We are pleased to invite you to the forthcoming GEM Training and Publishing workshop, to be held from the 14th-16th November 2016, hosted by the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo León, México. The workshop will be led by Thomas Schøtt.
Purpose and content
The purpose of the workshop is to train GEM researchers in analysis of GEM data for international publication. Training focuses on specifying hypotheses, testing them, and reporting results for academic and policy audiences.
Each participant selects an own research question about people’s entry into entrepreneurship or about entrepreneurs’ work, perhaps in a national context, and researches it by analyzing GEM data in SPSS, with guidance, resulting in a study suitable for academic presentation and publication. Thomas will create customized data from GEM.
Ability to address research questions in entrepreneurship by analyzing quantitative data from GEM.
Agenda for three days, 9am-6pm
- Thomas gives introductory lecture about researching adults’ training and involvement in entrepreneurship.
- Thomas gives introductory lecture about researching entrepreneurs’ organization of their work.
- We train handling of data and train analysis of how one thing is related to another thing.
- We train such analyses by using cross-tabulation, comparison of averages, and correlation, in SPSS.
- You select a research question to work on during the workshop, alone or with another in the workshop.
- You start doing analyses addressing your research question, using cross-tab, comparing means, correlation.
- You present your research question and first analysis for discussion.
- Thomas gives lecture on analyzing how one outcome is caused by several conditions.
- We train such analyses by using multiple regression (linear and logistic, with interaction).
- You do your own analyses using these techniques. Your present your own analyses for discussion.
- Thomas lectures on analyzing how regional/national conditions influence individual behavior.
- We train such analyses by using hierarchical linear modeling. You do your own analyses using these techniques.
- You present your results, and get feedback from all. We discuss publication of results.
Participants should have some experience analyzing data with statistical software such as SPSS. Each participant must prepare for the workshop by reading GEM-literature, the GEM-questionnaires, and installing SPSS on own laptop.
GEM-members and other GEM-researchers and Ph.D. students can participate. To participate, please email, before October 15 (space is limited, so early registration is recommended), Thomas Schøtt, firstname.lastname@example.org. Certificates of participation will be issued, so Ph.D. students may get credit at their universities.
No fee for instruction
The instruction and instructional facilities, and even our lunches, are all free, sponsored by University of Southern Denmark, Tecnológico de Monterrey, and GERA.
You arrange own travel and pay for own accommodation and meals. The official hotel for the workshop is Holiday Inn Express Tec where a special rate has been arranged for attendants to this program. The daily cost of a double room is 60 US Dollars (tax and breakfast included). So if two participants decide to share a room, each one will be paying 30 US Dollars, although the reservation should be done under one name only. Contact information for reservation and booking will be provided conveniently once we get your registration data.
Bosma, N. 2013. The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) and its impact on entrepreneurship research. Foundations and Trends in Entrepreneurship, vol 9, issue 2, pages 143-248.
Cheraghi, M. et al. 2015. Reproduction of gender gaps throughout the entrepreneurial career: Disadvantages and benefits. International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, 7, 3, 321-343. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJGE-03-2013-0027
Schøtt.2013.Edited issue on entrepreneurs’ networks International Journal of Business and Globalisation, vol 11, no 4.
Schøtt et al. 2014. Entrepreneurs’ innovation embedded in networks and national education. Small Business Economics. 43, 2: 463-476. DOI: 10.1007/s11187-014-9546-8
Schøtt et al. 2016. Firms’ innovation benefiting from networking and institutional support: A global analysis of national and firm effects. Research Policy, 45, 1233-1246. DOI 10.1016/j.respol.2016.03.006
GEM Manual: Design, Data and Quality Control, www.gemconsortium.org
GEM APS Questionnaire and NES Questionnaire, www.gemconsortium.org
GEM Special Reports on Women, Education & training, High-Growth, Entrepreneurial Employee Activity, Social Entrepreneurship, Youth, Innovation.