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Entrepreneurship in a Changing World –
Challenges and Responses

11th International Conference
Due to extraordinary situation with COVID-19 the conference is postponed from June to the beginning of September.
The actual dates will be announced later.

Albena, Varna, Bulgaria

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The Conference Proceedings 2017

The 8th International Conference on The International Entrepreneurship: Trends, Challenges, Achievements was held from 8 to 10 June 2017 in the St. St. Constantine and Helena Resort, near Varna, Bulgaria. This Proceedings book includes some of the papers presented at the conference. Other has been directed to IRE journal Like the previous conferences, the 8th continued the tradition of a relatively small (boutique, as some of the foreign participants say) conference with a high professional level and a nice atmosphere for networking and relaxation.

First of all, it is worth mentioning the contribution of our renown keynote speakers:

  • Prof. Eric Flamholtz (UCLA, Management Systems Consulting Corporation, USA)
  • Prof. David Smallbone (Kingston University, UK, Past President of the ECSB and ICSB)
  • Prof. Andrew Burke (Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, Editor-in-Chief of IRE)
  • Prof. Simon Bridge (Ulster University Business School, UK).

Interesting presentations and lively discussions continued during the parallel sessions. Here are some of the presented reports, without underestimating the rest. We start with the winner of the Best Paper Award at the Conference Tanja Leppäaho (Finland), who presented her paper “Getting Embedded for and during Internationalization”. Prior to the conference, she received 2017 Bertarelli Family Best Paper Award from Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC) together with Professor Sarah Jack from University of Lancaster School of Management as co-author of their research paper.

By the opinion of the majority of the participants, BAMDE Conference in 2016 was a desirable professional and informal event with its own distinctive characteristics. That's why many participants are fans of the BAMDE Conference from many years.

A very important feature of the conference, valid for 2017, is the pleasant atmosphere for networking, creating future scientific and business partnerships. The fact is that a number of participants have participated in several editions of the conference. We hope that all of these achievements will reflect even more on the next 9th and especially in the anniversary 10th conference.


The Table of Contents

Entrepreneurship and SMEs Policy

International Entrepreneurship Policies: A South African Perspective
Willem Odendaal

Does the SME Development in the New Member States Needs a Different EU Industrial Policy?
Zhelyu Vladimirov


Entrepreneurship, Internationalization, Competitiveness

Getting Embedded for and during Internationalization
Tanja Leppäaho, Sarah Jack, Pia Arenius, and Eriikka Paavilainen-Mäntymäki 

Migration and International Entrepreneurship. The Case of Western Europe  
Jan Degadt 

Collaboration with Competitors in Business Networks
Svetoslav Dimkow 

The Impact of ICT Uptake on the International Competitiveness of European Enterprises: Case of the SKILLS+ Project
Zane Zeibote 

Role of Managerial Experience of Entrepreneurs in Choosing Approaches to Internationalization of Their Business
Kostadin Kolarov, Yordanka Ivanova, and Petar Todorov 


Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Management

Alternative Approaches to Marketing Being a Business Entrepreneur
Björn Bjerke 

Digitalization as Push and Pull Factor Redefining the Entrepreneurship Concept
María Azucena Pérez Alonso and José Carlos Sánchez García 

Significance, Role and Principles of Website SEO for Digital Entrepreneurship – the Battle for the Top Google Rankings 
Nikolay Vankov

International Experience of Entrepreneurs as a Factor in Their Managerial Development 
Kostadin Kolarov and Maria Vasilska  

The Impact Study of Job Insecurity on Employees’ Creativity 
Aihua Huang, Li Yang and Zisen Li


Entrepreneurship, New Ideas, Models

Rethinking Enterprise
Simon Bridge 

An Empirical Investigation of Platform Firms’ Business and Revenue Models
Zong Dai 

Based on the Equity Structure View of the Relationship between TMT Heterogeneity and Innovation Performance 
Li Weining and Wang Menghan


Note: Those who are interested to obtain the proceedings book, please contact the organisers.