Conference Program/Schedule

 

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NEW BEST PAPER AWARD!

Best Paper Award in Asia-Pacific Small Business Management sponsored by the Korea Association of Small Business Society (KASBS)
Prize: $1,000 USD

The Korean Association of Small Business Studies (KASBS) is sponsoring the “Best Paper in Asia-Pacific Small Business Management” Award to honor the outstanding paper presented at the ICSB 2010 Conference. The winning author will receive a commemorative plaque and US$1,000 prize, and the paper will be invited for publication in the Asia-Pacific Journal of Small Business (APJSB).

APJSB is the quarterly Journal edited and published by KASBS. APJSB aims to support and encourage researches in management and policies for small/medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as entrepreneurship and new venture creation. APJSB welcomes theoretical and empirical papers on broadly-defined small business issues in Asia-Pacific regions. KASBS had published The Korean Small Business Review since 1979 and that Journal was renamed and restructured as APJSB in 2010.

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ISBN: 978-0-9819028-2-1

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Contents   

I. Pre-Conference Policy Forum
II. Pre-Conference Doctoral Consortium
III. Plenary Panel Sessions
IV. Parallel Track Sessions
V. Workshops
VI. Optional Social Events
VII. Best Paper Awards

 

 

Pre-Conference Policy Forum

Chair: William J. Dennis (Senior Research Fellow, NFIB Research Foundation, USA)

Date: June 24 (Thurs.)

The June 24, 2010 Policy Forum will be the sixth in a series offered as a preconference event to the Annual World Conference of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB). The first ICSB Policy Forum was held in conjunction with the 50th anniversary conference in Washington, DC in 2005, followed by forums in Melbourne, Australia in 2006; Turku, Finland in 2007; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 2008; and Seoul, South Korea in 2009.

The objective of the Policy Forum is to bring together policymakers, SME/entrepreneurship researchers and SME associations from around the world to dialogue on relevant policy issues and questions. Expected attendance is 75-100 delegates from over 16 difference countries. The event will include an international panel session and an extended Q&A period. Panelist will discuss the effects of the global financial crisis on the SME sector, together with the responses of their governments and the adequacy of the response from an SME perspective. ICSB enjoys a direct linkage to major policy players on the world stage who understand the impact of small and medium businesses and entrepreneurship as a powerful driving force in economic development.

 

Pre-Conference Doctoral Consortium

Date: June 24 (Thurs.)

ANNOUNCEMENT - ICSB DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT at the ICSB 2010 World Conference

Hilton Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Chairpersons:

Associate Professor Dr. Helle Neergaard (Aarhus School of Business, Denmark)

Associate Professor Dr. Sharon Alvarez (Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University, USA)

The Doctoral Consortium has a successful tradition at the ICSB World Conference. It represents a unique opportunity for doctoral students to present their thesis proposals and obtain useful insight into how their work can be improved and progressed as well as an opportunity for bouncing ideas off on experienced faculty. The workshop also facilitates the exchange of research experiences and new ideas in the fields of entrepreneurship and small business. The ICSB Doctoral Consortium is truly a meeting place for both new and experienced researchers from all over the world and an ideal place to start networking.

Organization: The consortium is organized with a morning and an afternoon session. The morning session is organized in a round table plenary session discussing common challenges; and the afternoon session discusses individual student proposals in 4-5 tracks based on the proposals received from the doctoral students. One or two senior faculty experienced in the specific topic addressed will discuss each proposal.

Abstract Submission: Doctoral candidates interested in attending and presenting their research proposal (not the result of completed research) should submit a two page abstract at the bottom of this page. Include information on when you commenced your Ph.D. study and when you expect to complete. The abstract should be organized according to the following guidelines.

Guidelines:

1. Abstract should explain the topicality of the research.

2. Abstract should explain the theoretical background.

3. Abstract should state the research question(s) and theory questions, as well as the proposed methodology and expected contribution to the field.

The number of participants is limited to 20 students so early application is encouraged. Students will be notified of acceptance of their proposal no later than 1 April 2010. Immediately following receipt of acceptance, students are required to register formally for the Conference.

A $75 fee is charged for participation in the Doctoral Consortium. Registration for the ICSB World Conference should be processed at the student rate. Please note though, that students need not present a paper at the Conference itself to participate, although this is encouraged. The conference fee includes one year’s full membership in ICSB.

Further information on the Doctoral Consortium will be forwarded together with the letter of acceptance. This is also the place to become familiar with ICSB as an organization and the advantages membership offers.

 

Plenary Panel Sessions

Date: June 25 (Fri.) - June 27 (Sun.)

The ICSB 2010 World Conference will feature 3-4 Plenary Panel Sessions open to all attendees. Each themed panel session will be held in the main conference room and will include experts in the fields of entrepreneurship and small business. Panelists will present their views and key findings in regards to the session's designated topic.

 

Parallel Track Sessions

Date: June 25 (Fri.) - June 27 (Sun.)

Moderated, colleague-to-colleague sessions will focus on a wide-range of topics relevant to the Conference theme and the submission tracks.

 

Workshops

Date: June 25 (Fri.) - June 27 (Sun.)

