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4th PISB Conference “Beyond the crisis: what is the future for small businesses? Challenges, opportunities and lessons learned”
December 3 - December 4

Piccola Impresa/Small Business invites scholars to submit their original papers to the 4th PISB Conference, titled “Beyond the crisis: what is the future for small businesses? Challenges, opportunities and lessons learned”. The Conference will be held virtually in Urbino (IT) next 3-4 December 2021. Thanks to the conference we would like to advance our understanding of how SMEs are preparing to tackle and overcome the current pandemic crisis and how they can effectively address, enhance and exploit policy measures at the local, national and European level (i.e. NextGenerationEU, The UK Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Strategy) in order to move successfully towards this completely renewed and challenging scenario.

The conference will be virtual and presented in English.

A selection of the best papers will be invited to publish in Piccola Impresa/Small Business with a fast review process. Special attention will be addressed to papers aiming to answer the PISB Special Issue call for papers “SMEs and human entrepreneurship overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic”. The
conference will host a special track for those papers aimed to advance the discussion on SMEs, human entrepreneurship and their role during the COVID-19 pandemic and post-COVID-19. The authors will have the opportunity to discuss their work in progress with the Guest Editors during the workshop. More information can be found at

Abstract Submission: 31st May, 2021
Notification of Acceptance: 30th June, 2021
Registration Slot: 30th June – 30th September, 2021
Full Paper Submission: 15th October, 2021

Read the full call for papers here

The 4th PISB Conference has been supported by AIDEA – Accademia Italiana di Economia Aziendale and ECSB – European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.


December 3
December 4
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