Matched Data” (with Tania Babina, Wenting Ma, Paige Ouimet, and Rebecca Zarutskie)
    Discussant: J. Daniel Kim (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)
  • Annamaria Conti (HEC, University of Lausanne)
    “What is the US Comparative Advantage in Entrepreneurship? Evidence from Israeli Migration to the United States” (with Jorge A. Guzman)
    Discussant: Christos Kolympiris (Warwick Business School)

  • Thomas Lambert (Rotterdam School of Management)
    “Crowdfunding Dynamics” (with Paul Belleflamme and Armin Schwienbacher)
    Discussant: Francesco Castellaneta (SKEMA Business School)

  • David Robinson (Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, and NBER)
    “From Nest Egg to Seed Capital: Using Retirement Savings to Launch New Businesses” (with Angela Hung)