Job Posting: Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at UAEU

Job Posting: Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at UAEU

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship
(Position #304470)

The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) invites applications for a faculty position in entrepreneurship within the College of Business and Economics (CBE). The CBE has been accredited by AACSB since 2000. Candidates are expected to have:

  • a strong commitment to teaching excellence and student advising at the undergraduate and graduate levels;
  • a demonstrable research capability that will enable the candidate to develop and sustain an internally and/or externally funded research program in his/her area of expertise that will result in publishing his/her research findings in refereed journals; and
  • the ability to actively engage in promoting the growth of the Business Administration program and the CBE at the UAEU through personal outreach and outreach with students to small and entrepreneurial firms as well as larger entrepreneurial organizations.

The application package should include (1) a cover letter, (2) a detailed resume, (3) names of at least three references with contact information, (4) research statement, (5) teaching statement that includes a list of courses taught, and (6) outreach statement detailing previous work individually or with students in support of entrepreneurship in the community and region and/or academic profession and how this experience might be used to build a program at UAEU. English is the language of instruction and communication within the CBE.

A generous benefits package is offered to successful applicants, which includes a competitive tax-free salary that is determined according to rank and experience, yearly round-trip air tickets for the faculty member and his/her family (spouse and up to three children), tuition support for children’s schooling, a one-time settling-in allowance, free housing accommodation, free health care insurance, paid holidays and summer vacation, and an end-of-contract gratuity. The University also offers an engaging research environment and provides opportunities for financial support for research. Research funding can also be sought from national foundations in the UAE.

To apply, visit UAEU’s website and attach all the required documents to the website.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or a doctorate degree in entrepreneurship, or in a related field, preferably from an AACSB-accredited school. Candidates should also have research and outreach experience in the area of entrepreneurship and the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship courses. All candidates that expect to obtain their Ph.D. or doctorate degree prior to Fall 2016 are welcome to apply.

Preferred Qualification: Candidates with teaching interests in the areas of strategic management along with entrepreneurship and innovation are especially encouraged to apply.

Rank/Experience/Skill Set: Qualified candidates at the rank of assistant professor will be considered. Candidates must be active researchers and have a strong record of scholarly excellence. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or a doctorate (granted or nearly completed), a thorough knowledge of entrepreneurship theory and practice, a commitment to applied research, and a commitment to community and regional outreach individually or with students to promote entrepreneurial activities. Faculty members are expected to advise students; provide service to the university, college, department, and community; and conduct research and publish in their fields.

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ICSB Pioneers the Entrepreneurial Mindset Shift in ASEAN: Feature Article in the New Strait Times

ICSB Pioneers the Entrepreneurial Mindset Shift in ASEAN: Feature Article in the New Strait Times

“Nurturing humane governance in business”


30 OCTOBER 2015 at 11:01 AM

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The 3rd Asian SME four-day Conference 2015 in Miri, which ends today, has the unique features of engaging various kinds of stakeholders for the generation of practical ideas for the development of small-medium enterprises (SMEs).

The theme was “Asian Entrepreneurship: Fostering Cross-Border Collaboration”.

International and national participants had the opportunity to visit Malaysia’s palm oil industry, liquefied natural gas facilities in Bintulu, the Samalaju industrial estate and indigenous entrepreneurship centres.

Academic experts from various nations and organisations presented papers on SMEs and entrepreneurship. Student participants were immersed in experiences of problem solving and innovative thinking to gain insight on the best practices and wisdom of SMEs and entrepreneurship.

Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud traced the history of Miri as the first oil town of Malaysia, the development of Sarawak and how SMEs can shape the future of the state, Malaysia and the region.

The conference reflected the collaboration of so many stakeholders, including Datuk Dr Habsah Hashim, chief executive officer of SME Corp Malaysia, Tan Sri Abdul Rahman Mamat, chairperson of the International Council for SME & Entrepreneurship Malaysia, Professor Dr Ki Chan Kim, president of the International Council for Small Business, and other distinguished leaders in the field.

Dr Zakaria Taib and his team had tirelessly worked for almost two years to make the conference a success.

Professor Datuk Dr Lau Siu Wai, 85, shared his experiences in building 15,000 buildings, including the Meritz Hotel where the conference was held.

Professor Charles Matthews, Hans Picher, Ayman El Tarabishy and others all shared their worthy role-model experiences. Hermawan Kartajaya, like Philip Kotler, is a thinker-practitioner considered among the “top 50 gurus who have shaped the future of marketing”.

