The International Council for Small Business (ICSB) is devoted to the advancement of management development practices for potential entrepreneurs and existing small business owner/managers through education, research, and the free exchange of ideas. The ICSB is a non-profit organization devoted to continuing management education for entrepreneurs and small business.
The Council was founded in 1955 on the belief that enlightened small business management is necessary for successful and profitable small business; that successful small business is essential to our national economies; and that entrepreneurship needs to be fostered to stimulate a dynamic and growing economic system. The original name given to the Council by the Ford Foundation Grantees was the National Council for Small Business Management Development (NCSBMD). The name was subsequently changed in 1977 when the organization decided to incorporate the international community. Over the next decade, membership of ICSB doubled and the Council began to play a key role in the globalization of business during this period.
The Council serves as an umbrella organization that integrates the activities of diverse organizations and professionals who deal directly with small business. ICSB creates and distributes new information on small business management and entrepreneurial development through global knowledge drawn from government, education and commerce. Council members representing education, industry, financial institutions and government, provide a worldwide network of ideas and experience exchange on management assistance for small business.
By filling the role of an umbrella organization, as an integrator of new knowledge, the Council reinforces rather than duplicates the work of other organizations involved in small business development. For this reason, we encourage the development of national and associate affiliates of the Council so we can continue to build the information-exchange network in many countries.
‘Six Decades of ICSB: From National US Orgins to Global Player’ by J. Hanns Pichler (version December 2016)
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
VICE PRESIDENTS: NON-VOTING MEMBERS
Emeritus, University of Economics and Business.
A-1090 Vienna, Austria.
Tel: +43 (1) 31-336 x. 4528/4527
VP, GCC REGION
Kuwait National Fund for Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) Development.
Government of Kuwait.
VP, NEW PRODUCTS
WWF Fellow (Class of 2017).
Distinguished Professor and Director, Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.
Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership.
84 West South Street.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766.
VP, NEW PRODUCTS
ICSB Past President.
WWF Fellow (class of 2017).
329C Bloch Executive Hall.
5108 Cherry Street.
Kansas City, Missouri USA 64110-2446.
VP, ICSB ACADEMY
SDSU Lavin Entrepreneurship Center.
Immediate Past President.
United States Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship (USASBE).
VP, ICSB 2019 W.C.
Avanto Ventures Oy.
Aalto University Aalto Ventures Program.
VP, SPECIAL PROJECTS
Professor of Architecture and Urban Development at the Department of Architectural.
Engineering, Cairo University. Egypt.
Tanmeyah Micro Enterprise Services.
9H/3 -Takseem El-Laselky.
Cairo, — 11111.
VP, ONLINE LEARNING EXCELLENCE IN ENTREPENEURSHIP EDUCATION MONTHLY SERIES (OLE SERIES)
The University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.
VP, JOURNAL OF SMALL BUSINESS
Former ICSB Senior Operations Manager.
VP, FINANCE AND CONTROL
VP, HUMANE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Korea Association of Small Business Studies (KASBS).
Seoul (150-740) KOREA.
VP, STARTUPS AND ACCELERATORS
VP, WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP
VP, WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Chairman & CEO, Lightron Technology Corp. (LTC).
Executive Director ICSB R.O C. Taiwan.
ICSB PAST PRESIDENTS
Ki-Chan Kim (2015-16)
Ruben Ascua (2014-15)
Jeffrey R. Alves (2013-14)
Thomas Cooney (2012-13)
Don B. Bradley III (2011-12)
David Smallbone (2010-11)
Annette St-Onge (2009-10)
Charles H. Matthews (2008-09)
Rob van der Horst (2007-08)
Zulma Quiñones (2006-07)
Colin Dunn (2005-06)
Sandra King-Kauanui (2004-05)
José Romaguera (2003-04)
Anders Lundström (2002-03)
G. Dale Meyer (2000-01)
J. Hanns Pichler (1999-2000)
Brian Gibson (1998-99)
Lois Stevenson (1997-98)
William J. Dennis, Jr. (1996-97)
Yoon-Bae Ouh (1995-96)
Ken O’Neill (1994-95)
Lloyd W. Fernald, Jr. (1993-94)
Eugene G. Gomolka (1992-93)
K. Mark Weaver (1991-92)
Bruce A. Kirchhoff (1990-91)
George T. Solomon (1989-90)
Harold P. Welsch (1988-89)
Raymond W.Y. Kao (1987-88)
G.R. Butler (1985-86)
Justin G. Longenecker (1984-85)
Robert H. Brockhaus (1983-84)
Robert Bilodeau (1982-83)
Gerald E. Hills (1980-82)
Grant C. Moon (1980)
Carl M. Franklin (1978-80)
Ole S. Johnson (1976-78)
Wendell O. Metcalf (1974-76)
Robert O. Bauer (1972-74)
Harold K. Charlesworth (1970-71)
Wilford L. White (1969-70)
Shelden R. Wagner (1968-69)
William D. Boub (1967-68)
Ray M. Ayres (1965-66)
Eugene Swearingen (1964-65)
Roy T. Shaw, Jr. (1963-64)
Ralph C. Hook, Jr. (1962-63)
Willis J. Wheat (1961-62)
Martin L. Schotzberger (1960-61)
R. Ralph Bedwell (1959-60)
Joseph C. Schabacker (1958-59)
A.M. Woodruff (1957-58)
ICSB HEADQUARTERS / ICSB STAFF
The ICSB International Office is located at The George Washington University School of Business and serves to coordinate and implement the day-to-day activities of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB).
