Entrepreneurial Financial Management Conference

Date: January 13-14, 2017
Location:
Center for Financial Reporting and Auditing, ESMT Berlin, Schlossplatz 1, 10178 Berlin

 

Conference focus

In increasingly regulated corporate and capital markets world, sound financial management is vital for companies of all sizes. While start-ups enjoy many regulatory exemptions, their success still requires that investors and entrepreneurs understand each other’s information needs. Lack of useful and reliable information, as well as its insufficient flow, can slow down the growth of the company, endanger the venture and debt capital markets, and put newly-created jobs in this sector at jeopardy.

The conference on Entrepreneurial Financial Management provided a unique forum for focusing on entrepreneurial finance and entrepreneurial accounting.  In addition to keynote addresses, papers and panel discussions that highlight current insights from the practitioner community (on Friday, January 13), the conference also featured a full day of academic programming (on Saturday, January 14).

Academic participants included Gavin Cassar (INSEAD), Rajesh Chandy (London Business School), Per Olsson (ESMT Berlin), David Robinson (Duke University), Jörg Rocholl (ESMT Berlin), Per Strömberg (Stockholm School of Economics), and Thomas Åstebro (HEC Paris).  Several industry participants also took part in the discussion, among them Dr. Jörg Kukies, Co-CEO Goldman Sachs Germany-Austria.

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Practitioner program

Practitioner program

January 13, 2017

 

12:00–12:30Registration
12:30–12:40Opening and welcome: Jörg Rocholl, ESMT Berlin and Per Olsson, ESMT Berlin
12:45–14:00Lunch, coffee
Lunch Keynote: Innovation, entrepreneurship and the New World Order, David T. Robinson, Duke University and ESMT Berlin
14:10–14:55Panel discussion: What role do universities play in stimulating entrepreneurial ecosystems?
Linus Dahlander–Associate  Professor of Strategy at ESMT Berlin
Marcus Lehmann–Project Lead at Cyclotron Road, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Thomas Åstebro–Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at HEC Paris
Moderated by Jon Fjeld, Duke University: The Fuqua School of Business
14:55–15:30Keynote: Making the most out of your new business, Christian Rast and Tim Dümichen, KPMG
15:30–16:00Coffee break
16:00–16:45Panel Discussion: How investors can stimulate and increase entrepreneurship?

Alex Brabers–Chief Business Operations  at Gimv and Board Member of Invest Europe
Alexander Kölpin–Managing Director and Partner at WestTech Ventures
Alexander Zumdieck–Managing Director at METRO Accelerator
Moderated by David T. Robinson, Duke University and ESMT Berlin

16:45–17:15Keynote: Entrepreneurship in banking: the case of FinTech, Jörg Kukies, Co-CEO Goldman Sachs Germany-Austria
17:15–18:00Panel Discussion: Financial innovation strategies
Jörg Kukies – Co-CEO Goldman Sachs Germany-Austria
Julian Riedlbauer – Partner and Head of  Germany at GP Bullhound
Jörg Sandrock – Financial Services Digital Leader at PwC Strategy&
Moderated by Per Strömberg, Stockholm School of Economics, AP6 (Swedish National Pension Fund), and Chairman of The Economic Sciences Nobel Prize Committee 2016
18:00Cocktail reception

 

Academic program

Academic program

January 14, 2017

 

09:00–09:45Niklas Hüther (Indiana University): Raising funds on performance: are private equity returns too good to be true?, Discussant: Per Strömberg, Stockholm School of Economics
09:45–10:30Wenxuan Hou (University of Edinburgh): Do returnee CEOs transfer institutions? Evidence from newly public Chinese entrepreneurial firms, Discussant: Frank Ecker, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
10:30–10:50Coffee break
10:50–11:35Thomas Åstebro (HEC Paris): Herding in equity crowdfunding
11:35–12:20Rajesh Chandy (London Business School): Pathways to profits: the impact of marketing versus finance skills on business performance, Discussant: Marco Da Rin, Tilburg University
12:20–13:20Lunch, coffee
13:20–14:05Jan Riepe (University of Tübingen): Access to banking and its value in developed countries: evidence from the U.S. marijuana industry, Discussant: David T. Robinson, Duke University
14:05–14:50Laurence van Lent (Tilburg University), Colin Zeng (University of Manchester): Does being an only child matter for entrepreneurship and innovation?, Discussant: Joachim Gassen, Humboldt University Berlin
14:50–15:10Coffee break
15:10–15:55Magdalena Pisa (WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management): Credit risk characteristics of U.S. small business portfolios, Discussant: Aksel Mjøs, Norwegian School of Economics
15:55–16:40Gavin Cassar (INSEAD):  An Interdependence Theory of Entrepreneurial Forecasting: Evidence from Venture Capital Backed Firms, Discussant: Per Olsson, ESMT Berlin
16:40–16:45Wrap-up and closing remarks, Per Olsson, ESMT Berlin

     

      

      

       

      

      

Organizing committee

Organizing committee

Academic organizers

Registration

Registration

Participation at the Entrepreneurial Financial Management conference is free of charge. To register for the Conference, please fill in the registration form here.

Registration Deadline: January 11, 2016

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Hotel information

Hotel information

Rooms have been reserved for speakers and special guests. Please contact the organizers at cfra@esmt.org for more information.

We recommend the following hotels close to our campus:

ARCOTEL John F (****S)


Motel One Berlin-Spittelmarkt

Please note that the accommodation should be booked directly with the hotel.

Call for papers (closed)

Call for papers (closed)

Please note that the Call for papers is closed. These are the accepted papers:

  • Thomas Åstebro (HEC Paris): Herding in equity crowdfunding
  • Gavin Cassar (INSEAD):  An Interdependence Theory of Entrepreneurial Forecasting: Evidence from Venture Capital Backed Firms
  • Rajesh Chandy (London Business School): Pathways to profits: the impact of marketing versus finance skills on business performance
  • Wenxuan Hou (University of Edinburgh): Do returnee CEOs transfer institutions? Evidence from newly public Chinese entrepreneurial firms
  • Niklas Hüther (Indiana University): Raising funds on performance: are private equity returns too good to be true?
  • Laurence van Lent (Tilburg University), Colin Zeng (University of Manchester): Does being an only child matter for entrepreneurship and innovation?
  • Jan Riepe (University of Tübingen): Access to banking and its value in developed countries: evidence from the U.S. marijuana industry
  • Magdalena Pisa (WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management): Credit risk characteristics of U.S. small business portfolios

 

For the academic part of the conference, we invite authors to submit high-quality research papers in all areas relating to entrepreneurial accounting and entrepreneurial finance. Both empirical and theoretical submissions are encouraged.

Paper submission

Interested authors should e-mail their paper to the Center for Financial Reporting and Auditing cfra@esmt.org no later than November 1, 2016. Authors of accepted papers will be notified no later than November 15.

Expenses

We will provide accommodation as well as reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses for presenting authors and discussants.