European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB)

The European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB) is a research-driven, 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 dissemination of new knowledge through research and the open exchange of ideas between academia, education, policy and practice. The ECSB is an affiliation to the ICSB.

The Structure of ECSB

ECSB’s organisation is composed of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors. The Executive Committee consists of three members: President, Past-President and President-Elect. The Board of Directors consists of the three members of the Executive Committee and six other members. Country Vice Presidents are an important link between ECSB and its members in different countries.

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ECSB is a Global Organization

The network of ECSB’s members covers nearly the whole of Europe geographically; it has some 400 members in over 30 countries. Through its affiliation to the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) since 1989, the European network is also connected to the global academic and professional small business community. ECSB organises high-quality conferences for its members, such as the RENT conference in co-operation with EIASM, in order to facilitate and enhance the exchange of knowledge within the ECSB membership.