European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Engaged entrepreneurship research in Europe

RENT 2021 will be organised on 17-19 November 2021 in Turku, Finland. 17 November will be the ECSB pre-conference day when various workshops will take place. The call is still open for the ECSB Post-Doctoral Paper Development Workshop and David Smallbone Mid-Career Faculty Consortium. Read more below and send your application by 15 July 2021.

ECSB Post-Doctoral Paper Development Workshop  

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? Join us at the next RENT post-doctoral paper development workshop! ECSB is offering a workshop for EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS, with preference given to those who have finished their PhD within the past 5 years. The post-doctoral paper development workshop activity has two parts: a face-to-face event that takes place a day before the RENT conference and an on-line follow up. Those papers presented at the 2021-2022 post-doctoral paper development workshop will be eligible for the POST-DOCTORAL PAPER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP AWARD (9th edition).

The application should be sent to Cyrine Ben-Hafaïedh ( no later than 15 July 2021.

David Smallbone Mid-Career Faculty Consortium

Associate Professor? Wondering about the next steps in your career? At a crossroads in your career? Thinking about seeking an administrative post? or leading a research centre or taking on leadership roles in the academic community? Join us at the next David Smallbone Mid-Career Faculty Consortium! ECSB is offering a workshop for faculty who are at a mid-point in their academic career (at least 5 years of academic experience up to recent full professors) and who would appreciate advice and information about different career options after tenure. This Consortium features a panel of distinguished faculty and will provide a unique opportunity to network and discuss professional challenges, problems, and opportunities facing faculty advancing into their “Associate and early Full Professor years”.

If interested, please apply by sending an e-mail message (with “David Smallbone ECSB Mid-Career Consortium” in the subject line) to Cyrine Ben-Hafaïedh ( by 15 July 2021.