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Successful research seminar about entrepreneurship (DARE)

The DARE research seminar took place on May 16, 2019 in the Kamerlingh Onnes Building. DARE stands for Dutch Academy of Research in Entrepreneurship (http://www.dare-research.nl) and its members are Dutch researchers in the area of entrepreneurship. Once or twice a year DARE organizes a research seminar in which research ideas are presented and participants get inspired about possible research topics. This time, the DARE seminar was organized together with the Department of Business Studies of Leiden Law School.

Werner Liebregts opened the afternoon with a few words on the history, the organization and aims of DARE. Recently, he and Neil Thompson took over from Nardo de Vries as secretaries of DARE.  Subsequently, Peter van der Zwan, assistant professor at the Department of Business Studies, welcomed all seminar participants. He also introduced the theme of the day, viz. Entrepreneurial Dynamics in a Globalized World.

The program included four full paper presentations and a keynote speech. The first presenter, Marcus Dejardin, focused on how causation and effectuation together relate to the innovation performance of SMEs. Second, Marina van Geenhuizen focused on the relationship between founding team and network diversity on the one hand, and university spinoffs’ performance on the other hand.

After a short break, Taghi Zadeh explained the role of industry and cultural distance between portfolio firms in the performance of corporate venture capital (CVC) investors. Subsequently, Wim Naudé discussed the possible reasons behind the decline in Schumpeterian entrepreneurship.

Finally, Jan Adriaanse, professor at the Department of Business Studies, elaborated on how several topics within the theme of entrepreneurial dynamism can be approached from a legal perspective.

Roy Thurik, the chair of DARE, was responsible for the wrap-up of the afternoon. During the drinks afterwards there were ample opportunities to reflect on the afternoon and to interact with each other!

The afternoon was a great success. Please save the date for the next DARE seminar, which will take place in the afternoon of November 14, 2019. Please contact Peter van der Zwan if you are interested in becoming a DARE member.

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