The BSE Summer Forum Workshop on Entrepreneurship will take place from June 19-20, 2024.

Entrepreneurship claims a central role in economics and management as a wellspring of industrial dynamism, innovation, and wealth creation. Building on early contributions by scholars such as Joseph Schumpeter, Frank Knight, or William Baumol, 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, while the increasing independent and corporate venture capital are core drivers of business dynamism and long-term growth.

We welcome empirical and theoretical submissions at the cutting edge of entrepreneurship from both experienced and promising young scholars in the field. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

  • New venture creation
  • Dynamics of entrepreneurial careers
  • Start-up strategy
  • Entrepreneurial human capital
  • Entrepreneurial finance
  • Venture capital
  • Corporate entrepreneurship
  • Institutions and entrepreneurship

Keynote speaker

Sharon Belenzon
Fundación Damm Distinguished Professor of Business Administration at Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, and Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Workshop organizers

Previous editions

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

2023 Edition
2022 Edition
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)