Call for Papers | College of Business and Economics

Call for Papers

Leaders for a Sustainable World:
Role of Business as a Force for Good

The University of Guelph’s College of Business and Economics and Centre for Business and Student Enterprise (CBaSE) are pleased to host the annual conference of the Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (CCSBE) in Guelph, Ontario. Entrepreneurs, educators, policy makers, business owners, students, and others interested in promoting small business and entrepreneurship are encouraged to attend this event.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be made in Microsoft Word format. PDF formats will not be accepted. These should not exceed two (2) single-spaced pages with 1” margins in Times New Roman 12pt font, and should include:

  • Title
  • Topic(s) Discussed – a list of topics discussed will suffice
  • And either:
    • Abstract – abstracts should clearly state the purpose, method and expected findings of the study and be no more than 500 words in length; or,
    • Presentation/Workshop/Panel Summary – should describe the format and content of the presentation, workshop or panel and should be no more than 500 words in length.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Authors/Presenters/Facilitators must not, therefore, reveal their identities within the Microsoft Word document. Submissions should be emailed as an attachment with the subject “CCSBE Conference Administration” and sent to Please include the full name(s), title(s), organization(s) represented of all authors/presenters/facilitators in the email body.

Tracks are dependent on paper themes, and may include:

  • Enterprise education
  • Gender and Enterprise
  • Rural Enterprise
  • Social, Environmental and Ethical Enterprise
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • Business creation and innovation


  • Submissions Due:  Feb. 5th
  • Notification of Acceptance:  Feb. 26th
  • 100-word Program Summary Due:  Mar. 11th
  • (Optional) Full Papers or Extended Abstract Due:  Apr. 15th

Review Process

Selection for inclusion in the 2016 CCSBE Conference program will be based upon relevance to the theme, linkages to the CCSBE ethos, quality, and originality in the judgment of at least two independent reviewers. Your proposal may be selected for one of several time slots in our conference program which range from 15 minutes to 1.5 hours.

Full academic paper submission guidelines will follow the same structure as the Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship

For more information, visit the 2016 CCSBE Conference webpage.