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.
School of Business and Economics
Anita VAN GILS
|MAIN THEME, CONFERENCE TOPICS AND CALL FOR PAPERS
The main theme for the 24th Annual RENT conference is:
"The Entrepreneurial Process in a Changing Economy"
The 24th RENT conference aims to discuss issues related to the entrepreneurial process. How do entrepreneurs discover or create new opportunities in a time of (or beyond) crises, and which business models and innovation methods are used to exploit these opportunities. Which are the challenges entrepreneurs face with regards to leadership, social issues and attracting capital? Both theoretical and empirical research papers can be submitted, but the organizers specifically welcome studies that emphasize longitudinal research issues. Besides the conference theme, researchers and practitioners will have the opportunity to share their ideas on general topics from entrepreneurship, focusing on a great variety of interesting questions and current issues that are pertinent to the different tracks.
Submissions of any aspect of entrepreneurship and small business development are welcome, but preferably concerning the following topics:
1. Entrepreneurship and Opportunity Discovery/Creation
2. Idea Generation and Creativity
3. Leadership, HRM and Organizational Innovation
4. Business Models, Growth Models and Strategies
5. International Entrepreneurship
6. Innovation and Technological Entrepreneurship
7. Academic Entrepreneurship and Spin-offs
8. Entrepreneurial and SME Networks and Alliances
9. Marketing Challenges in New Ventures and SMEs
10. Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital
11. Accounting and Corporate Finance in SMEs
12. Corporate Governance in Entrepreneurial Companies and SMEs
13. Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth
14. Knowledge-Based Entrepreneurship and Learning
15. Social and Sustainable Entrepreneurship
16. Corporate Entrepreneurship
17. Entrepreneurial Culture and History
18. Entrepreneurship Education
19. Family Firms
20. Female or Minority Entrepreneurship
21. New Ventures, Support Infrastructure and Regulations
22. Methodological Challenges and Research Methods in Entrepreneurship Research
THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS OVER
The keynote speaker will be :
(Nottingham University Business School, Center for Management Buy-Out-Research, U.K.)
“The entrepreneurial process in a changing economy:
new entrepreneurs, new modes, new contexts, new research challenges"
Please click HERE to download the Conference main schedule
Please click HERE to download the Conference parallel sessions programme.
Thomas M. Cooney (Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland)
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)
Roy Thurik – Chairperson (Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Friederike Welter (Jönköping International Business School, Sweden)
|JOSE MARIA VECIANA BEST PAPER AWARD FOR A JUNIOR RESEARCHER
The winners are :
Mario Geissler, Steffen Jahn and Cornelia Zanger
(Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany):
With the paper entitled :
"Opportunities and their Interplay with Entrepreneurial Intention Creation – An Empirical Study"
|ECSB-DOCTORAL SEMINAR ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Best Paper Wins Trip to USASBE Conference in North Carolina
November 17, 2010
Associate Professor Dr. Helle Neergaard (Aarhus School of Business, Denmark)
Professor Dr. Friederike Welter (Jönköping University, Sweden)
The seminar is organized with a morning and an afternoon session. The morning session is a round table plenary session discussing common challenges and the afternoon session discusses individual student proposals in 4-5 tracks based on the proposals received from the doctoral students. Senior academics experienced in the specific topic addressed will discuss each proposal.
Doctoral candidates interested in attending and presenting their research proposal (not the result of completed research) should send a two page abstract including information on when they commenced their Ph.D. study and when they expect to complete. The abstract should be organized according to the following guidelines: it should explain the topicality of the research, the theoretical background, stating research question(s) and theory questions, as well as the proposed methodology and expected contribution to the field.
The abstract should be sent to
Dr. Helle Neergaard (firstname.lastname@example.org)
no later than
July 1st, 2010 (deadline has been extended !!)
Participants in the doctoral consortium are the finalists in the ECSB Doctoral Competition for a place on USASBE’s doctoral consortium in North Carolina in January 2010. The award is worth €1,000 and is based on the best doctoral thesis proposal submitted to the RENT doctoral consortium.
