ECSB Newsletter March 2019
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Greetings from the President
Dear ECSB member,
Our lives are surrounded by uncertainty. The world is repeatedly facing threats, such as disease outbreaks or natural disasters. But uncertainty encompasses a lot of positives as well: Remember the thousands of protesters who confidently stood up to the SED regime at Alexanderplatz, Berlin, on November 4, 1989. In November, Berlin is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Peaceful Revolution and the fall of the Berlin Wall. With our flagship conference RENT we will be in Berlin to embrace the positives of uncertainty keeping the outstanding accomplishments from 30 years ago in mind.
On May 8-10, 2019, the 3E Conference will take place in Gothenburg. Under the theme “Entrepreneurial Bridging – between learning, value-creation, and…”, the local organizers, a team from Luleå University of Technology and Chalmers University of Technology: Kaarin Kivimäki, Mats Lundqvist, Mats Westerberg, and Karen Williams Middleton are welcoming us to Sweden. We will get an excellent opportunity to debate and exchange our research and experiences on the major challenges of entrepreneurship education. Please visit the conference website for more details about the programme, registration, and conference venues (https://3e2019.org/).
The ECSB is an affiliate of the ICSB which is inviting our global community to join the 2019 International Council for Small Business World Congress in Cairo from June 18-21. Researchers, educators and policy makers from around the globe will get the opportunity to engage, share and discuss research insights. More information is available at http://icsb2019.com/.
RENT 2019 will take place in the vibrant city of Berlin in Germany. Berlin is seen as one of the best start-up hubs in Europe and beyond. Please, join us on November (27) 28-29, 2019 for an inspiring first-class event under the theme “Embracing uncertainty: entrepreneurship as a key capability for the 21st century”. The local organizers René Mauer and Yi Jiang have planned a memorable event for the participants. Deadline for submission of abstracts is May 15, 2019. In addition to the main conference, ECSB offers a pre-conference day (November 27) with various workshops that address the needs of young and established researchers of the ECSB community, including our new mid-career faculty consortium. ECSB is dedicated to career development of its members. Please, consider joining our activities and visit our constantly updated website: http://www.rent-research.org/rent-2019.
If you like to make the most out of your Berlin trip to RENT in November, you may want to consider attending the Effectuation Conference (Nov 24-26), also planned as a pre-conference to this year’s RENT and hosted by ESCP Europe. All information can be found at: www.effectuationconference2019.escpeurope.de. The deadline for submissions is also May 15.
There is more to detect in our newsletter, such as our several co-branded events in 2019. This year’s events co-branded by ECSB focus on diverse topics and they will be located in different countries and regions in Europe.
Before I finish, I’d like to congratulate Ulla Hytti, member of the ECSB board, for receiving the European Entrepreneurship Education Award which recognizes her excellent contribution to the improvement of entrepreneurship education in Europe.
I look forward to seeing you at our events to share new ideas, discuss the latest research, and get involved in our community.
In the meantime, I wish you a lovely spring time and a happy Easter.
President of ECSB In this newsletter you can read on the following topics: RENT XXXIII Call for Papers RENT XXXIII pre-conference events: ECSB Doctoral Workshop on Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management – Application deadline 15 June 2019 ECSB Post-Doctoral Paper Development Workshop – Application deadline 1 July 2019 ECSB Mid-Career Faculty Consortium – Application deadline 1 July 2019 Call for Professional Development Workshop (PDW) proposals – Deadline for proposals 1 June 2019 Other topics: 3E 2019 is approaching! ECSB co-branded events ICSB 2019 World Congress Ulla Hytti receives the European Entrepreneurship Education Award ECSB webinars in spring 2019 Five events receive funding from the ECSB Event Fund Career service Discounts and benefits for ECSB members Call for papers: 2 Special issues ECSB Board of Directors Call for papers: RENT XXXIII RENT XXXIII will take place in vibrant Berlin, Germany, on 27-29 November, 2019 The main theme of the conference is
“Embracing uncertainty: entrepreneurship as a key capability for the 21st century”
November 27th – RENT pre-conference day: ESCP Europe, Berlin
November 28th–29th – RENT conference: Seminaris Hotel, Takustraße, Berlin
Deadline for extended abstracts is May 15, 2019 Visit RENT XXXIII Website RENT XXXIII PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS HOSTED BY ECSB
ON 27 NOVEMBER 2019 IN BERLIN, GERMANY: ECSB Doctoral Workshop on Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Best paper wins trip to USASBE Conference on Jan 3-7, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana!
