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
Babson College, Wellesley, MA, June 8-9, 2015
Theme: Women Entrepreneurs in Ecosystems
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. For the first time, the 8th Diana International Conference will be held in the U.S. at Babson College. This conference will be hosted by Professor Candida Brush, Professor Patricia Greene and Professor Susan Duffy, co-chairs of the event.
We invite papers that broadly fit with the overarching theme of impact, and seek contributions based on rigorous research that explores the impact of women’s entrepreneurship in ecosystems, as well as the influences of ecosystem factors on women entrepreneurs. Papers exploring all levels of ecosystems, the macro, meso or micro levels, as well as ecosystem factors including resources, culture, institutions, policies and regulations, industries and how they influence and are influenced by women entrepreneurs are welcome. Submitted papers may be conceptually or empirically based, and employ quantitative or qualitative methods.
The 2015 Diana International Conference will take place just before the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (June 10-13, 2015). Submissions of abstracts are welcome beginning September 26, 2014, and will close December 31, 2014.
The Arthur M. Blank Center, Babson College
The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership, Babson College
In partnership with: ESBRI, Stockholm, Sweden
Conference Regstration opens: February 10, 2015
Conference Registration closes: April 15, 2015
BEEC Hotel Accommodations closes: April 24, 2015
Please note authors whose abstracts have been accepted may now submit their papers.