About RENT Conference

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RENT è la più importante rete di ricercatori e di imprenditori di piccole e medie imprese.
Per informare su questa rete e delle iniziative di avvicinamento alla conferenza di Napoli del 2020, oltre a quella di Berlino del 27-28 e 29 novembre 2019, abbiamo creato queste pagine per informare su RENT, EIASM, Ecsb e sul suo rapporto con Icsb.

Research in entrepreneurship and small business has prospered and grown considerably during the past decade in all European countries. Remarkable development has taken place in the research frameworks and methodologies respectively.

Progress in the field of entrepreneurship is not only triggered by the exchange of ideas and new analyses that derive from the interaction among the entrepreneurial community, the policy makers and the academic community. It is also characterised by the growing emphasis on entrepreneurship in policy agendas and business communities all over Europe. It has stimulated dialogue among the private and public entities, and the academic community.

Research on entrepreneurship and on small and medium-sized enterprises has to respond to a challenge of practice and seek answers to the most urgent problems, as well as follow the trend of the most important developments in the contemporary world economy.

Development of the theory of entrepreneurship and studies of small business behaviour and economics should focus on satisfying these new needs of the European science and economy.

The RENT conference is now firmly established as the premier entrepreneurship research conference in Europe and annually brings together approximately 250 leading academics in this field who present and debate cutting edge research in a wide variety of entrepreneurship related topics.

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European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM) is an international network for management research and teaching that includes more than 50,000 management scientists from all over the world. Since its foundation in 1971, the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM) has dedicated itself to raising the profile of European Management Research with respect to other established scientific disciplines as well as the business world.
More info on EIASM Web site.

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The European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB) is a non-profit organization whose main objective is to advance the understanding of entrepreneurship and to improve the competitiveness of SMEs in Europe. The ECSB is an affiliation to the ICSB. More info on ECSB Web site.

RENT 2019 – Berlin, Germany

will take place in Berlin, Germany on November (27) 28-29, 2019

The 2019 Conference Main Theme is : “Embracing uncertainty: entrepreneurship as a key capability for the 21st century

Conference Chairpersons:
René Mauer, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation & Yi Jiang, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship
(Jean-Baptiste Say Institute for Entrepreneurship, ESCP Europe, Berlin, Germany)

RENT 2020 – Naples, Italy

will take place in Naples, Italy on November (18) 19-20, 2020

The 2020 Conference Main Theme is: “Entrepreneurship in the digital era”

Conference Chairpersons:
Mario Raffa, University of Study of Naples Federico II
Pierluigi Rippa, University of Study of Naples Federico II


University of Naples Federico II

Mario Raffa (Chairperson)
Pierluigi Rippa (Chairperson)
Giovanni Pastore (Project Manager)
Cristina Ponsiglione (Program Manager)
Lorella Cannavacciuolo (Facilities Manager)
Gabriella Ferruzzi (Co-Program Manager)


The RENT 2020 Conference is organized by the University of Naples Federico II.


November (18) 19-20, 2020


Discover Naples that hosts RENT 2020.

Towards RENT 2020 – Naples, Italy

The chairs’ welcome

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Mario Raffa, Chairperson

Pierluigi Rippa, Chairperson

RENT 2020 is hosted by University of Naples Federico II

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Sponsor and supporters

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Campania Startup e Odisseo onlus