The agenda in the long-term will be created by the participants. We are especially eager to build bridges across researchers in UPOX/SAS and beyond and with our key stakeholders.
In the short-term, the focus will be on the following:
- How personal, organizational and contextual factors create and support (or inhibit) the deep mindset required for innovation or entrepreneurship?
- How do we create and nurture a supportive environment (the 'ecosystem') for entrepreneurship and innovation?
- What are the implication for creating social and environmental value? <Social entrepreneurship ; Sustainable entrepreneurship>
- Policy implications from the foregoing.
Our current projects include:
- Proposed systematic literature review, e.g., the entrepreneurial mindset
- Test hypothesized facets of the mindset for validity and reliability
- Codification of pedagogical (and heutagogical) implications, especially for online/distance delivery
- Ongoing research using neuroscience to understand and assess deep cognitive impact of pedagogy
- Ongoing support for OECD & EU initiatives in entrepreneurship education (e.g., HE Innovate, Coneeect, Bantani Education, etc.)
- Various projects in partnership around the world, e.g., testing new process metrics, journal submissions
- Supporting the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation's 2017 Entrepreneursip Summit (focus on zero barriers to self-employment and growth entrepreneurship)
- Systematic literature review on entrepreneurial ecosystems (vs. innovation systems)
- Online webinar course on how to grow your own entrepreneurial ecosystem
Social & Sustainable
- Conference papers in progress
- White papers concerning the mindset and regarding ecosystem development. e.g., http://www.oecd.org/cfe/leed/Entrepreneurial-Education-Practice-pt1.pdf