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

RENT Conference

Research on entrepreneurship and on small and medium-sized enterprises has to respond to a challenge of practice and seek answers to the most urgent problems, as well as follow the trend of the most important developments in the contemporary world economy.

Development of the theory of entrepreneurship and studies of small business behavior and economics should focus on satisfying these new needs of the European science and economy.

The RENT Conference is now firmly established as the premier entrepreneurship research conference in Europe and annually brings together approximately 250 leading academics in this field who present and debate cutting edge research in a wide variety of entrepreneurship related topics.

RENT Awards

  • J.M. Veciana Best Paper Award for a junior researcher
  • ECSB Best Doctoral Proposal Award for the best doctoral thesis proposal submitted to the RENT doctoral consortium
  • ISBJ Best Paper Award
  • ERD Best Paper Award in honour of Alistair Anderson
  • Best Reviewer Nominees


in Nantes, France

on 13-15 November 2024

“The Multiple Faces of Entrepreneurship: Embracing the Diversity of Ambitions, Processes and Practices Worldwide”

Abstract submission deadline:
15 May 2024

ECSB Pre-Conference Events

    ECSB Doctoral Workshop on Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

    ECSB Post-Doctoral Paper Development Workshop (online)

    David Smallbone Mid-Career Faculty Consortium (online)

    Professional Development Workshops (PDWs)

I have been a regular attendant of the RENT Conference for some time now and the quality is just increasing year by year. For networking and insights into the research field of entrepreneurship the RENT Conference is the premier European venue. The atmosphere at the conference is friendly and relaxed, and provides an excellent backdrop for strengthening existing research collaborations and developing new ones. Steffen Korsgaard

Professor, University of Southern Denmark