2013 EFMD Entrepreneurship Conference

Hosted by: EOI Business School

The event will start on: 04 Mar 13 08:00
And will end on: 05 Mar 13 13:00

Location: Madrid, Spain

Please note that EFMD has changed the hotel booking procedure.
You can book accommodation by following the link below.

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Empowering Entrepreneurs for Growth

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Monday, 4 March 2013
08:30 – 17:00 Registration
09:00 – 9:30 Welcome
  • Ana Álvarez Castro, Head of Corporate Partners, EOI Business School, ES 
  • J. Joaquín Velázquez Pérez, Subdirector Gral. Emprendedores & Formación C., EOI Business School, ES
  • Christian Delporte, Director Business School Services, EFMD
Chairperson: Martin Allison, Executive Chairman, The Alternative Board, UK
09:30 – 10:45 Plenary I
Scaling up Social Entrepreneurship
  • Lidia del Pozo, Director of Community Involvement, BBVA, ES
Social Entrepreneur: by Accident or Design
  • Martin Allison, Executive Chairman, The Alternative Board, UK
Moderated by:
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:45 Parallel Session: Series 1 – Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

1a. Growth Challenges
  • Internationalisation Strategies into BRIC Countries - A Comparison of Danish Family and Non-family Businesses
    by Britta Boyd & Anna Marie Dyhr Ulrich, University of Southern Denmark, DK
  • Entrepreneurship: from Motivation to Start-Up
    by Christophe Estay and François Durrieu, BEM, F

Moderated by: Anna Marie Dyhr Ulrich

1b. Growth Challenges & Response to Social Entrepreneurship for Social Change
  • Venture Philanthropy through New Radical Social Enterprises: An Examination of Key Success Factors,
    by Wee-Liang Tan, Singapore Management University, SG 
  • Designing a National Innovation System for Social Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprises
    by Wee-Liang Tan, Singapore Management University, SG

Moderated by:

12:45 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Parallel Session: Series 2 — Alternative Models for Growth

2a. New Models of Start-up
  • Exploring the Antecedents of Entrepreneurial orientation in Russian SMEs: the Role of Institutional Environment, by Galina Shirokova and Liubov Sokolova, St.Petersburg University Graduate School of Management, RU
  • Mapping the Environment of a Civic Entrepreneur
    by Ismaël Sene, ESC Rennes School of Business
  • Entrepreneurial Resilience: an Approach to the Concept in the Context of Start-up Companies
    by Stephanie Hussels, Cranfield School of Management, UK2b

Moderated by: Stephanie Hussels, UK

2b. Incubation
  • Modern Open Platforms for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development - Case Presentation Aalto University, School of Business, Small Business Center, FI
    by Pentti Mustalampi, Aalto University, Small Business Center, FI
  • The Reverse Side of Growth: Exploring Encountered Problems during the Founding Process of University Spin-offs
    by Michael Schleinkofer, Institute for Employment Research (IAB), DE
  • SME-Stresstest – an Online Tool to Raise Awareness for Finance,
    by Monika Elsik and Claudia Scarimbolo, WIFI; AT

Moderated by: Monika Elsik, AT

2c. Co-Creation and Network Organisation
  • Recruiting Partners for Co-Evolution: Leveraging on Sidecar Investments and Escalating Commitment
    by Roberto Parente,University of Salerno, IT
  • The Use of Product Development Networks to Grow the New Venture
    by Paul Trott, University of Portsmouth, UK, Victor Scholten and Geerten van de Kaa, TU Delft, NL

Moderated by: Fernando Moroy, ES

2d. Internationalisation
  • Entry Mode Strategies of Exporting SMEs to Distant Growth Markets
    by Anna Marie Dyhr Ulrich, Britta Boyd and Svend Hollensen, University of Southern Denmark, DK
  • The Impact of Absorptive Capacity and Business Owner Human and Social Capital on Start-up International Growth
    by Jonas Debrulle and Johan Maes, IÉSEG School of Management, F
  • Toward Internationalisation of SMEs: Capturing the Relevance of Regulative Dimension in Emerging Economies
    by Tatyana Tsukanova and Galina Shirokova, St.Petersburg University Graduate School of Management, RU

Moderated by: Britta Boyd, DK

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:00 Plenary II – Youth Entrepreneurship
  • Ivan Diego, Project Coordinator, Valnalón, ES
From Ground to Cloud
  • Carlos Salgado, CEO, Delbion, ES 
20:30 – 22:30 Dinner at Caixa Forum


Tuesday, 5 March 2013
09:00 – 10:30 Parallel Session: Series 3 – Strategy for Education and Training in Entrepreneurship

3a. Models of Entrepreneurship Education/Training:
  • From Policy to Practice: Minimising the Lead Time – The BA (HONS) Entrepreneurship at Royal Docks Business School at the University of East London
    by Ian Bathgate and Andre Mostert, University of East London, UK
  • Designed and Made in Denmark for a Purpose: Threading Social Innovation in New Meaningful Patterns
    by Pernille Berg and Torid Kaad Ostenfeld, KEA - Copenhagen School of Design & Technology and Caroline Fossum, ITMV, DK
  • COEUR – Developing Business Creativity and EuroPreneurship in European University Networks
    by Matthias Eickhoff, Mainz University of Applied Sciences, DE, Virginia Trigo, ISCTE-LUI Lisbon, PT, Andrew Turnbull, Robert Gordon University Aberdeen, UK and Tomasz Dyczkowski, Wroclaw University of Economics, PL
Moderated by: Matthias Eickhoff, DE

3b. Models of Entrepreneurship Education/Training:
  • Entrepreneurship Education and Developing University Students’ Metacompetences
    by Urve Venesaar, Sirje Ustav and Hannes Ling, Tallinn University of Technology, EE
  • Entrepreneurship Education and the Triple Helix Theory
    by Øivind Strand, Ålesund University College, NO
  • Be Entrepreneurial. Active Learning Approach
    by Janusz Marek Lichtarski, Ewa Stanczyk-Hugiet and Marek Wąsowicz, Wroclaw University of Economics, PL
  • Developing the Student Enterprise Mind Set Through Multi Partner Work-based Learning
    by Hilary Duckett, Pamela Whisker and Sarah Stevenson, Plymouth University, UK
Moderated by: Urve Venesaar, EE

3c. Models of Entrepreneurship Education/Training:
  • Understanding the Impact of Creative Activities for Learning in Innovation (CAL4INO)
    by Shima Barakat and Monique Boddington, Centre for Entreprenurial Learning, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Business Curricula and the Teaching of Entrepreneurship
    by Savvas Savvides, European University Cyprus, CY
Moderated by: 

3d. Experiences with New IT Tools in Entrepreneurship Education (mobile)
  • Riding the Third Wave of Social Entrepreneurship Education: Assessment of Effectiveness of Projects as a Tool to Learn about Social Entrepreneurship
    by Cordelia Mason and Marhaini Ibrahim, University Kuala Lumpur, MY
  • Does Business Simulation Gaming Affect Entrepreneurial Intent in Undergraduates?
    by Robert Newbery, Jonathan Lean and Jonathan Moizer, Plymouth Univeristy, UK
  • A New Technology for Entrepreneurship Education as an Extra-curricula
    by Dababrata Chowdhury, UCS, UK, Charles Mansfield, Plymouth Business School, UK and Gulzhanat Tayauova, KBTU, KZ
Moderated by: Cordelia Mason, MY
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 Plenary III – When Entrepreneurship meets Educators and Students

Examples of innovative entrepreneurship training from Wales
  • Richard Turner, Head of Marketing and External Relations Global Academy Innovation Programme, University of Wales, UK
Towards an Entrepreneurial University
  • Luis Sanchez, Director Entrepreneurship and Sme´s Area, EOI Business School, ES
12:30 - 12:45 EFMD Updates
  • Christian Delporte, Director Business School Services, EFMD
12:45 – 13:00 Closing Remarks
Chairperson: Martin Allison, Executive Chairman, The Alternative Board, UK 
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