He, Kotler and Hooi Den Huan, the director of Nanyang Technopreneurship Centre in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, saw the relationship between entrepreneurship, marketing and the importance of SMEs in developing the region.

Together, they established the Philip Kotler Centre for Asean Marketing.

Now that Asean has begun to focus not just on politics, security and economics, but also on socio-community development, there is the demand to think Asean — people to people in entrepreneurial Asean with social and cultural innovation.

A Deans’ Council Forum raised and analysed questions regarding the required paradigm shifts for impactful implementation of SME programmes.

The forum agreed that there is urgent need to reformulate business degree programmes on entrepreneurship to make them relevant to the times, and encourage society to be engaged in innovation, talent development, globalisation, culture, curiosity, innovation and intuition.

There is recognition of the urgent need for a paradigm shift in the dominant secular curriculum and analytic Western approach to business and entrepreneurship to encompass the holistic spirit and substance of human/humane governance.

It is held that one or two courses on entrepreneurship do not make people SME entrepreneurs. Just as not everyone can become top musicians, not everyone can also become entrepreneurs.

The entrepreneurial mindset is only one component of the shift that is desired.

The preferred value-based leadership of business leaders and entrepreneurs is reflected in the articulation of Humane Entrepreneurship Charter as follows:

“Today we proclaim the endorsements of new entrepreneurship principles, which are founded on the values of humanity, and will become the basis of every company to pursue true sustainability by embedding the well-being of the society in the business process, curated in the human entrepreneurship model and convened into the human cycle and the enterprise cycle, are 10 principles as follows: empowerment, ethics, equality, engagement, ecosystem, envisioning, enthusiasm, enlightenment, experimentation and excellence.”

Taib and eleven leaders of international organisations of small business from various countries are signatories to the Miri Endorsement of Entrepreneurship, which emphasises the need for human, humane spirit and substance in business development.

Miri, the second largest city in Sarawak, was granted city status on May 20, 2005.

The Miri initiative is symbolic of other initiatives that will be taken throughout the country.

The time is now set that excellent scholars and intellectuals are spread nationwide.

These scholars have the capacities to attract the best brains to their localities to share experiences and ideas on developments for the futures.

With the partnership and collaborations with the best brains from around the world, local leaders and citizenry will no more be conned or suppressed by the ignorance and arrogance of inbred ideas, which trap and enchain minds.

With courage and commitment, local intellectuals can reclaim the right of scholars to define and shape futures in their localities and contribute significantly beyond their spheres of space, time and culture.

The writer is president, Malaysian Association for Education


What do the Pope, the United Nations, and Rockefeller Jr. Have in Common?

What do the Pope, the United Nations, and Rockefeller Jr. Have in Common?

Most of us have heard on the radio and seen in the news about the Pope’s visit to the United Nations (“UN”). Historically, this is the fifth time a Pope has addressed the United Nations. Yet, what makes this a very special visit? Is it because he was the first Latin Pope? Or was it his message to the UN General Assembly? Also, just as news catchy as the Pope’s visit was, the UN also made major headlines with the announcement of the new Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”). It is a remarkable accomplishment for an organization that was founded in 1945. Finally, how does John D. Rockefeller, Jr. relate to all of this?

To answer these questions, we need a history refresher. How did the UN come to exist? Why is it located in New York? Why do we have new SDGs? And what happened to the old sustainable goals?

The forerunner of the UN was the League of Nations, an organization conceived in similar circumstances during the First World War, and established in 1919 under the Treaty of Versailles “to promote international cooperation and to achieve peace and security.” The League of Nations ceased its activities after failing to prevent the Second World War. Prior to the League of Nations, in 1899, the International Peace Conference was held in The Hague to elaborate instruments for settling crises peacefully, preventing wars, and codifying rules of warfare.

The first time the name, “United Nations,” was coined was by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the Declaration by the UN of January 1, 1942, during the Second World War, when representatives of 26 nations pledged their governments to continue fighting together against the Axis Powers. After the devastation of World War I and II, in 1945, representatives of 50 countries met in San Francisco at the United Nations Conference on International Organization to draw up the United Nations Charter. Those delegates deliberated on the basis of proposals worked out by the representatives of China, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States at Dumbarton Oaks, United States between August-October 1944. The Charter was signed on June 26, 1945, by the representatives of the 50 countries. Poland, which was not represented at the Conference, signed it later and became one of the original 51 Member States.

