7 February 2009

Research Symposium on Marketing and Entrepreneurship 2009

UIC Research Symposium on Marketing and Entrepreneurship 2009

6-7 August, Chicago, Illinois
Proposals due March 15, 2009*

Distinguished researchers from around the world present new discoveries and ideas about marketing in entrepreneur-led businesses and new ventures, teaching innovations and discuss the impact of the latest technologies on marketing and entrepreneurship. UIC also publishes a book containing the top academic papers presented at the conference every year and many papers go on to be published in leading entrepreneurship and marketing journals. For information on purchasing
proceedings, please visit http://www.uic.edu/cba/ies/proceedings.html.

Additional illustrative topics to be covered include, but are not limited to: opportunity recognition, entrepreneurial marketing, innovation and creativity in SMEs, teaching at the interface, relationship between market orientation, entrepreneurial orientation and learning orientation, among others.

Please submit a 2-page paper summary/proposal to Laurel Ofstein –
lofste2@uic.edu (cc. gehills@uic.edu) by March 15, 2009. Or fax it to:
(312) 413-1265.

Early registration is due by May 1st, 2009.
Completed papers are due by May 15th, 2009.

Information will be available on the web at
http://www.uic.edu/cba/ies/symposia.html. Or contact Dr. Gerald Hills
at gehills@uic.edu or Laurel Ofstein at lofste2@uic.edu.

We're planning on having a great Symposium. *Please start now!*

See you in Chicago,
Gerry Hills
Rod Shrader
Maija Renko

*Why attend the UIC Research Symposium?*
Nearly all past attendees have said that the Symposium is the best
conference they attend throughout the year. With attendance of about
50 participants, the meeting creates a friendly atmosphere with plenty
of interaction among all in attendance. Here is what some have said:

"…what struck me then and still does is the immense generosity in time
and assistance that such an audience are prepared to offer…",

"The Symposium is very international and maybe more international than
many of the AMA conference's sections…",

"I found the symposium extremely beneficial for my research. It
provided an excellent platform on which to receive feedback."


Rishtee Kumar
Ben Lawrence