The Blank School engages Babson community members and leads research to create entrepreneurial leaders.
Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC)
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.
The 43rd BCERC will be held at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville June 7-10, 2023. Key Dates for ACCEPTED AUTHORS: Summaries are due by 3/8/23 and 6-Page Papers are due by 4/19/23.
A 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. 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»
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.
2023 Best Paper Award Sponsors
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Award for best paper in the general category - $3,000
The Tariq Farid Franchise Institute Award (Babson College) for the best paper in the franchising category - $3,000
The Means Center for Entrepreneurial Studies Award (Illinois State) for Best Paper on Social Entrepreneurship - $2,500
The Bertarelli Institute for Family Entrepreneurship (BIFE) Award (Babson College) for best paper in the family business category - $1,000
Award for the best research translation by a doctoral student that is attending the BCERC Doctoral Consortium, sponsored by The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation - $1,000
Award for the best dissertation poster by a doctoral student that is attending the BCERC Doctoral Consortium, sponsored by The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation - $1,000
Best Paper Award Winners - Presented at the 2022 BCERC
The winner of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Award for best paper in the general category was:
Emotions Can Buy Your Money: Disentangling the Impact of Peak Emotions in the Totality of Crowdfunding Videos
The paper is authored by:
Yi Huang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Marilyn A. Uy, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Chang Liu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Maw-Der Foo, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Zhuyi (Angelina) Li, The National University of Singapore
The winner of the Bertarelli Institute for Family Entrepreneurship (BIFE) Award (Babson College) for best paper in the family business category was:
Family Firm Narcissism: Can Family Firms Be Narcissistic?
The paper is authored by:
Florian Bartels, University of Muenster, Germany
David Bendig, University of Muenster, Germany
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