WELCOME

Diana International Research Conference

31 July – 2 August 2018

Women’s entrepreneurship has been identified as an increasingly important contributor for economic growth and welfare, in particular for developing nations. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) alone counts 61 million women entrepreneurs in its 10 member countries, more than in Europe and the USA combined (Xavier et al., 2016).

The Diana Project was established in 1999 by Professors Brush, Carter, Gatewood, Greene, and Hart – in partnership with ESBRI in Stockholm. The Diana Project has led the research agenda in women’s entrepreneurship across continents, cultures, and contexts. During these years, Diana conferences have annually brought together more than 100 scholars from 16 different countries worldwide, providing an arena to share a global research agenda dedicated to answering questions about women entrepreneurs.

It is for the first time that the Diana Conference is hosted in Asia and we welcome researchers from 16 different countries to Bangkok, the “big mango”, at Bangkok University School of Entrepreneurship and Management (BUSEM), Thailand.

We have prepared three special conference days, including paper presentations, the Academic Impact Day, the traditional Sip & Shop event with a twist, and plenty of room for socializing. We hope to share our insights with entrepreneurs, policy makers to help everybody to better understand Women’s Entrepreneurship and Culture: Interactions between and among cultures and societies, cross-cultural similarities and differences, the impact of culture and the impact on culture.

We would like to whole-heartedly welcome you to this conference and we are looking forward to the opportunity to make this a truly inspirational, educational and fun event.

For questions, please send an email to Asst. Prof. Dr. Ulrike Guelich at ulrike.g@bu.ac.th.