ISBE 2017: Business Creation, Early Stage Development and Business Closure

Chair:

Dr Christopher Brown, University of Hertfordshire

Small business throughout the world are challenged in developing sustainable business models, this track focuses on those particular challenges associated with start-ups, early stage business development and the unfortunate outcomes and impact of business closure. The research is fairly wide ranging and has over the previous years attracted high-level papers:
• How innovative start-ups are using sustainability to gain traction in their respective markets;
• Start-up capital (in particular science and technology driven firms), and the increasing new area of alternative debt or equity funding;
• Going global: the role that national and regional innovation regeneration programs have on business creation and support
• New market entrants and the role of emerging technologies in disrupting and transforming these firm’s value propositions;
• Market & Customer development: how to co-create sustainable futures in science & technology-driven firms;
• Graduate & Academic enterprises; the role of universities and other agencies in supporting the local economy;
• Lessons learnt from firm closure.

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