Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice

Track Chairs:

Galina Shirokova, Professor, Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg University

Frédéric Delmar, Professor, Lund University


Entrepreneurship track aims to bring together academic scholars, practitioners and policy makers with interest in entrepreneurship to examine the major forces, influences, dynamics and trends in entrepreneurship in emerging markets. Emerging markets represent a very specific context for entrepreneurship development and this unique context potentially calls for a revision of research methods, theoretical frameworks and teaching tools. We invite papers which consider general aspects of entrepreneurship concerning intentions, international processes, performance, education and entrepreneurial learning, and pay more attention to the external environment, integration of multiple theories and provide implications for doing business in emerging markets.


Papers on any of the following (but non-exhaustive) themes are welcomed:


  • cross-cultural aspects of entrepreneurship and new venture growth
  • impact of national and regional context on entrepreneurship
  • institutional settings and entrepreneurship development
  • patterns of internationalization of small firms in emerging economies
  • international entrepreneurship in emerging economies
  • SMEs internationalization and the role of industrial clusters
  • gender and new venture development
  • family and entrepreneurship
  • social entrepreneurship
  • student entrepreneurship
  • methodological issues in entrepreneurship research
  • entrepreneurship education
  • other topics relevant to the entrepreneurship track.


Keywords presenting the track: entrepreneurship, new venture, SMEs, firm growth, international entrepreneurship