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2011 EFMD Entrepreneurship Conference

Hosted by: Tallinn School of Economics and Business Administration

The event will start on: 21 Feb 11 08:00
And will end on: 22 Feb 11 16:00

Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Does Entrepreneurship Matter? A view from Educators, Researchers, Policy makers and Entrepreneurs.

Hosted by
Tallinn School of Economics and Business Administration (TSEBA)

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Monday, 21st February 2011
08:15 Bus from Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia and Radisson Blu Hotel Tallinn to TSEBA, Akadeemia street 3, 12618 Tallinn, Estonia
08:30 - 17:30 Registrations at TSEBA, Akadeemia street 3, 12618 Tallinn, Estonia
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome Session
Griet Houbrechts, Advisor, Business School Services Unit, EFMD
Prof. Üllas Ehrlich, Dean, Tallinn School of Economics and Business Administration, EE
09:15 - 09:30 Introduction
Chairperson: Martin Allison, The Alternative Board, UK
09:30 - 10:15 Plenary I: Entrepreneurship and Policy maker
History of Skype
Mr. Andres Kütt
, Skype
10:15 - 11:00 Internationalisation of EU SME's
Wojciech Sopinski, European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry, Unit E4 SME Policy Development
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 13:00 Parallel Session 1: Paper Presentations

1a. Innovation
  • Developing Creative Enterprises and Supporting them through Entrepreneurship Education,
    by Merle Küttim, Katrin Arvola, Juhan Teder and Urve Venesaar, Tallinn School of Economics and Business Administration, EE
  • Use of Artificial Neural Networks to Predict the Business Success or Failure Start-up Firms,
    by Francisco Garcia Fernandez, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, SP, Ignacio Soret Los Santos and Francisco Llamazares Redondo, ESIC Business & Marketing School, SP, Santiago Izquierdo Izquierdo, MTP Metodos y Tecnologia, SP and Javier Lopez Martinez, Fundacion Universitaria San Pablo CEU, SP
1b. Innovation
  • Utilization of Scenario Planning to understand internationalization strategies of start-ups in biosciences: The potentials and the challenges,
    by Boo Edgar, Adli Abouzeedan and Thomas Hedner, Sahlgrenska academy, University of Gothenburg, SE
  • Organization structure theories: How they can be coupled to the open innovation paradigm?
    by Adli Abouzeedan and Thomas Hedner, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Gothenburg, SE
  • Green Growth: Innovative capability of SMEs the Dutch Greenhouse Horticulture Industry,
    by Henk Schout and Saskia Harkema, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, NL
1c. Green – Social Entrepreneurship
  • Why Do Enterprises Embrace Corporate Social Responsibility?
    by Giovanna Campopiano, Lucio Cassia and Alfredo De Massis, University of Bergamo, I
  • Entrepreneurial Values in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises - Evidence from Austria,
    by Christopher Kronenberg, Kingston University, UK
1d. Teaching
  • Entrepreneurial intentions of students: An empirical study of Business Students at Sukkur, Pakistan,
    by Manzoor Mirani, Sukkur Institute of Business Administration, PK
  • Development of Entrepreneurial Attitude In Iranian Elementary Literature Textbooks,
    by Saeed Jfari Moghadam and Arezou Fakharzadeh, University of Tehran, IN
  • Indonesian Indigenous Entrepreneurship,
    by Adhi Ekananda, Satria Cendekia Utama, ID
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30 Parallel Session 2: Paper Presentations

