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

ECSB Co-Branded Event 3rd International Conference: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development Conference will be organised on 24–25 September 2015 at the ISM University of Management and Economics in Vilnius, Lithuania.

The conference committee welcomes contributions advancing our understanding of the role of the theory and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation in a regional context. Especially, papers that address one or more of the following themes are welcomed:

  • SME Policy in Emerging Countries
  • SMEs and innovation systems
  • National systems of entrepreneurship and SME development
  • Role of universities in entrepreneurship and regional development
  • Entrepreneurship in the informal economy
  • Linkages between foreign direct investment and SME development
  • Comparing different approaches to the promotion of economic development in peripheral regions
  • The role of local government
  • Migration and regional development
  • High growth SMEs and regional development
  • Entrepreneurship and social inclusion
  • Social entrepreneurship and regional development
  • SME internationalization
  • SMEs and collaboration networks
  • Sustainable innovation in turbulent political environment
  • The effect of changes in political scene on entrepreneurship and regional development

Abstract submission deadline: 15 July 2015

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