Paris shines with Cutting Edge Research Conference

Paris shines with Cutting Edge Research Conference

Paris shines with Cutting Edge Research Conference

Sep 26, 2018

Paris shines with Cutting Edge Research Conference

Sep 26, 2018

Paris in the Belle Époque was a golden period in the history of the city between the years 1871 to 1914.

It saw the construction of the Eiffel Tower, the Paris Métro, the completion of the Paris Opera, and the beginning of the Basilica of Sacré-Cœur on Montmartre. Three lavish “universal expositions” in 1878, 1889 and 1900 brought millions of visitors to Paris to sample the latest innovations in commerce, art, and technology. Paris was the scene of the first public projection of a motion picture, and the birthplace of the Ballets Russes, Impressionism and Modern Art. The expression Belle Époque (“beautiful era”) came into use after the First World War; it was a nostalgic term for what seemed a simpler time of optimism, elegance, and progress.

Entrepreneurs play a major part, they take action toward creating new activities and expanding them, whether in startups or existing organizations.

The attention to entrepreneurial cognition has generated an impressive stream of literature since the early calls for such perspective (e.g. Baron, 1998; Mitchell et all, 2002). Azen (1991) made a seminal contribution to the study of intention formation by proposing the Theory of Planned Behaivor, which entrepreneurship scholars have adopted to investigate intentions related to the start and growth of new ventures.

Adnane Maalaoui, Director for Entrepreneurship Programs at IPAG Business School, and an ICSB 2018 Presidential Award recipient, organized with Erno Tornikoski, Professor in Entrepreneurship at Grenoble de Management, and Professor Veronica Scutto, EMLV Ecole de commerce et management, Paris and in partnership with AIREPME – Association Internationale De Recherche En Entrepreneuriat et PME and with ICSB 2008 Presidential Award Recipient, Catherine Léger-Jarniou, Professor Emeritus, Head of Entrepreneurship Master and Innovative Projects at Paris-Dauphine University and President of the France Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation the Cognitive Perspective in Entrepreneurship Research Conference in Paris from Sept. 23-25th.

There many highlights of the conference, but, in particular, the keynote speech of world-renowned professor, Dr. Icek Azen (pictured above), discussing in more depth the theory of Planned Behaivor and new exciting and progressive entrepreneurship research. A one-of-a-kind and even maybe a tribute to the Belle Époque time of creative ideas that push the envelope of thought. Researchers and a very energetic group of young doctoral students from over 16 countries attended the conference.

At the magnificent gala dinner, the conference awards were presented. ICSB awarded three awards for best doctoral paper and the best overall conference paper. Those recognized were:

Honorable Mention to Ph.D. Student:
 “Using app-based experience sampling methodology to investigate the progression between entrepreneurial intentions and entrepreneurial effort intensity ” – by  Amirsaradi Anahita, Amirsardari Anahita, La Trobe University, Australia

Ph.D. Student Award:
 “Entrepreneurship and Continued Entrepreneurship: Gendered vs. Gender-Neutral Theories” by Asma Zarrouk, Grenoble Ecole de Management/ISG de Sousse, Tunisia

Best Paper Award:
“The Theory of Planned Behaviour and the Academic Entrepreneurial Intention: The moderating role of the Triple Helix Model” by  Vesci M., Botti., Parente R., Feola R., Crudele C., from Salerno University, Italy

ICSB Celebrates International Women’s Day

ICSB Celebrates International Women’s Day

08 March 2018, Washington DC, USA -The International Council for Small Business (ICSB), founded in 1955, is proud to take part in celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievement of women around the world, in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDG 5 aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. The #WeUnitedWe movement was created in an effort to promote the Decade of Women campaign and to achieve gender equality and full economic engagement by 2030.
The incoming President of ICSB, Geralyn Franklin says, “ICSB recognizes the important role that women play in society as a whole and especially in small businesses. In that sense, ICSB supports the notion that the world needs to support the development of women entrepreneurs and we are committed to our mission of  continuing management education for entrepreneurs and small business.”
The importance of women entrepreneurs to the global economy is tangible. According to the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, 163 million women were starting businesses across 74 economies worldwide, while 111 million were running established businesses. The upcoming 2019 special issue of Journal of Small Business Management edited by Candida Brush, Linda F. Edelman, Amanda Bullough, and Diana M. Hechavarria focuses on advancing our understanding of high-potential female entrepreneurship around the world. The special issue will feature research presented at the 2017 Diana International Research Conference hosted by the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri. The Diana Project was established in 1999 by Professors Brush, Carter, Gatewood, Greene, and Hart, in partnership with ESBRI in Stockholm. The Diana Project has led the research agenda in women’s entrepreneurship across continents, cultures, and contexts since its inception. During these years, Diana conferences have annually brought together more than 100 scholars from 16 different countries worldwide, providing an arena to share a global research agenda dedicated to answering questions about women entrepreneurs. In 2018, the Diana Conference will hosted in Asia for the first time, and hopes to welcome researchers from the region amongst all others to further advance our understanding of female entrepreneurship (more info can be found here: http://diana-conference.com).
ICSB Participated in OECD SME Conference

ICSB Participated in OECD SME Conference

23 February 2018, Mexico City- The Executive Director of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB), Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy, participated in the OECD Ministerial Conference “Strengthening SMEs and entrepreneurship for productivity and inclusive growth” hosted in Mexico.

Some of the topics that the Conference addressed were: enabling small and medium-sized enterprises to scale up, accessing diversified financing instruments, participating in the global economy, and how to enable SMEs to enhance their contributions to productivity and inclusive growth.

In that sense, H.E. Stuart Nash, Chair, Minister for Small Business of New Zealand, quoted ICSB’s Executive Director, Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy, on “the need for 40 millions jobs to be created every year for the next fifteen years” to keep pace with population growth and on fostering greater SME participation in a globally integrated economy.

The SME Ministerial Conference gathers Ministers and high-level representatives from 55 OECD Member and Non-Member countries, the European Union, and 12 international organizations and associations.