12-17 June 2011, Hotel Lihn (Filzbach), Switzerland
The second oikos Young Scholars Entrepreneurship Academy provides PhD students in the field of Entrepreneurship, Management, Policy and Sustainability an outstanding platform to present and discuss their ongoing research projects with fellow students and senior faculty.
Entrepreneurship research on clean technologies, financial and political institutions for a fundamental reorientation towards sustainability is a promising and challenging academic field. It calls for a multitude of methods, combination of disciplines and new research designs.
In 2011 we aim at attracting papers fostering new ideas and solutions with regard to how the corporate sector and civil society can leverage existing and new solutions overcoming key sustainability challenges. Feedback will be given by fellow students and three internationally well-reputed researchers:
• Prof. Sophie Manigart, Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance, Ghent University & Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, Belgium
• Prof. Itai Sened, Professor of Political Science, Center for New Institutional Science, Washington University in St. Louis
• Prof. Rolf Wüstenhagen, Good Energies Chair for the Management of Renewable Energies, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
The event aims to advance academic research, build networks across disciplinary boundaries and to prepare the ground for research that is highly relevant for theory and practical solutions for scaling up the pace of societal adaptation towards ecological boundaries of the planet. To stimulate impact oriented mutual learning we aim to attract both advanced researchers and promising young PhD students presenting conceptual works in progress.
The programme 2011 will encompass graduate student presentations, guest lectures, professional development roundtables, outdoor activities and social events. Participants will have the opportunity to apply their insights and skills during a practitioner day with our partners WWF and The Hub Zurich.
PhD students and young scholars may submit papers or elaborated research proposals on:
To allow in-depth discussions the oikos Young Scholars Entrepreneurship Academy is limited to 15 PhD students and Post-Docs / Young Faculty. The fee is CHF 400. The oikos Foundation for Economy and Ecology will cover the total cost of accommodation, food and excursions.
Your application should contain:
(1) a proposal abstract of max. 2 pages,
(2) a short curriculum vitae and
(3) a letter of interest in the oikos Young Scholars Entrepreneurship Academy.
Please send your application via email to:
Dr. Jost Hamschmidtoikos PhD Fellowship Lab
Thank you for submitting your your application by 18 March, 2011.
Applicants will be notified by 30 March, 2011.
Final papers must be received for circulation to academy participants by 1 May 2011.
We look forward to a great week in Switzerland!
Project partner 2011: