Events at UBC Sauder

ASQ-JMS workshop on innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainability

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ASQ-JMS workshop on innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainability: Bridging the micro/macro organizational divide sponsored by the Administrative Science Quarterly and the Journal of Management Studies.

This workshop is free to attend, please register here.

This two-day workshop, organized by Arizona State University School of Public Affairs, ASU W.P. Cary School of Business, and the University of Alberta, Alberta School of Business, will specifically address organizational issues, which have been shown to affect innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainability.

On February 19th - 9:00-9:30 AM – Professor Marc-David Seidel, Director of UBC Sauder’s W. Maurice Young Centre for Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital Research, Associate Editor, Administrative Science Quarterly, will be presenting the centre’s activities in a talk: “Developing a HIBAR Cluster: Blockchain@UBC”.

In the context of academic entrepreneurship, “macro” or institutional factors, such as strategy, structure, organizational culture, and inter-organizational relations have been shown to be important.  Much less is known about the importance of “micro” or individual-level factors, such as justice-based issues or whether faculty perceive that they are being treated fairly in the workplace, incentives for faculty engagement in technology transfer, the leadership and championing of technology transfer, and faculty identity struggles with their new role as “academic entrepreneurs.” By considering both micro- and macro-level issues, the workshop will be highly interdisciplinary in nature and will stimulate multi-level research on this topic. More specifically, the workshop will bring together researchers from sociology, economics, strategic management, organizational behavior, and psychology, in order to bridge the micro/macro divide. Both quantitative and qualitative submissions will be featured. 

The workshop is jointly sponsored by Administrative Science Quarterly and the Journal of Management Studies, which is managed by the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS).  SAMS and the National Science Foundation have provided financial support for the workshop.