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CALL FOR PAPERS - ODU Virtual Colloquium on Transitional Entrepreneurship

  • 1.  CALL FOR PAPERS - ODU Virtual Colloquium on Transitional Entrepreneurship

    Posted 03-15-2021 13:44

     On behalf of Anil Nair,

    ODU Virtual Colloquium on Transitional Entrepreneurship
    Entrepreneurship among: Veterans, Women, Minorities, Immigrants, Refugees
    June 18th and 19th 2021, Norfolk, Virginia

    Strome College of Business at Old Dominion University will host a virtual/hybrid colloquium in Transitional Entrepreneurship on June 18th and 19th, 2021. The colloquium is the first of a series of annual colloquia supported by a grant from the E. W. Kauffman Foundation. Due to COVID-19, the 2021 edition of the colloquium will be in virtual/hybrid format.

    We invite scholars, students and practitioners to submit completed papers or 'works in progress' for presentation at the colloquium.

    Transitional Entrepreneurship

    We use the term transitional entrepreneurship to describe entrepreneurs who launch ventures to accomplish significant life or career transitions. The conference will focus on scholarship concerning entrepreneurship among individuals from the following backgrounds:

    • Military Veterans
    • Minorities
    • Women
    • Immigrants
    • Refugees
    • Individuals in economically distressed communities

    As research on entrepreneurship on some of the transitional communities is at an early stage, we welcome papers from multiple perspectives, methodologies, regions and themes, with implications for theory, practice and policy.

    Colloquium Mission

    We hope that these annual colloquiums will:

    • build a supportive community of scholars interested in transitional entrepreneurship
    • generate and disseminate data and a body of knowledge that motivates relevant future research projects and actionable ideas about transitional entrepreneurship
    • explore similarities and differences in transitional entrepreneurship 


    Panel discussions will feature leading scholars who share their work and provide thought provoking ideas and directions for future research in transitional entrepreneurship.

    Paper sessions will offer scholars an opportunity to present their research and receive feedback from attendees.

    Case study sessions will feature transitional entrepreneurs and mentors sharing their experiences.

    Paper development workshop for junior faculty & doctoral students

    Networking and Meet the Editors sessions


    • Garry Bruton, Texas Christian University
    • Mike Morris, University of Notre Dame
    • Phillip Phan, Johns Hopkins University
    • Maija Renko, DePaul University
    • Peter Roberts, Emory University
    • J. Mike Haynie, Syracuse University
    • Mirza Tihic and Rosalinda V. Maury, Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF)
    • Shaker Zahra, University of Minnesota

    Track Chairs

    Minority Entrepreneurship

    Suarabh A. Lall

    University of Oregon

    Immigrant/Refugee Entrepreneurship

    Kaveh Moghaddam

    University of Houston, Victoria


    Veteran's Entrepreneurship

    Alex McKelvie

    Syracuse University


    Women's Entrepreneurship

    Golshan Javadian

    Morgan State University


    Transitional Entrepreneurship in Community Colleges

    Shane Snipes

    Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY)



    April 1st: Submission Deadline

    May 1st: Decisions on Manuscripts and Registration Opens

    Submission site


    Registration: Free for all authors with accepted papers. Limited number of guest passes available for doctoral students.

    Colloquium co-chairs

    Anil Nair                      Li-Wei Chen

    anair@odu.edu            l3chen@odu.edu

    Questions about colloquium:

    Chris Willis


    Vincenzo Vastola
    SIM AOM Connect Manager
    Montpellier Business School
    Montpellier, France