2a. Innovation and Management Knowledge
  • Knowledge: Factor of Success - Catch a glimpse of an innovative way to support entrepreneurs,
    by Monika Elsik and Claudia Scarimbolo, WIFI SME Support Center, AT
  • Creating value and innovation through human resource management in small business,
    by Luigi Serio, Fondazione Istud, Daniele Boldizzoni and Luca Quaratino, IULM University
2b. Coaching and Incubation
  • Developing and running an innovative BSc Business Enterprise honours degree programme,
    by Nigel Adams, University of Buckingham, UK
  • E-learning in an International Entrepreneurship Context,
    by Karl Maack, Adli Abouzeedan and Thomas Hedner, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, SE
  • Investigating the Entrepreneurial Mix: A case study of postgraduate student business teams,
    by Corrine Beaumont, Kingston University, UK
2c. Capital
  • Human Capital and the Development : Does Graduate Entrepreneurship Education and Training Matter?
    by Jay Mitra and Yazid Abubakar, University of Essex, UK and Murtala Sagagi, Bayero University, NI
  • GDP growth and entrepreneurship: an idiot proof approach,
    by Bernardo Bertoldi and Giulio Pattanaro, Università degli studi di Torino, I
  • Financing Swedish SMEs: Bench-marking to the North American Financing Mechanism,
    by Lars Lind, Adli Abouzeedan and Thomas Hedner, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Gothenburg, SE

2d. Combining research, teaching and practice: The Bettany Centre approach to case studies

  • Richard McCracken, Director, ecch UK Registered Office, Cranfield University, UK
  • Stephanie Hussels, Cranfield School of Management, UK
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 17:30 Panel Discussion: Impact on Entrepreneurship Education - Intention or Behaviour
  • Mr. Alain Fayolle, Director of Entrepreneurship Research, EM LYON Business School, FR
  • Mr. Henri Hallik, student, participated in Young-Enterprise Programme in Tallinn University of Technology, now „Yrgel Entertainment“.
  • Mr. Rando Pikner, alumni, Tallinn University of Technology, Electrical drives and Power Electronics, Master of Science, initiator and a member of the board of Energest Group OÜ
  • Mrs. Katrin Arvola, Head of Entrepreneurship Centre, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn School of Economics and Business Administration
  • Prof. Tõnis Mets, Head of Entrepreneurship Centre, Tartu University
  • Mr. Raido Pikkar- incubation manager in Scientific Park „Tehnopol“
17:30 Bus to TSEBA (Akadeemia street 3, 12618 Tallinn, Estonia) to Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia and Radisson Blu Hotel Tallinn
18:30 Bus from Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia and Radisson Blu Hotel Tallinn to Dinner Venue
19:00 - 22:30 Dinner and best paper award
Glehn castle, Vana-Mustamäe tee 48, Tallinn
22:30 Bus from Dinner venue to Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia and Radisson Blu Hotel Tallinn


Tuesday, 22nd February 2011
08:30 Bus from Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia and Radisson Blu Hotel Tallinn to TSEBA, Akadeemia street 3, 12618 Tallinn, Estonia
09:00 - 10:30 Parallel Session 3: Paper Presentations

3a. Teaching:
  • Creativity and Entrepreneurial Impacts of a Pedagogical tool on its Stakeholders,
    by Denis Gallot and Alain Broutin, Rouen Business School, F
  • Role of Television in promoting Entrepreneurial culture,
    by Reza Zaefarian, University of Tehran, IR and Zahra Khorrami, VSP Co.
  • An Integrated Approach of Experiential Learning in Consulting-based Entrepreneurship Education,
    by Mazura Mansor, Politeknik Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, Shah Alam, MY and Norasmah Othman, Faculty of Education, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, MY
3b. Coaching and Incubation:
  • Entrepreneurial processes: The interplay of entrepreneurial thinking processes and the business,
    by Lianne Miller and Lester Lloyd-Reason, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
  • Entrepreneurship and HRM,
    by Cathrin Lazarou-Kitteni, European University Cyprus (EUC), CY
3c. Technology – Innovation:
  • Entrepreneurs key to drive change in time of crises,
    by Sandi Cesko, Studio Moderna, SL
  • Using Mobile Phones as Open Innovation Platforms in Developing countries: A Business Model,
    by Ilkka Kauranen from Aalto University, FI
3d. Teaching:
  • The pedagogic innovations of teachers after entrepreneurship education training,
    by Liisa Remes and Maisa Kantanen, Aalto University School of Economics, Small Business Center, FI
  • Changing the Teachers’ thinking and action - Entrepreneurial Teacher Education in Entrepreneurship Education,
    by Anne Gustafsson-Pesonen and Liisa Remes, Aalto University School of Economics Small Business Center, FI
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 Parallel Session 4: Paper Presentations

