Technology Transfer Society

The Technology Transfer Society (T2S) Annual Conference
Hosted and Sponsored by the Univeristy of North Carolina at Greensboro
with co-sponsors
the Kauffman Foundation and UTEK Corporation

The Entrepreneurial Enterprise

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Josh Lerner, Harvard Business School
Professor Howard Aldrich, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Plenary Speakers (partial list):
David Audretsch, Indiana University and Max Planck
Fiona Murray, MIT Sloan School of Management
Sean Safford, University of Chicago Business School
Donald Siegel, University at Albany, SUNY
Mike Wright, University of Nottingham Business School


The theme of this year’s conference is The Entrepreneurial Enterprise. Thematic tracks are listed below (general papers on entrepreneurship and technology transfer are always welcome.)

* Private-Sector Entrepreneurship

- Role of small businesses
- Patenting activity
- Serial entrepreneurship
- Social responsibility of entrepreneurs

* Public-Sector Entrepreneurship

- Public policy (domestic and international) relating to technological entrepreneurship
- Patent policies
- Innovation policy and small businesses
- Program evaluation

* Academic Entrepreneurship

- The role of incentives and organizational culture
- Technology transfer
- Inside/outside impacts from spin-outs
- University clusters
- Regional economic development issues
- Technology transfer and social and environmental responsibility

* Social Entrepreneurship

- Evolution of a definition
- Sustainability issues
- Social responsibility issues
- Case studies

Those who wish to present a paper should submit an abstract (please use template) by May 1, 2009.
Those who wish to organize and chair a session should submit a proposal (please use template ) also by May 1, 2009.

Additional information regarding the 2009 T2S annual conference, including hotel and registration information, will be posted in the near future.

Hope to see you in October,

Professor Donald Siegel, Dean, School of Business
Univeristy of Albany, SUNY
President, Technology Transfer Society
Editor, Journal of Technology Transfer

Professor Albert N. Link
Bryan School of Business and Economics
Univeristy of North Carolina at Greensboro
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Technology Transfer

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