Founded by Babson College in 1981, BCERC is considered by many to be the premier entrepreneurship research conference in the world. It was established to provide a dynamic venue where academics and real-world practitioners, through spirited dialogue, could link theory and practice. Each year, the conference attracts more than 350 entrepreneurial scholars who come to hear the presentation of more than 220 papers.

2023 BCERC

The 43rd BCERC will be held at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville June 7-10, 2023. Key Dates: Abstract Submission due by 10/10/22 (11:59 pm EST), Doctoral Consortium Application due by 12/7/22.

Doctoral Consortium

Doctoral Consortium is held in conjunction with the Conference and was created as a means to unite future entrepreneurship educators and scholars with established leaders and researchers in the field.‚Äč One of the most exciting products to come out of the Doctoral Consortium is their Research Translation Showcase where they have translated their research into practice, policy, or further research. Check out their work»

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Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research

Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research contains the BCERC Proceedings of the conference and is the most comprehensive collection of empirical research papers on entrepreneurship.

Conference Sponsors

Babson College

Doctoral Consortium Sponsors

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Society for the Advancement of Management Studies

Best Paper Award Sponsors

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Award for best paper in the general category - $3000

The Tariq Farid Franchise Institute Award for the best paper in the franchising category - $3000

The Means Center for Entrepreneurial Studies Award for Best Paper on Social Entrepreneurship - $2500

The Bertarelli Institute for Family Entrepreneurship (BIFE) Award for best paper in the family business category - $1000

Award for the best research translation by a doctoral student that is attending the BCERC Doctoral Consortium, sponsored by The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation  - $1000

Award for the best dissertation poster by a doctoral student that is attending the BCERC Doctoral Consortium, sponsored by The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation  - $1000


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