ISBE 2021: Conference Tracks



Bridging Enterprise, Policy and Practice: Creating Social and Public Value

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Main programme on October 28th to 29th 2021 – Cardiff City Hall
(pre-conference programme on October 27th)


ISBE is back! ISBE is pleased to open the call for abstracts and conference paper proposals for our 2021 Conference in Cardiff.

The ISBE conference connects practitioners and policymakers with business support practitioners and academics, nurturing productive dialogue and engagement amongst these groups, allowing research to inform policy and practice to create genuine change, while facilitating practitioner and policy communities to inform the research agenda and support engaged scholarship and knowledge exchange.

The conference also provides the opportunity for everyone from PhD students, early career researchers and established academics through to entrepreneurs and policymakers to discuss their work and receive valuable feedback from other experts in their field.

Papers will be presented in the following parallel sessions:

Authors are invited to submit abstracts until Friday 9th July 2021. Abstracts should be a minimum of 750 words, state clearly the purpose and contribution of the paper and summarise the paper’s conceptual framework and (where appropriate) methods, as well as providing a summary of likely key findings/conclusions and their implications for practice and/or policy. Please click here  for the Author Guidelines.

Track chairs will be aiming to provide prompt feedback on abstracts on receipt of your abstract.

Disclaimer: This call for papers assumes that all significant COVID-19 emergency restrictions will have been relaxed as per the announced timelines of the UK and devolved governments. In the event, hopefully unlikely, that there is any change in this position, ISBE may have to operate the conference in a different manner. The conference is taking place in the spacious surroundings of Cardiff City Hall with residential delegates in a range of nearby hotels. We appreciate that COVID-19 emergency restrictions are likely to remain in place in other parts of the world and that international travel restrictions from some countries may remain in place. We welcome abstracts from ISBE members and prospective members outside the UK and Ireland and will be exploring ways to allow conference participation in the event of restrictions on international travel into the UK remaining in place.