2009 SES Boot Camp

7 June 2009 at 6:19 pm Leave a comment

| Peter Klein |

Just received the Call for Papers for the 2009 edition of the Society for Entrepreneurship Scholars Manuscript  Boot Camp, this year at Johns Hopkins University right before the SMS Conference in October. I participated last year and had a terrific experience (OK, it was at a ski resort, but that has nothing to do with it). Submissions due 4 August 2009. Details below the fold.

Fourth Annual Society for Entrepreneurship Scholars (SES)

Conference & Manuscript Boot-camp

October 8th-9th, 2009

Lead Sponsoring University: The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business

Sponsoring University: Johns Hopkins University

Sponsoring Foundation: Kauffman Foundation

Call for Papers – deadline August 4th 2009

The Society of Entrepreneurship Scholars (SES) invites you to submit your best work — work you believe merits publication in a top tier journal — to the third Annual SES Conference and Manuscript Boot-camp. The sole purpose of this two-day conference is to increase the flow of manuscripts about entrepreneurship that are submitted to and published in top tier journals. Papers accepted for the conference will be reviewed in depth by at least two senior scholars. These scholars will then work with you during two four-hour working sessions, both individually and in small groups, on measures you can take to improve the manuscript and enhance its prospects for publication in a top tier journal.

The second day of the conference will be spent in plenary and working groups on topics that are fundamental to mission of the SES.

Some previous scholar mentors for the conference include, among others: different universities, among others:

  • Howard Aldrich;
  • Joe Mahoney;
  • Jay Barney;
  • Mike Hitt;
  • Michael Lubatkin.

Some previous participants from different universities, among others:

  • Duke University
  • Harvard University
  • Purdue University
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of Utah

Twenty-four (24) papers will be accepted for the conference. The sole criterion for acceptance is the paper’s perceived potential for publication in top tier journals. Submitted papers must not be published or currently under review at a journal, but may be at any stage of development; i.e. working papers as well as papers that have already been reviewed and rejected by a journal. Papers may be conceptual or empirical. We encourage submissions from senior faculty who are interested in publishing about entrepreneurship, as well as from junior faculty and doctoral students.

Since the design of the conference restricts the number of participants, only one author (who should identify themselves as the submitting author) will be invited to participate in the conference. You may submit multiple co-authored papers to the conference, but each submitting author must be unique. If the submitting author is unable to attend the conference, the invitation will be withdrawn. Co-authors may not attend in the submitting author’s place. All papers will be blind reviewed.

The 2009 Conference and Manuscript Boot-camp will be held on Thursday and Friday, October 8-9 at The Johns Hopkins University. The conference chair for the 2004 conference is Sharon Alvarez, Ohio State University. The conference co-chairs are David Deeds and Bill Schulze, case Western Reserve University. The event coordinator is Samuel Mathey.

Questions can be directed to Sharon Alvarez at alvarez_42@fisher.osu.edu or Samuel Mathey at

Submissions should be sent as an attachment to mathey-apossan_1@fisher.osu.edu no later than August 8th. The submitting author should be identified on the title page.

The mission of SES is to enhance the quality of scholarship in the field of entrepreneurship. Its operational goal is to increase the flow of manuscripts about entrepreneurship that are submitted to and published in the top tier journals. The society sponsors an annual conference and manuscript boot-camp, as well as other activities aimed at increasing scholarly discourse about entrepreneurship. Our metric for success is the number and quality of papers about entrepreneurial topics membership. The society is not affiliated with any journal, other scholarly organization, or academic institution.

Manuscript Submission: August 4, 2009
Acceptance Notification: August 22, 2009
Final Manuscript Due: September 22, 2009
Boot-camp date: October 8-9, 2009

Sample review guidelines for SES 2009 Paper evaluation:

The sole criteria for acceptance is the paper’s potential for publication in a top tier journal. That is to say, papers should be evaluated on their promise and not the quality of the current manuscript. Problems with stated theory or flaws in methodology or data should be viewed as problems that can be solved, and not as a basis for rejection. Sample review guidelines are below:

  • Does the paper address an interesting question?
  • To what extent does it inform discussion of issues that are relevant across multiple social science disciplines?
  • What is the paper’s potential impact on the field of entrepreneurship?
  • Can the conference add value to this paper?
  • Are there fatal (or non correctable) flaws with the quality of the data, sample, and research design?
  • Does the paper show editorial capability or promise?
  • If you were serving as a senior scholar, how willing would you be to champion this paper?

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