The number of participants is limited to 20 students so early application is encouraged. Students will be notified of acceptance of their proposal no later than 15 July 2010. Immediately following receipt of acceptance, students are required to register formally for the Conference.
No fee is charged for participation in the Doctoral Seminar. However, participation in the RENT Conference is compulsory. Please note though, that students need not present a paper at the Conference itself to participate, although this is encouraged. Upon acceptance to the Doctoral Seminar students qualify for a significant reduction of the official conference fee, sponsored by EIASM and ACCA. The fee also includes one year’s full membership of ECSB. PLEASE NOTE - Doctoral students from Eastern European countries are eligible for a travel grant.
|ECSB COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH ROUNDTABLE
ECSB COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH ROUNDTABLE at
Building post-doc networking in entrepreneurship and small business management research
Maastricht University, Maastricht Netherlands
17 November 2010
Associate Professor Luca Iandoli (University of Naples Federico II, Italy)
Prof. Dr. Friederike Welter (Jönköping University, Sweden)
Have you recently finished your PhD Thesis in entrepreneurship and the small business field and are now wondering what’s coming next? Do you want to learn more about publishing your research? Do you need advice on your latest research proposal or an article you are working on? Do you want to set up (international) research collaborations, and are looking for collaborators?
ECSB is offering a workshop for post doc researchers who have finished their PhD within the past 5 years. This year’s workshop will focus on paper writing and reviewing; and we will invite editors of peer-reviewed journals to discuss your paper drafts and to let you know about the challenges in publishing research. You also will meet other post doc researchers with similar interests and can find out about possibilities for research collaborations.
Researchers interested in participating should apply to Friederike Welter (email@example.com) no later than
June 1, 2010
The application should include a one-page CV and a short abstract of the paper draft you plan to submit (please note that we do not accept articles already under review for a journal!). Also send us questions, issues and topics you would like to have addressed during the workshop. The number of participants is limited to 12 researchers so we encourage early submission. You will be notified of acceptance within two weeks after submission closes.
No fee is charged for participation in this workshop. However, participation in the RENT Conference is compulsory. The fee for the RENT also includes one year’s membership of ECSB. For more information regarding the RENT conference see www.ecsb.org
|PRE-RENT CONFERENCE POLICY FORUM
17th November 2010
ENTREPRENEURSHIP POLICY WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF A GLOBALIZED FINANCIAL CRISIS
The 24th RENT Conference will provide a forum for discussing some of the latest research evidence with respect to entrepreneurship policy within the context of a globalized financial crisis. By focusing on entrepreneurship policy within the context of a globalized financial crisis, the forum will provide an opportunity to discuss the effects of the worldwide financial crisis and will consider the policies required for overcoming it through economic growth and employment. Policy responses have thusfar primarily tended to focus on the effects of financial and commercial contagion among the stock markets and related institutions, with less attention being paid to preparing entrepreneurial firms with the capability for developing resilient strategies based on innovation and diversification. Representatives from the European Commission, National and Regional Governments, Banking and Financial institutions, entrepreneurs and researchers will join in this one day forum to address these critical issues with a view to articulating the varied entrepreneurship policies required in different parts of Europe. More details about the program and how to register will be made available by the end of June.
For additional information, please see ECSB web site.
|ENTREPRENEURSHIP DAY AT RENT XXIV
Saturday November 20th – 9.30-17.00
Keynote Speaker :
( Darden School of Business at University of Virginia, U.S.A.)
(Director of the Directorate general for entrepreneurship and innovation from the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands)
This year an entrepreneurship day will be added to the RENT conference in order to stimulate interactions between entrepreneurship researchers, entrepreneurship students and entrepreneurs/ SME-owners. In the morning, a plenary session will be organized with several key note speakers. In the afternoon, practical workshops, case discussions and company visits will be offered. More details about the program and how to register will be made available by the end of June.
For additional information, please see ECSB web site.
|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