Effectuation 2023

          Building the Effectual Global Classroom

          Arrival - Sunday, November 12th 2023

          There will be an informal welcome reception 5.00 PM -7.00 PM - at the Faculty of Management and Economic Building, Gdansk Tech

          Day 1 Monday, November 13th 2023

          08.30 - 9.00 AM Conference Space

          Welcome From Gdansk Hosts

          09.00 - 10.00 AM Conference Space

          Introduction - Building the Global Classroom Building the Global Classroom: Blending effectual teaching & research

          Saras Sarasvathy

          10.00 - 10.30 AM Conference Space

          Coffee Break

          10.30 - 12.30 PM Conference Space

          Networking Session - Give and Get

          Tiago Ratinho

          12.30-1.30 PM Conference Space


          1.30-2.30 PM Conference Space

          Keynote - Christina Theodoraki

          2.30 - 4.00 PM Breakout Rooms

          Pods (Research and Pedagogy)

          4.00 - 4.15 PM Conference Space


          4.15-5.45 PM Conference Space

          Keynote - Dries Faems

          5.45 - 6.00 PM Conference Lobby

          Closing Remarks

          6.00 - 10.00 PM Venue TBD

          Effectual Dinner

          Day 2 Tuesday, November 14th 2023

          9.00 - 10:30 AM Conference Space

          Debrief on Effectual Dinner

          10.30 - 11.00 AM Conference Space


          11.00 - 11.30 AM Conference Space

          Entrepreneur Interview

          11:30 - 12.30 PM Conference Space

          AI Panel

          12.30-1.30 PM Lunch


          1.30 PM - 3.00 PM Conference Space

          Pods (research and pedagogy)

          3.00 - 3.30 PM Conference Space


          3.30 - 5.00 PM Conference Space

          Effectuation Regatta

          5.00 - 5.30 PM Conference Lobby

          Closing Remarks

          Keynote Speaker Information Here - Link



          Effectuation has emerged in last two decades as an alternative framework to explain how entrepreneurs make decisions in the face of uncertainty. Predicated in marshalling available resources within reach, and prioritizing actions instead of planning or forecasting, effectuation emerged as a powerful concept to researchers, educators, and practitioners.

          In this workshop, we wish explore issues associated with growing a community effectually using as a case in point our experience within the Society for Effectual Action. We will explore questions such as:

          • How to Manage Opposing Goals of Rigor and Relevance?
          • How to Organize a Global Network?
          • What Amount of Structure Facilitates Co-creation?
          • How Can We Rethink and Redo the Ordinary?

          The highlight of the workshop with be a group activity entitled โ€œThe Effectuation Regattaโ€ in which is designed to connect the available means and affordable loss of individuals with co-creators who also take action to shape the shared future in an area of personal importance.

          Additionally, we will set the stage by briefly presenting effectuation to those not familiar with the concept and a general summary of the 8th Effectuation Conference (scheduled for November 13th-14th, 2023).



          Join Us

          Effectuation 2023 : What Next?

          The Effectuation Conference is back in 2023. Co-branded with ESCB and scheduled in tandem with the RENT Conference, the 2023 Effectuation Conference will take place in historic Gdansk, Poland. In the tradition of Effectuation Conferencea in past years, the format will offer plenary sessions as well as small group research and practice โ€œpodsโ€ where your submissions can be developed into full fledged research articles and teaching materials. We will, of course, also enjoy the โ€œeffectualโ€ dinner and debrief as usual.
          Join us November 13 and 14, 2023
          8:30 AM onwards


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