Call for Papers


3rd IZA Workshop on Entrepreneurship Research

Organizers: Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam), Alexander S. Kritikos (University of Potsdam)
Location:Potsdam, Germany
Date:June 14 - June 15, 2012

Submission Deadline:February 22, 2012
Notification of Acceptance:March 01, 2012

Event Manager:

Ulrike Maurer

About the Workshop

The aim of the workshop is to bring together leading scholars and young researchers working on topics related to entrepreneurship research. We invite contributions from various interdisciplinary backgrounds:
Theoretical contributions as well as empirical research using survey evidence, laboratory experiments, neuroeconomic methods, and field experiments are welcome.
Examples of Research Topics of the workshop are:
  • Entrepreneurs and Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills
  • Occupational Choice Models and Entrepreneurship
  • Risk and Time Preferences of Entrepreneurs
  • Decision Making Processes of Entrepreneurs
  • The process of Firmsí Entry, Survival and Growth
  • Entrepreneurship and Motivations
  • Entrepreneurship and Labor Markets Dynamics
  • Remuneration of Entrepreneurs
The keynote lecture will be delivered by Simon C. Parker, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles in economics, entrepreneurship and management journals, and has written and edited several books on the Economics of Entrepreneurship.


Researchers desiring to present their work at this meeting are encouraged to submit a complete paper or an extended abstract by February 22, 2012 using the online application form.
Papers have to be unpublished at the time of submission. Those authors who are invited are expected to participate in the entire 2-day meeting and also be willing to act as discussants. In the case of multiple authors, please indicate the correspondence author who would be presenting the paper. It is expected that about 12 papers will be accepted for presentation over the two day meeting. Acceptance decisions will be announced by March 1, 2011.


The conference and lodging will be free of charge, and we will reimburse travel expenses according to IZA travel guidelines.