Monday 25th June 2012, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6BH
To register visit https://www.eventsforce.net/isbe/24/register
This workshop launches a new ISBE Special Interest Group (SIG), which focuses on understanding and seeking insights into entrepreneurial learning with an organisational context. The key focus of the group will be on how entrepreneurial learning happens within organisations, key factors and influences, whether in SMEs or in larger organisations.
The current governmental focus on growth assumes that small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) will drive the economy forward; but how do business owners develop entrepreneurial skills to grow their companies? In larger and in third sector organisations, how do managers develop entrepreneurial approaches to innovate in changing economic times? If individuals go through a process of 'becoming' in developing as entrepreneurs, how does learning form part of this process?
This first workshop welcomes those studying aspects of entrepreneurial learning in organisations, with travel bursaries for 6 PhD students exploring related areas (please apply early for these!). The focus of the meeting will be to reflect on areas of current and future research in this space in MMU’s brand new Business School.
Possible areas of interest might include, but are not limited to:
• What is entrepreneurial learning?
• How entrepreneurs learn within their organisations,
• Impacts on organisations of entrepreneurial learning; do organisations learn to be entrepreneurial?
• SME owners and organisational managers - how can they encourage entrepreneurial learning in their firms?
• Entrepreneurial learning - organisation wide or individual progression?
• Learning in the process of business failure and enterprise renaissance
• Growth and entrepreneurial learning; gazelles - nurture or nature?
• Knowledge enactment as part of entrepreneurial learning
• Entrepreneurial learning, SME development and government policy
• Research methodologies and methods to understand entrepreneurial learning
• Impacts on SME education and training of entrepreneurial learning research
The programme includes special input from Professor Ossie Jones from the University of Liverpool and Professor David Rae from the University of Lincoln, together with practitioner perspectives from John each, CEO of Winning Pitch, which is delivering the government's coaching or growth agenda in the North and with a panel of delegates from small firms led by Jonathan Lawson
To book your place visit https://www.eventsforce.net/isbe/24/register
For queries re the programme or the travel bursary, please email Dr Tamara McNeill