Event Date/Time: Apr 10, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 28, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Oct 31, 2007
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Promoting Entrepreneurship by Universities
April 20-22, 2008 in Hämeenlinna, Finland

The conference is continuation to
the FINPIN Conference held in year
2006, when the first time in polytechnic
environment entrepreneurship and business
incubating processes were discussed at the
national and international level.

The forthcoming conference will focus
on how universities will promote
entrepreneurship by research and
education, promoting activities, and
transferring best practices.

The conference will be a meeting forum for
teachers, researchers, practitioners, and
politicians who are interested in themes
and issues concerning entrepreneurship
and especially who want to share their
knowledge and best practices.

Contributions from colleagues will be invited in the below areas. We are interested in both conceptually and empirically focused work. Also new discussion initiatives and perspectives into entrepreneurship are welcomed.

Research into entrepreneurship – especially
'Growth entrepreneurship
'Clustering and networking
'Entrepreneurship education
'Entrepreneurship intentions
'Knowledge intensive entrepreneurship
'Entrepreneurial knowledge and entrepreneurship
'Business process modeling
Research into enterprises
'Globalisation, internationalisation and localisation
Promoting entrepreneurship – especially through
'Entrepreneurship policy
'Governmental and regional policies
'Innovation systems policy
'Entrepreneurial university
'University – industry collaboration
'Entrepreneurial strategies
'Interaction in R&D and entrepreneurship
Best practices
'Pathways into entrepreneurship
'Business incubation
'Business succession
'Business transfer
'Entrepreneurship education
'Practice firms (enterprises)
Campus entrepreneurship


Additional Information

STRUCTURE OF PROGRAMME Sunday Registration and Welcoming reception on Sunday (April 20) evening Monday & Tuesday 4 Keynote lectures and Parallel sessions on Monday and Tuesday (April 21 and 22) Conference Dinner LANGUAGE The official language of the conference will be English. CONFERENCE FEE Approximately 550 euros ADVISORY BOARD Dr. Olli Mertanen, Vice-president, Turku Univ. of Applied Sciences, Finland, Chair Dr. Thomas Baaken, Münster Fachhochschulen, Germany Dr. Matti Lähdeniemi, Vice-president, Satakunta Univ. of Applied Sciences, Finland Mr. Sakari Kuvaja, Director of FINPIN Network, Finland Dr. Miroslaw Rebernik, Maribor University, Slovenia Dr. Simo Saurio, Managing Director, CI City Image Ltd. Finland Dr. Peter van der Sijde, Saxion University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands Mrs. Suzana Temkov, Director, EUROPEN, Germany CALL FOR PAPERS AND POSTERS Call for papers will be arranged from now to September 28, 2007. Abstracts will be reviewed. Notification of acceptance will be given by October 2007. Please follow web site www.finpin.com FURTHER INFORMATION Ms. Marja-Liisa Neuvonen- Rauhala, Secretary General Tel. +358 50 526 5869, Email marja-liisa.neuvonen-rauhala(at)lamk.fi Mr. Sakari Kuvaja, Director, Tel. +358 50 502 0632, Email sakari.kuvaja(at)lamk.fi CONFERENCE VENUE Spa Hotel Rantasipi Aulanko Info from monday til friday 8 am-16 pm Tel. +358 10 617 2353 Email info@hcb.fi http://www.rantasipi.fi/hotelli.cfm?id=rsaul