Author Requirements & Process

Online submissions - including extended abstracts for academic papers, poster presentations, teaching cases, and workshops - were accepted online from August 1, 2014 until April 1, 2015. The online submission system is now closed.

NOTE: The ICSB 2015 World Conference Proceedings will be indexed with a corresponding ISBN number. All accepted submissions will appear in the proceedings as extended abstracts so that authors may pursue journal publication opportunities after the event. Currently, peer review is ongoing and the ISBN number is being registered. The proceedings will be released in June 2015.

Conference Submission Tracks

  • Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Datasets
  • Social Entrepreneurship, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Creating Shared Value (CSV)
  • Islamic Banking and Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Small Business and Small & Medium Enterprises
  • International Business
  • Women and Minority Issues
  • Information Systems and Technology
  • Finance and Economics
  • Family Business
  • Public Policy and Regulation
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Education and Pedagogy
  • Organizational Theory
Click here to view the Conference Program (PDF) (6.2MB)

ICSB 2015 Track Chairs and Co-Chairs

For each of the submission tracks listed above, the conference organizers have designated a Track Chair or Track Co-Chairs to oversee the double blind peer-review process. Please feel free to contact the Track Chairs or the ICSB International Office for additional information.

Submission Track: Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Datasets

Chair: Dr. Donna J. Kelley, Professor of Entrepreneurship and the Frederic C. Hamilton Chair of Free Enterprise at Babson College (USA) and Board Member of the Global Entrepreneurship Research Association (GERA)

Submission Track: Social Entrepreneurship, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Creating Shared Value (CSV)

Chair: Dr. Lotfi Belkhir, Endowed Chair in Eco-Entrepreneurship at the Walter G. Booth School of Engineering Practice at McMaster University (Canada)

Submission Track: Islamic Banking and Entrepreneurship

Chair: Dr. Atef El Shabrawi Ibrahim, Development Advisorand Economic expert at Central informatics Organization, Government of Kingdom of Bahrain (Bahrain) and Dr. Ugi Suharto, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Academic and Executive, Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) (Bahrain)

Submission Track: Entrepreneurial Leadership

Chair: Dr. Jeffrey S. Hornsby, Henry W. Bloch/Missouri Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship and Associate Director, Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the UMKC Bloch School (USA)

Submission Track: Small Business and Small & Medium Enterprises

Chair: Dr. Kiril Todorov, Full Professor in Industrial Management & Entrepreneurship, Founder and Director of Entrepreneurship Development Centre, Founder and Head of Chair of Entrepreneurship, University of National and World Economy (Bulgaria)

Submission Track: International Business

Chair: Dr. William T. Jackson, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director of the Entrepreneurship program at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Kate Tiedemann College of Business

Submission Track: Women and Minority Issues

Chair: Dr. Maura McAdam, Chair of the ICSB Women's Entrepreneurship Committee (WEC) and Professor and Senior Lecturer at Queen's University Management School, Belfast (N. Ireland)

Submission Track: Information Systems and Technology

Chair: Dr. Steven Walsh, Distinguished and Regents Professor at the University of New Mexico (USA) and Institute Professor for Entrepreneurial Renewal of Industry at University of Twente (Netherlands)

Submission Track: Finance and Economics

Chair: Dr. Marco Cucculelli, Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Social Sciences, Universita Politecnica delle Marche (Italy) and Associate Editor, Journal of Small Business Management (JSBM)

Submission Track: Family Business

Chair: Dr. Cristina Bettinelli, Assistant Professor at the University of Bergamo, Entrepreneurial Laboratory (E-Lab) Research Center (Italy)

Submission Track: Public Policy and Regulation

Chair: Dr. Eugene Fregetto, Clinical Associate Professor of Marketing at the University of Illinois at Chicago (retired 2014) (USA).

Submission Track: Creativity and Innovation

Chair: Dr. Franz T. Lohrke, Brock Family Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship; Chair, Department of Entrepreneurship, Management, and Marketing; Brock School of Business, Samford University (USA)

Submission Track: Education and Pedagogy

Co-Chairs: Dr. Alain Fayolle, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Head of the Entrepreneurship Research Centre, EM Lyon Business School (France) and Prof. Olivier Toutain, Associate Professor and Researcher in Entrepreneurship, Burgundy School of Business Dijon Paris (France)

Submission Track: Organizational Theory

Chair: Dr.Diana M. Hechavarria, Assistant Professor in the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University South Florida (USA)


Call for Reviewers, Session Chairs & Facilitators

Please complete the online form if you wish to serve as a reviewer, session chair, or facilitator during the conference.

All individuals who serve will be recognized in the conference program.

After completing the form, send a current version of your CV or Resume to Contact us with any additional questions or concerns.

Complete Online Form Here

Style Guide for Online Submission

All extended abstract submissions should follow generally the Journal of Small Business Management (JSBM) style and format guide for text, headings, tables, figures and references.
Click here to view the JSBM Style Guide (2015)

NEW Policy for ICSB Conference Proceedings

Final Submissions for the Conference Proceedings will be limited to 5-page extended abstcracts. This policy has been implemented by the ICSB Board of Directors to allow authors of accepted conference work to pursue journal publication opportunities after the event. Authors will have until April 30, 2015 to revise or re-submit their original 5-page extended abstract submissions to appear in the conference proceedings.