ISBE 2017: 40th anniversary seminar


40th anniversary seminar
Wednesday, 8th November, 14.00

New and Small Firm performance within and across borders

A special session to mark the Institute’s 40th anniversary, guest speakers will examine the survival and growth statistics of new and small firms across regions and nations. In so doing,  they will seek to offer conceptual or theoretical underpinnings which might explain the performance data and enable a critical assessment of policy options and current practice in this important area.

Anyone operating as academic, policy-maker or practitioner with the SME sector will recognise the importance of understanding the dynamics of new and small businesses and appreciate this unique opportunity to hear the most highly-acclaimed experts on the topic.

Guest speakers

Professor David Storey, Professor of Enterprise, University of Sussex & ISBE Fellow





Professor Claire Leitch, Professor of Entrepreneurial Leadership, Lancaster University





Professor Mark Hart,
Deputy Director, Enterprise Research Centre & Associate Director, Aston Centre for Growth




Chair: Professor Ken O’Neill, Professor Emeritus of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Ulster University & ISBE Fellow