ISBE 2019

exploring new frontiers and entrepreneurial places


The abstract submission window closed 10th May 2019

Registration for ISBE 2019 is now open – book here!

See the outline programme, with details of keynote speakers, here.

In an environment of momentous change, both in the UK and the wider global stage itself, the need to address small business growth and entrepreneurship through collaboration has become imperative.
The findings and lessons from academic research in the area need more than ever to be shared, discussed and actioned by the worlds of academia, policy and practice. All are being driven to find the most cost-effective and immediate solutions to their challenges, whether it be local, national or international.

Join us at ISBE 2019!

Northumbria and Newcastle Universities are jointly hosting the Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship annual conference in Newcastle in 2019. This prestigious international event has a reputation for the highest-quality, cutting-edge entrepreneurial and small business research, both nationally and internationally.

We are delighted to be bringing ISBE to Newcastle and look forward to another stimulating and vibrant event.
The ISBE event will be a catalyst for igniting a new type of innovative and dynamic entrepreneurial leadership necessary for unlocking entrepreneurial ambitions across businesses, support agencies and higher education not only in the North East of England, but also on the international stage.

We will redefine entrepreneurial spaces, literally and metaphorically to :-
• Strengthen commitment to Enterprise and Innovation through impactful research that raises regional entrepreneurial aspirations
• Showcase the regions highly innovative and fast growing New Economy industries where knowledge is the key to business growth and sustainability
• Inspire the creation of globally connected innovative communities

Taking place over two days with over 350 attendees from more than 40 countries, we look forward to welcoming you to Newcastle!

If your organization would like to support ISBE 2019 as a sponsor, you can find further information ISBE 2019 Sponsorship pack.

Dr Michele Rusk, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University
Dr Robert Newbery, Newcastle University Business School