Upcoming conferences and workshops

Guest Lecture

On the 29th May, Prof. Michael Frese will present a guest lecture on the topic “How to make use of evidence-based management in entrepreneurship: The example of Personal Initiative Training.”

Prof. Frese is one of the two recipients of this year’s Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research, and he will tour across universities in Sweden after the award ceremony in Stockholm.

The lecture is scheduled from 08:30 – 10:00 in JIBS Aula B1033.

SAVE THE DATE - 10th Entrepreneurship-as-Practice Conference

9th - 11th April 2025

More details to come

Recent conferences and workshops

Date: 26th March 2024


Venue: Jönköping International Business School, Gjuterigatan 6, Jönköping


The event will be held in English.


In today's interconnected world, the journey towards embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion across different levels of the economy is both vital and challenging. This conference brings together researchers, practitioners, and experts, including a keynote from Sweden's Minister for Gender Equality and Working Life, Paulina Brandberg, aiming to deepen our understanding of diversity and inclusion from national to individual levels. Join us for a day filled with insightful discussions intended to inspire new thoughts and generate discussions to cultivate inclusive excellence.

Speakers and Panellist

  • Salem Seifeddine, Professor, Executive Vice President, JU
  • Paulina Brandberg, Minister for Gender Equality and Working LIfe
  • Leona Achtenhagen, Professor, Director of MMTC
  • Sumaya Hashim, Conference Project Manager, MMTC
  • Helene Ahl, Professor, HLK
  • Emilia Florin Samuelsson, Assistant Professor, JIBS
  • Petter Björkebäck, Founder and CEO of Village Organizational Development
  • Marcela Ramirez Pasillas, Assistant Professor, MMTC
  • Thomas Cyron, Assistant Professor, MMTC
  • Greta Gober, Associate Professor, University of Warsaw
  • Anna Ginalska, Associate Professor, University of Warsaw
  • Anna Mårtensson, Prosecutor, Jönköping
  • Anna Edstedt, Head of Q by Consid
  • Joaquin Cestino Castilla, Assistant Professor, MMTC
  • Rosa Indenbaum, Director of Operations, Trase
  • Sandra Subel, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Axel Springer
  • Timur Uman, Professor, MMTC
  • Nora Bavey, Tech-entrepreneur and Investor
  • Evelina Antilla, Managing Partner/CEO Wellstreet
  • Anna Nordén, Assistant Professor, JIBS
  • Lucia Naldi, Professor, Vice-Dean of Research, JU



Last day for registration: 19th March. Please use the registration link below.


Limited number of places.


For further information contact : sumaya.hashim@ju.se

The second External Enablement of Entrepreneurship workshop will take place on

September 28th and 29th 2023 and is proudly hosted by MMTC. The second workshop on ‘External Enablement of Entrepreneurship’ provides a unique platform for researchers to engage in comprehensive discussion and knowledge sharing about the ‘external enabler’ construct and framework.


Speakers, Sharks, and Panel Guests

  • Per Davidsson, Jönköping International Business School, Queensland University of Technology
  • Howard Aldrich, University of North Caroline
  • Dominic Chalmer, University of Glasgow
  • Lucia Naldi, Jönköping International Business School
  • Sarfraz Ali Kyanir, Queensland University of Technology
  • Jan Recker, University of Hamburg

Submission process

  1. Abstract – 150-200 words (Pitch an early-stage research idea, and receive expert advice on how to take your research further)
  2. Extended Abstract – 600-800 words (Present an ‘external enablement of entrepreneurship’ project or a project on environmental change that you think of framing as external enablement, and receive expert advice on how to take your research further)

The deadline for applications is September 1st. You can apply to be part of the workshop and submit your abstract via the External enablement website External link, opens in new window.

Attendance is possible without submitting an abstract (registration required)

For further information contact Madeleine Meurer : madeleine.meurer@ju.se

MMTC Idea Development Workshop on the Entrepreneurship Industry 17-18th of August 2023

In connection with the call for papers for the SBEJ Special issue on The Emergence of an Entrepreneurship Industry: Dynamics and Consequences External link, opens in new window., MMTC is hosting an idea development workshop.

Join International guests and JIBS scholars for a lunch-to-lunch workshop, discussing the entrepreneurship industry and have the opportunity to develop potential paper ideas on the subject.

Topics that will be addressed during the workshop include:

  • Teaching about the entrepreneurship industry
  • Veblenian entrepreneurship and
  • Methodological challenges in researching the entrepreneurship industry.


For more information contact @Christian Sandström

Speakers and Guests

  • Christian Sandström, Jönköping International Business School
  • Per Davidsson, Jönköping International Business School
  • Rasmus Hartmann, Copenhagen Business School
  • Richard Hunt, Virginia Polytech
  • Olof Hallonsten, Lund University
  • Anna Brattström, Lund University
  • Karl Wennberg, Stockholm School of Economics