The Diana Project

The Diana Project engages in research activities, forums and scholarship focusing on women entrepreneurs and their growth.

Given the vital importance of women entrepreneurs for wealth creation, innovation and economic advancement throughout the world, Diana International ​​provides a platform for researchers to develop, conduct and share a global research agenda. We are an international community of scholars dedicated to answering questions about women entrepreneurs and growth oriented businesses.

Diana International Research Conference

Hotel Scandic Havet, Bodo, Norway, June 12-14, 2016

Themes: Gender in Family Business; Gender and Innovation

Established in 1999 by Professors Brush, Carter, Gatewood, Greene, and Hart - in partnership with ESBRI, Stockholm - the Diana Research Project has led the research agenda in women’s entrepreneurship across continents, cultures and contexts. Through the years, Diana conferences have brought together scholars from 16 countries worldwide, providing a platform to share a global research agenda dedicated to asking and answering questions about women entrepreneurs and their growth-oriented businesses. The 9th Diana International Conference will be held at the Hotel Scandic Havet in Bodo, Norway, and hosted by The University of Nordland Business School and Nordland Research Institute.  

We invite papers that broadly fit with the overarching themes.  We also invite papers on other topics within the scope of the Diana International Research Conference related to gender and entrepreneurship.

The 2016 Diana International Conference will take place just after the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (June 8-11, 2016). Submissions of abstracts are welcome after October 1, 2015 and will close December 15, 2015.  Information on the submission process will be forthcoming.

See Diana International Research Conference 2016 for more information.

Sponsored by:
University of Nordland Business School
Nordland Research Institute
Babson College

In partnership with: ESBRI, Stockholm, Sweden

Thank you for attending the Diana Conference 2016.

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