Application deadline: 15 June 2019 The Doctoral Workshop represents a unique opportunity for doctoral students to present their thesis proposals and obtain useful insight into how their work can be improved and progressed as well as an opportunity for bouncing ideas off on experienced faculty. The workshop also facilitates the exchange of research experiences and new ideas in the fields of entrepreneurship and small business. The ECSB Doctoral Workshop is truly a meeting place for both new and experienced researchers from all over Europe and an ideal place to start networking. We particularly encourage students in the early stages of their research to participate as a way of launching themselves into the international research community. Doctoral candidates interested in attending and presenting their research proposal should send a two page abstract including information on when they commenced their Ph.D. study and when they expect to complete. The abstract should be sent to Dr. Helle Neergaard (Helle.Neergaard@mgmt.au.dk) no later than 15 June 2019. No fee is charged for participation in the Doctoral Workshop. However, participation in the RENT Conference is compulsory. More information on Doctoral Workshop ECSB Post-Doctoral Paper Development Workshop
Application deadline: 1 July 2019 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 RENT post-doctoral paper development workshop! 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. Those papers presented at the 2019-2020 post-doctoral paper development workshop will be eligible for the POST-DOCTORAL PAPER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP AWARD (7th edition). 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 application should be sent to Cyrine Ben-Hafaïedh (email@example.com) no later than 1 July 2019. Read more on Post-Doctoral Paper Development Workshop ECSB Mid-Career Faculty Consortium Application deadline: 1 July 2019 Associate Professor? Wondering about the next steps in your career? At a crossroads in your career? Thinking about seeking an administrative post? or leading a research centre or taking on leadership roles in the academic community? Join us at the Mid-Career Faculty Consortium! ECSB is offering a workshop for faculty who are at a mid-point in their academic career (at least 5 years of academic experience up to recent full professors) and who would appreciate advice and information about different career options after tenure. This Consortium features a panel of distinguished faculty and will provide a unique opportunity to network and discuss professional challenges, problems, and opportunities facing faculty advancing into their “Associate and early Full Professor years”. To ensure this Consortium is an effective exchange forum, we wish to limit registration to 10 participants. If interested, please apply by sending an e-mail message (with “ECSB Mid-Career Consortium” in the subject line) to Cyrine Ben-Hafaïedh at firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 July 2019. No fee is charged for participation in this workshop. However, participation in the RENT Conference is compulsory. More information on Mid-Career Faculty Consortium RENT XXXIII Call for
Professional Development Workshop (PDW) proposals Deadline for PDW proposals: 1 June 2019
by e-mail to Mirela Xheneti (email@example.com) Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) were included in the programme of the RENT pre-conference day for the first time at RENT XXIX in Zagreb 2015. The concept proved to be successful and PDWs are now part of the pre-conference day. PDWs are workshops to share knowledge and expertise and foster practical, professional and intellectual skills of participants. PDWs need to have a clear theme and target group as well as deliver a high level of learning and give the participants some clear ‘take-aways’. The format of a PDW should be dialogical and interactive, so no presentation of papers will be possible in these sessions. Quite apart from the professional development side, these PDWs should also promote networking among members who may not meet otherwise. The PDW will have a set timeframe of 2 hours and will be scheduled as afternoon sessions on the pre-conference day on 27 November 2019. Participation in PDWs is free, but participants need to be registered for the conference in order to join. Proposers choose the session format, but PDWs have a maximum of 30 participants each. Any topic will be considered, however, we have a limited opportunity due to facility restrictions. Therefore, the Scientific Committee will screen proposals and choose those we believe have the broadest appeal for delegates. 3E 2019 Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden on 8-10 May 2019
Conference theme: Entrepreneurial Bridging – between learning, value-creation, and… Unlike more traditional academic events, the conference will focus on problems and questions rather than on ready-made solutions and presentations of research findings. We expect to have an interesting programme with around 120 participants. The first day, 8 May, is dedicated to Practitioner Development Workshops and 9-10 May to Research Papers. Conference registration is open. Visit 3E 2019 website Don’t forget the ECSB’s Co-Branded Events in 2019!
In addition to its signature events, ECSB co-brands many other initiatives at the country level, also thanks to its large and proactive networks of country Vice Presidents.
