William B. Gartner is the Bertarelli Foundation Distinguished Professor of Family Entrepreneurship at Babson College. His book: Entrepreneurship as Organizing: Selected Papers of William B. Gartner was recently published in a paperback edition by Edward Elgar. His current scholarship focuses on a variety of topics in the entrepreneurship field: entrepreneurial behavior, « entrepreneurship as practice, » the social construction of the future, value creation and appropriation, possibility and failure, “translating entrepreneurship” across cultures and countries, the poetics of exchange, and, the demographics of family entrepreneurship.

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Amanda is a PhD candidate at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) and Copenhagen Business School (CBS) where her research examines the intersection of migration, entrepreneurship, and development in the context of growing African economies. Her doctoral research – funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF) – explores alternative approaches to development through a case study of the entrepreneurship practices of ‘returnees’ and ‘repats’ in the creative arts industry in Ghana’s capital Accra. Amanda holds a M.Sc. degree in Business and Development Studies from Copenhagen Business School, a M.Sc. degree in Market Research and a B.Sc. degree in International Business, both from Tilburg University. Prior to pursuing an academic career, Amanda worked as a project manager and consultant at market research agencies in the Netherlands and Denmark.

Manesha is a Doctoral researcher at Queen Mary University of London and currently holds degrees of Business Information Technology (BSc) from Staffordshire University and Technology Management (MSc) from Staffordshire University. Her current research takes an intersectional approach to theorizing Entrepreneurship as a practice and focus on women entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka. Her doctoral research examines the phenomenon of entrepreneurship by developing a unified framework that aims to bridge the agency and structure gap whilst at the same time presenting an inclusive conceptualisation of the practice of entrepreneurship.  Her PhD seeks to contribute to the growing body of feminist entrepreneurship research by developing a more inclusive representation of the entrepreneur.