AOM 2019 PDW: Researching Ecosystems

AOM Annual Conference 2019 | Boston, MA

The PDW at a Glance

Date: Friday, 9 August 2019


Location: Boston Marriott Copley Place in Grand Ballroom Salon IJK

Program Session: 186 

Sponsors: ENT, PTC

Getting Down to the Bottom-Up: Researching Ecosystems As If Entrepreneurs Mattered… As if Every Entrepreneur Mattered” Bottom-up, entrepreneur-led, networks not hierarchies… Easy to say, hard to do. And, even harder to research? This PDW shares the thinking – and doing – of the best people researching entrepreneurial ecosystems as bottom-up, entrepreneur-led systems, the only way for an entrepreneurial community to be truly inclusive. This PDW bring together the best thinkers (and doers) with a wide range of theoretical and methodological perspectives and join us from around the globe. No matter what your Divisional home in AoM, you will leave this session with contacts, ideas, and opportunities for to join (or start) excellent research on a topic that is not only publishable but will help you to make a difference in your own communities. 

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Norris Krueger
Entrepreneurship Northwest
Christina Theodoraki
Toulouse Business School / EERN
Bernd Wurth
University of Strathclyde / EERN

Social Media


Join our dedicated Facebook Group AOM19 EntEcosystemPDW


Please use the hashtag #PDW_EEB as well as the general #AOM2019 @ENT_Div_AOM @AOMConnect


Join our Slack workspace AOM_PDW_EntrepreneurialEcosystemBuilding

Continuous Collaboration

This PDW is part of a larger stream of activities to foster collaboration and share insights with regard to entrepreneurial ecosystems. Other activities include:

  • 1st Utrecht Academic Workshop on Entrepreneurial Ecosystems (25 September 2018)
  • Measuring Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Workshop at the University of Glasgow (7 May 2019)
  • 2nd Utrecht Academic Workshop on Entrepreneurial Ecosystems (15 May 2019)
  • Ecosystem Research Workshop at Toulouse Business School (planned for Fall 2019)

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    Interplay of theory and practice Networks Measurements and metrics Platforms Inter-organisational collaboration and OI Ecosystem builders Institutions Case studies Ecosystems as complex systems

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