The Future of Entrepreneurship: Policy and Practice Conference
April 8-9, 2019 in Paris, France
8th International ENTIME Conference: Entrepreneurship in Modern Economy
April 11-12, 2019 at Gdansk University of Technology in Poland
II Paper Development Seminar: New developments in entrepreneurial process research
April 22-23, 2019 at University of Seville in Spain
International conference on Decision making for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (DEMSME 2019)
May 16-17, 2019 at Castle Petrovice in Petrovice u Karvine, Czech Republic
7th International conference on Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (IMES 2019)
May 30-31, 2019 at University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic
The University of Edinburgh Social Entrepreneurship Conference
June 3-4, 2019 in Edinburgh, UK
10th International Conference ‘Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice: Present and Future’
June 10–13, 2019 in Astor Garden Hotel, St. St. Constantine and Helena Resort, Varna, Bulgaria
Early Registration: before 1 April 2019
Deadline for full papers: 31 May 2019
The 2nd Applied Economics and Management (AEM) and Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) PhD Programs – Joint Paper Development Workshop
June 13–14, 2019 at the University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
Application deadline for PhD students: 1 April 2019
Hello Diversity! Conference
June 27-28, 2019 in Berlin, Germany
Deadline for research ideas or data set at the Paperthon: 26 April 2019
The Global Research Symposium on Marketing and Entrepreneurship 2019
June 27-29, 2019 at Regent’s University in London, UK
Conducting Experimental Designs in Entrepreneurship Research: A Paper Development Workshop for Early-Career Scholars
Fall 2019 – University of Groningen, The Netherlands ICSB 64th Annual World Congress
in Cairo, Egypt on June 18-21, 2019
Conference theme: “The Future of Entrepreneurship”. ICSB2019 Conference website Ulla Hytti received the European Entrepreneurship Education Award The European Entrepreneurship Education Award recognises an individual or organisation that has contributed to the improvement of entrepreneurship education in academia in Europe. This year the award goes to ECSB Board Member, Research Director Ulla Hytti, Turku University, Finland.
Ulla Hytti is well-known in the European research environment. During more than two decades she has presented interesting research in entrepreneurship education and strongly contributed to the construction of a European research community focused on entrepreneurship education – both in regards to research and practice, nationally as well as internationally. Today, Ulla is a cornerstone in the European entrepreneurship education field and the natural choice for the jury of the award. Ulla received the award at the European Entrepreneurship Education Workshop in Lund 28-29 March, 2019. ECSB webinars in spring 2019 3 April 2019 at 3.00 pm CET: “Mediation and moderation in SEM analysis: an example with national level data” by Francisco Liñán – REGISTER by April 2nd!
10 May 2019 at 1.00 pm CEST: “Introduction to Intersectionality” by Angela Martinez Dy, Jenny K Rodriguez and Jennifer Agwunobi – REGISTER by May 9th!
5 June 2019 at 3.00 pm CEST: “Doing narrative research in entrepreneurship” by Ulla Hytti – REGISTER by June 4th! The ECSB’s webinar series is hosted in co-operation with ISBE. Participation is free for ECSB and ISBE members, but registration is required. More details on the webinars ECSB EVENT FUND
ECSB launched its brand new initiative ECSB Event Fund in the beginning of 2019. The fund will provide financial support for members to organize or host a seminar, workshop, colloquium, policy forum or other event that fits the mission of the ECSB broadly conceived.
