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

Following RENT XXXII Awards were granted in Toledo, Spain last week. Congratulations for all the winners and nominees!

the J.M. Veciana Best Paper Award for a junior researcher 

Vivek Kumar Sundriyal for the paper “Good stock from the iron cage: mobility, entry size and returns to entrepreneurship in scientists & engineers”

Nominees: Florian Koehne, Vivek Kumar Sundriyal, Torgeir Aadland – Dag Håkon Haneberg


the ISBJ Best Paper Award challenging the conventional wisdom in Entrepreneurship

Ulla Hytti and Päivi Karhunen for the paper “It’s all about family! Male technology entrepreneurs constructing their identities between family and business”


the ECSB Best Doctoral Proposal Award for the best doctoral thesis proposal submitted to the RENT doctoral consortium

Anna Müller for the paper “Self-presentation and external media representation of female role model entrepreneurs as part of entrepreneurial identity”

Runner ups: Johannes Kleinhempel, Emma O’Brien, Gundula Glowka and Catherine Brentnall


the ECSB Post-Doctoral Paper Development Workshop Award for an early career researcher whose paper has passed all the rounds of review.
Inga Haase for the paper “Open Innovation – Challenges of implementing new forms of innovation in SMEs”


Professor Frank Janssen from Louvain School of Management was nominated the fifteenth ECSB Fellow


Best Reviewer Awards

Renata Osowska
Pekka Stenholm
John Kitching