Pratical Information

  1. Venue
  2. Contact at EOI Business School
  3. Direction to Reach EOI Business School from the Airport
  4. Fees and Payment
  5. Accommodation
  6. Tourism
  7. Links
1. Venue
The Conference will take place at
EOI Business School
av. gregorio del amo, 6
ciudad universitaria
28040 Madrid (Spain)

Top 2. Contact at EOI Business School
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T +34 91 349 56 00

Top 3. Directions to Reach EOI Business School from the Airport

By Taxi:
The rate is +/- 35€ from the airport to EOI.

By Metro:
Take the Line 8 starts in the Airport and finishes in Nuevos Ministerios Station. This modern line connects the capital to Barajas international airport in less than 20 minutes.
From Nuevos Ministerios take Line 6 until Metropolitano Station (3 stops) . EOI is a few seconds away if you go through Gregorio del Amo exit.
The underground is a fast means of transport that is operative from 6 am to 1.30 am, with trains leaving every 2 minutes in the morning rush hour.

Prices: (Valid for metro/bus)
Single 1 trip – 1,50 €
10 Metrobus journeys - 12,20 €
This Metrobus ticket is valid for 10 journeys either on Metro or buses, indistinctly, with which it is not necessary to have a different ticket for each form of transport.

Please note that there is a 5€ airport supplement for the subway coming from Madrid airport to Nuevos Ministerios.

They may be acquired at:
Ticket booths at any of the Metro network stations
Automatic ticket machines located in the entrance halls of the Metro stations,
Official tobacco shops and news stands in the municipality of Madrid

By Bus:
There is a special express Bus line from the airport to Atocha station or Cibeles (downtown) This is a 24-hour service and costs just €2. (about 40 minutes journey). From these stations, you will need to take the metro to reach EOI.

Map of metro in Madrid.

Top 4. Fees and Payment
    • 450€ FULL members of EFMD
    • 500€ AFFILIATED members of EFMD
    • 550€ non members of EFMD
    • 500€ FULL members of EFMD
    • 550€ AFFILIATED members of EFMD
    • 600€ non members of EFMD
    • 300€ Doctoral Students

Cancellation Policy Date: 1st February 2012
Cancellations must be confirmed in writing.
If Momentum EFMD Conference Secretariat receives notice of your withdrawal before 1st February, a cancellation administrative fee of 75€ will be charged. Thereafter, we regret that we are unable to refund any fees. However, in such cases substitutes are welcome at no extra cost as long as EFMD receives notification of the name, title and address of the substitute.

Top 5. Accommodation
Hotels & Room rates
  • Jardin Metropolitano
    • Room rate (2 & 3 March): 87,96 EUR single / 97,22 EUR double
    • Room rate (4 -5 -6 March): 125,93 EUR single / 138,89 EUR double

Rates include breakfast, but exclude city tax
Reservations can be cancelled free of charge up to 48 hours prior to arrival

  • AC Hotel Lost Vascos by Marriott
    • Room rate: 82,00 EUR single / 87,00 EUR double

Rates include breakfast, but exclude city tax
Cancellation conditions:

Cancellation received between 15 and 7 days prior to arrival: 25% will be charged
Cancellation received between 7 and 4 days prior to arrival: 50% will be charged
Cancellation received as of 4 days prior to arrival: 100% will be charged

Deadline for reservation is 4 February 2013, after this date requests for room reservations are handled on a case-by-case basis, pending availability.

hotel booking
Contact details for any questions regarding hotel reservations:
Worldmeetings / Hotel Contact
Ms Charlotte Zijdenbos
T  +31 (0)70 313 11 41
F  +31 (0)70 313 11 22
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Top 6. Tourism
Tourism in Madrid

Top 7. Links
Weather in Madrid
Map of Madrid