ISBE Conference 2016


Kindly sponsored by EM Lyon Business School

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Deadlines this year

Abstract Submission Window: 7th – 31st March 2016

Papers due: 30th July 2016

Final revised papers due: 30th September 2016

Call for Papers

The 39th Annual Conference of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Institutional Voids, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development

We would be delighted to welcome you to ISBE 2016 at the Novotel Tour Eiffel in Paris on the 27th and 28th of October this year. The conference promises to be our most exciting and stimulating yet!

The theme of the 2016 conference

The entrepreneurial process is largely embedded in a given social and economic context. By way of example, we all know that entrepreneurial processes in developing countries – or countries in transition – are quantitatively and qualitatively different from what can be observed in developed countries.

Consequently, entrepreneurship can be studied in different types of economic and cultural contexts and at multiple levels (individual, firm, industry, region). In such diversity, we would like to address and discuss key questions:

1) The training, education and preparation of entrepreneurs

How can the entrepreneurs of the future be better trained and prepared?

2) The environment of entrepreneurship and the understanding of the role played by context- sensitive factors that shape the evolution of the entrepreneurial processes

How can we make the environment more favourable and efficient for entrepreneurship?

3) Entrepreneurial activity and its behavioural, productive and performance-related dimensions

How can we better understand and measure the actions taken by entrepreneurs that do not always produce positive consequences and results?

4) How can entrepreneurship shape, and be shaped to create, social justice?

We look forward to keeping you updated about ISBE 2016. Please follow us at @ISBE2016 or contact us at any time at