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.
For more information about ECSB, please visit: www.ecsb.org.
Eddy Laveren (Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium)
Hans Crijns (Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, Belgium)
Prof. Hans Landstrom (University of Lund, Sweden)
Prof. Asko Miettinen (Tampere University of Technology)
Prof. Antti Paasio (Turku School of Economics, Finland)
Prof. Mario Raffa (Università Degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy)
David Smallbone (Kingston University, U.K.)
Prof. Roy Thurik (Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Mrs Gerry Van Dyck (EIASM, Brussels, Belgium)
Prof. José M. Veciana (Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain)
Following nineteen successful 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 and Naples in 2005), RENT XX will take place in Brussels, Belgium. The EIASM together with the Universiteit Antwerpen and the Vlerick Leuven Gent Managment School will host it.
In line with traditions, RENT XX will be organised in order to stimulate dialogue and reflections on progress in the field of entrepreneurship.
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.
Progress in the field of entrepreneurship is not only triggered by the exchange of ideas and new analyses inside the research community. It is also triggered by the growing emphasis on entrepreneurship in policy agendas and business communities all over Europe. It has stimulated dialogue between the research community and communities of practice.
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RENT Best Paper Award for a Junior Researcher.
This year, we have 2 winners of this Award.
They are :
Eva COOLS (Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, Belgium)
With the paper entitled :
"THE HUNT FOR THE HEFFALUMP CONTINUES: WHO IS THE FLEMISH ENTREPRENEUR?"
Silke TEGTMEIER (University of Lüneburg, Germany)
With the paper entitled :
"ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND THE „THEORY OF PLANNED BEHAVIOR“ - EMPIRICAL IMPLICATIONS FOR PROMOTING STUDENTS’ ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTIVITY."
|DOCTORAL SEMINAR ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Sponsored by :
Professor Poul Rind Christensen (Aarhus School of Business).
Professor Friederike Welter (University of Siegen)
The doctoral seminar has a successful tradition at RENT and hence will be continued in Brussels. To encourage the emergence of new ideas, communication and dialogue between students and teachers from different countries, in the field of Entrepreneurship and Small Business research, we would like to invite doctoral students to attend this doctoral seminar. Students in early stages of their research are particularly encouraged to participate and present their research proposals. Sessions will be organised based on the proposals from the doctoral students, together with discussants' reflections on theory and methodology issues.
Research proposals presented will be discussed by senior researchers as well as by younger researchers experienced in the specific field of the research presented.
Doctoral candidates interested in attending should contact Professor Poul Rind Christensen (RIND@asb.dk).
There is no extra fee for participation in the Doctoral Seminar, but participation in RENT XX is requested.
The sessions are also open for Ph.d. students who do not present proposals, but want to join sessions as learning observers