ISBE 2021 Best Paper Award Winners

With thanks to the ISBE 2021 Track Chairs and their teams

Best paper in Business Creation, Early Stage Development and Business Closure
Antecedents of entrepreneurship intention: An Exploration of Intentions of SMEs in Scotland
Yaw Afari, University of the West of Scotland

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Best paper in Business Support, Strategies and Practice
Providing Business Support To Women – Enlightening Common Sense
Debra Blisson, Falmouth University

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Best paper in Creative Industries Entrepreneurship
Reframing Sustainability in Small Artist-Led Organisations: Bridging Policy and Practice
Benedetta d’Ettorre, University of Leeds

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Best paper in Enterprise Education
Enterprise Education Competition, Gendered Barriers, and STEMM Early Career Researchers’ Entrepreneurial Intentions
Sahattaya (Pai) Achtzehn, Lorna Treanor and Kevin Amess, University of Nottingham

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Best paper in Entrepreneurial Finance
Is Non-Bank Lending Closing SME Funding Gaps?
Eiméar McGeown, Bernadette Power and Edward Shinnick, University College Cork

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Best paper in Entrepreneurial Practitioner Learning
The Promise of Using Entrepreneur Generated Video Reflections in Entrepreneurship Research
Fiona Whitehurst, Paul Richter and Andrew Fairley, Newcastle University

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Best paper in Family and Community Business
A Micro-Sociological Approach to Understanding the Impact of Unpaid Wages on Women’s Empowerment in the Context of Family Businesses
Bridget Irene, Joan Lockyer, Cherisse Hoyte and Sunita Dewitt, Coventry University 

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Best paper in Freelancing, Solo Self-Employment and Gig Economy
“Income Protection for Micro-entrepreneurs Under Covid19: Serving Neoliberal Interests Or Small Traders?”
Julia Rouse and Rebecca Weicht, Manchester Metropolitan University, Mark Hart and Neha Prashar , Aston University

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Best paper in Gender and Enterprise
““They don’t waste money on women”: Gendered entrepreneurial household firm dynamics and the total social organisation of labour”
Mary Joy Baloyo and Sally Jones, Manchester Metropolitan University 

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Best paper in International Entrepreneurship
“The Curvilinear Relationship Between Digitalization and Export Propensity Among Emerging Market SMEs: The Moderating Role of Corruption”
Chao Zhang, Joan Lluís Capelleras, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and Victor Martin-Sanchez, University of Southern Denmark

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Best paper in Networks, Innovation & Policy
“4theRegion: A Network Approach to Regional Development in Swansea Bay”
Robert Bowen, Samantha Burvill, Beth Cummings, Leonie Themelidis, Swansea University                                                                         

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Best paper in Rural Enterprise
“Developing Organisational Resilience to Fundamental Crises: An Evaluation of Social Media as a key Enabler for Resource Bricolage within Rural SME’s”
Dafydd Cotterell, Swansea University

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Best paper in SME Growth and Performance
“Bridging Academic and Practitioner Definitions of Scaling Businesses”
Sarah Bohan, Jonathan Levie, Tejal Sarang and Esther Tippman, National University of Ireland Galway

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Best paper in Social, Environmental and Ethical Enterprise
“SPO Business Model Innovation: Fostering value co-creation through a value-network”
Bernadette Best, Queens University Belfast,  Kristel Miller and Rodney McAdam, Ulster University

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Alistair Anderson Award for Best Paper by an Early Career Researcher
““They don’t waste money on women”: Gendered entrepreneurial household firm dynamics and the total social organisation of labour”
Mary Joy Baloyo and Sally Jones, Manchester Metropolitan University

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Best Research and Knowledge Exchange Paper Award
“Exploring the Role of the University Entrepreneurial Finance Ecosystem: A ‘WHO’ study of Why it is required? How it operates? Outcomes delivered?”
Robyn Owen and Lakshmi Narasimhan Vedanthachari, Middlesex University

Best Conference Paper 2021
“Income Protection for Micro-entrepreneurs Under Covid19: Serving Neoliberal Interests Or Small Traders?”
Julia Rouse and Rebecca Weicht, Manchester Metropolitan University, Mark Hart and Neha Prasher, Aston University

 

Congratulations to all our winners!

 

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