The European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB) is a non-profit organization whose main objective is to advance the understanding of entrepreneurship and to improve the competitiveness of SMEs in Europe. ECSB facilitates the creation and distribution of new knowledge through research, education and the open exchange of ideas between professions and across national and cultural boarders. ECSB provides its members access to high-quality conferences, such as the RENT conference, in order to facilitate and enhance the exchange of knowledge within the ECSB membership.
. Hans Landstrom (University of Lund, Sweden)
Mario RAFFA (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy)
After the eighteen previous Workshops (in Brussels 1987, Vienna 1988, Cologne 1989, Durham 1990, Vaxjo 1991, Barcelona 1992, Budapest 1993, Tampere 1994, Piacenza 1995, Brussels 1996, Mannheim 1997, Lyon 1998, London 1999, Prague 2000, Turku 2001, Barcelona 2002, Lodz 2003, Copenhagen 2004) the RENT 2005 conference will take place in Napoli (Italy). The University of Napoli Federico II will host it.
The field of entrepreneurship and small business studies has prospered and grown considerably during the past few years in all European countries. Remarkable development has taken place in the research frameworks and methodologies respectively. The fundamental scientific discussion continues with entrepreneurship theory and discipline. Simultaneously we have witnessed entrepreneurship research enter into new emerging fields with specific features.
Exceptionally this year, we have 2 winners of the traditional Award for the best paper presented at the conference.
Jonas Gabrielsson (Assistant professor in Business Administration at CIRCLE, Lund University, Sweden)
"Prediction or Control?
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The Doctoral Seminar has a successful tradition at RENT and hence will be continued in Napoli. It will take place on November 16.
Students in early stages of their research are encouraged to participate. Research proposals presented will be discussed by senior researchers as well as by younger researchers experienced in the specific field of research presented. The Doctoral seminar will be chaired by Professor Mario Raffa and Professor Poul Rind Christensen (Centre for Small Business Studies, University of Southern Denmark).
For further information, please contact : Mario Raffa firstname.lastname@example.org
There are no extra fee for participation in the Doctoral Seminar but participation in the