The ICSB World Conference offers a number of comprehensive Panel and Track Sessions during the Conference, in addition to its pre-Conference lineup. One type of session that is worthwhile to draw attention to for practitioners and policy makers is the Workshop. A Workshop is a session specifically designed for practitioners and policy makers to share and explore their real work expertise with SME related scholars, researchers, practitioners and other policy makers. Applicants for a Workshop are not required to submit a full paper once their abstracts are accepted, as opposed to academic sessions where authors are required to submit a full paper. We encourage all SME related policy makers and practitioners to apply for a workshop, so that this Conference can be a special place for sharing best practices and innovative ideas for networking academia and business professionals.

 

Optional Social Events

Date: Friday, June 25

Cincinnati Reds vs Cleveland Indians baseball game - $75 each

The Cincinnati Reds vs. their longtime rival, the Cleveland Indians, game time 7:10 pm.  Refreshments are included in the ticket price. The game will be held at Great American Ball Park, located on the winding banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Great American Ball Park serves as the home of the Cincinnati Reds, baseball's first professional franchise. Post-game fireworks show with soundtrack starting approximately 15 minutes after the end of the game. For more information on the Cincinnati REDS, please click here. Bus transportation will be provided. Tickets are $75 each.

South Downtown Cincinnati Walking Tour - $10 each

Enjoy the sites of South Downtown Cincinnati, Oh.  The walking tour will include Carew Tower Complex �?Lombardy Building �?Gidding-Jenny Storefront �?Ingalls Building �?Dixie Terminal �?Queen City & University Clubs �?Guilford School �?Lytle Park & Taft Museum. The tour will be 1.5 hours and will begin at 6:00 pm.  Tickets are $10 per person.

*Please use our online registration system to confirm your attendance at any of the optional events listed below.

 

Best Paper Awards

Journal for Small Business Management (JSBM) Best Empirical & Best Theoretical Paper

Prize: $1,000 USD

The primary purpose of the Journal of Small Business Management (JSBM) is to publish scholarly research articles in the fields of small business management and entrepreneurship. As the official journal of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB), the JSBM is recognized as a primary instrument for projecting and supporting the goals and objectives of this organization, which include scholarly research and the free exchange of ideas. The journal is circulated in 60 countries around the world and is a leader in the field of small business research. JSBM is online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jsbm.

Wilford White Fellows Doctoral Research Award
Prize: $1,000 USD

Selection as a Wilford L. White Fellow is the highest recognition that the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) gives to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the development, furtherance and benefit of small and medium sized businesses. The Wilford White Fellows Doctoral Research Award recognizes the best student authored papers accepted for presentation at the ICSB 2010 World Conference.

Best Paper in Women's Entrepreneurship sponsored by the International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship (IJGE) and the National Women's Business Council (NWBC) 
Prize: $1,000 USD

For the last 7 years, ICSB has promoted and awarded a best paper in the field of women’s enterprise development.  Both the subject area and the award have become increasingly popular within the ICSB community, fuelling interest in the women’s enterprise track at the ICSB World Conferences and drawing a growing number of submissions.  This year’s award is co-sponsored by the US-based National Women’s Business Council (NWBC), a government-funded policy advisory body representing the interests of women’s enterprise at the national level, and the International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship (IJGE), an international academic journal focused on women’s enterprise.

Best Paper Award in Asia-Pacific Small Business Management sponsored by the Korea Association of Small Business Society (KASBS)
Prize: $1,000 USD

The Korean Association of Small Business Studies (KASBS) is sponsoring the “Best Paper in Asia-Pacific Small Business Management” Award to honor the outstanding paper presented at the ICSB 2010 Conference. The winning author will receive a commemorative plaque and US$1,000 prize, and the paper will be invited for publication in the Asia-Pacific Journal of Small Business (APJSB).

APJSB is the quarterly Journal edited and published by KASBS. APJSB aims to support and encourage researches in management and policies for small/medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as entrepreneurship and new venture creation. APJSB welcomes theoretical and empirical papers on broadly-defined small business issues in Asia-Pacific regions. KASBS had published The Korean Small Business Review since 1979 and that Journal was renamed and restructured as APJSB in 2010.

Best Paper nomination and review process will be led by the review committee of ICSB and the Editorial Board of APJSB. Among conference papers, the outstanding paper dealing with management and policy issues in SMEs or entrepreneurship/ innovation in Asia-Pacific regions will be selected. The selection criteria include i) importance of the research topics, ii) excellence in research method, iii) relevance to ICSB theme, and iv) contribution to national/regional development.

Author(s) will be asked to edit the paper according to the APJSB Style Guide for publication in APJSB when the paper is selected as the Best Paper in Asia-Pacific Small Business Management Award.  If you have any questions, please contact the Managing Editor (APJSB), Choonwoo Lee, University of Seoul, at kasbs@kasbs.or.kr.  

- Editor-in-Chief (APJSB)

      Zong-Tae BAE, KAIST Business School, ztbae@business.kaist.ac.kr

- Regional Editors (APJSB)

      Ayman El TARABISHY, George Washington University, ayman@gwu.edu

      Joon-Ho LEE, Korea Small Business Research Institute, johlee@kosbi.re.kr