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.
Hans Landstrom (University of Lund, Sweden)
Eddy Laveren (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
Antti Paasio (Turku School of Economics, Finland)
Mario Raffa (Università Degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy)
David Smallbone (Kingston University, U.K.)
Roy Thurik (Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Gerry Van Dyck (EIASM, Brussels, Belgium)
José M. Veciana (Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain)
(Centre for Advanced Studies - Cardiff University)
|MAIN THEMES AND CONFERENCE TOPICS
The main theme for the 21st Annual RENT Conference is:
Entrepreneurship and small business development – making the difference in local, regional and national economies
Submissions of any aspect of entrepreneurship and small business development are welcome, but preferably concerning the following issues :
Entrepreneurship and regional development
Entrepreneurship, support measures and policy issues
Entrepreneurship and knowledge-based Economy and Society
The role of universities in fostering entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurial Process: From Creation to Growth
Business incubation and new venture strategy
Spin off processes and knowledge transfer
Globalisation and SMEs
Networks and entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurial Finance and venture capital
Governance issues and corporate social responsability
Entrepreneurship and special interest groups (women, ethnic minorities, …)
Corporate entrepreneurship / intrapreneurship
The submission deadline is over.
Every presenter must be prepared to act as a discussant for one paper at the conference
|RENT BEST PAPER AWARD FOR A JUNIOR RESEARCHER
RENT Best Paper Award for a Junior Researcher.
The winners are :
FRANCISCO JOSE SAEZ-MARTINEZ & ANGELA GONZALEZ-MORENO
(University of Castilla - La Mancha, Spain)
With the paper entitled :
"COOPERATION WITH UNIVERSITIES AND RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS FOR CORPORATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACTIVITIES IN LOW- AND MEDIUM-TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIES"
|DOCTORAL SEMINAR ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Sponsored by :
November 21, 2007
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 Cardiff. To encourage the emergence of new ideas and dialogue among students and researchers 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 Ph.D. research are particularly encouraged to participate and present their research proposals. Sessions will be organised in 4-5 tracks based on the proposals from the doctoral students. 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 and presenting their research proposal (not the results of finished research) should send a one page abstract to Professor Poul Rind Christensen (RIND@asb.dk) no later than
SEPTEMBER 1, 2007
There is no extra fee for participation in the Doctoral Seminar, but registration for the RENT XXI is compulsory. The number of participating presenters is limited to 20 Ph.D. students.
|WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS CONFERENCE?
• Researchers, educators and practitioners in entrepreneurship from all over the world, who want to present their researches and discuss their findings with other experts
• Representatives of governmental organisations, business and trade associations concerned with the promotion of entrepreneurship
• Senior officials in entrepreneur development, economic policy-making and administration
• Suppliers of education and training services
• All those interested in entrepreneurship
|PARTICIPATION FEE AND REGISTRATION
|for payment |
10 October 2007
10 October 2007
|The participation fee is
This fee includes automatically the 2007-2008 ECSB membership. As member of ECSB, you are automatically a member of ICSB, you receive the quarterly Journal of Small Business Management, you have access to the ECSB website (including the complete ECSB membership directory), you are also entitled to receive the ICSB Bulletin and discount rates for other conferences (including the ICSB World Conference).
The special price of EUR 440 is offered to the people coming from Central and Eastern Europe.
As usual, the fee includes participation to the conference (and eventually the Doctoral seminar), documents, lunches, morning and afternoon refreshments, the welcome reception and the Conference dinner.
Cancellations made before November 1st, 2007 will be reimbursed minus 20 % of the total fee.
No reimbursement will be possible after that date.
Payments should be made by :
* Transfer into the EIASM bank account: 424-5533281-33 - (IBAN: BE79 4245 5332 8133) with the KBC bank, Avenue Marnix 31, 1000 Brussels, Belgium, BIC/SWIFT-address: KREDBEBB. (In case of bank charges, they should be paid by the payor).
Please do not forget to clearly mention RENT 2007 + the NAME of the participant on the payment order.
* Credit card: Visa or Eurocard/Mastercard/Access. In this case, you are requested to provide us with the entire credit card number + the expiration date of the card .
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
The conference will take place in the Millennium Stadium of Cardiff.
information of how to get to Cardiff University and a map
Please click HERE to download the information and HERE for the map.
SOCIAL EVENTS :
Conference Gala Dinner
Ms. Graziella Michelante - EIASM Conference Manager
EIASM - Place de Brouckère-Plein 31 - 1000 Brussels - Belgium
Tel: (32) 2 2266662 - Fax: 32 2 5121929
A number of rooms have been pre-booked via the Cardiff Conference Bureau at the following hotels. All of which are situated within walking distance of the conference venue:
Angel Hotel ****
Hilton Hotel *****
Holiday Inn, City Centre Hotel ***
IBIS, City Centre Hotel ***
Park Inn, City Centre Hotel **** (Formerly Jurys Hotel)
Park Plaza Hotel ****
The Big Sleep Hotel **
The Royal Hotel **
To create your reservation, please click on the link below:
For availability and rates, please select your preferred payment method (see back of the page) . The method you select will determine the accommodation selection on offer.