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to the SIE-Communications’ August 2005 e-bulletin. If you find this
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Cultural Enterprise Office has organised seven workshops in
Aberdeen for those who run (or wish
to run) an Arts Organisation or work as a Professional Artist. These
workshops are entitled - Your Business
Development - The Seven Vital Steps to Success™ these
workshops will take place on Wednesdays from 14th September,
1.45pm-5pm. Whether you are starting out in business or
already underway this series of business coaching workshops will
provide you with an overview of seven key steps that are critical
areas for the growth of your business and so provide you with a
strong foundation to channel your creativity and create more profit
in less time. You will meet weekly, for seven sessions, joining a
dynamic peer group of creative businesses and entrepreneurs. Coach
Lynne O'Neil will guide you
is a great opportunity to attain personal and company growth, but
the Cultural Enterprise Office can only offer places to participants
who can fully commit to all seven sessions. Please phone 0844 544
9990 to book a place or email: [log in to unmask]
Sixth International Continuous Innovation Network (CINet) Conference
Innovation: (Ways of) Making Things Happen.
of Brighton, Brighton,
This Conference is aimed at Practitioners, Academics and Consultants
involved in managing or studying innovation and change.
Program topics Include:
enabling effective innovation.
challenges for innovation management
national, regional and local innovation
further details visit the Conference website: http://www.continuous-innovation.net/Events/CINet2005.html
Seventh Cambridge Enterprise
14th & 15th
September 2005, Churchill College, Cambridge, UK. This Conference
– hear new ideas on strategy, technology, process and
- learn how successful entrepreneurs made the
- look for customers, clients and partners
include: Alistair Baker, Managing Director, Microsoft Ltd;
Doug Richard, Entrepreneur, featured in the BBC's 'Dragons Den';
Charles Wessner, Director, Technology & Innovation Program,
National Academy of Sciences, USA. Visit conference website
for additional information and to register: www.cambridgeenterprise.co.uk/
Global Business & Economics Research
August 10th-13th, 2005, Hyatt Regency, Istanbul,
Turkey. The Global
Business and Economic Research Conference will bring together
academics and professionals from all areas related to business and
related fields. Tracks include:
studies related to Business
more information and to register visit: http://www.jaabc.com/istanbultracks.html
4th International Conference on Entrepreneurship - Employment and
September 8th-9th, 2005 at Södertörn University College, Stockholm, Sweden. The primary
theme for the 2005 conference is "Exploring the Dynamics of
entrepreneurship". In accordance with Södertörns
högskolas research mandate, the 2005 will also devote a special
track to the Baltic Sea and Eastern
Europe region. For further information visit the
conference website: http://www.enterforum.se/
and Event Participation Calls
for papers for the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and
Innovation Management - Special Issue on: “The Adoption of Innovation and
Technology by Small and Medium Sized Enterprises”. Guest
Editors: Dr. S.C. Lenny Koh and Dr Luke Pittaway, University of Sheffield, UK. Manuscript submissions by
2005. Topics suitable for this special issue include, but
are not limited to: Knowledge diffusion; Knowledge management;
Knowledge transfer and sharing; SMEs networks and clusters; Role of
incubators, science park, associations, institutions and
universities; Government policy; ICT adoption; High-tech small
firms; Organisational learning Product innovation; Technological
innovation; Innovations in start up companies; E-commerce and
e-business; Competitiveness models. For more information email: [log in to unmask]
. Or visit the Inderscience website: http://www.inderscience.com/browse/callpaper.php?callID=236
2nd International Business Research
5th – 8th December 2005, Sydney, Australia. This
international conference calls for papers on all topics related to
accounting, banking, business administration, economics, finance,
marketing and management. All papers will be double blind reviewed
and be will included in the conference proceedings with an ISBN.
Apart from best paper awards and best doctoral thesis awards, there
are opportunities to publish in the International Review of Business
Research Papers (an e-journal) and Journal of Business and Policy
Research. For further information, please contact Dr. Mohammad Hoque
at: [log in to unmask]
or visit http://www.worldbizconference.com.
The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 28th October 2005.
4th Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurship
is to be held on February 22nd-24th, 2006 at the University of
Regensburg, Germany. The Conference theme is ‘Entrepreneurship in Europe’
and provides an opportunity for Entrepreneurship scholars in Europe,
conducting research in business, economics, geography, psychology,
sociology or other fields to present and discuss their research
findings. Maximum two-page abstracts to be submitted by email
to [log in to unmask]
by October 4 2005. Further information is available on the
Conference website: http://www.iecer.de
Enterprise generates £18bn turnover
for the UK.
