2021 J.M. Veciana Best paper Award for a Junior Researcher

Following the tradition, there will be an Award for the best paper written and presented by a junior researcher at the RENT conference. The award has been named in honour of Professor José Maria Veciana, ECSB’s First Fellow and long time member who was a dedicated supporter of junior researchers throughout his professional life.

To be eligible for this award, the paper must be authored by a student, a phd student or a junior researcher who has finalised his/her phd thesis within the past five years preceding the conference. Only papers which have been presented at the RENT conference will be considered. Preferably, papers are solely authored or co-authored with one or two junior researchers. In the case of co-authorship with a senior researcher, the junior researcher will have to be lead author and sole presenter.

The Scientific Committee will be responsible for selecting finalists and identifying the best paper(s). The award may be split between two prize-winning papers. The prize of the award is a free participation in the RENT or 3E conference within two years of the award plus 250 euro.

Please mention if you are qualified for the award when submitting the final paper and registering

ISBJ Best paper award

The International Small Business Journal (ISBJ) gives an award for the best paper challenging the conventional wisdom in Entrepreneurship. The award prize is 500 euro.
The award may be split between two prize-winning papers.

Please mention if you want to compete for the ISBJ award when submitting the final paper.

Best Paper Award in honour of Alistair Anderson

As a leading entrepreneurship scholar, former editor of Entrepreneurship & Regional Development and an ISBE fellow, Alistair Anderson promoted a perspective on entrepreneurship strongly attached to a social science perspective of entrepreneuring - conceptualized as a socially embedded process and a set of practice(s). To celebrate Alistair’s legacy, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development Journal launches this year a Best Paper Award to honour his contribution to the field of entrepreneurship. To be eligible for this award, the paper must be lead authored by an early-career researcher, who has either recently completed the PhD or is about to complete their degree. The article submitted and presented at RENT Conference will be influenced by Alistair’s work, and will offer a strong theoretical contribution to our understanding of entrepreneurship as a social phenomenon. The Entrepreneurship & Regional Development Editorial board will select the finalists and the best paper winner. The prize-winning paper will be offered a fast-track opportunity for publication in ERD and mentoring from the ERD editorial team.


Best Reviewer Nominees

Based on the review reports three reviewers will be selected for the award “Best Reviewer Nominee RENT 2021”


Best Family Business Paper Award

The Finnish Family Firms Association gives an award for the best family business research paper. The awarded paper should be based on a sound theoretical and methodological approach and have practical implications for family businesses.

The award prize is 500 euro.