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.

PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT:

RENT XXXIV
Naples, Italy – November (18) 19-20, 2020
“Entrepreneurship in the Digital Era”

Pre-conference venue (Nov 18): Polo San Giovanni a Teduccio, corso Protopisani 80, Naples, Italy
Conference venue (Nov 19+20): Centro Congressi Federico II, via Parthenope, Napoli, Italy

CONFERENCE CHAIRPERSONS
Mario Raffa
, Deputy of StartCup Campania 2019, Deputy for the National Innovation Awards Competition
Pierluigi Rippa, Director of Engineering Management Master’s Degree, Manager StartCup Campania 2019
(University of Naples Federico II)

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The University of Naples
Frederick II of Hohenstaufen, grandson of Frederick I “Redbeard” and son of Costanza d’Altavilla, King of Sicily and Holy Roman Emperor established the University of Naples as the Universitas Studiorum with an Imperial Charter, on 5 June 1224.

The School of Engineering
The School of Engineering of the University of Naples Federico II has its roots in the École d’Application des Ponts et Chaussées, founded in Naples by Joachim Murat, King of Naples, General and brother-in-law of Napoléon Bonaparte, on 4 March 1811.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Gabriella Colucci, 
President & CEO Arterra Bioscience S.p.A., CEO Vitalab S.r.l.
Satish NambisanNancy and Joseph Keithley Professor of Technology Management, Professor of Design & Innovation, The Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University

CONFERENCE THEME AND CONTEXT
Digital entrepreneurship is defined as creating new ventures and transforming existing businesses by developing novel digital technologies and/or adopting a novel usage of such technologies. The increasingly digitalized environment has led to a changed living situation characterized by economic growth, job creation and innovation, and opened new possibilities to train the next generation of entrepreneurs creating new possibilities for anyone thinking of becoming an entrepreneur. Several entrepreneurial practice and theory have recently been identified and streams of research that deal with digital entrepreneurship have been identified, including everything that is new and different about entrepreneurship in a digital world, as digital business models, digital entrepreneurship process, platform strategies, digital ecosystem, entrepreneurship education, digital academic entrepreneurship and social digital entrepreneurship. With its empirical and conceptual advances, entrepreneurship research has created an impetus that has changed a simple phenomenon into an autonomous field with its theoretical background. Join us at RENT 2020 in Naples, in advancing the field of entrepreneurship by discussing and challenging digitalization as a cornerstone of the entrepreneurship theory.

CONFERENCE TRACKS
Quantitative, qualitative and conceptual papers are welcome for the following theme tracks:

  1. CONFERENCE THEME: Entrepreneurship in the digital era
    2. SPECIAL ISSUE THEME: How to develop entrepreneurial skills? The role of education
    3. Opportunity generation and early business development
    4. Business models (growth, performance and internationalization)
    5. Entrepreneurial finance for new and growing businesses
    6. Human capital, social capital, and relational networks
    7. Entrepreneurship education, learning, and knowledge dissemination
    8. Policy, support systems and infrastructure
    9. Critical perspectives on entrepreneurship
    10. Methodological challenges and research methods
    11. Minority entrepreneurship
    12. Gender and copreneurship
    13. Technology and knowledge-based entrepreneurship
    14. Family business, succession and business transfer
    15. Culture and community16. Social entrepreneurship
    17. Green and sustainable entrepreneurship
    18. Corporate / intrapreneurship and strategizing
    19. Creative and artisan industries
    20. Rural enterprise, regional development and tourism

Papers submitted and accepted for the track “How to develop entrepreneurial skills? The role of education” will be given
developmental feedback for a voluntary subsequent submission to a special issue of Piccola Impresa/Small Business, Guest
editors Francesca Maria Cesaroni, Mario Raffa, Pierluigi Rippa and Annalisa Sentuti (submission deadline February 28th 2021).

SUBMISSION AND SELECTION PROCESS

Submission deadline is May 15, 2020

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed using a double-blind review process. The RENT Scientific Committee and a number of well-known researchers will be involved in the process. Two awards will be distributed (J.M.Veciana Award for a Young Researcher & ISBJ Award for Challenging Conventional Wisdom). All details will be available on the conference web site in December 2019: www.rent-research.org.

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.

RENT 2020 – Naples, Italy

RENT XXXIV
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

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

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)

CONFERENCE VENUE

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

KEY DATES

November (18) 19-20, 2020

NAPLES

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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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