The call for applications was open until 28 February 2019. Several great applications were received, thank you! The ECSB Board has reviewed the applications and selected to support the following events: 8th International ENTIME Conference: Entrepreneurship in Modern Economy on April 11-12, 2019 at Gdansk University of Technology in Poland II Paper Development Seminar: New developments in entrepreneurial process research on April 22-23, 2019 at University of Seville in Spain The University of Edinburgh Social Entrepreneurship Conference on June 3-4, 2019 in Edinburgh, UK The 2nd Applied Economics and Management (AEM) and Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) PhD Programs – Joint Paper Development Workshop on June 13–14, 2019 at the University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy – Application deadline for PhD students: 1 April 2019 Conducting Experimental Designs in Entrepreneurship Research: A Paper Development Workshop for Early-Career Scholars- Fall 2019 – University of Groningen, The Netherlands CAREER SERVICE Do you have a job vacancy at your institution or organisation and are looking for an academic or entrepreneurship & small business expert? Are you starting a new project and are looking for collaborators to enroll? Send us your job announcements and gain visibility in the large and most qualified pan-European community of entrepreneurship experts in the ECSB network! ECSB aims to offer useful services to its members; therefore, institutions/individual members interested in participating should send job information to our secretariat firstname.lastname@example.org, with no fee charged. Career service and open positions DISCOUNTS AND BENEFITS FOR ECSB MEMBERS All ECSB members are entitled to discounts on publications, participation to online initiatives and conferences, including: Free publications including the J. of Small Business Management, the ECSB newsletter, a free copy of the RENT anthology for the participants of the RENT conference 35% discount on entrepreneurship books published by Edward Elgar. The books in the series of ECSB Frontiers of European Entrepreneurship Research are also available with a discount. Taylor & Francis offer a 15 % discount + free postage for ECSB members 10% discount on Sage publication Conference fee discounts (ICSB World Conference, 3E Conference) The Economics of Business Enterprise
An Introduction to Economic Organisation and the Theory of the Firm, Fourth Edition
Martin Ricketts, University of Buckingham, UK This new edition of The Economics of Business Enterprise provides a comprehensive survey of the theory of the firm from the perspective of New Institutional Economics. It continues to emphasise the role of the entrepreneur within the firm and the emergence of institutional responses to rent seeking. Neoclassical, Transactions Cost, Austrian, Public Choice and Property Rights perspectives are contrasted and used to analyse private governance arrangements, contemporary developments in organisational form such as ‘the sharing economy’ and the regulatory framework. 2019 680pp Hardback 978 1 78536 092 3 £150.00
Paperback 978 1 78536 094 7 £44.95 Research Handbook on Small Business Social Responsibility Edited by Laura J. Spence, Jedrzej George Frynas, Judy N. Muthuri and Jyoti Navare
Ideas like corporate social responsibility (CSR) and stakeholder value creation are becoming second nature to businesses across the globe. Addressing the weakness of current CSR research, this Research Handbook provides a unique perspective on small business social responsibility in both the developed and developing world.
2018 448 pp Hardback 978 1 78471 181 8 £140.00
2019 Paperback 978 1 78471 183 2 £40.00 ORDERING INFO:
Edward Elgar Publishing is pleased to offer ECSB members 35% discount off the titles above. To order please email email@example.com or order at www.e-elgar.com quoting discount code ECSB35. Call for papers
“Concepts and Facets of Entrepreneurial Diversity”
Special Issue of the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing Voluntary submission to the RENT Conference 2019: There will be a special track on “Concepts and Facets of Entrepreneurial Diversity” at the RENT Conference 2019 with the chance to meet the editors of this special issue (choose this track when submitting a RENT abstract and paper).
Papers submitted and accepted for this special track will be given developmental feedback for finalizing the papers for submission to the special issue. Nevertheless, submission and acceptance for the RENT Conference is not necessary for submission to the special issue, and every paper submitted to the conference has to undergo the regular double-blind review process for the journal after the conference. For submission deadlines to RENT see: http://www.rent-research.org. All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper to IJEV, please read our Submitting articles page.
Manuscripts (journal versions) due by: 01 November – 31 December, 2019 Read more HERE Call for papers
“Small Business and Entrepreneurship in Africa”
Special Issue of the Small Enterprise Research
Proposal Deadline: 30 December 2019
Read more HERE ECSB Board of Directors President of ECSB
Associate Professor Silke Tegtmeier
(Strategy and Corporate affairs)
Past President of ECSB
Professor Robert Blackburn
(Research and Publications, Doctoral Workshops)
Professor Ulla Hytti
(Operational activities, Research and SIGs)
Associate Professor Agnieszka Kurczewska
(Building and strengthening membership engagement and benefits)
Professor David Urbano
(Publication outlets, Cooperation with other academic organizations)
firstname.lastname@example.org President-Elect of ECSB
Professor Eddy Laveren
(ECSB RENT Coordinator and Country Vice Presidents)
Doctor Mirela Xheneti
(Coordination of pre-conference and co-branded events, Webinars)
Doctor Breda Kenny
(Collaboration and Industry Engagement, Case Study Development, 3E)
Doctor Cyrine Ben-Hafaïedh
(Early and Mid Career)
(Representative of ECSB Fellows)
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