15 September 2022 | Seville
Iulia Stroila, PhD candidate of Science-to-Business Marketing Research Center (S2BMRC), FH Münster University of Applied Sciences, and her co-authors, Prof. Paul Steffens and Prof. Carolin Plewa, The University of Adelaide, received the 2022 ESU Conference Best Paper Award in the mature group for their qualitative work on the well-being of entrepreneurial ecosystems.
Drawing on the concept of ecosystem well-being from ecology and 51 interviews with successful players in Amsterdam, Berlin, Medellín, São Paulo, Silicon Valley, Stockholm, and Tel Aviv, they examined configurations of well-being dimensions-diversity, quality, resilience, opportunity, and choice provision-within entrepreneurial ecosystems. The findings suggest that the complexity of ecosystem well-being emerges across the heterogeneous strengths of different ecosystems, characterizing four typologies of ecosystem well-being. Accordingly, our study extends well-being research by shifting the analytical focus from the individual to the ecosystem level.
The conference is annually organized. This year it was hosted by The University of Seville, Spain. ESU aims to strengthen European research traditions and networks in entrepreneurship by focusing both on academic sessions and the culture and heritage of the host country and region. ESU also provides a friendly environment for young scholars to interact and bond within the research community and to learn important skills for their future careers. Supervisors, researchers, and doctoral students from international institutions active in entrepreneurship research and education come together to share experiences and create new international networks in a friendly environment.