Kindly sponsored by EM Lyon Business School
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?