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

Track chairs:



Galina Shirokova,

Professor, GSOM 


E-mail: shirokova@gsom.pu.ru


Entrepreneurship track aims to bring together academic scholars and doctoral students 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 and theoretical frameworks. 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;
  • Entrepreneurship and SMEs strategies in the context of economic crisis;
  • Impact of national and regional context on entrepreneurship;
  • Institutional settings and entrepreneurship development;
  • Patterns of internationalization of small firms in emerging economies;
  • 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.