Social Ethical and Environmental Track Paper Development Workshop

  •  2nd July 2024
     10:00 am - 4:00 pm




Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Social Ethical and Environmental Track Paper Development Workshop 

In-person workshop hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University

Date: 2nd July 2024
Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, England, UK, M15 6BH

This Paper Development Workshop is designed to provide authors with guidance and expertise in the development of their manuscript for full paper submission to the Conference Track and beyond to a journal.

The workshop includes general presentations about submitting to journals by members of that journal’s editorial team, as well as roundtable discussions that focus on providing authors with practical and developmental feedback aimed at strengthening and improving their papers.

The workshop is primarily aimed at ISBE members and non-members submitting papers to the Social Ethical and Environmental Enterprise Track. We also submissions on the themes of social, ethical, and environmental enterprise that cross other tracks, such as enterprise education, or research methods.

The Zero Emission Enterprise (ZEE) network who will be holding a special session within the SEEE track at ISBE will be represented at the workshop. ZEE is a research community focused on understanding and promoting the role of Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the transition to Net Zero. Papers accepted to ZEE sessions at ISBE will be considered for potential submission to a Special Issue of the International Small Business Journal (ISBJ) on the theme of SME climate action: policy and governance for transformative change.

The workshop will be led by:

Dr Mike Bull, Co-Chair of the ISBE Social Ethical and Environmental Track.

Dr Vicky Nowak, Co-Chair of the ISBE Social Ethical and Environmental Track.

Dr Juliette Wilson, Chair of the ISBE Social & Sustainable Enterprise Network, Special Interest Group.

Workshop Format

The workshop will run from 10.00 until 16:00, featuring plenary and breakout sessions. Breakout rooms will be pre-assigned around the three areas of research (social, ethical, environmental). There is no fee for the workshop and lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Registration information

Registration is required for all participants. Please email an extended abstract directly to us at: .

The deadline for submissions to the workshop is 31st May 2024.

This will be shared with your breakout group for pre-reading and will form the basis of the breakout discussions.

A prerequisite of registration is that you have already submitted an abstract to the main ISBE Conference 2024. The deadline for submission to the main conference Tracks is 17th May 2024. Guidelines for submission of abstracts for the main conference can be found here:

Please get in touch if you have any questions about the workshop:   or

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