CCSBE 2018

May 2018, Dalhousie Univeristy, Halifax City

The Faculty of Business Administration of Université Laval (FSA ULaval) is pleased to invite you to the annual Canadian Council of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (CCSBE) conference from May 11 to 13, 2017 in Québec City. Find out the full details of our conference here.


The development of SMEs and entrepreneurship in the new context of globalization

Depuis la crise financière mondiale de 2008, la mondialisation est entrée dans une phase tumultueuse. In fact, since the global financial crisis of 2008, globalization has taken a tumultuous dimension. The slowdown in economic growth, considered by many as a «new norm», important change in global economic structure, development of free trade agreements of the new generation, growing social protest, adoption of major programs for sustainable development, digital revolution, etc. are all the factors that disrupt business environment, thereby creating huge opportunities as well as major challenges for companies. Being the engine of innovation and job creation, SMEs and entrepreneurs, more than ever before, are challenged to internationalize in order to better exploit new markets and develop new competencies. It is clear that the challenges of globalization are not just limited to how to conquer foreign markets. Thus, for SMEs that decide to venture 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.

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Researchers, entrepreneurs, teachers, administrators, students, policy makers and all other persons interested in promoting SMEs and entrepreneurship are invited to participate in this great gathering.

Publication Outlet: Conference’s best papers will be considered to be included in the Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (JSBE) and in the upcoming special issue: “Globalization and the Development of SMEs and Entrepreneurship” to be published in spring 2018 (subject to JSBE peer review process).

Tracks are dependent on paper, workshop, and panel submissions. 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 SMEs
  • Government policies towards the internationalization of SMEs
  • SMEs and innovation
  • SMEs and sustainable development
  • SMEs and digital revolution
  • Management of SMEs growth
  • Women entrepreneurs
  • Immigrants entrepreneurship
  • Technological entrepreneurship
  • Aboriginal entrepreneurship
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Comparative entrepreneurship
  • Development of entrepreneurship culture
  • Entrepreneurship education

The deadline for submission of proposals for academic papers, professional workshop sessions, and panel discussions, in French or English is February 20, 2017.

Send all proposals (or abstracts) to the following address:

Each submission should be made of two pages, Times New Roman 12pt in Microsoft Word format: the first page will include a title, names, status and contact details of author(s); the second page will present contents and 5 keywords, according to the following categories:

Submissions should be made in Microsoft Word format and should not exceed two (2) single-spaced pages with 1” margins in Times New Roman 12pt font, and should include a title, keywords, contents and according to the following categories:

  • Academic Papers: Submit a 500 word (max) Abstract – Les résumés doivent indiquer clairement le but, la méthode et les résultats escomptés de l’étude et ne doivent pas dépasser 500 mots.
  • Workshop Session Proposals: Submit a 500 word (max) Summary – Les résumés doivent décrire le format et le contenu de l’atelier et ne doivent pas dépasser 500 mots.
  • Panel Sessions: Submit a 500 word (max) summary – Summaries should describe the theme and its interests; identify the panel speakers and their sub-topic area

Registration is Now Open!

AGENDA – Conference Program will be posted March 2017

About our hosts


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 affable 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.

Au sujet de la ville de Québec

La ville de Québec est la capitale de la province canadienne qui porte le même nom. Elle est bordée par le majestueux fleuve Saint-Laurent et ore un paysage à couper le soue. La ville est reconnue comme un patrimoine de l’UNESCO depuis 1986, en raison de ses prestigieuses fortifications nord-américaines bien préservées et de ses monuments historiques.

Dans le monde, Québec a la réputation d’être une ville propre et sécuritaire et une destination bien distincte en raison de sa légendaire « joie de vivre », sa gastronomie, sa culture française, son style européen, et ses sites historiques remarquables. Que vous soyez dans la vieille ville ou à proximité, vous percevrez à travers ses bâtiments, ses peintures murales, ses statues, monuments et parcs, la riche histoire de la région. L’atmosphère amicale et l’aabilité de ses habitants ajoutent à son charme. Québec se classe parmi les meilleures destinations au Canada selon les lecteurs du magazine Travel + Leisure 2016.

quebec_city at night

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