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

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 ECSB post-doctoral paper development workshop on 16 November 2022 at RENT 2022 in Naples, Italy!

The European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (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. The event at the RENT conference starts with a roundtable discussion on the challenges in getting published, in building up your own research portfolio and in combining teaching and research. After that, you will break out in small groups and get your paper discussed by senior researchers and peers in the group. You also will meet other early career researchers with similar interests and can find out about possibilities for research collaborations. The online follow-up has some additional rounds of review (with peers and seniors) aimed at helping you to develop a working paper into a submission ready for referred, high quality journals. The event has a non-archival policy, in order to avoid copyrights restrictions or conflict with other archival publication venues.

Those papers presented at the 2022-2023 post-doctoral paper development workshop will be eligible for the POST-DOCTORAL PAPER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP AWARD (9th edition), which aims to promote and reward high-quality research from early career researchers. The criteria will be the quality of the paper once it has passed all the rounds of review. The award winning paper will receive a certificate and a voucher to participate either in RENT or 3E within two years of the award.

The number of participants is limited to 12 researchers so we encourage early submission. Those attending will receive a grant related to a fee reduction in the RENT conference. No fee is charged for participation in this workshop. However, participation in the RENT Conference is compulsory. The fee for the RENT also includes one year’s membership to the ECSB. For more information regarding the RENT conference, see

The application should be sent to Cyrine Ben-Hafaïedh ( no later than 1 October 2022. Applicants must include a one-page CV, the abstract of the paper and a cover letter (describing the motivation to attend, a short description of the research interests as well as specific issues about research or particular challenges faced earlier in your career and that would like to discuss).