Die GMLG Conference wird seit 2014 fortgeführt unter dem Namen Leuphana Conference on Entrepreneurship.

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We are proud to present as this year’s keynote speakers: Professor G. Thomas Lumpkin and Professor Jay Mitra.

Professor G. Thomas Lumpkin holds the Chris J. Witting Chair of Entrepreneurship at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University in New York, USA.

His primary research interests include entrepreneurial orientation, social entrepreneurship, family business, and strategic decision-making processes. He is a globally recognized scholar whose research has been published in the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Business Venturing, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Management, and Strategic Management Journal. Tom is the co-editor of Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and serves on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Business Venturing, and Family Business Review.

Tom is the 2009 recipient of the IDEA Awards Foundational Paper award from the entrepreneurship division of the Academy of Management for a “classic and highly influential contribution to entrepreneurship research that serves as a legacy for scholarly work in the field” for his paper “Clarifying the Entrepreneurial Orientation Construct and Linking it to Performance," published in 1996 (with Gregory G. Dess).

His keynote speech is scheduled for Friday, January 20, 2012, 11:00 a.m., lecture hall I, Campus Scharnhorststraße, Lueneburg.

Professor G. Thomas Lumpkin’s speech is titled:

“Understanding the Family Business Landscape: Implications for Sustainability and Performance”


Professor Jay Mitra is Associate Director at the Essex Business School, Great Britain. He is the Director of the Scientific Committee on Entrepreneurship for the OECD.

Professor Mitra trained in the private sector in the UK, worked as a Principal Officer for the local government, specialising in economic and business development and taught at 3 other universities in the UK before joining the University of Essex. He also started two businesses in London.

He has written and published widely on the subject of entrepreneurship, innovation and economic development. He contributed significantly to the scientific community by publishing in international, peer-refereed journals, through book chapters in leading research monographs, and by speaking at refereed international conferences, seminars, symposia and workshops.

Over the last two decades, Professor Mitra has taught entrepreneurship, innovation management and regional development courses at universities in China, Finland, France, Italy, India, Latvia, Malaysia, Poland, and other countries. He has also led several international research and development, knowledge transfer and training projects involving leading institutions from various countries in Europe and Asia.   

Central to the development and management of numerous international projects is Professor Mitra’s direct involvement in the bidding for and raising of significant amounts of funding from a wide range of public and private international organisations (European Commission, Department for Trade and Industry, Department for International Development, Regional Development Agencies, Department for Innovation and Universities, and various private sector sponsors), which have contributed directly to the success of these projects. 

Professor Jay Mitra’s keynote speech is scheduled for Friday, January 20, 2012, 2:45 p.m., lecture hall I, Campus Scharnhorststraße, Lueneburg.

The title of Jay Mitra’s speech is to be announced soon.