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

Due to the current and expected evolution of the Covid-19 situation in different countries, we expect that travel restrictions and social distancing requirements will not make it possible to organize a physical conference in Naples.

Therefore, ECSB and EIASM decided to organize a virtual RENT Conference on Wednesday 18th – Thursday 19th  and Friday 20th of November 2020.

The format of the online conference will resemble the normal structure of a RENT Conference. That means that we will present and discuss 120-140 papers in 6 or 7 parallel sessions. Two keynote speakers will participate in an online opening session. We will organize one or two networking events as well poster presentations. The conference will be closed by a general meeting of ECSB and a presentation of the winners of the different awards as well as a short presentation of next year’s RENT conference.

The registration fee for the Virtual RENT Conference including a one year’s ECSB membership fee is: 254.40 euro for regular members, 229.40 euro for members of a Developing country and 192.20 euro for PhD students (all fees including 21% VAT). For more information about the ECSB activities and the advantages of an ECSB membership, please see

Please note the following deadlines:

Submission deadline for abstract: 21 June 2020

Announcement of acceptance of papers:   Early August 2020

Submission deadline for full papers:  1 October 2020

In order to have sufficient time to submit an abstract, the organizers decided to postpone the submission deadline to 21 June 2020. More information regarding the submission guidelines can be found at the website: