Call for Papers (or Abstracts) and Workshop Proposals – CCSBE May 11-13th Laval University, Quebec City

The Faculty of Business Administration of Université Laval (FSA ULaval) is very pleased to welcome you to the annual conference of the Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (CCSBE), May 11th to 13th, 2017 in Québec City.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLICATION: in the CCSBE Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (JSBE)for full papers presented at the conference that meet peer review criteria as well as in a special issue of JSBE on theGlobalization and Small and Medium Enterprises.


  • Deadline for submission of proposals for academic paper abstracts, workshop sessions, and panel discussions: February 20th, 2017Deadline for early bird registration and payment: March 10th, 2017
  • Deadline for submission of full paper or final version of abstract: April 10th, 2017

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CCSBE 2017 Conference Photo: Claude Bouchard Québec City, Canada Université Laval May 11-13, 2017 The Faculty of Business Administration of Université Laval (FSA ULaval) is pleased to invite you to the annual conference of the Canadian Council for SMEs and Entrepreneurship, from May 11 to 13, 2017 in Québec City. Stephan A. Jarislowsky Chair in… View Article

All submissions will be peer-reviewed, based on its relevance and quality. The Scientific Committee’s decision will be communicated to every author, two weeks after receipt of the proposal.

Conference Theme: The development of SMEs and entrepreneurship in the new context of globalization

Since the global financial crisis of 2008, globalization has taken a tumultuous turn. Being the engine of innovation and job creation, SMEs and entrepreneurs, more than ever before, are challenged to internationalize to better exploit new markets and develop new competencies. The challenges of globalization are not just limited to how to conquer foreign markets. For SMEs that decide to venture only within domestic markets, being able to effectively and ethically exploit resources from international markets, and to take a stand in the light of new domestic and external factors becomes new strategic imperatives.

Researchers, entrepreneurs, teachers, administrators, students, policy makers and all other persons interested in promoting SMEs and entrepreneurship are invited to take part in this gathering. We accept proposals for academic papers, professional workshop sessions, and panel discussions in all fields related to SMEs and entrepreneurship, especially on the following topics

  • International entrepreneurship
  • Challenges of internationalisation for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • Government policies towards the internationalization of SMEs
  • SMEs and innovation
  • SMEs and sustainable development
  • SMEs and the digital revolution
  • Management of SMEs growth
  • Women entrepreneurs
  • Immigrants entrepreneurship
  • Technological entrepreneurship
  • Aboriginal entrepreneurship
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Comparative study on entrepreneurship
  • Development of entrepreneurship culture
  • Entrepreneurship education

About Québec City

Québec City is the capital of the province that bears its name. Known as the only walled city in North America, bordered by the majestic St. Lawrence River, and overlooking a landscape that is just breathtaking, Québec City was recognized as a World Heritage Treasure by UNESCO in 1986 because of its unique beauty, well preserved fortifications and old town.

Enjoying a worldwide reputation for being clean and safe, this city remains a truly distinctive destination with its legendary “joie de vivre”, gastronomy, French culture with an European touch, and outstanding historic sites. Whether you’re in the Old City or at a nearby resort area, buildings, murals, statues, monuments, and parks reveal the rich history of the region’s storied past. The friendly atmosphere and a able locals add to the European charm. Québec City ranks among the best destinations in Canada, according to the readers of the Travel + Leisure Magazine 2016.


Mary Kilfoil, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Lead, Launch Dal

Faculty of Management
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS
Tel: 902.494.3066
Cell: 902.478.8634
Twitter: @Mary_Kilfoil