The European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB) is a research-driven non-profit organisation. Our main objective is to facilitate the creation and dissemination of new knowledge through research and the open exchange of ideas between academia, education, policy and practice.

ECSB organises for its members high-quality conferences, such as the RENT conference in co-operation with EIASM, in order to facilitate and enhance the exchange of knowledge within the ECSB membership.

The network of ECSB´s members covers nearly the whole Europe geographically; it has some 400 members from over 35 countries. 

As a member you are entitled to a lot of benefits which you can find on our website

Among other benefits, you have:

  • the possibility to attend high-quality research driven ECSB flagship conferences: RENT and 3E
  • the opportunity to compete for the José Maria Veciana Award for the Best Conference Paper (young researcher), and the International Small Business Journal Best Paper Award on Critical Perspectives in Entrepreneurship & Small Business Research
  • access to ECSB co-branded events and ECSB Webinars
  • publishing opportunities in ECSB Frontiers in European Entrepreneurship Research (RENT Anthologies published by Edward Elgar) and special issues of internationally recognized journals
  • access to professional development opportunities and sharing of teaching practice at 3E – ECSB Entrepreneurship Education conference
  • the opportunity to apply for the ECSB Research Event Fund and several more.

ECSB – European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Executive Secretary:

Elisa Akola
University of Turku
School of Economics
20014 Turku
tel. +358 50 512 6956