4a. Teaching
  • The Tacit Dimension in Entrepreneurship Education,
    by Thomas Hedner, Karl Maack, Boo Edgar and Adli Abouzeedan, Sahlgrenska akademiska, University of Gothenburg, SE
  • Entrepreneurship orientations of experienced entrepreneurs and business students,
    by Tiit Elenurm, Estonian Business School, EE
  • Strategic Entrepreneurship Education: The Case of French Entrepreneurial Development,
    by Jean-Michel Quentier, ESC Bretagne Brest (Brittany School of Management), F
4b. Coaching and Incubation:
  • Campus Entrepreneurship as an evolutionary process,
    by Reza Asghari, Ostfalia University/TU Braunschweig, DE
  • Quality and Professionalization for Entrepreneurship Coaching and Consulting,
    by Christoph Diensberg, BIEM - Brandenburg Institute for Entrepreneurship and SME, DE
4c. Policy:
  • Starting a Web 2.0 dot-com in Europe: A Practitioner’s View,
    by Philip Ammerman, Navigator Consulting Partners LLP, GR and Pambos Solomonides, ECN Business Intelligence Ltd.n CY
  • Does Family Entrepreneurship matter? An empirical investigation of Small and Medium Family Enterprises in Bergamo Area,
    by Lucio Cassia, Alfredo De Massis and Josip Kotlar, University of Bergamo, I
4d. Teaching:
  • Entrepreneurial learning in the context of an entrepreneurship training programme,
    by Ulla Hytti and Lenita Nieminen, Turku School of Economic at University of Turku, FI
  • Creative Uses of Blogging in a Postgraduate Entrepreneurship Course,
    by Corrine Beaumont, Kingston University, UK
  • Creating Ventures and Crafting Entrepreneurial Selves-participatory Teaching Using Blogs as Learning Journals,
    by Leona Achtenhagen and Bengt Johannisson, Jönköping International Business School and Linné University, SE
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:05


14:05 - 14:45
Plenary III: Does Entrepreneurship Matter- a Researcher’s perspective
David Smallbone
, Small Business Research Centre, Kingston University, UK

Does Entrepreneurship Training matter? Insights from Global Entrepreneurship Monitor

Jonathan Levie, Reader, Hunter Entrepreneurship Centre, Strathclyde Business School, UK
14:45 - 15:00 Welcome to the 2012 EFMD Entrepreneurship Conference
15:15 - 15:15 Closing Remarks
15:15 - 16:30 “University – Business – Forum 2011“ ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: University – Business Cooperation: How does it impact the Entrepreneurial Development in the Baltic Sea Region?

The aim of the Roundtable is to exchange ideas about new models and experiences of university – business cooperation as one key priority for business development, innovation transfer and the improvement of the entrepreneurial environment of the Baltic Sea Region in order to help to facilitate business activities, entrepreneurial education and regional development.
  • Chairmen: Prof. Gunnar Prause and Tõnis Mets Ass. Prof.Renate Åkerhielm, Södertörn University, Sweden
  • Prof. Ari Koski, University of Turku, Finland
  • Prof. David Smallbone, Kingston University, Small Business Research centre, UK
  • Prof. Jonathan Levie, University of Strathclyde, Hunter Entrepreneurship Centre, UK
  • Mr. Siim Raie, Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Mr. Imre Toodu, Business and Development Centre of Pärnu County, Estonia