Effectuation 2023

          Building the Global Effectual Classroom


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          8th Effectuation Conference:

          Building the Global Effectual Classroom

          Gdansk, Poland
          November 13th – 14th, 2023

          Effectuation is at the vanguard of entrepreneurship research and practice as a scientifically validated method that arms aspiring entrepreneurs with a toolkit to design bold, creative, and unexpected solutions. In our post-pandemic world where global challenges threaten to upend our lives with unprecedented crises, teaching effectuation as means to forge better entrepreneurs was never this urgent.

          The 8th effectuation conference theme is “Building the Global Effectual Classroom”. We invite authors to submit their work and come to the conference to engage in a discussion about bringing teaching, practice, and research by leveraging our global community with a presence in all five continents. Besides the traditional conference discussion, we will host a mastermind of both experienced and new researcher/educators aiming to launch a global research consortium that blends scientific rigor, empirical relevance, and impact. 

          Co-branded with ECSB and scheduled in tandem with the RENT Conference, the 2023 Effectuation Conference will take place in Gdansk, Poland. We provide a description of each of the elements of this conference, followed by a daily agenda, with updates available on the conference website: http://www.effectuation.org

          In the tradition of Effectuation Conference in past years, the format will offer plenary sessions as well as small group research and practice “pods” where your submissions can be developed into full-fledged research articles and teaching materials. We will, of course, also enjoy the “effectual” dinner and debrief as usual.

          Conference Venue:

          Sessions are hosted by the Gdansk University of Technology.

          For more information about Gdansk, click here

          For more information about the region, click here.

          Accommodation and Transportation Information:

          Here is information about lodging near the conference or with conference rates available and transportation to the conference - link.


          The conference will consist of two full days scheduled for November 13th-14th, 2023 (09h00-17h00). We will have an informal reception on Sunday November 12th 17h00 and a conference dinner on Monday November 13th. Please make travel travel and accommodation arrangements accordingly. A detailed program is here.

          NEW!  Keynote Speakers have been named (more).

          Call For Papers/Submissions (Closed):

          The submission period for the conference is now over. Please contact the organizers if any questions via email (conference@effectuation.org)

          Registration for Accepted Submissions

          Scholars and teachers with accepted submissions will be sent links to register and to pay for the conference.

          Registration fee (accepted authors and persons of interest) = 250 EUR (to cover costs of certain meals and venues); ECSB members enjoy a reduced rate (220 EUR); (presenting or non-presenting) doctoral students = 150 EUR.
          Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation. To keep the interactive and community atmosphere of the previous conference, acceptances will be limited to 50 participants.

          Important Deadlines:

          Paper submission: May 31, 2023 REVISED
          Author notification: July 31, 2023
          Registration form wil be available.
          Registration closes: September 30, 2023

          Organising Committee:

          Tiago Ratinho, IESEG School of Management, France
          Katrin Smolka, Warwick Business School, UK
          Magdalena Popowska, Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland
          Beata Krawczyk-Bryłka, Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland
          Jagoda Goll, Gdańsk university of Technology, Poland
          Agnieszka Żur, Cracow School of Business, Poland
          Saras Sarasvathy, UVA Darden School of Business, USA
          Jim Zuffoletti, UVA Darden School of Business, USA







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