ISBE 2016: Day One
Thursday 27th October 2016
Novotel Paris Central Tour Eiffel
Entrepreneurship Policy Workshop
Supporting Small Businesses – what should ISBE be doing?
Gideon Maas, VP Policy & Practice, ISBE & Coventry University
Small businesses experience various challenges globally. Various reasons can be cited for the challenging global context in which governments, institutions and individual small businesses are struggling to sustain socio-economic development. In this challenging environment questions are raised whether the right policies exist to transform countries from struggling to progressive socio-economic landscapes. This workshop endeavours to stimulate a debate on what policy agendas should focus for the next year and, secondly, invite participants to express their views on how this process should be supported/managed by ISBE.
An initial theoretical input of 15 minutes on policy matters will be provided by the facilitators. This will be followed by an interactive discussion with participants guided by the following process questions:
• Is there a difference between policies for small business and entrepreneurship?
• Should policy matters be developed uniformly for regions in a country or between nations?
• What are the most important issues on which policy matters should focus the next year?
• How can ISBE support this process of improved policy formulation?
Prof Gideon Maas
Director: International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship (ICTE)
Vice-President Policy and Practice, Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE)
Coventry University, UK