ISBE 2022 Best Paper Award Winners

With thanks to the ISBE 2022 Track Chairs and their teams

Business Creation, Early Stage Development and Business Closure

Why do founders choose to exit via Employee Ownership? A comparative analysis of employee-owned businesses in the UK
Aneesh Banerjee, Robert Blackburn, Ajay Bhalla





Business Support, Strategies and Practice

Forest Reflections
Simon Bridge





Creative Industries Entrepreneurship

Creative Enterprise in the Community: A Convergence of Place and Scene
James Cunningham





Enterprise Education

Learning through Scribbles…………………collaborative auto ethnographic approach to teaching
David Higgins, Deema Refai





Entrepreneurial Finance

Non-Bank Debt Financing and Small Firm Performance
Eimear McGeown, Bernadette Power, Edward Shinnick





Entrepreneurial Practitioner Learning

Identifying Sustainable Business Opportunities: The Role of Entrepreneurial Learning
Oswald jones, Fernando Lourenco, Ranis Cheng, Dilani Jayawarna





Entrepreneurship in Minority Groups

Embedding in radically new environments: Exploring the emerging tensions and discursive positionings of urban indigenous entrepreneurs
Sebastián Barros, Mariana Lazzaro





Family and Community Business 

Levelling up or levelling out? What impact do family firms have on the economy and local communities?
Kiran Trehan, Jane Glover, Alex Kevill, Amanda Selvaratnam






Gender and Enterprise

Mythbusting meritocracy: an intersectional feminist labour market perspective on racial capitalism and UK self-employment
Angela Martinez Dy, Dilani Jayawarna, Susan Marlow





International Entrepreneurship

Collaborative Innovation: A Solution to the Dilemma of Family Firm Internationalization?
Chao Zhang, Victor Martin-Sanchez, Joan-Lluis Capelleras





Networks, Innovation and Policy

Compensation and exploitation behaviours in the innovation strategies of rural firms: Econometric evidence for the UK
Serdal Ozusaglam, Stephen Roper






Research Methods, Practice and Inquiry/Impact (RMPI)

Critical Realism as a framework for facilitating engaged and collaborative research and policy development in diverse entrepreneurial ecosystems
Steve Johnson





Rural Enterprise

Crisis, What Crisis? Business Resilience and Risk Planning in Rural SMEs in Three English Regions
Maria Wishart, Kevin Mole





SME Growth and Performance: quantitative perspectives

Twin Net zero and Digital transition – myth or reality? Evidence from UK SMEs
Effie Kesidou, Stephen Roper, Anastasia Ri






Social, Environmental and Ethical Enterprise

The alignment of Circular Economy Business Models [CEBMs] with the strategies of Maltese small enterprises
Carmelina Frendo, Alfred Packer, Ronald Aquilina






Technology Entrepreneurship

Marketing Performance in Digital Era: Determinant Factors of E-Marketing Adoption of Iranian Distribution SMEs
Sepideh Zahiri





The ISBE President’s Best Early Career Researcher Paper

“Is it worth it?” An intersectional exploration of the role of income and household position in women’s decision to continue or exit entrepreneurship.
Sarah Marks






The Alistair Anderson ERD Publication Prize for an Early Career Researcher 

From entrepreneurial (EE) to purposeful ecosystems (PE) in Wales in a post covid era
Samantha Burvill, Robert Bowen, Beth Cummings






Research and Knowledge Exchange

The contribution of entrepreneurs to the development of Rural Jordan – The case of Deserttulip
Deema Refai, Nermin Elkafrawi






Best Conference 2022 Paper

Mythbusting meritocracy: an intersectional feminist labour market perspective on racial capitalism and UK self-employment
Angela Martinez Dy, Dilani Jayawarna, Susan Marlow