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

In celebration of Professor David Smallbone

We are sad to announce that Professor David Smallbone passed away recently after a remarkable career in the field of entrepreneurship and small firms. David was an engaging and driven individual who marked his career with a number of significant achievements,...

Professor David Smallbone passed away

It is with great sadness that the ECSB announces the passing of its previous President and Fellow Dr. David Smallbone. We acknowledge the tremendously important role David has had in contributing to the ECSB and its development over many years. On behalf of...

Webinar on causal mapping postponed

Update 24 March 2020: The webinar on causal mapping with Professor Mauri Laukkanen originally scheduled to 31 March 2020 has been postponed to the future. Causal (aka cognitive) mapping methods provide an accessible approach to exploring social actors’, e.g.,...

3E 2020 postponed to September 23-25, 2020

The executive committee of ECSB has, based on the recent development of the Corona COVID 19 crisis, decided to postpone the 3E 2020 Conference in Trondheim. The new dates for the 3E conference are September 23-25, 2020. New deadline for full paper submission and early...

3E 2020 Submission deadline extended to 13 Dec!

3E 2020 (ECSB Entrepreneurship Education Conference) will be organised on 13-15 May 2020 in Trondheim, Norway. The extended abstract submission deadline for the 3E 2020 is 13 December 2019. The decision on the abstracts will be sent by 20 January 2020. There are three...

Call to host RENT and 3E in 2022 and 2023

The RENT and 3E annual conferences are one of the most important services that our organisation provides to the field of small business and entrepreneurship. RENT Conference will be organised in 2020 in Naples, Italy and in 2021 in Turku, Finland. 3E Conference will...

Applications open for the ECSB Event Fund

Applications are now open for the ECSB Event Fund 2020. The fund will provide financial support for members to organise or host a seminar, workshop, colloquium, policy forum or other event that fits the mission of the ECSB broadly conceived.   Application Process...
RENT XXXIII Call for papers is open!

RENT XXXIII Call for papers is open!

RENT 2019 will be organised in Berlin, Germany on November 27–29, 2019. The Conference Main Theme is:“Embracing uncertainty: entrepreneurship as a key capability for the 21st century”.  On Wednesday 27 November a number of pre-conference activities are organized....