The UN officially came into existence on October 24, 1945, when the Charter was ratified by China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States, and by a majority of other signatories. United Nations Day is celebrated on October 24 every year.

So, once the UN came to exist, a debate ensued on where to host it. The major European powers lobbied to locate the UN on the European continent. Yet, supporters of the plan acknowledged the difficulty of locating the new organization in the midst of the wreckage of a world war. Even though Geneva was a possibility, it carried associations with the ill-fated League of Nations and was, therefore, omitted from further consideration.

When a vote on the location of the headquarters was taken in London in 1945, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, and Canada voted for a European headquarters. The rest, from Latin America (Brazil, Chile, and Mexico), the smaller nations of Europe (Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia), the Pacific (Australia and China), the Soviet Union, and Iran voted for a new start for the new organization in the United States. What is interesting here is the role of Latin American countries (Pope Francis should come to mind) and the idea of a new start.

The idea of a new “capital of the world” was enticing to many US cities. San Francisco and Philadelphia were frontrunners for a while. Detroit had a strong showing. Even Black Hills, South Dakota mounted a bid. By the way, New York City, and Manhattan in particular, was something of a last minute compromise solution after all other sites had been rejected. I will talk later how New York won the bid. Now, I have to focus on this odd city, what does Black Hills, South Dakota have to do with bidding to host the United Nations?

A successful South Dakotan business man, Paul Bellamy, learned that his 22 year old son, who was an air pilot for a B-17 Flying Fortress, died in an air collision over England. He channeled his suffering from the loss into action once he heard about plans of a post-war security organization to lessen the possibility of another global war ever happening again. Paul Bellamy galvanized the business committee to submit a proposal that promised to build a headquarters structure that featured 1 million square feet of office space, an auditorium that could seat 20,000 people, and a soaring tower topped by a globe as a symbol of the UN mission. Why it is important to mention this story is to showcase how one person (a businessman) can mobilize a whole city into bidding to host a new ‘capital of the world’. Unfortunately, Paul Bellamy’s bid was rejected because the committee wanted the UN headquarters to be in the Eastern United States. Imagine if we have 1000 ‘Paul Bellamy’s’ in the world – could we not solve the current major social ills?!

Talking about the world social ills, a little history is needed to understand how the UN SDGs came to be. We need to learn about its predecessor, the Millennium Development Goals (“MDGs”). In September 2000, the largest gathering of world leaders in history, adopted the UN Millennium Declaration whereby committing their nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty and setting out a series of time-bound targets, with a deadline of 2015. The MDGs goals were:

Goal 1: Eradicate Extreme Hunger and Poverty

Goal 2: Achieve Universal Primary Education

Goal 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

Goal 4: Reduce Child Mortality

Goal 5: Improve Maternal Health

Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases

Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability

Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development
So, did the MDGs work? Did the world get better? The answers are yes and no.

Between 1990 and 2002, average overall incomes increased by approximately 21 percent. The number of people in extreme poverty declined by an estimated 130 million (to learn more visit the (UN Millennium website). Child mortality rates fell from 103 deaths per 1,000 live births a year to 88. Life expectancy rose from 63 years to nearly 65 years. An additional 8 percent of the developing world’s people received access to water. And an additional 15 percent acquired access to improved sanitation services.

But progress was not uniform across the world–or across the Goals. There were huge disparities across and within countries. Sub-Saharan Africa is the epicenter of crisis. Asia is the region with the fastest progress, but even there, hundreds of millions of people remain in extreme poverty. Even fast-growing countries fail to achieve some of the non-income Goals. Other regions have mixed records, notably Latin America, the transition economies, and the Middle East and North Africa, often with slow or no progress on some of the Goals and persistent inequalities undermining progress on others.

As the MDGs time frame was coming to an end with mixed results, a high-level UN Open Working Group was established in January 2013 to craft a new set of goals that would stand for another decade and a half through 2030. Seventy UN member states shared 30 seats on the committee (meaning most seats were shared by two or three countries, a so-called “troika” arrangement). At its final meeting, on July 19, 2014, the Group unanimously approved a draft set of 17 SDGs. These SDGs, taken up by the UN General Assembly at a Special Summit on Sustainable Development from September 25-28, 2015, are:

  1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture
  3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all
  5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all
  8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
  11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
  15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
  16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
  17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

What are the major differences between the SDGs and the MDGs?

