The Seventh Entrepreneurship, Culture, Finance and Economic Development – ECFED International Workshop is specifically designed to facilitate high level, high intensity discussion and fruitful exchange between scholars involved in entrepreneurship research. The number of participants is limited in order to support strong individual participation, the development of convivial relations and the wide feedback from the peer audience.

Conference topics

Papers, either theoretical or empirical, must be clearly linked to Entrepreneurship and/or Small Business. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Entrepreneurship and its Historical and Contemporary Context
  • Entrepreneurship and Formal and Informal Institutions
  • Entrepreneurship and Regional Development
  • Entrepreneurship and Education
  • Entrepreneurial Motives
  • Employers versus Solo Self-Employed
  • Work Hybridation and Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship and Sustainability
  • Eco-Entrepreneurship
  • Universities, Innovation, Entrepreneurship
  • Business Incubation
  • Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital
  • Networks and Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Culture
  • Small Business and Crisis
  • Entrepreneurship and Policy
  • Creativity and Entrepreneurship
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Team Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship Theory
  • History of Economic Thought in the Area of Entrepreneurship

We also encourage submissions which relate research results from other areas of research to the topics of the workshop.

Previous editions

  1. University of Caen Normandy, France, June 2008
  2. University of Cartagena, Spain, June 2010
  3. University of Namur, Belgium, June 2012
  4. Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt, Austria, July 2014
  5. University Lumière, Lyon, France, June 2016
  6. University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain, June 2018, https://www.ecfed2018.unican.es/