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

ECSB Webinars

ECSB hosts a webinar series in co-operation with ISBE. Participation is free for ECSB and ISBE members, but registration is required. Programme and registration links will be updated below.

19 May 2021 at 3:00 pm (CET): "New outcomes and new methods in entrepreneurship research: Understanding and Researching Entrepreneurial Well-Being and Recovery" with Ute Stephan

Entrepreneur’s well-being is attracting increasing research attention (Stephan, 2018; Wiklund, Nikolaev, Shir, Foo & Bradley, 2019) and there are calls to consider entrepreneurs’ well-being as an important outcome of entrepreneurship in its own right – in addition to say firm performance and growth. In this talk I briefly consider what we know about entrepreneurs well-being to then outline promising avenues for future research. In terms of methods, I highlight the need to understand the entrepreneurial “Live as Lived” through diary research, consider how we can move from documenting well-being to enhancing/changing entrepreneurs’ well-being through interventions, and the need to broaden our perspective to consider not just entrepreneurs’ well-being but also that of their stakeholders.

The webinar speaker:
Ute Stephan is full Professor of Entrepreneurship at King’s Business School at King’s College London, Transcampus Professor at Technische Universitaet Dresden (Organizational Psychology), Honorary Professor at UCL’s Department of Psychology and at Aston Business School, UK, and a Fellow of the International Association of Applied Psychology.

Her expertise lies in the psychology of entrepreneurship. Her research interests include the diverse motivations of entrepreneurs, well-being, and social entrepreneurship. She also investigates differences in entrepreneurship across countries and contexts due to culture and institutions. Her research has received numerous international awards, has been featured in the media (e.g. Financial Times, The Guardian), attracted over GBP 3 million in funding, and is published in leading academic journals.

From 2014–2019 she was Editor-in-Chief of Applied Psychology: An International Review. She currently serves as Editor at Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice and Consulting Editor at the Journal of International Business Studies.

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20 May 2021 at 2:00 pm (CET): Understanding Minority Entrepreneurship

To coincide with the launch of the book ‘The Palgrave Handbook of Minority Entrepreneurship’ (, ECSB is hosting a webinar to discuss the challenges faced by entrepreneurs from disadvantaged, minority or under-represented communities and what might be done to enhance entrepreneurial activity within these communities. Some of the chapter authors will discuss their work and the findings from their research.

Any person who attends the webinar will receive a free copy of Chapter 23 by Prof Tim Mazzarol (Future Research Opportunities: A Systematic Literature Review and Recommendations for Further Research into Minority Entrepreneurship) and a 40% discount on the purchase of the book.

The book was edited by Prof Thomas Cooney (TU Dublin, Ireland) and it brings much needed clarity and definition to the term ‘minority entrepreneur’. This authoritative and timely handbook explores the significant challenges that minority and disadvantaged groups face when setting up new ventures. While the OECD ‘Missing Entrepreneurs’ Reports identified those communities as women, youths, seniors, disabled, unemployed and immigrants, some also consider the adversities facing ‘silent minorities’ including Indigenous peoples, members of the LBGTQ+ communities, ex-offenders, Roma, refugees, and NEETs (Not in Education, Employment or Training). This handbook is open to all these communities and aims to be inclusive of any group who might be considered disadvantaged or under-represented in terms of entrepreneurial activity. With a cast of international contributors, this scholarly handbook discusses the surrounding literature of minority entrepreneurship and takes an all-encompassing approach to its interpretation.

Examples (recordings) of previous webinars

Webinar Recordings

Webinar attendees receive the recording link after the webinar. ECSB members can also request webinar recordings by sending an email to

Ted Fuller (Faculty Director of Research, University of Lincoln): Supervising Masters and PhD Theses
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Jack Foley (CEO, FabEducation): Finance for Non-Business Students: A Simple Online Solution
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Prof. Helle Neergaard: Doctoral Students – How to Successfully Complete Your Thesis
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Prof. Robert Blackburn: How to Get Published in an Academic Journal
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