The new list largely keeps the MDGs intact while updating and expanding on some of them. For example, there are new goals related to water and sanitation, energy, climate change, and inequality. The biggest change is that the MDGs only applied to countries in the developing world. The SDGs, in contrast, will apply uniformly to all countries, in the developing and developed worlds alike. Thus, they will aim to hold the entire globe accountable for their development efforts.

Another major difference and this is where the ‘Paul Bellamies’ and now, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. comes into the picture. The SDGs make a big push to integrate all stakeholders in the community. They are governments, non-government entities, non-profits (ICSB should be on your mind), academia, large businesses, and yes – finally small and medium enterprises (“SMEs”). The world just realized (or is admitting) that SMEs account for 98% of economies. They are the engine for growth, and political and economic stability. Remember when I mentioned what a county or the world can do if we had 1000 entrepreneurs like Paul Bellamy? Well, with the SDGs this is not just an invitation, but also a challenge for entrepreneurs and small and medium business owners to step up.

So, back to my previous question: how did the UN headquarters finally end up in New York? Well, an entrepreneur/business owner/philanthropist named John D. Rockefeller, Jr. recognized the importance of this new international organization’s role in world peace – and yes – commerce!  The committee overseeing the UN location was considering Boston or New York City as the host. The site committee ruled out any urban locations because of the organization’s sizable land requirements and their fear that the UN would be limited in ability. So, they eliminated all sites within 10 miles of Manhattan. However, when millionaire philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, Jr. surprisingly offered a gift of six blocks of Manhattan real estate along the East River in December 1946, the committee reversed itself in a New York minute and found its new home.

John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (an entrepreneur, a business owner, a philanthropist, and a human being) was the final piece to the puzzle to bring the UN to its final destination and home.

So, what does the Pope have to do with the UN and Rockefeller Jr.? The Pope, in his UN address, stated, “a selfish and boundless thirst for power and material prosperity” that misuses natural resources and degrades the environment also leads to social ills by excluding those who are physically, economically or politically weak. “Economic and social exclusion is a complete denial of human fraternity and a grave offense against human rights and the environment.”

The UN, the Pope, and Rockefeller Jr. have something in common. It is about humanity and its wellbeing.

We, at ICSB, advocate for HumanEntrepreneurship as part of the solution of the world’s ills and challenges.

Of particular importance is the need to incorporate plans for the long-term maintenance of natural resources. HumanEntrepreneurship not only recognizes the value and importance of humans, who are the ultimate clients and customers, but it also focuses on the equal importance of the entrepreneur and entrepreneurial innovation’s crucial effects on people and society. HumanEntrepreneurship incorporates the concern for the sustainability, replenishment of natural resources used by entrepreneurial organizations, and the inclusion of all parts of society. In sum, HumanEntrepreneurship can be the driving force for a new and practical approach to entrepreneurial activity in both developed and developing nations.

We need all hands-on-deck to make it happen. The SDGs are an excellent blueprint. Government, big businesses, and yes finally, SMES and entrepreneurs are the actors. The world youth, seniors, and the marginalized need us desperately.

Let us not disappoint them.

Written by:

Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy
Executive Director of ICSB
Associate Professor, The George Washington University

Important note:

We would like to congratulate Mr. Georg Kell for his tremendous contributions and exceptional leadership as the Executive Director of the UN Global Compact. We wish you all the success in your next role. We would also like to warmly welcome Ms. Lise Kingo as the new Executive Director. Your focus on innovation and inclusion of all stakeholders resonated well with the ICSB organization.

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ICSB 2015 W.C. featured prominently in the June 2015 UAEU Newsletter

ICSB 2015 W.C. featured prominently in the June 2015 UAEU Newsletter

The ICSB 2015 World Conference, organized by ICSB and the College of Business and Economics at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), featured prominently in the UAEU June 2015 Newsletter. 

>> Click here to read the UAEU – June 2015 Newsletter (PDF)

The full color two-page showcase (pages 3-4) features pictures from the event and links  to three different articles.

“UAEU opens the 60th annual conference of the International Council for Small Business (2015) in Dubai”
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“The 60th annual ICSB World Conference (2015) continues its second day in Dubai”
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“UAEU concludes the ICSB World Conference in Dubai which praised the UAE economy and called on institutions and individuals to support entrepreneurs”
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Thank you again to our ICSB 2015 host, UAEU, and the local organizing committee for their support and commitment to this 60th annual event. We received a lot of positive feedback from delegates and we look forward to continue this positive momentum next year in NJ/NY for ICSB 2016. Please visit for more information.

