ALLAN GRAY CENTRE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2019


Values-Based Entrepreneurship and Societal Impact

Date: 10-11th May 2019
Venue: Graduate School of Business Conference Centre

CONFERENCE CHAIRPERSONS: 
Prof. Kurt April and Dr. Badri Zolfaghari

CONFERENCE ORGANISERS: 

Dr. Badri Zolfaghari and Ms. Glenda Weber

KEYNOTES:

Keynote 1:
 Ted Baker and Erin Powell: Entrepreneurial resourcefulness and founder identity
Keynote 2: Namhla Mangoliso: The new African entrepreneur and implications for policy and governance systems
Keynote 3: Jonathan Doh: Addressing grand challenges through collective entrepreneurship: The case of climate change adaptation
Keynote 4: Benson Honig: Researching the ‘other’: Successful approaches and ongoing challenges toward generalizability
Keynote 5: Athol Williams: Ethical challenges of social entrepreneurship
Keynote 6: Mikael Samuelsson and Ndileka Zantsi: The GSB Solution Space in transition

PRESENTATIONS:

RESILIENT INCLUSION FOR START-UPS:                                 
Nyathi: The value in diversity for start-up teams
Train: Empathy and resilience for start-up                         
Sibanda: Risk perception: How previous experiences influence the assessment of risk by immigrant entrepreneurs in South Africa

ENTREPRENEURIAL DISPOSITION:                                   
Aderibigbe: Assessment of the influence of perceived time and entrepreneurial skills constraints on entrepreneurship interest among some university students in South-Africa
Andries: The role of trust building within resilience
Smith: An entrepreneurship propensity index as a measure of new venture creation potential

INFORMALITY:                                                                  
Littlewood: Informal entrepreneurship in Kenya, South Africa, and Namibia
Lara: Why and how do founders formalise?
Chunnet: Leveraging the economic potential of refugee entrepreneurs

CHANGE AGENTS:                                                                           
Otto-Mentz: Embedded organizational change agents as institutional entrepreneurs
Feront: How individuals become institutional change agents

INCLUSIVE INNOVATION OR EXPLOITATION:                       
Hadas: Can micro-franchising support economic inclusion in the townships?
Krugel: The past, present, and future of financial inclusion
Reece: Micro-finance as exploitation

ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROCESSES OF EMERGENCE:
Mugadza: Entrepreneurial opportunity evaluation: Process view
Fox: The leaving of “leaving a legacy”: Planned, emergent, and emergency exits in social ventures
Myres: Landscape of social enterprise in South Africa

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND UBUNTU:                                       
Sibanda: The possible link between Ubuntu and low levels of entrepreneurship in South Africa
Moodley: Ubuntu and enterprise growth
Charumbira: Ethical practice: Examined through the lenses of South African township entrepreneurs

UNIVERSITY–HOST FOR ENTREPRENEURS/INNOVATION:
Mashau: Ascertaining the role of universities initiatives in the fourth evolution
Price: Entrepreneurship education courses across multidisciplinary programmes at a South African university: Educator and student perspectives

PERSONAL NARRATIVES: IDENTITIES & CHANGE:        
Delichte: Communitarians and individualists: How multiple identities interact and change to shape entrepreneur behaviour at the base-of-the-pyramid
Maharaj: Gender and founder identities among resource-constrained entrepreneurs

ENTREPRENEURSHIP SKILLS & TRAINING:                              
Myres: Skills development in green entrepreneurs
Van Der Walt: The psychology of entrepreneurship in a learning intervention: A realist evaluation
Terblanche: The executive coach as entrepreneur: Creating and maintaining a commercially viable executive coaching practice in South Africa
Rajaram: Entrepreneurship education in South Africa: Known worlds and new frontiers

SCALING SOCIAL ENTERPRISES:                                                
Bhogal: Growing founder-led prosocial ventures: A comparative case study of ventures selling feminine hygiene products
Akampa: Scaling social enterprises in new markets through diaspora links: An MCDA model for partner selection in sub-Saharan Africa