Online Submission

Extended abstract submission deadline has been extended to March 31, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

Submissions can be made in English, Spanish or Portuguese

We invite authors to submit extended abstracts for program consideration. All competitive papers, competitive workshops, teaching cases and experiences MUST be submitted through the online submission system.

IMPORTANT DATES

31 MARCH 2017
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE

1 MAY 2017
DEADLINE FOR NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE
(Note: Starting April 15, rolling decisions will begin. All submissions will receive a final decision by close of business on May 1, 2017)

15 MAY 2017
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE
PRESENTING AUTHOR REGISTRATION DEADLINE
(Note: At least one author, condition to be included in the program and conference documents)

1 JUNE 2017
FINAL SUBMISSION DUE FOR PROCEEDINGS
(Note: Final submission should be an extended abstract)

Theme: Towards a new world mobilized by entrepreneurship & innovative SMEs

The 62nd ICSB World Conference, to be held in Buenos Aires, is a major learning opportunity; a fulcrum where experience and research about entrepreneurship and innovation in the context of SMEs, will be discussed, exchanged, and shared by academics and practitioners from around the world.

Buenos Aires is a cosmopolitan city of over 14 million people and recently it has been recognized by its vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. Therefore, it constitutes the right place from where to initiate this debate about the challenges and opportunities that the new world would open to entrepreneurs and innovative SMEs.

SUBMISSION TOPICS

  1. Methodological challenges and new research methods applied to SME and Entrepreneurship research
  2. Women entrepreneurship
  3. Academic entrepreneurship, technology transfer and knowledge-based entrepreneurship & SMEs
  4. SMEs and family firms´ management (marketing, innovation, finance & strategy)
  5. Urban and regional perspectives on SMEs & Entrepreneurship
  6. Entrepreneurship education, learning, and knowledge dissemination
  7. Social innovation, sustainable & social entrepreneurship
  8. Entrepreneurial finance for new and growing SMEs
  9. SME growth, performance and internationalization
  10. Entrepreneurship & SME Policy, Ecosystems and National Innovation systems
  11. Entrepreneurship and SMEs in developing regions (with focus on Latin America)
  12. Intrapreneurship: Developing innovation through managers
  13. Creative Industries & SMEs

Community Enterprise: Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the New World System

The Journal for Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy (JEC)  will be publishing a special issue containing selected works from the ICSB 2017 World Conference

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Competitive Papers (Extended Abstract)

  • Submissions must be entirely original, not previously published, and must not be under concurrent consideration or scheduled for presentation elsewhere.
  • Submissions must be typed and double-spaced with one-inch margins using 12-point Times Roman font and must be in a single PDF or Microsoft Word file. Submission of PDF files is preferred.
  • Submissions will be blind reviewed. Authors must avoid revealing their identities in the body of the paper. Doing so will result in automatic rejection.
  • Extended abstract submissions should be no more than 5 pages – excluding exhibits and references.
  • The extended abstract should provide a synopsis of the central thesis, methodology, findings, implications for theory and/or practice, and how the findings can be implemented. We encourage the use of qualitative, quantitative or a combination of these techniques to address research issues in a rigorous way.
  • Selection for inclusion in the conference program will be based upon quality, originality, and relevance as determined by the review process.
  • Accepted submissions will be published in the ICSB 2017 World Conference Proceedings with ISBN reference. Specific formatting requirements will accompany the acceptance notice. Authors of accepted submissions will have the opportunity to submit a revised extended abstract before the final submission deadline.
  • Authors submitting papers agree that if accepted, at least one author (presenting author) will register and pay by the presenting author registration deadline, and attend the conference to present the paper.

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Workshops (Proposals)

Workshops are defined as interactive sessions designed and implemented by the delegates who propose them. Workshops´ main objective is to provide participants a learning experience that will impact on their academic, professional and / or business development. Workshops should refer to some of the topics of interest of this Conference or alternatively, they could propose new topics strongly linked to those of this Conference.

To be eligible, those interested in organize a Workshop should submit a proposal which will be evaluated by the Academic Committee.

  • Submissions must be typed and double-spaced with one-inch margins using 12-point Times Roman font and must be in a single PDF or Microsoft Word file. Submission of PDF files is preferred.
  • Proposals should be no more than 5 pages and MUST provide details on the purpose and objectives, the relevance of the workshop for the Conference, the contents and structure, and the timeline & agenda for the workshop.
  • Selection for inclusion in the conference program will be based upon quality, originality, and relevance as determined by the evaluation process.
  • Those submitting Workshops’ proposals agree that if accepted, at least one author (presenting author) will register and pay by the presenting author registration deadline, and attend the conference to present the paper.

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Teaching Cases (Extended Abstract)

Teaching cases stimulate the development of students’ critical thinking skills in realistic business situations. This track is ideal for authors who are involved in case teaching, either by writing case studies or teaching a course based entirely on cases.

  • Submissions must be entirely original, not previously published, and must not be under concurrent consideration or scheduled for presentation elsewhere.
  • Submissions must be typed and double-spaced with one-inch margins using 12-point Times Roman font and must be in a single PDF or Microsoft Word file. Submission of PDF files is preferred.
  • Submissions will be blind reviewed. Authors must avoid revealing their identities in the body of the paper. Doing so will result in automatic rejection.
  • Extended abstract submissions should be no more than 5 pages – excluding exhibits and references.
  • Cases may be based upon a primary or secondary data source reflecting the situation of an actual organization. Case submissions must be accompanied by a teaching note. The case and teaching note should be included in the same PDF or Word file that is uploaded into the online submission system.
  • Selection for inclusion in the conference program will be based upon quality, originality, and relevance as determined by the review process.
  • Accepted submissions will be published in the ICSB 2017 World Conference Proceedings with ISBN reference. Specific formatting requirements will accompany the acceptance notice. Authors of accepted submissions will have the opportunity to submit a revised extended abstract before the final submission deadline.
  • Authors submitting papers agree that if accepted, at least one author (presenting author) will register and pay by the presenting author registration deadline, and attend the conference to present the paper.

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Experiences (Extended Abstract)

Those who are actively involved in running innovative practices at the university or firm level or those implicated in good practices in entrepreneurship and/or SMEs assistance and development, have the opportunity to present and discuss their experiences in a roundtable setting.

  • Submissions to these Experience tracks should be no more than 5 pages – excluding exhibits and references and must be typed and double-spaced with one-inch margins using 12-point Times Roman font and must be in a single PDF or Microsoft Word file. Submission of PDF files is preferred.
  • Authors are encouraged to describe the general context in which their experience is embedded, the main target population, the objectives and activities, the main challenges faced and the main obtained results. Importantly, they should also provide some key lessons derived from these interventions.
  • Selection for inclusion in the conference program will be based upon quality, originality, and relevance as determined by the review process.
  • Accepted submissions will be published in the ICSB 2017 World Conference Proceedings with ISBN reference. Specific formatting requirements will accompany the acceptance notice. Authors of accepted submissions will have the opportunity to submit a revised extended abstract before the final submission deadline.
  • Authors submitting papers agree that if accepted, at least one author (presenting author) will register and pay by the presenting author registration deadline, and attend the conference to present the paper.

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