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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.

2024 BCERC

The 44th BCERC will be held at the Technical University of Munich, Germany from June 5–8, 2024.

The submission site for accepted authors is now open for the 2024 BCERC.  Summaries were due by: March 6, 2024 and Papers are due by: April 17, 2024. Information about registering for the conference will be sent to accepted authors in late January.

BCERC 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.​ One of the most exciting products to come out of the Doctoral Consortium is their Research Translation Showcasewhere they have translated their research into practice, policy, or further research. Check out their work»

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BCERC Doctoral Consortium Yearbook

We are celebrating the milestone of over 1,000 Doctoral Students that have participated in the BCERC Doctoral Consortium since 1985. Please take a look at this historic yearbook celebrating our esteemed alumni in the entrepreneurship research field.

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
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Doctoral Consortium Sponsors

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Society for the Advancement of Management Studies

2024 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 EQUA Foundation Award for the Best Paper on Entrepreneurial Purpose  – $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 2024 BCERC

The winner of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Award for best paper in the general category was:

The Deterioration of Self-worth in Entrepreneurship

The paper is authored by:
Pablo Muñoz, Durham University, UK
Marieshka Barton, Durham University, UK
Farzana Chowdhury, Durham University, UK

 

The winner of the  Bertarelli Institute for Family Entrepreneurship Award for the Best Paper in the Family Entrepreneurship category was:

An Exploration of Business Ownership, Parenting Styles and Entrepreneurial Persistence

The paper is authored by:
Alisa Jno-Charles, Babson College, USA
William Gartner, Babson College, USA
Angela Randolph, Babson College, USA

 

The winner of the Means Center for Entrepreneurial Studies Award (Illinois State University) for the Best Paper in the Social Entrepreneurship category was:

Alleviated Suffering, Now What? On a Journey from Compassion Venturing 

to a New Social Venture

The paper is authored by:
Anastasia Koptsyukh, Aalto University, Finland
Ewald Kibler, Aalto University, Finland
Dean A. Shepherd, Notre Dame University, USA

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