Paper Development Workshops

📢 Exciting Announcement! 🎉

Paper Development Workshops Return to ACERE 2024! 📝✍️

ACERE, the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference, is proud to continue its tradition of hosting highly valuable Paper Development Workshops. These workshops provide a unique opportunity for researchers to receive expert guidance and feedback on their work from distinguished scholars in the field.

Last year, we had the privilege of hosting three exceptional workshops led by industry-leading journal editors. Johan Wiklund, Editor-in-Chief of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Sherry Thatcher, Editor-in-Chief of Academy of Management Review, and Jeff McMullen, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Business Venturing, graciously shared their insights and expertise with participants.

In addition, we were honoured to have Per Davidsson, the winner of the prestigious Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research 2023, significantly contribute to the success of the Paper Development Workshops. With his wealth of knowledge and expertise, he provided invaluable guidance to researchers, inspiring them to reach new heights in their entrepreneurship research.

The great news is this year; we are thrilled to announce that we will again offer paper development workshops led by esteemed journals in entrepreneurship and management! 🌟

ACERE 2024 PDW format

On the second day of ACERE 2024, there will be paper development workshops organised by different leading journals, including Acadamy of Management (AMJ), Journal of Business Venturing (JBV), Journal of World Business (JWB), Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (ET&P), and Technovation.

Organising Team

A/Professor Rui Torres de Oliveira, Dr. Jan Henrik Gruenhagen, Prof. Dean Shepherd, and panel members from the editorial boards of the esteemed journals, including the following scholars, organise and mentor the PDWs: Prof. Mathew Grimes (AMJ), Prof. Sophie Bacq (JBV), Prof. Karl Wennberg (ETP), and Prof. Ajay Gaur (JWB), and A/Prof. Dilek Cetindamar Kozanoglu (Technovation).

  1. Morning Sessions:
    • The morning begins with 20-minute presentations from each journal: JBV, AMJ, ET&P, Technovation, and JWB.
    • Each journal’s presentation is followed by a Q&A session, allowing participants to ask questions and engage with the presenters.
  2. Panel Discussion:
    • Following the journal presentations and Q&A sessions, there is a panel discussion.
    • This panel typically includes editors or senior editors from the journals and focuses on topics of interest related to the field.
  3. Afternoon Round Tables:
    • After lunch, the conference moves into the round table sessions.
    • These round tables are designed for in-depth discussions and feedback on research papers.
    • Each table typically works with 3 to 4 research papers, meaning there will be around 4 to 5 tables.
    • On each table, at least one colleague has published in one of the journals (JBV, AMJ, ET&P, Technovation, or JWB) and the authors of the papers assigned to that table.


The registration for PDWs is closed. See the details of the PDWs in the ACERE 2024 Program.

Important Dates

Full paper submission deadline: 20 November

Educational Forum/Industry Forum Submission Deadline: 10 December

Application for Doctoral Consortium: 10 December

PDWs Submission Deadline: 10 December

Registration Early-Bird Price: 21 December


ACERE 2024 Program Schedule

Doctoral Consortium (Monday 5th February all day)

Paper Development Workshops (Tuesday 6th February – 9am – 3pm)

Educators/Industry Forum (Tuesday 6th February – 9am – 3pm)

Main Conference (Tuesday 6th (from 3:30 pm), Wednesday 7th (all day), Thursday 8th (all day) – Conference begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday 6th)

Social events

Welcome Drinks at The Old Clare Hotel, Tuesday 6th February, 5:30-7:00 PM

Gala Event and Awards at MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art)- Wednesday, 7th February, 6:30-10:30 PM

 Closing drinks at Aerial Conference Centre Thursday 8th February 5-6 PM


As a first-time participant and a new doctoral student just 6 months in, the conference has been extremely useful for me in terms of my own personal learning and in meeting new, liked-minded individuals. I would definitely encourage more of my friends to apply the conference in the future.

Participant in 2023 Edition of ACERE