The 32nd annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), co-sponsored by the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University, will be held June 6-9, 2012, on the TCU campus in Fort Worth, Texas, USA.

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The 32nd annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), co-sponsored by the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University, will be held June 6-9, 2012, on the TCU campus in Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
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 2012 call for papers received 460 abstracts from faculty in 36 countries. Of these, more than 330 researchers from 30 countries will present papers.
In addition to the conference, and hosted in conjunction with the BCERC since 1985, Babson College and this year’s co-sponsoring partner, TCU, will hold the 2012 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 72 applications from 17 countries for 25 participants.
On Friday evening, June 8, The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), will present the NFIB Best Paper Award to the authors whose paper was selected for publication in the 2011 issue of Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research.  The NFIB has been sponsoring the Award since 1997.  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
About the Neeley School of Business at TCU
The Neeley School of Business at TCU develops ethical leaders with a global perspective who help shape the business environment. In a setting that is personal, connected and real, students reach their potential, stick to their ethics, support teams and lead others. They meet influential people and businesses that champion TCU business students, and get real experience working on projects for clients. Neeley’s undergraduate and graduate programs are nationally ranked and recognized as premier business programs by Bloomberg BusinessWeek , U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Entrepreneur, Parade and Beyond Grey Pinstripes. Neeley is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the highest standard of accreditation for business schools internationally. For more information, visit

By Barbara Spies Blair,, 781-239-4621 | 04/11/2012 06:00