A doctoral and early career colloquium on conducting and publishing research in Entrepreneurship and Innovation with Paper Development Workshop

The two-day colloquium is organised to discuss the diverse facets of doctoral and post-doctoral career and the different possibilities for carrying out empirical research in entrepreneurship and innovation. The colloquium is free of charge and bursaries are available thanks to the generous support of external funders.

The colloquium is aimed for management and organisation doctoral students and early career researchers (ECRs) in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation interested in systematic and bibliometric approaches for literature reviews, qualitative, quantitative and mixed methodologies.  Preferably, the participants will have completed at least one year of their doctoral study or have been able to progress far enough with their research to have crafted a well-structured proposal or a paper contemplating their preliminary findings. Albeit we also are keen to invite ECRs and close to completion doctoral students that are currently working on a paper that is in need of development.

By participating, researchers will be able to receive individual mentorship and advices for the successful publication journey of their research. Each participant will be matched with a senior scholar who is an active editor or associate editor of an internationally recognised journal (see below for details of outlets – CABS 3 and 2).

The best works will be invited for submission to Strategic Change (CABS 2) or Journal of Enterprising Communities (CABS 1) and access a fast-track peer-review process.


Dr Andrea Caputo, University of Lincoln & University of Trento

Dr Mohammad Fakhar Manesh, University of Lincoln


Location & Dates

Lincoln International Business School, University of Lincoln, UK

Lincoln International Business School,
University of Lincoln

27-28 April 2023

Deadline for submissions: 15 March 2023


This two-day colloquium will include keynote speeches, opportunities for the attendees to present their work in progress and a paper development workshop. Methodological workshops will also be part of the programme. The colloquium is mentored by experienced researchers in the area but also editors of potential outlets of such studies. Group mentoring sessions will be organised for the capacity building of attendees. At the end of the colloquium, participants will receive a certificate.

How to apply? Abstract/proposal submission

Each participant should submit an individual or team proposal for a research project or paper (at any stage of development) in the form of an extended abstract (up to 1000 words, references, tables and appendixes excluded) that summarises the purpose, methods, results, and contributions of the study; along with a CV and, for PhD students only, a supporting letter from the supervisor addressing how attending the LEIC will benefit the student and their research. Conceptual, empirical and methodological contributions are welcome. By submitting to the workshop you commit to attending if selected.


Extended abstract deadline: 15 March 2023

Confirmation of acceptance: 31 March 2023

Confirmation of attendance: 11 April 2023


Day 1 – Thursday 27 April 2023: Participant presentations and keynote speeches

Day 2 – Friday 28 April 2023: Paper development workshop and mentoring sessions

We expect to start each day at 9:00 and organise evening social gatherings as part of the programme, please make travel arrangement accordingly.

Keynote speakers and mentors

Prof Marina Dabić, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Prof Massimiliano M. Pellegrini, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Confirmed Mentors

Prof Matthijs Bal, University of Lincoln, UK

Dr Giacomo Marzi, IMT Lucca, Italy

Dr Sara Sassetti, University of Pisa, Italy

Dr Vahid Jafari-Sadeghi, Aston University, UK

Prof Andrew Johnston, University of Huddersfield, UK

Dr Esin Yoruk, Coventry University, UK

Dr Bozidar Vlacic, Catholic University of Portugal, Portugal

Dr Ivan Zupič, Goldsmith University of London, UK

Publication opportunities

The colloquium will give participants the opportunity to engage with editors and editorial board members of the several journals, such as Journal of Business Ethics, Technology in Society, Strategic Change, Journal of Enterprising Communities, Journal of Management & Organization, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, and Management Decision to name a few. Moreover, participants can express their interest to submit the work to the below publication outlets as well.

Book series (for monographic works): “Entrepreneurial Behaviour”, eds. Andrea Caputo & Massimiliano M. Pellegrini, Emerald Publishing

Edited book Call for Chapters: Destructive Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets: Causes and Consequences, eds. Amir Emami, Esin Yoruk, Andrew Johnson, Andrea Caputo, & Paul Jones, Springer (deadline 30th April 2023 – publication expected in early 2024)

Best papers

The best papers will be invited to submit their work to Strategic Change or Journal of Enterprising Communities for fast-track peer-review process to support their development ahead of publication.


Thanks to generous support from SAMS (Society for the Advancement of Management Studies) we can offer a limited number of bursaries for PhD students and early career researchers that will cover accommodation in Lincoln for the duration of the conference (up to 3 nights). Please indicate in your submission if you want to be considered for a bursary.


To attend the colloquium, participants need to submit their abstract and receive a notification of acceptance.

The colloquium is free of charge and is limited to 20-25 participants. Registration must be completed before 11 April 2023.

Colloquium organisers and contacts

Dr Andrea Caputo (Chair), University of Lincoln & University of Trento

Dr Mohammad Fakhar Manesh, University of Lincoln

Dr Mahdieh Zeinali, University of Lincoln

Ms Mariya Kargina, University of Rome Tor Vergata & University of Lincoln

Please direct your queries to leic2023@lincoln.ac.uk 

This event received funding by

Society for the advancement of management studies
Santander Universities

Under the patronage of

Entrepreneurship Special Interest Group