Dr Sally Jones, Dr Isla Kapasi and Dr Nick Williams attended the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Conference in Paris on the 28th and 29th of October. The conference focussed on entrepreneurship in a globally diverse context with key questions being addressed such as how future entrepreneurs can be trained and prepared and how entrepreneurship shapes and can be shaped to create social justice.
Find out more about the conference here.
Dr Sally Jones, Lecturer in Enterprise for CEES, was awarded the Best Paper in the Gender and Enterprise Track award for a paper that was co-authored with Dr Jan Warhuus from Aarhus University in Denmark. The title of the paper is “Gendered Language and Student Entrepreneurship Course Choice in Universities: A Cross-Cultural Analysis”. The paper is based on research that Sally and Jan did with Danish and American final year Business students and examines how students select entrepreneurship education classes and the influence of gendered language in the course selection process.
Sally will be going to Demark later on this year to continue working with Jan on revising and resubmitting a different paper linked to this research to the International Small Business Journal (ISBJ). They are also aiming to develop this conference paper to submit to Academy of Management Learning and Education (AMLE) in the New Year.
While in Denmark Sally will also be working with Prof. Helle Neergaard (School of Management), Dr Sarah Robinson (Faculty of Arts) and Christina Ottsen (Psychology Department) on three other research projects.