Over 170 scholars, academicians, educationists and researchers, including 35 from 20 countries, attended the three-day event. Around 325 abstracts and 250 research papers were received, of which 139 were accepted for publishing.
Prof Pradip Khandwalla, Former Director, IIM-A and Chief Guest for the inauguration of the conference, said, “Looking at the range of topics included in this conference, we can say that entrepreneurship research has come of age. Although, there is still a long way to go. EDII has been arranging this conference since long, providing a platform to researchers, practitioners and educators of entrepreneurship to share their ideas, beliefs and work with other experts.”
Emphasizing on the need for innovation-centred entrepreneurship, Prof Khandwalla said, “Innovation centred entrepreneurship is important for developing countries. However, research says it alone is not enough. When innovation-centred entrepreneurship is blended with compassion, social entrepreneurship is born. It makes the society humane, creative and performance-oriented.”