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IERC 2025

1st International Entrepreneurship Research Conference

“The Future of Entrepreneurship, Family Business & Education Research: New Trends & Innovative Practices”

MBSC 20-21-22 & 23 January 2025 Riyadh, KSA


Among various managerial practices, entrepreneurial practices remain one of the oldest in the world (Murphy et al., 2006). The term “entrepreneur” has been in common usage since the twelfth century, but the feudal system that dominated Europe and the United States during the Middle Ages hindered the development of entrepreneurship and innovation (Carlsson et al., 2013, p. 913). 

The 2017 Research Conference held in Paris  brought together leading researchers in various subfields of entrepreneurship. The conference aimed to provide a comprehensive overview of our current knowledge, identify outdated information, and highlight enduring aspects of entrepreneurial practices over time. Additionally, it shed light on key emerging trends, encouraging scholars to explore them further, while also promoting the development of new research designs and methods that may be more suitable for investigating these trends.

Seven years later, it is imperative to provide an update. Beyond the pursuit of enduring knowledge about entrepreneurship that transcends time, there is a pressing need to assess and challenge the relevance of established entrepreneurship knowledge in different contexts (Baker & Welter, 2020), particularly across various geographical regions.
To address this objective, the IERC 2025 brings together scholars, entrepreneurs, educators in entrepreneurship, family business and policymakers. This conference serves as a platform for these diverse stakeholders to convene, exchange ideas, and collaborate.


Contributions might cover some of the following topics, but are not limited to them:


We invite researchers to submit an abstract for discussion. Entrepreneurs interested in attending should provide a letter explaining their reasons for wanting to participate. The first page of academic submissions must include the title, author(s), and contact information of the corresponding author. Organizers expect extended abstracts of no more than 3 pages, single-spaced, with a maximum of 1,500 words. All submissions must be written in English. An abstract should explicitly address the following five aspects: 1) Research objective/question 2) Theoretical background; 3) Methodology; 4) Results (if applicable, excluding conceptual papers); 5) Contribution.

Please exclude tables, figures, and references. We also welcome submissions using the case study methodology and customizable training materials for teaching entrepreneurship workshops or courses. For these submissions, the organizers expect extended abstracts of no more than 3 pages, single-spaced, with a maximum of 1,500 words. The submission should include: 1) Description of your pedagogical approach; 2) Expected learning goals; 3) Expected learning outcomes; 4) Strategies for engaging students in the classroom; 5) Methods for improving entrepreneurship education. 

All submissions should be sent via the platform (coming soon: February 19, 2024)


The Doctoral Consortium is scheduled for 20 January 2025. It offers a unique opportunity for 10 doctoral students specializing in entrepreneurial cognition to present their research interests in front of expert scholars in the field.

We expect doctoral students to submit an extended abstract of no more than 5 pages, double-spaced, with a maximum of 2,500 words by the deadline June 30, 2024. The abstract should clearly identify the expected contribution of the work and its significance to the current understanding of the field of entrepreneurship.

All submissions should be sent via the platform (coming soon: February 19, 2024)



Editors In Chief from leading entrepreneurship and small business journals will participate to the event and will be available to engage in discussions with scholars attending the workshop regarding the potential publication of their manuscripts in their respective journals:
In addition, the best submissions will receive invitations to be published either in the Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurial and family business research: Innovative Practices, Policies, and New Trends or as articles in our partner internationally ranked peer-reviewed journals.



Please feel free to contact: if you have any queries about the workshop (conference Platform Available soon).