2017 EFMD Entrepreneurship Education Conference

Hosted by: University of Sheffield Management School

The event will start on: 08 Mar 17 16:30
And will end on: 10 Mar 17 14:00

Location: Sheffield, United Kingdom

Entrepreneurship inside Organisations

Target Group
Professionals involved in entrepreneurship education related to management education

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Wednesday 8 March 2017

16:30 – 18:30


17:00 – 17:30

Welcome Address

  • Nadine Burquel, Director Business School Services, EFMD
  • Tim Vorley, Chair in Entrepreneurship, Sheffield University Management School, UK
  • Robert Wapshott, Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching, Sheffield University Management School, UK

17:30 – 19:00

Plenary I: Corporate Entrepreneurship – Value of Entrepreneurship inside Organisations.
Aim: the session aims to set the scene for the EFMD Entrepreneurship Education Conference. The theme of the conference this year is on entrepreneurship in organizations, and aims to think about entrepreneurship beyond start-ups.  The speakers will share their background and experiences, as well as reflecting on their perspectives on entrepreneurship in organisations.

  • Andy Baker, Chief Executive Officer, BT Wi-Fi, UK
  • Laura Bennett, Founders' Network Programme Lead" at Tech North, UK
  • Douglas Dawson, Chief Executive, Liberty Industries Group, UK
  • Jason Elliot, Business development Manager, Qinetiq, UK
  • Philippa Sanderson, KPMg Head of South Yorkshire Region, UK
  • Palie Smart, Director of PhD Programme, Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility,Cranfield School of Management, UK

19:00 – 21:00

Networking dinner

Thursday 9 March 2017



09:00 – 10:00

Plenary II: Developing Enterprise in Diverse Disciplines for Entrepreneurial Mindsets.
Aim: how other disciplines can develop intrapreneurship skills.

  • Sara Pates, Head of Enterprise, University of Sheffield Enterprise, The University of Sheffield, UK
  • Alison Riley, Enterprise Education Manager, University of Sheffield Enterprise, The University of Sheffield, UK

10:00 – 11:00

Plenary III: Drivers and Outcome of Intrapreneurial Activities in Organisations.
Aim: the session will explore the metrics used by corporations and institutions to measure the intrapreneurial mindset.

  • Jonathan Levie, Director of Teaching, Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, Strathclyde Business School, UK

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00

Plenary IV: Challenges and Opportunities to develop Entrepreneurial Graduates.
Aim: the session will look into different models of entrepreneurial engagement at the strategy level of different institutions. And how business schools as organisations are supporting entrepreneurship with partnerships.

  • Rickie Moore, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation, EM Lyon, FR
  • Henrik Totterman, Dean of Accreditations, North America, Hult International Business School, US

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 - 16:15

Breakout Session: Students as Active Participants in Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
This session will provide a safe space to share best practice and challenges in relation to enabling students to actively and meaningfully participate in entrepreneurial ecosystems. It will support participants to create actionable plans on how they can empower students to participate in different aspects of entrepreneurial ecosystems in preparation for diverse entrepreneurial careers in new or existing organisations

  • Laura Bennett, Founders' Network Programme Lead" at Tech North, UK
  • Andreana Drencheva, The University of Sheffield, UK

16:15 – 16:45

Wrap-up and Takeaways of the Day

19:30 – 22:00

Gala dinner

Friday 10 March 2017



09:00 – 09:45

Plenary V: Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship: Similarities and Differences.
Aim: the session aim is to understand what entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship mean for academics and educators.

  • Dimo Dimov, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, School of Management, University of Bath, UK

09:45 – 11:00

Workshop Session: Employability, Pedagogy & Graduate Enterprise Attributes Creating a Programme Level View.
The Teaching Excellence Framework (2015) focuses on the need for HEIs to realign graduate skills with the needs of employers, ensuring they are ‘fit for the workplace’. The report emphasises concern over the shortage of high quality, experienced graduates leaving universities and therefore organisations are now struggling to recruit the right talent. There is increasing emphasis upon NSS and TEF frameworks centred upon using teaching excellence as a driving force for graduate upskilling and a vehicle to provide increased graduate employment opportunities in this current market place. This workshop will seek to explore some of the challenges faced in light of integrating core enterprise capabilities in to academic programmes, and the impact this has on areas such as assessment practice, programme structure and creating enterprising graduates.

  • Matt Willett, Senior University Teacher, The University of Sheffield, UK

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30

Panel Discussion: Developing the Curriculum and the Pedagogy.
Aim: the panel will discuss and share with the audience what they are doing in their institutions as regards to entrepreneurial culture and pedagogy.

  • Christoph Müller, Associate Professor of Management with special focus on SMEs and Starts-Ups, University of St. Gallen, CH
  • Gilles Lambert, Head of Entrepreneurship Specialisation, Grande Ecole, EM Strasbourg, F

12:30 – 12:45

Wrap-up of the Day and of the Conference

12:45 – 14:00


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