8th International ENTIME Conference

The Faculty of Management and Economics of Gdansk University of Technology during two days (11-12 April 2019) hosted over 80 participants at the 8th International ENTIME Conference. Among them were speakers from 12 countries (Czech Republic, Finland, Latvia, Germany, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Turkey, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy and Ukraine) representing 37 different institutions. The main purpose of the conference was to review scientific research on entrepreneurship and business activities and provide useful workshops for PhD students and early career researchers. This entrepreneurship conference was also designed to bring together leading-edge views of academic scholars and insightful practitioners from the fields of international business and small business/entrepreneurship, in order to examine challenges and risks that firms have to face and deal with in a modern economy. The event was a great opportunity to share knowledge and experience of entrepreneurial research and studies from all over the world.

The conference was opened by prof. Piotr Dominiak, Vice-Rector for internationalization and innovation, and dr hab. Julita Wasilczuk, prof. Associate. GUT, Dean of the Faculty of Management and Economics GUT.

– In this year’s edition we hosted many participants not only from various universities from Poland but also from abroad. We are happy with such diversity. We also enjoy very good opinions about the conference itself. I think that the event was indeed a good place to exchange views, present research results, learn about various scientific approaches to the proposed topics, and there were a lot of them and touched the topic of modern entrepreneurship from many perspectives, summarizes Dr. Magdalena Popowska, coordinator of the eighth edition of the ENTIME conference.

Special guests – prof. Wojciech Czakon from the Jagiellonian University, presenting a lecture entitled “A behavioral perspective on network embeddedness” and prof. Tomasz Mickiewicz from Ashton University presenting the lecture entitled “Entrepreneurship as Trust.”

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The conference was divided into seven thematic panels, in which areas were discussed, including ties between enterprises, networks and social capital; entrepreneurial responsibility; technology, innovation and internationalization of enterprises; succession in family businesses; qualitative and quantitative methods of researching entrepreneurship as well as social economy and social entrepreneurship.

The conference panels were followed by a workshop  entitled “Writing a good abstract for RENT” led by the conference partner European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB) and a lecture entitled “Succession challenges – Workshop with entrepreneurs” led by the Training and Advisory Group ODiTK and Business Solutions.

The conference partners were: ECSB and the National Bank of Poland

The conference was covered by the Honorary Patronage:

Rector of the Gdansk University of Technology; Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship; The President of the City of Gdansk; Dean of the Faculty of Management and Economics of GUT; Pomeranian employers; The Gdansk Business Club; Polish Investment Zone; Pomeranian Special Economic Zone; Gdansk Science and Technology Park and the media patron of Radio Gdansk.

Thank you for participating and see you in two years at the 9th edition of ENTIME!

Author: Magdalena Licznerska, Gdansk University of Technology

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