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Proceeding of the 9th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Under the general editorship: B. Galbraith.

These proceedings represent the work of contributors to the 9th European Conference on Entrepreneurship and Innovation jECIE 2014), hosted this year by University of Ulster Business School and the School of Social Enterprises Ireland, Belfast, UK, on the 18-19 September 2014. The Conference Co-Chairs are Dr Brendan Galbraith, Dr Sandra Moffett, University of Ulster, Belfast, UK, Professor Ken O'Neill and Professor Jackie McCoy, School of Social Enterprises Ireland.

ECIE continues to develop and evolve. Now in its 9th year the key aim remains the opportunity for participants to share ideas and meet the people who hold them. The scope of papers will ensure an interesting two days. The subjects covered illustrate the wide range of topics that fall into this important and growing area of research. The theme of this year's conference is Societal-driven Innovation and Entrepreneurship' and we are pleased with the range of research that has been submitted this year on the topic.

The opening keynote presentation is given by Micheal Pyner, Social Entrepreneur and Creative Advisor and will address the topic of "Innovating for Community Good". This is followed by Dr Stephen E. Cross, Executive Vice President of Research, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA - who will speak on the topic of "The influence of social courage on innovation ecosys­tems" and Fr Myles Kavanagh CP, Flax Trust, Northern Ireland, UK will give a talk entitled "A blast from the past". Our final keynote will be delivered by Mr. Roberto Santoro (Italy) President of the European Society of Concurrent Engineering Net­work (ESoCE Net) on the topic of "People Olympics for Healthy and Active Living: A People Driven Social Innovation Plat­form".

in addition to the main themes of the conference there are a number of specialist mini tracks on topics including Innovation and strategy, Entrepreneurship education in action, The theory and practice of collaboration in entrepreneurship and Chal­lenges for entrepreneurship and innovation n the 21st Century.

With an initial submission of 178 abstracts, after the double blind, peer review process there are 56 Academic Research pa­pers, 1 Master Research paper 2 Non Academic papers, 13 PhD Research papers and 1 work-in-progress paper published in these Conference Proceedings. These papers represent research from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mex- co, Northern Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, UK, USA.

Dr Brendan Galbraith

University of Ulster Business School, Belfast, UK September 2014

 

 

Proceeding of the 9th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship