The 33rd annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), co-sponsored by EMLYON Business School and Babson College, will be held on June 5-8, 2013, in Lyon, France.

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The 33rd annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC)co-sponsored by EMLYON Business School and Babson College, will be held on June 5-8, 2013, in Lyon, France.

The BCERC, widely considered the premier conference for entrepreneurship research, was established in 1981 to provide a dynamic venue where academics and real-world practitioners link theory and practice, and to encourage and increase quality research in entrepreneurship. The 2013 call for papers received 742 abstracts from 45 countries. Of these, over 313 researchers from 30 countries will present papers.

In addition to the conference, and hosted in conjunction with the BCERC since 1985, Babson College will hold the 2013 BCERC Doctoral Consortium Program. The Doctoral Consortium provides doctoral students with the opportunity to gain insight into current research issues through intense interaction with consortium faculty, and seeks to encourage scholars and educators to become leaders in the field of entrepreneurship education. The Doctoral Consortium received 84 applications from 25 countries for 25 participants.

On Friday evening, June 7th, The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and the Stevens Institute of Technology will present the Best Paper Awards for the 2012 issue of Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research contains the proceedings of the conference and is the most comprehensive collection of empirical research papers on entrepreneurship, representing institutions from around the globe.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds™. The College is a dynamic living and learning laboratory, where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society -- while at the same time evolving our methods and advancing our programs. We shape the leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to create economic and social value. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value. For information, visit www.babson.edu.

About EMLYON Business School

EMLYON is a European Business School devoted to lifelong learning for entrepreneurial and international management. Its entrepreneurial and educational project consists of stimulating the social responsibility of its participants, thus giving them all the support needed to achieve business success in the various cultural and economic systems around the world. Its expertise in education and training is based both on theory and the day-to-day reality of company management. Its identity is founded on a tradition of teaching innovation and an entrepreneurial approach to management education. The school was founded in 1872 by industrialists from the Lyon Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Entrepreneurial spirit is the credo of EMLYON, as displayed in its signature: “Educating Entrepreneurs for the World”. Entrepreneurship is integral to all EMLYON programmes for both graduates and executive education. This credo is also central to the field of research.

By Barbara Spies Blair, blairb@babson.edu, 781-239 4621 | 04/24/2013 06:00