First Call for papers to ECFED 2018

Once more, we are pleased to invite you to participate in the 6th International Workshop  Entrepreneurship, Culture, Finance and Economic Development (ECFED 2018), to be held the 14th -15th of June 2018  in Santander (Cantabria), Spain.

Entrepreneurship research keeps growing thanks to hundreds of academics around the world who are contributing to our better understanding of the entrepreneurial phenomenon. Efforts are substantial, and the results already achieved considerable but there are still much more to discover. The topics of interest are numerous. This year, within the entrepreneurship and SMEs research themes, we want to dedicate a special but not exclusive space to social entrepreneurship, the reason why the conference catchword is Inspiring a better World through Social Entrepreneurship.

Organized by the Catedra Pyme (Universidad de Cantabria), the ECFED is specifically designed to facilitate high level and intense discussion and fruitful exchange between scholars involved in entrepreneurship research.

The number of participants is limited in order to support strong individual participation and the development of social relations. Papers and presentations will be in English. All submitted proposals, taking the form of full papers preferably, or extended abstracts, will be peer reviewed prior to acceptance.

Before the regular workshop sessions, a doctoral track with feedback and discussion will take place. We therefore encourage PhD students to attend and to present their PhD projects and first drafts.

Deadline for submission is March 15, 2018 and decisions will be made and announced by April 30, 2018.

Further information is available on

We wait for your papers and hope that you will be able to book at least 14-15 of June to join us and discover the entrepreneurial city of Santander!

Organizing Committee