The 1st KEEN Forum PhD Colloquium 2020

20 August 2020

Virtual conference hosted by KTU, KEEN!

The 1st KEEN Forum PhD Colloquium 2020 is organized by the consortium of Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania, Cranfield University, United Kingdom, University of Wuppertal, Germany, and University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, which will be held virtually on August 20, 2020.

The KEEN Forum PhD Colloquium 2020 will provide a unique opportunity for doctoral students in the field of artificiality, sustainability and entrepreneurship to present their research and receive constructive feedback from the leading scholars in the area. The best-selected abstracts will be awarded.

KEEN Forum PhD Colloquium 2020 will:
•develop key presentation and critical thinking skills;
•give constructive feedback on the submitted works  and how to improve it;
•connect scholars from leading academic institutions and have fruitful research discussions;
•select a KEEN Best abstract Award and invite potential selected authors to contribute to a book „Artificiality, sustainability & entrepreneurship“.

Note. E-proceedings of the 1st KEEN PhD Colloquium, based on selected abstracts, will be published at the end of September.

Target group: current research projects which are related to artificiality, sustainability and entrepreneurship. Doctoral students are not limited to science areas including technological, natural and social sciences, but the proposed works should be aligned a conference topic “Artificiality, sustainability and entrepreneurship”. Interdisciplinary works are welcome to be submitted.
Limited to 40 participants!

The Conference Committee of the KEEN Forum PhD Colloquium 2020 will include a number of accomplished entrepreneurship scholars from leading academic institutions and have a considerable experience supervising doctoral students. 

Committee of the KEEN Forum PhD Colloquium 2020:

Adams Richard, University of Cranfield, UK
Asta Pundzie, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Charlotta Sirén, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Dietmar Grichnik, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Julian Bafera, University of Wuppertal, Germany
Michael Hudecheck, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Christine K. Volkmann, University of Wuppertal, Germany
Tomas Krilavičius, Baltic Institute of Advanced Technology, Lithuania
Agnė Gadeikienė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Aistė Dovalienė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Beata Šeinauskienė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Eglė Vaičiukynaitė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Georges Samara, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Jurgita Giniūnienė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Justas Šalkevičius, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Kazem Mochkabadi, University of Wuppertal, Germany
Monika Petraitė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Muhammad Faraz Mubarak, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Neringa Gerulaitienė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Rima Šermonytė-Baniulė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Rytis Krušinskas, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

Registration deadlines:

19 July 2020 Abstract submission

30 July 2020  Notification of acceptance for the conference

31 July 2020* Overall registration closes

The accepted authors do not pay the registration fee.
The conference is free of charge, sponsored by Empowered by Knowledge-Empowered Entrepreneurship Network (KEEN).

The 1st KEEN Forum PhD Colloquium will provide a unique opportunity for doctoral students studying artificiality and sustainability in entrepreneurship to present their research and receive constructive feedback on their current research projects and guidance how to develop it further.

Under the topic of artificiality and sustainability in entrepreneurship we aim to explore past, present, and future of the adaptability of the entrepreneurs, business models and collaborative behaviours to mass digital transformation, and the ways entrepreneurship might contribute to the sustainability of the artificiality. Research might cover, however is not limited to the topics:

  • Dynamics of the mind-set of entrepreneurs embracing digital transformation across different business sectors;
  • Dynamic entrepreneur capabilities – what are they?;
  • Adaptability mechanisms to facilitate sustainable growth of digital start-ups;
  • The effect of digital technology in start-up scaling and sustainable growth;
  • The dynamics of value creation and appropriation in digital start-ups across different business sectors;
  • Dynamics of the architectures of value-chains in digital entrepreneurship;
  • Sustainability if the value-chains in digital entrepreneurship;
  • The role of networks and different collaborative behaviours in digital entrepreneurship;
  • Phenomenon if the artificiality in entrepreneurship itself.

Doctoral students are invited to submit abstracts describing their current research projects which are related to artificiality and sustainability in entrepreneurship. Doctoral students should be in the dissertation stage of their programs and have a relatively clear idea for their dissertation research. In order to make the conference a useful exchange forum, the Conference Committee will invite the limited number of participants to 40 and emphasize the quality and diversity of research topics.

The submissions will be selected based on the double-blind review process.

An abstract proposal should contain 1,000 words. Senior researchers including PhD supervisors may be co-authors, but the students must be the lead author and present the abstract at the conference.