Local Executive Committee

Dr. Ali Rashid Al Noaimi Vice Chancellor Chair
Prof. Mohamed A. Albaili Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (Provost) Vice Chair
Prof. Ghaleb A. Alhadrami Alburaiki Deputy Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies and Research Affairs Member
Mrs. Faeqa H. Jasem Deputy Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administrative Affairs (Secretary General) Member

Local Organizing Committee

Prof. Mohamed A. Albaili Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (Provost) Chair
Prof. Geralyn M. Franklin Dean, College of Business and Economics Vice Chair
Dr. Abdulrahman Al Shayeb Vice Dean, College of Business and Economics Member
Prof. Mohamed A. Madi College of Business and Economics Member
Dr. Saif Khalifa R. Al Shaali Director, UAEU Continuing Education Center Member
Mr. Khalfan Saleh Al Dhaheri Office of the Vice Chancellor Member
Dr. Hassan A.N. Hejase Office of the Vice Chancellor Member
Dr. Yacin Atif College of Information Technology Member
Miss Ghalia Al Ahbabi Media and Communication Department Member
Mr. Ahmed Osman Ahmed Financial Officer, College of Humanities and Social Sciences Member


2015 ICSB Academy Articles

2015 ICSB Academy Articles

60 students from nine different countries participated in the inaugural ICSB Academy cohort in Dubai, UAE under the guidance of an International Faculty of 10 professors and practitioners. Dr. Walter Ruda, Professor at the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern, Campus Zweibrücken in Germany, has written the two articles below share updates from the event.

Von Zweibrücken nach Dubai

Von Zweibrücken nach Dubai_PicErgebnisse der GESt-Studie auf der ICSB-Welt-Konferenz in Dubai vorgestellt

Die 60. ICSB-Jubiläumsweltkon- ferenz „Entrepreneurship at a Glo- bal Crossroads“ wurde mit veran- staltet durch die UAEU (United Arab Emirates University). An der Konferenz nahmen mehr als 400 Teilnehmer aus 60 Ländern teil.
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Interessante Einblicke bekommen

Interessante Einblicke bekommen_Pic

MBA-Fernstudiengang mit „Out of-Campus-Event“ in Dubai

Nachdem in den vergangenen Jahren schon Konferenzen in Budapest und Dublin besucht wurden, waren die 30 MBA-Stu- dierenden in diesem Jahr zu Gast auf einer Konferenz in Dubai.

Congratulations to the Award Winners @ ICSB 2015

Congratulations to the Award Winners @ ICSB 2015

At ICSB 2015 in Dubai last month, ICSB was proud to present a number of awards to recognize the outstanding work being done by our members from around the world. 


ICSB Best Paper/Workshop – GCC

Awarded to a conference paper with author affiliation in the GCC; or a topical focus of GCC region.

A Study of the Convergence between Entrepreneurship, Government Policy and Higher Education in the Sultanate of Oman
William Williams, Commission for Academic Accreditation (UAE)
Helena Knight, Sohar University (Oman)
Richard Rutter, Sohar University (Oman)

Innovation & the Role of SME’s for Sustainability by UAEU Students
Nihel Chabrak, United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)
Rabab Abdulameer Merza Abdulhusain Ali, United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)
Taleb M. Al Hebsi, United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)
Abdalla J. Al Marashda, United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)
Alia R. Al Saedi, United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)
Najat M. Al Waheebi, United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)
Ameena A. Batoon, United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

But Most of All We Love Each Other: Does Social Cohesion Pay Off? Evidence from FDI Flows to Middle Income Countries
Wasseem Mina, United Arab Emirates University (UAE)


ICSB Doctoral Student Award

Awarded to a conference paper with main author being a current PhD student.

Business models for disruptive technologies – findings from the 3D printing industry
Patrick Holzmann, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt (Austria)
Robert J. Breitenecker, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt (Austria)
Erich J. Schwarz, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt (Austria)

Facilitating Youth Entrepreneurship at the Bottom of the Pyramid: A Proposed Research Agenda
Eric Clock, University of Western Australia (Australia)
Tim Mazzarol, University of Western Australia (Australia)

Role Overload, Growth of Obsessive Passion and Moderating Effects of Goals: A Study of Early Founders at Pitching Events
Silvia Stroe and Joakim Wincent, Hanken School of Economics (Finland)



Awarded to a conference paper with author affiliation in the Asia-Pacific; or a topical focus of the Asia-Pacific region.

