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The 3rd International Conference on Entrepreneurship Development

Virtual Conference Call for Papers: Central University of Technology, Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa | September 8-10 2021

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Submission Deadline: August 15th, 2021

Contribute Your Research

We are hosting our 3rd International Conference on Entrepreneurship Development (ICED) from 8 to 10 September 2021, virtually. We call upon academics, researchers, postgraduate students, industry experts/practitioners to submit your papers by the due date indicated below.


To bring together early career researchers, experienced researchers, academics, postgraduate students and practitioners in entrepreneurship development and small business research in sub–Saharan Africa to share their research and experiences in the ever-changing turbulent environment.

In addition to the conference proceedings, best papers from this conference will be considered for publication in the following journals’ Special Issues:

Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (JSBE)
Journal of New Generation Studies (JNGS)

Entrepreneurship for transformative change and social impact in sub–Saharan Africa


Indigenous entrepreneurship
Informal Entrepreneurship
Artisanal entrepreneurship
Rural entrepreneurship
Tourism entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurial, cooperative networks and social capital
Entrepreneurship Education and Entrepreneurial Intentions
Digital entrepreneurship for rural transformation
Social entrepreneurship in various economies*
Innovative financing of SMMEs in various economies*
New approaches to entrepreneurial leadership
New insights into innovation in SMMEs
New forms of ventures in various economies*.
Trends in youth empowerment and entrepreneurship
The convergence of gender, science and technology and entrepreneurship
Emerging strategies of SMME businesses
New constructions and conceptual understanding of formal and informal dichotomy of small and micro enterprises (SMEs)
University entrepreneurship ecosystems

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Important Dates and Deadlines

8 March 2021
Registration and submission of abstracts, work in progress or full papers open.
30 May 2021
Notification of accepted abstracts and full papers after double blind peer review.
15 August 2021
Final submission of full papers.
30 August 2021
Registration and conference fee payment deadline.

Submission Instructions

• Delegates must upload all submission on the conference website.
• All abstracts, work in progress and full subjected to double -blind review will be emailed back as soon as possible.
• Previously presented papers/abstract will be not accepted.
• No author will be allowed to present more than two papers.
• If the paper has two authors, only one must register.

Abstracts (not more than 250 words) – Separate page of title (not more than 12 words); Name(s), and affiliation(s), email addresses. Abstract (in one paragraph) should have – Orientation of the study, objective(s), theory, methodology, main findings, recommendation, key words (four).

Work in Progress (600 words) – Separate page of title (not more than 12 words); Name(s), and affiliation(s), email addresses. Work in progress – Introduction with nature of the problem, clear main problem to be investigated, Preliminary literature review, Proposed research design & methodology, preliminary findings, conclusions, and implications.

Full Papers – (maximum 20 pages content). Font size Arial 14 bold for main title, Arial 12 bold for main headings, 12 for sub-headings (not bolded), 11 for sub-headings.

MS Word documents
Font ; Arial; Font size 12; Spacing 1.5.
Reference style: Harvard Method

Special Issues Contact Details
Prof. P Rambe – [email protected] Prof. D Kokt – [email protected]
Paper Review Process
Dr E Saker – [email protected]

The 3rd International Conference on Entrepreneurship Development (ICED)

2021-09-08 - 2021-09-10

Central University of Technology, Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

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