The Entrepreneurship Research Group (ERG) at Georgia State:
- Encourages interdisciplinary collaboration across campus on entrepreneurship research
- Promotes and disseminates GSU entrepreneurship research
- Connects faculty in application of research grants and data access on issues of entrepreneurship
- Supports a culture of diverse research perspectives with community events, conferences, roundtables, guest speakers and student engagement
The Entrepreneurship Research Group (ERG) hosts a quarterly speaker series showcasing cutting-edge research from entrepreneurship scholars. The ERG at Georgia State University is an interdisciplinary group with researchers studying entrepreneurship from diverse set of lenses such as social entrepreneurship, international business, franchising, immigrant entrepreneurship, pedagogy in entrepreneurship, and creative arts. In the same spirit, our goal in this speaker series is to host scholars from different disciplines to share their rigorous entrepreneurship research conducted in diverse settings, diverse methods, and on diversity of topics.
Friday, February 24, 2023 from 12:00 – 1:30 PM EST
Dr. Page Clayton
The Entrepreneurship Research Group at Georgia State will host Dr. Clayton from Georgia Tech as its research seminar speaker in February, 2023.
Dr. Clayton’s research focuses on regional patterns of economic development and how entrepreneurship and innovation influence local economies. Key themes include entrepreneurial support organizations, social network analysis, entrepreneurial ecosystems, university technology transfer, research & development, and institutions, and the connections between these factors which help support local entrepreneurship and innovation. Her research has been published in Research Policy, Industrial & Corporate Change, Academy of Management Perspectives, the Journal of Technology Transfer, Industrial Labor & Relations Review, International Regional Science Review, and the Oxford Handbook on Entrepreneurship and Collaboration, among others.
Different Outcomes for Different Founders? Local Organizational Sponsorship and Inclusion
Abstract: While the literature on entrepreneurial support organizations (ESOs) proliferates, we still do not understand their role in inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems and more specifically, whether local ESOs benefit some founders more than others. Drawing on organizational sponsorship and inclusive ecosystems literatures, this paper empirically examines whether founder characteristics of gender, immigrant, and racial minority group membership moderate the relationship between participation in different types of ESO services (incubator, mentoring, and education programs) and funding received from state, federal, and venture capital (VC) sources. Relying on a detailed database of life sciences firms founded in North Carolina’s Research Triangle region, the paper uncovers how funding outcomes differ depending on the funding source and the moderating ESO and founder traits. The paper concludes with practical implications for how women, immigrant, and minority founders may be better supported by ESOs for broader, inclusive ecosystem building.
Friday, December 2, 2022 from 12:00 -1:30 PM EST
Dr. Elena Kulchina, Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the North Carolina State University and a faculty affiliate at the Duke University, Fuqua School of Business
Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 12:00 -1:00 PM EST
Joel Gehman, Professor of Strategy, Entrepreneurship & Management and Alberta School of Business Chair in Free Enterprise at the University of Alberta.