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Tuck's Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual EVI Conference on Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, and Initial Public Offerings, to be held in Hanover, New Hampshire on June 2-4, 2004.

Program Information:
Call for Papers
Program Information

Call for Papers

Focus: The emphasis of the conference will be on high-quality (i.e., rigorous and targeted toward academic journals) and generally accessible research with respect to the creation, development, and growth of young firms. The majority of the program is intended to be devoted to empirical papers, but applied theoretical papers are also invited.

Paper Submissions (deadline is March 5, 2004): Interested authors should email papers in Acrobat pdf format to tuck.evi.conference@dartmouth.edu, with the keyword "EVI Submission" in the email subject title. The submission deadline is March 5, 2004.

Paper Synopses: The conference seeks to raise the exposure of all work in the area. All authors are encouraged (and all presenters are required) to also submit a 1-2 page synopsis of their paper in Acrobat pdf format. This synopsis is intended for distribution to a wider audience, including non-academics, on the web. By submitting, authors are granting Tuck a non-exclusive permission for further redistribution of their synopses. Presenters and discussants will be invited the week of April 5 and posted the week of April 12. Selected paper synopses will also be posted prior to the conference.

Expenses: The conference will pay reasonable transportation and hotel expenses for one presenter per paper. The conference will cover hotel expenses only for discussants.

Program Committee: The organizing committee is being led by Tuck and includes an outstanding group of scholars. Additional conference organizational support will be provided by Fred Wainwright, Executive Director of the Tuck Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship. The Program Committee includes:

  • Colin Blaydon, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
  • Paul Gompers, Harvard Business School
  • Robert Hansen, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
  • Thomas Hellmann, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Michael Horvath, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
  • Steve Kaplan, The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
  • Josh Lerner, Harvard Business School
  • Alexander Ljungqvist, NYU Stern School of Business
  • Matthew Rhodes-Kropf, Columbia Business School
  • Jay Ritter, College of Business Administration, University of Florida
  • Ivo Welch, Yale School of Management
  • Kent Womack, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

Program Information

The conference begins with a cocktail reception and a casual dinner at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, June 2. The conference will conclude with a luncheon on Friday, June 4.
View the full, final conference schedule »
View the papers to be presented »
View the full conference participants list »


The conference organizers invite researchers, journalists, and practitioners interested in the area to attend the conference and to cover their own transportation expenses. There is a subsidized conference fee of $300 for academics and $600 for non-academics that covers all materials, meals, breaks/refreshments, and lodging for 2 nights. To register online go to http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=61963 by May 21, 2004. There is limited space. Consequently, allocation is by first-come, first-serve, and attendees are encouraged to register early. Fees are non-refundable.

Overnight accommodations at the Hanover Inn are included in the subsidized conference fee. The Hanover Inn is a full service hotel, adjacent to the Dartmouth campus in scenic Hanover, New Hampshire. The conference organizers will manage all overnight reservations. Please note participants who call the Inn directly will be charged the unsubsidized price of $259 per night. To register online go to http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=61963.

Questions? E-mail tuck.evi.conference@dartmouth.edu or call Sandy Rozyla at 603.646.0555

Directions to Tuck

The Tuck School is located in central New England, near the intersection of Interstates 89 and 91, just 2 1/2 hours by car from Boston, 5 hours from New York, and 3 1/2 hours from Montréal. If you are traveling by air, there are several regional airports to choose from. Directions to Tuck by car and air transportation information can be found at http://www.dartmouth.edu/tuck/about/directions/index.html.

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