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NCSB 2022 – 21st Nordic Conference on Small Business Research

University of Southern Denmark in Kolding Universitetsparken 1, Kolding

Since its inception in 1980 the NCSB conference has been a biannual event in the Nordic tradition characterized by an open atmosphere that encourages the exchange of ideas between researchers with research interests in the field of small business and entrepreneurship. The 2022 NCSB conference in Kolding, Denmark will continue this tradition and welcomes papers […]

IMES 2022: Plenary Lectures


A set of plenary lectures, where esteemed scholars from IMES related fields (Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability) will discuss selected aspects of the up-to-date research trends. Exploit the opportunity and learn from the gatekeepers of the field. Discuss with them the most recent research trends in IMES related fields. Lectures included in the programme: Jolanda Hessels: An […]

Granada International Doctoral Summer School in Entrepreneurship Research (GIDSSER)

Granada International Doctoral Summer School in Entrepreneurship Research (GIDSSER) will take place from 14th to 17th of June, 2022, in the beautiful city of Granada (Spain). This summer school aims to provide an opportunity for PhD students and researchers in entrepreneurship to expand their knowledge and understanding of entrepreneurship as a societal phenomenon. Some of […]

Teaching Effectuation: from theory to pedagogy


There is a broad and rather optimistic view of entrepreneurship emerging from Scandinavia. One that embodies creation of all kinds of value. One that recognises the entrepreneurial trait as an intrinsic, very human quality, that allows both students and teachers to almost intuitively talk about effectual processes, changemaking and value creation. This perspective subsequently brings […]

ESU 2022

University of Seville, Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences Av. Ramón y Cajal 1, Seville

The Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences at the University of Seville (Spain) is very proud to organize the ESU 2022 Conference and Doctoral Programme from September 11 to 17, 2022. ESU 2022 is supported by the European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB). The winners of the best-paper award (the first author of […]

7th Effectuation Conference

Naples Naples

After two years of COVID hiatus and a series of events in Japan, the 7th Effectuation Conference is scheduled for November 14th-15th, 2022 in Naples, Italy. The dates are right before the RENT XXXVI 2022 Conference (November 16th-18th, 2022, Naples, Italy) and the event co-organized with ECSB – European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. We […]

ECSB Pre-conference day at RENT 2022

Congress Center Federico II Via Partenope 36, Naples

ECSB offers various events on the pre-conference day of RENT 2022 Conference on 16 November 2022, in Naples, Italy. Participation in the events is free, but participants need to be ECSB members or registered for the RENT conference in order to join. The number of seats is limited and registration is required (see instructions below). […]

RENT XXXVI Conference

Congress Center Federico II Via Partenope 36, Naples

The RENT 2022 Conference Main Theme is :“Re-thinking entrepreneurship after the crisis” The COVID-19 pandemic and the many lockdowns in economies worldwide create a unique situation with no documented equivalent in the entrepreneurship literature (Kraus et al., 2020). Nevertheless, a body of research on entrepreneurship and crisis management (e.g., Cowling et al., 2012; Williams and […]

PDW: Assessing Multiple-enterprise Social Impacts and Stakeholder Values


In this 2.5 hour collaborative workshop "Assessing Multiple-enterprise Social Impacts and Stakeholder Values: The Benefits of a Human Capabilities Lens for Social Entrepreneurship", participants are introduced to the Human Capabilities Approach (HCA) as a multidimensional, people-centered framework for social impact negotiation and assessment. As an entrepreneurial tool, HCA provides a fertile ground for coordination among […]

Educator Workshop: Helping students launch sustainable entrepreneurial careers


In this ECSB co-branded educator workshop you will explore how you, as a teacher, can support your students in embarking upon their own sustainable careers. Drawing from his 25 years of experience in running and researching venture creation programmes, Professors Mats Lundqvist (Chalmers University of Technology) will give you valuable insights into the characteristics, challenges, […]