“The Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) conference connects practitioners and policymakers with business support practitioners and academics, nurturing productive dialogue and engagement amongst these groups, allowing research to inform policy and practice to create genuine change, while facilitating practitioner and policy communities to inform the research agenda and support engaged scholarship and knowledge exchange. The conference also provides the opportunity for everyone from PhD students, early career researchers and established academics through to entrepreneurs and policymakers to discuss their work and receive valuable feedback from other experts in their field.”

Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

October 2021

Theme: Bridging Enterprise, Policy and Practice: Creating Social and Public Value.


  • Business Creation, Early Stage Development and Business Closure
  • Business Support, Strategies and Practice
  • Creative Industries Entrepreneurship
  • Enterprise Education
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Entrepreneurial Governance
  • Entrepreneurial Practitioner Learning
  • Entrepreneurship in Minority Groups
  • Family and Community Business
  • Freelancing, Solo Self-employment and Gig Working Economy
  • Gender and Enterprise
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • Rural Enterprise
  • SME Growth and Performance: Quantitative Perspectives
  • Social, Environmental and Ethical Enterprise
  • Technology Entrepreneurship

The Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship has an official book series called Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research as well as an official journal. The latter is called the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research (IJEBR). It publishes original research related to “the human and social dynamics of entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurial management in small and growing organizations”.