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Paper Development Workshop for PhD students and early career researchers (Department of Management)

Venue: Online

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The Paper Development Workshop (PDW) is an excellent opportunity to receive expert feedback on your work-in-progress research papers from well-published academics. Successful applicants will join us for a half a day PDW of thought-provoking keynotes, developmental paper roundtables and full paper presentations.

Participation is also open to non-presenters.


12.30 - 13.00: Introduction

  • Madeleine Barrows, CEO, British Academy of Management

13.00 - 13.45: Keynote

  • Martyna Sliwa, Professor of Management and Organisation Studies at University of Essex

13.45 - 14.00: Break

14.00 - 15.30: Parallel Sessions

Parallel session 1 – Entrepreneurial learning and support Part 1

Adeydoyin Olorunfemi, Entrepreneurial learning in women who engage in interconnected selling: understanding the how

Isuru Koswatte, A qualitative approach towards resilience building of women entrepreneurs – A case of Sri Lanka

Evelina Van Mensel, Building Future-Proof Capabilities Through Social Entrepreneurship: The Case For Rebelbase


Parallel session 2 – Entrepreneurial learning and support Part 2

Bart Leyen, Elements and mechanisms in support of building a social entrepreneurship ecosystem

Basel Hammoda, Conceptualizing a model for academic entrepreneurship education using effectuation approach

Nikolai Tsvetkov, Literature review on mangement buy-ins and innovation in SMEs.


Parallel session 3 – Corporate and community engagement

Jacinth Boudier, Corporate Community Engagement and Business Performance

Fàtima Vidal, Consumer perspective in Circular Economy: where are we now and where are we heading?

Louise Redmond, Governing Corporate Culture: a governance code change creates a new task for company boards


Parallel session 4 – Business strategy

Christiaan A Roell, There is no rose without a thorn: Managing legitimacy in extreme contexts

Anna de Amicis, Things doing things: How material 'artefacts' behave within a creative assemblage

Fabian Hoeft, How thinking differently about customers leads to varying product differentiation: an analysis of automotive incumbents and new entrants during industry transformation


Parallel session 5 – SME growth and internationalisation

Massimiliano Zanotto, Understanding the differences between early- and late stage European incubators/accelerators

Szabolcs Németh, Business incubation and new venture survival through the lens of imprinting theory (IT)

Shahid Hafeez, The role of coopetition and collaboration in the internationalization of SMEs: A multiple case study of Finnish firms


Parallel session 6  – Business innovation

Nishanth Bhimireddy, Can Twitter sentiments predict success of Initial Coin Offerings?

Claudia Parera Blanch, The impact of the Digitalization in the Organizations at the Shipping Industry 

Hajar Benayiba, The human factor in Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP):S&OP Process mapping through DEMO methodology


Cost and Prizes/Awards

This workshop is free and funded by the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, Birkbeck, University of London.

We will offer two prizes and certificates for the best full paper and best developmental paper.


Birkbeck, Department of Management Organizing Committee

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