Collaborative Product Development Between Large Retailers and Small and Medium-Sized Suppliers: The Case of Food Products in South Korea
Jongkun Jun, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (South Korea)
Sooyeon Lim, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (South Korea)
Juyoung Kim, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (South Korea)

SME cluster in the aftermath of a disaster: Significant Revival or Mere Survival – a case study with a social capital approach
Prajakta Khare, Kwansei Gakuin University (Japan)

Impact of Credit Guarantee on the Survival of SMEs and Default Prediction for SMEs: Empirical Evidence from Taiwan
Yeong-Jia Goo, National Taipei University (Taiwan)
An-Yu Shih, National Taipei University (Taiwan)


ICSB Best Paper/Workshop: Americas

Awarded to a conference paper with author affiliation in the Americas; or a topical focus of the Americas region.

Entrepreneurial Leadership at a Crossroads
John Pisapia, Florida Atlantic University (USA)
Keith Feit, Florida Atlantic University (USA)

Global Reporting Initiative: Does it make a Difference?
Lotfi Belkhir, McMaster University (Canada)

Market Knowledge and Innovation Capabilities in Small Technology Firms from Emerging Economies in Latin America
Ricardo Arechavala-Vargas, Universidad de Guadalajara (Mexico)
María Fernanda Andrés, Universidad Nacional del Litoral (Argentina)
Luis Felipe Agramunt, Universidad Nacional del Litoral (Argentina)

The Impact of Post-Materialist Cultural Values on Women’s Engagement In Environmental Venturing
Diana Hechavarria, University of South Florida (USA)


ICSB JSBM Award – Best Associate Editor

Awarded to the best Associate Editor of the year as determined by JSBM performance statistics from the previous year.

Dr. Marco Cucculelli, Università Politecnica delle Marche (Italy)


ICSB Best Paper/Workshop: Europe

Awarded to a conference paper with author affiliation in Europe; or a topical focus of the European region.

Ideal Failure Narrative Types – How Entrepreneurs Explain Their Business Failure
Christoph Mandl, University of Hohenheim (Germany)
Andreas Kuckertz, University of Hohenheim (Germany)

Entrepreneurial Teams in Social New Venture Creation: A Research Agenda
Cyrine Ben-Hafaïedh, IÉSEG School of Management (France)
Frédéric Dufays, University of Liege (Belgium)

Entrepreneurial Leadership and Islamic Perceptions: Institutional, Market and Cultural Approaches
Pegram Harrison, University of Oxford (UK)
Muhammad Azam Roomi, Cranfield University (UK)


ICSB Best Paper/Workshop: Africa

Awarded to a conference paper with author affiliation in Africa; or a topical focus of the African region.

Social Entrepreneurial Activity in West Africa: The Role of Intercultural Competence for Creating and Implementing New Ideas
Heike Grimm, University of Erfurt, Brandtschool (Germany)

The Influence of Subsidiary, International Company and Environment Factors on Social Response Activities and Corporate Social Performance: The Case of Multinational Enterprises Operating in Tunisia
Rim Ghezal, Faculty of Economics and Management of Sfax (Tunisia)
Romdhane Khemakhem, Faculty of Economics and Management of Sfax (Tunisia)


Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship (JSE) Best Paper Award

Awarded to a conference paper with topical focus of marketing, management, finance, accounting, applied information technology, or business law.

The Innovation Process in Small Firms
Roy Broersma, Maastricht University (Netherlands)
Anita van Gils, Maastricht University (Netherlands)
Andries de Grip, Maastricht University (Netherlands)

Unfinished Business Transfers in the Finnish Small Businesses
Elina Varamäki, Anmari Viljamaa, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (Finland)
Juha Tall, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (Finland)
Anne-Maria Mäkelä, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (Finland)

Debt financing among newborn and young Swedish businesses: Empirical evidence from Swedish data
Darush Yazdanfar, Mid Sweden University (Sweden)
Peter Öhman, Mid Sweden University (Sweden)


Journal of Small Business Management (JSBM) Editor’s Choice Award

Awarded to a conference paper with topical focus of family business or finance. These two topics were the most popular in terms of submissions to JSBM for 2014.

Problematizing Socioemotional Wealth as Dominant Paradigm in Family Firm Research
Rupert Hasenzagl, AKAD University (Germany)
Isabella Hatak, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria)
Hermann Frank, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria)

Succession Intentions in Family Firms, Some Insights on Its Antecedents
Tommaso Minola, University of Bergamo (Italy)
Cristina Bettinelli, University of Bergamo (Italy)