Call for Papers


  • Theme: Technology Entrepreneurship
  • Location: Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship at University of Washington
  • Dates: September 17-19, 2020
  • Registration will open shortly. Please check back in a week.
  • Conference Fee for non-sponsoring school participants (see Sponsors): TBA

We invite authors to submit papers to our research symposium, a lively forum for the exchange of ideas among scholars interested in technology entrepreneurship. The 2020 conference will be held at University of Washington, a spectacular setting in Seattle at this time of year.

Papers focusing on entrepreneurship and innovation in technology-based settings will be given preference. In addition to our broad focus on technology entrepreneurship, for 2020 we especially encourage submissions from authors examining strategy in nascent markets (e.g., ecosystem and platform industries, emergence of technologies, categories, and industries), emerging entrepreneurship-related phenomena (e.g., crowdfunding, sharing economy), and the important role of culture and institutions in entrepreneurship.

We expect to host an intimate conference of 50+ leading scholars from around the world. The conference steering committee invites the submission of unpublished working papers that advance the state of knowledge on the above topics. A doctoral consortium sponsored will precede the conference on Thursday, September 17, 2020.


  • Suresh Kotha and Emily Cox Pahnke, University of Washington
  • Kathy Eisenhardt and Riitta Katila, Stanford University
  • Michael Lounsbury and Dev Jennings, University of Alberta
  • Alan Meyer and Andrew Nelson, University of Oregon
  • Nandini Rajagopalan and Violina Rindova, University of Southern California


  • Buerk Center Entrepreneurship, University of Washington
  • Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Stanford University
  • Charles H. Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Oregon
  • Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, University of Southern California
  • Technology Commercialization Centre at the Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta