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1st Joint DIW Berlin/IZA Workshop on Entrepreneurship Research

Call for papers

1st Joint DIW Berlin/IZA Workshop on Entrepreneurship Research

Organized by :
DIW Berlin and IZA

IZA, Bonn, February 25 - February 26, 2010



The aim of the workshop is to bring together leading scholars and young researchers working on topics related to entrepreneurship research at the intersection of economics and psychology. Acknowledging the increasing importance of understanding the determinants of entrepreneurial development, we invite contributions from various methodological backgrounds: theoretical contributions as well as empirical research using survey evidence, laboratory experiments, neuroeconomic methods, and field experiments.
Examples of Research Topics of the workshop are:

• Personality Characteristics and Entrepreneurial Development
• Risk and Time Preferences of Entrepreneurs
• Entrepreneurs and Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills
• Decision Making Processes of Entrepreneurs
• The process of Firms’ Entry, Survival and Growth
• Entrepreneurship and Motivations

A Keynote Lecture by the Director of the Institute for Development Strategies at Indiana University, Professor David Audretsch, will open the workshop. Moreover, a special issue will be published in an international journal. Those authors who are invited are expected to participate in the entire 2-day meeting.


The conference and lodging will be free of charge, and we will reimburse travel expenses according to IZA travel guidelines.


Researchers desiring to present their work at this meeting are encouraged to submit a complete paper or an extended abstract by October 30, 2009 using the online application form. Papers have to be unpublished at the time of submission. Please indicate your willingness to serve as a discussant. In the case of multiple authors, please indicate the correspondence author who would be presenting the paper. It is expected that about 12 papers will be accepted for presentation over the two day meeting.
Acceptance decisions will be announced by December 1, 2009.

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IZA - Institute for the Study of Labor

Established in 1998 in Bonn, Germany, IZA is a private independent economic research institute focused on the analysis of global labor markets. It operates an international network of about 1,100 economists and researchers spanning across more than 40 countries. Based on academic excellence and an...

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