Late August
Workshop Registration Opens
September 17, 2019
Workshop Participant Registration Deadline
October 19, 2019
Saturday Workshops
October 19-22, 2019
SMS 39th Annual Conference in Minneapolis

Registration Requirement

No application is required for this workshop.

We kindly ask that if you plan to attend the workshop that you register for the workshop by September 17, 2019. Registration for workshops will open in Late August. Saturday Workshops at the Annual Conference are included in the registration for the Annual Conference. Participants in workshops must be registered for the Annual Conference. Walk-ins are welcomed only if space is available.

Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies and the Role of Indigenous Theory

Saturday, October 19, 2019
13:00h – 16:00h

(Lunch provided for all workshop participants: 12:00 - 13:00)

Workshop Registration Deadline: September 17, 2019

sponsored by the Entrepreneurship & Strategy Interest Group

Workshop Information

This workshop deals with two critical questions using a set of panelists that are experts in both. The first topic is entrepreneurship in emerging economies. Emerging economies have become the hotbed of innovation and entrepreneurial activities. The scope, scale and speed of these activities have been simply breathtaking. These changes have inspired research to better understand the motivations for, forms of, and outcomes of these entrepreneurial activities. Researchers have also shown significant interest in understanding the variety of entrepreneurship across these diverse economies. In this session, we will discuss ways to promote research on these issues.

In the second part of the workshop, the focus will shift to role of indigenous theory in strategy. Changes in the world economy have attracted attention to the need for creative theory building. For decades, theories developed in Western Europe and North America dominated thinking about organizations and their economic activities. Recently, scholars have noted the shortcomings of this practice, highlighting the need for “indigenous theory” when studying strategy, entrepreneurship, and organizations. This session discusses: what this theory is, the need for indigenous theory, its different forms, and potential contributions and limitations. It also explores the challenges associated with its development and application.


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Garry Bruton
Texas Christian University
picture of Michael A. Hitt
Michael A. Hitt
Texas A&M University
picture of Andrew Van de Ven
Andrew Van de Ven
University of Minnesota
picture of Sharon Alvarez
Sharon Alvarez
University of Pittsburgh
picture of Jay Barney
Jay Barney
University of Utah
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Justin Webb
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
picture of Shaker Zahra
Shaker Zahra
University of Minnesota


picture of Shaker Zahra
Shaker Zahra
University of Minnesota

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