will take place in Lund, Sweden, on November 15-17, 2017
The main theme of the conference is
"Relevance in Entrepreneurship Research"
Traditionally, entrepreneurship and small business research has been regarded as a practical and relevant field, and offering knowledge to be used to solve various societal problems including job creation, the funding of new companies and industries, as well as regional development. As the field is becoming more and more institutionalised, the academic rigour in research has been emphasised at the expense of relevance, triggering an intense frustration among many entrepreneurship and small business scholars concerning the gap between relevance and rigour in our research – an issue that will be discussed when we meet at the RENT Conference in Lund 2017.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Those who wish to present a paper at the conference should submit an extended abstract in English before May 15, 2017
(midnight belgian time)
You are requested to clearly highlight :
Objectives (200 words)
Literature review (+/- 300 words)
Approach/Method (between 200 words)
Results/Findings (between 300 words)
Value & Implications (200 words)
Also 3 to 5 key words (including whether the paper is quantitative, qualitative or conceptual) must be provided.
Bibliographical references are not mandatory but can be given upon request.
Note that all abstracts will be reviewed using a double blind review process. Therefore it is COMPULSORY that neither your name nor your contact details appear on the submission (the authors are recognized in the system via their login).
Submissions containing author’s information and/or
submissions longer than the number of characters requested
will be deleted from the system!!!
The RENT policy implies that an author can submit and present only one paper as a first author. However this author can be a non-presenting co-author of other submitted papers.
Accepted authors will be asked to send a full paper by October 1, 2017.
For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.