Please submit your abstracts as a pdf document in an anonymized form (without author/s information) by July 19, 2020.

KEEN Forum PhD Colloquium 2020 – KEEN Best Abstract Awards

All participants in the conference are eligible for the KEEN Best Abstract Award, and doctoral students must be the presenting author of an accepted abstract and register to attend the conference. Award will be presented during the conference. All completed application to the conference are automatically entered into the Best Abstract Award 2020 competition.

Successful applicants will receive a KEEN Best Paper Award Certificate and to get an invitation to develop and submit their research work for a book entitled “Artificiality and sustainability in entrepreneurship”.

The selection will be organized by the conference committee and includes several criteria such as (1) originality and theoretical foundations of the research work; (2) rigour of the proposed methodology; and (3) potential contribution and impact of the proposed work to the field.

An abstract proposal should contain 1,000 words. Senior researchers including PhD supervisors may be co-authors, but the students must be the lead author and present the abstract at the conference.

Please submit your abstracts as a pdf document in an anonymized form (without author/s information) by July 19, 2020.

Please note that late submissions or submissions that do not follow the requirements will not be considered. Selected submissions will be published in electronic proceedings of the KEEN Forum PhD Colloquium.

19 July 2020 Abstract submission

30 July 2020  Notification of acceptance for the conference

31 July 2020* Overall registration closes

– The conference organizers reserve the right close the registration if the number of confirmed participants reaches 40.

Registration process 

Please use this custom registration form to register to the 1st KEEN Forum PhD Colloquium 2020, 20 August 2020.

If you have any queries concerning the registration process, please contact Eglė Vaičiukynaitė: egle.vaiciukynaite@ktu.lt

Eglė Vaičiukynaitė
KEEN project junior researcher
e.p. egle.vaiciukynaite@ktu.lt

 

Venue

1st KEEN Forum PhD Colloquium, 20 August 2020.

A virtual conference hosted by KTU, Knowledge-Empowered Entrepreneurship Network (KEEN).

 

Programme

Four Keynote speakers have an excellent publication record of leading academic journals, academic experience, have received distinguished research awards and/or create patents. During the three parallel thematic sessions in the KEEN Forum PhD Colloquium 2020 doctoral students will have an opportunity to interact with fellows about current topics including artificiality and sustainability in entrepreneurship. In addition, the format of the KEEN Forum PhD Colloquium will have a session facilitator to provide supportive discussion among the doctoral students and participating researchers. Finally, the final session will provide helpful insights for future research avenues and encourage doctoral students to interact as well.

Please find the final program below.

 

Lecturers

Julian Bafera

Research associate and Ph.D. student, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany

Dr. Kazem Mochkabadi

Postdoctoral Researcher in Entrepreneurship, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany

Prof. dr. Christine Volkmann

Professor of Entrepreneurship, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany

Michael Hudecheck

Research Associate at the Institute of Technology Management at the University of St. Gallen

Dr. Richard Adams

Reader in Entrepreneurship at the Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship at Cranfield School of Management, United Kingdom

Prof. dr. Tomas Krilavičius

Chief scientist at Baltic Institute of Advanced Technology, Lithuania

Dr. Agnė Kajackaitė

Head of research group "Ethics and Behavioral Economics" at the Berlin Social Science Center, Germany

 

Guests

Lithuanian Society of Young Researchers

Salomėja Vanagienė, President of Society of Young Researchers

 

PHD Colloquium submission

An abstract proposal should contain 1,000 words. Senior researchers including PhD supervisors may be co-authors, but the students must be the lead author and present the abstract at the conference.

Please submit your abstracts as a pdf document in an anonymized form (without author/s information)  by July 19, 2020.

Please note that late submissions or submissions that do not follow the requirements will not be considered.

Selected submissions will be published in electronic proceedings of the KEEN Forum PhD Colloquium.

19 July 2020 Abstract submission

30 July 2020  Notification of acceptance for the conference

31 July 2020* Overall registration closes

– The conference organizers reserve the right close the registration if the number of confirmed participants reaches 40.
 

Registration

Please use the form below to register to the 1st KEEN Forum PhD Colloquium 2020, 20 August 2020.

If you have any queries concerning the registration process, please contact Eglė Vaičiukynaitė: egle.vaiciukynaite@ktu.lt

 

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