“Entrepreneurship and (Dis)ability”
We have an amazing program set up for you! Below you can find out what we have planned for each of the five days. This year’s Spring Institute will focus on Entrepreneurship. This Spring Institute employs an allyship model of research in which disabled and non-disabled researchers work together. Many of our faculty members are disabled themselves or are carers of disabled family members.
Every day, sessions will run from 1-5pm UK time. The entire event is free of charge and virtual and will be hosted via Zoom. Please note that we will host two pre-sessions on 11 February 3-5pm n (UK time) and 25 February 1-5pm UK time, respectively. We further have an off-boarding event on 29 March 1-5pm UK time.
Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, School of Business and Management, Royal Holloway University of London (UK)
Dr. Anica Zeyen is a registered blind academic who specialises on the intersection between entrepreneurship, organizing and disability research. She leads multiple research projects in the Global South (Uganda, Zambia, South Africa, DRC, Philippines, India) on disability, chronic pain and entrepreneurship. She further leads a British Academy funded project on the impact of COVID19 on disabled people within the UK. More on her work on her blog and web page.
Professor of Strategy, Ivey Business School, Western Univesrity (Canada
Dr. Oana Branzei is a Professor of Strategy and Sustainability at the Ivey Business School, Western University. Her areas of expertise include social innovation, social enterprise, and organizing for self-, society-, and system-transformation in response to grand challenges. She has held editorial positions on the boards of the ‘Academy of Management Review’, ‘Journal of Management’, ‘Journal of International Business Studies’. She is completing her second full term as field editor of the Journal of Business Venturing and co-edited several recent special issues on prosocial, regenerative, place-based and inclusive organizing.
These sessions take place before the SPring Institute and will help you prepare.
Friday, 11 February 2022
During this two-hour session (3-5pm UK time), we will introduce you to the Spring Institute Format, provide you with all the necessary information to get the most out of the Spring Institute.
Friday, 25 February 2022
During this four-hour workshop, you will have the chance to get to know each others work. You will further have a chance to network with some of the faculty from the Spring Institute.
Spring Institute 2022
Tuesday, 1 March 2022
Topic: To be announced.
Wednesday, 2 March 2022
Entrepreneurship, Disability and Intersectionalities
Professor, Coleman Chair of Entrepreneurship, dePaul University (USA)
Dr. Maija Renko is a professor and the Coleman Chair of Entrepreneurship at the Driehaus College of Business, where she teaches entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship courses. Renko also serves as director of the Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Program. Renko joined DePaul in 2019 from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she was the recipient of multiple research and teaching awards, including Favorite MBA Professor (voted by students). More on her webpage
Thursday, 3 March 2022
Disability and Identity
Professor, Eccles School of Business, University of Utah (USA)
Dr. Glen Kreiner is a David Eccles Professor of Management at the University of Utah. He has published his research (conceptual, qualitative, and quantitative) in most of the management field’s top journals. His research areas include identity (organizational, professional, and work-related), ethics, mindful leadership, workers with intellectual/developmental disabilities, and work-family issues. More on his web page
Friday, 4 March 2022
Entrepreneurship and Mental Health
Professor of Entrepreneurship, King’s College London (UK)
Dr. Ute Stephan is Professor of Entrepreneurship at King’s College London and a Fellow of the International Association of Applied Psychology. She is an Editor at Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and Consulting Editor at the Journal of International Business Studies. From 2015-2019 she was Editor-in-Chief of Applied Psychology: An International Review. Ute’s research explores (1) culture and institutions, (2) social entrepreneurship, and (3) entrepreneurial well-being.. More on her web pate
Saturday, 5 March 2022
Neurodiversity and Entrepreneurship
Professor of Information Systems, Ivey Business School (Canada)
Robert D. Austin is a professor of Information Systems at Ivey Business School, and an affiliated faculty member at Harvard Medical School. He has authored papers in professional and academic venues, eight books, and more than 60 published cases and notes. His research on neurodiversity employment programs is funded by the Canadian government. More on her work on his web page.
Professor of Entrepreneurship, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University (USA)
Dr. Johan Wiklund is Professor at Syracuse University. His research interests include neurodiversity and mental well-being in entrepreneurship. He is considered a leading authority in entrepreneurship research with over 100 articles and over 33,000 citations to his research. He is Editor-in-Chief for Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, a premier entrepreneurship journal. More on his web page