Services of the International Office include but are not limited to: Assisting the Board of Directors and senior management with action planning processes and in the delivery of action plan tasks; Generating, maintaining and providing services to ICSB membership from non-affiliated parts of the world; Promoting ICSB and Maintaining marketing materials; Overseeing the production and ensuring the timely delivery of key ICSB products and services; Providing support to ICSB affiliates; and Supporting ICSB Board activities.
Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy
Dr. El Tarabishy is the Executive Director of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB), the oldest and largest non-profit organization across the globe devoted to advancing small business research and practices. ICSB is a coalition of more than a dozen national organizations across the globe and represented in over seventy countries.
Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy is currently an Associate Teaching Professor of Management at the George Washington University’s School of Business. He teaches various courses including Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, and Innovation and Creativity in the MBA on-campus and online program. Dr. El Tarabishy was awarded Most Outstanding Faculty voted by students in 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011. He developed the first Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Creativity courses offered to MBA students throughout the school of business.
Dr. El Tarabishy created and managed the Global Entrepreneurship Research and Policy Conference (GWOctober.org) that is hosted at the George Washington University. The GW October conference connects the latest and most cuting edge of entrepreneurship research to the most pressing and important national and international policy to promote entrepreneurship and SMEs. The intersection of these two important topics makes the conference vital for global development. Dr. El Tarabishy recently published his new book titled – Information Technology for Small Business – Managing the Digital Enterprise by Springer publishing company. The book covers digital innovation and use of social media for small and medium businesses.
She is also Executive Director of the firm, “Smartly Consulting,” a holder of two international awards, with representatives in New York, Buenos Aires and Madrid. Degree in Political Science and International Relations from the Catholic University of La Plata (UCALP). Professor of Political Communication and Transnational Policy and Associate Professor of Strategy and Geopolitics in the Faculty of Political Science and Law of the Catholic University of La Plata. Political Communication and International Relations Director of the Institute of Strategic Studies of Buenos Aires (IEEBA).
She was a communication consultant in CIFAL Global Network, a network of training centers affiliated with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). It is composed of 17 centers dedicated to strengthening the capacities of governmental authorities and leaders of civil society.
Director of Institutional Relations at the Association of Traffic and Transportation Journalists of Argentina (APTTA). Specialist in Road Safety Communication. Author of “Style Manual on Traffic Communication”, an innovative publication declared by the Chamber of Deputies of Argentina to be an invaluable addition to the efforts to improve road safety. She has given several lectures, conferences and media interviews to journalists and media specialists. She was Chief of Press of the National Road Safety Agency of the Ministry of Interior and Transport of Argentina.
Jordyn Murphy is the Project Manager of ICSB and a graduate from the George Washington University with a BBA in Entrepreneurship. As the Project Manager of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB), she works directly with Board of Directors, President, and Executive Committee to carry out operations around the world.
Her strategic role includes creating, testing and implementing new products for members and private-sector partners. She serves as a liaison from ICSB to the domestic and international membership base as well as the United Nations. She is the primary point of contact for all stakeholders including affiliate secretariats, board members, to Non-affiliated ICSB members and potential members. She also is involved in the organization of the ICSB World Congresses.
GWU School of Business
2201 G. Street, NW Funger Hall Suite 315 Washington, DC 20052 USA
Phone: +1 202 994-0704 Fax: +1 202 994-4930