<span typeof="v:Breadcrumb"><a href="https://icsb.org/" rel="v:url" property="v:title">Home</a> » <span rel="v:child" typeof="v:Breadcrumb"><a href="https://icsb.org/icsb-affiliates/" rel="v:url" property="v:title">Affiliates and Chapters</a> » <span class="breadcrumb_last">European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB)</span></span></span><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><br /><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><br /><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><br /><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><h1>European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB)</h1>

The European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB) is a non-profit organization whose main objective is to advance the understanding of entrepreneurship and to improve the competitiveness of SMEs in Europe.

ECSB facilitates the creation and distribution of new knowledge through research, education and the open exchange of ideas between professions and across national and cultural borders. ECSB organises high-quality conferences for its members, such as the RENT conference in co-operation with EIASM, in order to facilitate and enhance the exchange of knowledge within the ECSB membership.

ECSB is a Global Organisation
The network of ECSB’s members covers nearly the whole of Europe geographically; it has some 400 members in over 30 countries. Through its affiliation to the International Council for Small Business since 1989, the European network is also connected to the global academic and professional small business community. Visit ICSB website (www.icsb.org)

The Structure of ECSB
ECSB’s organisation is composed of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors. The Executive Committee consists of three members: President, Past-President and President-Elect. The Board of Directors consists of the three members of the Executive Committee and six other members. Country Vice Presidents are an important link between ECSB and its members in different countries.

Country Vice Presidents The Secretariat of ECSB is in charge of the daily routines of ECSB. The Secretariat is situated in Turku School of Economics, in Finland. Please contact us in matters concerning e.g. membership. The Board of Directors serves as the long-range planning and policy-making authority of ECSB, responsible to the Membership, while the Executive Committee serves as a management resource to the President in the implementation of Board policies. The Board of Directors consists of three members of the Executive Committee and five other members.

http://www.ecsb.org

 

LEADERSHIP

President
Professor Silke Tegtmeier
Event coordination and Sponsorship support

University of Southern Denmark
Mads Clausen Institute
Alsion 2
DK-6400 Sønderborg
Denmark
tegtmeier@mci.sdu.dk

 

Past President
Professor Helle Neergaard
Doctoral Workshops

The Aarhus School of Business
Haslegaardsvej 10
8210 Aarhus V
DENMARK
hen@asb.dk

 

Assistant Professor, Doctor Cristina Diaz
Post-Doc and Career, Webinars

Universidad De Castilla-la Mancha
Plaza De La Universidad, 1
02071 Albacete
SPAIN
cristina.diaz@uclm.es

Professor Ulla Hytti
Operational Activities, Research and Publication

Turku School of Economics, University of Turku
FI-20014 Turun yliopisto
FINLAND
ulla.hytti@utu.fi

Doctor Breda Kenny
Collaboration and Industry Engagement; Case Study Development

Cork Institute of Technology
Cork
IRELAND
breda.kenny@cit.ie

Associate Professor
Agnieszka Kurczewska
Strengthening presence in Eastern Europe and the Baltics

University of Lodz
Faculty of Economics and Sociology
ul. POW 3/5
90-255 Lodz
POLAND
akurczewska@wp.pl

Professor Eddy Laveren
Entrepreneurship Policy and Country Vice Presidents

University of Antwerp & Antwerp Management School
Stadscampus
S.B.320
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen
BELGIUM
eddy.laveren@ua.ac.be

Professor Slavica Singer
Educational Initiatives and Resources

J.J. Strossmayer University in Osijek
Gajev trg 7
HR-31000 Osijek
CROATIA
singer@efos.hr

Professor David Smallbone
Representative of ECSB Fellows

Kingston University
Small Business Research Centre
Kingston Hill
Kingston-upon-Thames
UK-KT2 7LB, UNITED KINGDOM
d.smallbone@kingston.ac.uk