PhD student attends entrepreneurship conference in Italy

News Page 12th November 2015

Anna Kopec, a PhD student from the University’s Institute for Social Innovation and Impact (ISII) attended the 10th European Conference for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ECIE) in Genoa, Italy.

The ECIE was hosted by the Department of Economics at the University of Genoa on the 17 and 18 September 2015. The conference included a wide range of research streams within the area of innovation and entrepreneurship demonstrating the significant and developing field. Presentation streams included: ‘Entrepreneurial education and learning’, ‘Entrepreneurial and innovative development’, ‘Accessing resources through networks’, as well as a PhD Colloquium.

Following a double-blind review of her paper, Anna presented her work-in-progress paper entitled: ‘The role of empathy in social enterprise’. Anna’s presentation explored the role of empathy in the formation and motivation of social enterprises. Her research was awarded the best PhD paper and presentation based on the originality of the research topic.

Anna commented: “The conference provided an exciting and valuable opportunity to connect with researchers, academics and practitioners within the international field in the historical port city of Genoa. I would like to thank the conference hosts, conference organisers, ISII and also Northampton Business School – for awarding me the Doctoral Research Dissemination Award which funded my travel and attendance.”

All conference papers will be published and form part of a book with both an ISBN and ISSN.

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