New findings published by the DTI show that Social Enterprises
generate some £18billion in annual turnover and employ over 775,000
people. Social Enterprises are businesses driven by social or
environmental goals rather than the need to maximise private profit.
The Small Business Service: Survey of Social Enterprises Across the
UK provides a snapshot of this diverse and important business
sector, and how it contributes to society and the environment.
Social enterprises are diverse, in size and sector. Almost a quarter
(23%) are in London, but they operate
in every region of the UK and they represent around 1% of
the UK's (employing)
businesses. The survey set out to understand the sectors where these
businesses are active, where they operate, whom they benefit and how
they generate income. A PDF of the report can be found at
the full SBS Press Release (Published: 11/8/2005) visit:
at eBay are going, going, gone through the
eBay UK is so successful that
an estimated 10,000 people make their livelihood, or a large
percentage of it, through trading on the website. The
UK company has also
introduced an eBay Business Centre to persuade small and
medium-sized businesses to register with the company and set up an
eBay shop. Azita Qadri, of eBay, said: "It's a ready-made solution for a business
to sell online. By trading on eBay, businesses have access to 10
million potential buyers in the UK." Article by: Stephen
McGinty. The Scotsman, 22 July 2005. Online link:
in size, but big in profits and innovation. Quirky
ideas and a personal touch are helping a handful of small companies
prove that size isn't everything in business. There's a wave of
small businesses that see their relatively small size as an
opportunity to create competitive advantage. Their size is not
something they try and hide, but something that gives them strength.
They use it to become commercially successful, not by aping larger,
more traditional businesses, but by being flexible and punching
above their perceived weight.
businesses are not faceless corporations. They are the manifestation
of the individual, or individuals, who run that business,"
Professor David Storey, director of the Centre for Small and
Medium-Sized Enterprises at Warwick Business School. "The common element in those that are
successful is that they do something which is smart. I call it the
smile factor, it makes you think, isn't that clever? They do
whatever they do, but in a different way from the competition,"
Article by Gareth Chadwick. The
Independent, 24 July 2005.
Online link: http://news.independent.co.uk/business/sme/article301327.ece
of Contents - Journal of Business Venturing Volume 20, Issue 5,
Costs, Institutions, Learning, and Taxation In Venture Capital
Contracting. Douglas J. Cumming. Pages
Some Entrepreneurs More Overconfident Than Others? Daniel P. Forbes.
of Product Innovations: Defining, Developing, and Validating A
Measure Of Champion Behaviour. Jane M. Howell, Christine M. Shea and
Christopher A. Higgins. Pages 641-661.
Quantitative Content Analysis of the Characteristics of Rapid-Growth
Firms and Their Founders. Bruce R. Barringer, Foard F. Jones and
Donald O. Neubaum. Pages 663-687.
In Turbulent Water: A Historical Perspective of Economic Reform and
Entrepreneurial Transformation. Justin Tan. Pages
Moderators, and Performance Consequences of Membership Change In New
Venture Teams. Gaylen N. Chandler, Benson Honig and Johan Wiklund.
Such Thing as Over-Exposure: Inside the Life and Celebrity of Donald
Trump (May 2005). Author:
Robert Slater. Publisher: Prentice Hall. ISBN: 0131497340.
Donald Trump agreed to give Robert Slater unprecedented access
to his world: over 100 hours of private conversations and meetings.
Wherever Trump went, Slater was there: as a "fly on the wall" at
deal-making sessions, on Trumps Gulfstream, everywhere. Slater
interviewed 150 of Trumps former and present employees and
colleagues, even his toughest competitors. Now, he reveals the man:
the businessman and dealmaker, strategist and survivor, celebrity
My Virginity: The Autobiography
(June, 2005). Author: Richard Branson. Publisher: Virgin
Books. ISBN: 0753510200. In this revised edition,
Richard Branson adds to his amazing memoirs, bringing both his - and
Virgin's - story up to date. From the highs and lows of both his
personal as well as business life, Richard Branson bares his soul
discussing his family, friends, and philosophy, and covers dramatic
events such as his Atlantic crossings, the sale of Virgin Records
and the BA dirty tricks affair. There are also insights into the
workings of Virgin.
this portal site you can read the latest information concerning
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