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Price College of Business to host 37th Annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference

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The 37th annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, co-sponsored by the University of Oklahoma Michael F. Price College of Business, will take place June 7 through 10 on the OU Norman campus.

Widely considered the premier conference for entrepreneurial research, the conference was established in 1981 to provide a dynamic venue in which academics and real-world practitioners link theory and practice, and to encourage and increase quality research in entrepreneurship. The 2017 BCERC Call for Papers received 491 abstracts from lead authors from 38 countries. Of these, 300 researchers are attending the conference from 25 countries to present papers.

The Best Paper Awards for the 2016 issue of Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research BCERC Proceedings will be announced on the evening of Friday, June 9, at Oklahoma Memorial Union. Best Paper Award sponsors are the Babson College Bertarelli Family Award for The Best Paper on the Topic of Family Entrepreneurship; the Ewing Marion Kauffman Emerging Scholar Award; The Journal of Small Business Management Award for The Best Paper on the Topic of Public Policy; the G. Dale Meyer Award for The Most Relevant Research in Social Entrepreneurship; the National Federation of Independent Business for The Best Paper on a General Topic of Entrepreneurship; and the Oregon State University Best Paper Award for the best paper on the topic of Ethics in Entrepreneurship. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research BCERC Proceedings contains summaries of the presented papers and the abridged papers of the selected top 40 papers. FER is the most comprehensive collection of empirical research papers on entrepreneurship, representing research from institutions from around the globe.

In addition to the conference, and hosted in conjunction with BCERC since 1985, Babson College will hold the 2017 BCERC Doctoral Consortium Program, co-sponsored by the Price College of Business. The Doctoral Consortium provides doctoral students with the opportunity to gain insight into current research issues through intense interaction with consortium faculty, and seeks to encourage scholars and educators to become leaders in the field of entrepreneurship education. The Doctoral Consortium received 76 applications from 19 countries for 25 participants.