Call for Papers

Paris Conference

The Future of Entrepreneurship: Policy and Practice

Paris, France |April 8-9 , 2019


Policy, research, and practice are on the table for discussion with the goal of building a common narrative to help entrepreneurs and small business owners in Europe that face unique challenges. The format for this meeting will allow for a dynamic debate with those presenting and those who plan on attending the sessions.

What are the lessons that can be learned from this? Where should Policymakers focus their attention to create a sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem? What collaborations to give hope to those in the margins of society? These are many other topics are welcomed for discussion.

Following this point of view, we invite authors to submit abstracts reflecting the multiple aspects, actors, levels, and complexity on what can be done to get a more accurate view of entrepreneurship. What should be the Future of Entrepreneurship: Policy and Practice?

Submission, Selection & Acceptance

We invite the researchers to submit an abstract for discussion (except for entrepreneurs who should provide a letter stating why they would like to attend).

Papers and proposals will be selected following a double blind screening process, to assure with their quality level and if appropriate, be accepted.

A Selection & Arbitration Committee will coordinate all submissions revision process and will notify the paper and/or proposal acceptance or rejection. The Selection and Arbitration Committee decision will be final.

Participants will be notified of the final decision by email.

Important Dates

Paper submission starts on January 15, 2019
Paper submission deadline February 27
Notification of acceptance or rejection February 22
Conference registration and payment deadline for speakers and presenters March 20
Conference (Paris, France) April 8-9
Papers presentation April 8-9


Choose from these:

1. Entrepreneurship Ecosystems
2. Entrepreneurship Education
3. Gender Entrepreneurship
4. Digital Transformation and the Economy
5. Access to Finance
6. Humane Entrepreneurship

Research Papers & Proposal Submission Guidelines

Submissions must be entirely original, not previously published, and must meet the following criteria:

The first page of an academic submission must contain the title, author(s) and contact information of the corresponding author.

The organizers expect extended abstracts of no more than 3-pages 1,5-space, maximum 1500-words.

All submissions must be written in English.

An abstract should inform explicitly about the following five issues:

  1. Research objective/question;
  2. Conceptual development;
  3. Methodology;
  4. Results (if not a conceptual paper);
  5. and Contribution.
    (Please exclude tables, figures and references.)

Presentation Style and Rules

In order for selected submissions to be published in the Conference Proceedings, papers and proposals must be presented at the conference by at least one of the authors, according to the scheduled sessions and dates of the conference. Each presentation will be 15 minutes. There will be an assigned moderator at each session, and at the end of the presentation there will time for Q&A with a maximum duration of 10 minutes (25 minutes total).

Authors will be allowed to participate as author or co-author up to a maximum of three papers, but taking into account that one author’s conference fee only applies for one paper at a time.


Paris Call for Papers

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