Save the date – ESU 2022 – Seville, Spain – September 11-17, 2022

ESU 2022 – Seville, Spain – September 11-17, 2022

The Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences at the University of Seville (Spain) is very proud to organize the ESU 2022 Conference and Doctoral Programme from September 11 to 17, 2022.


The aim of ESU is to strengthen European research traditions and networks in entrepreneurship by focusing both on academic sessions and on the culture and heritage that the host country and region have to offer.

ESU also provides a friendly environment for young scholars to interact and bond within the research community, and to learn important skills for their future careers. Supervisors, researchers, and doctoral students from international institutions, active in entrepreneurship research and education, come together to share experiences and create new international networks, in a friendly environment.


The ESU Doctoral Programme is organized in the following format:

Plenary sessions on specific topics with keynote speakers who will inspire and invite critical reflection on a variety of topics related to entrepreneurship: interesting topics, innovative methodologies, publication process, among others.

Group discussions and presentations where you will have the opportunity to present your work, discuss the work of your peers, and receive feedback from seasoned scholars.

There will be three groups for the doctoral program:

  • Early Stage Group: Students in this group have not started their doctoral studies or are in their first year. They present their research proposals.
  • Work in Progress Group: Students in this group are in the middle of their PhD studies and will present their early stage research.
  • Mature group: Students in this group are close to completing their PhD research and will present their result papers.

Participating in the ESU Doctoral Programme and completing all its tasks gives you up to 6 ECTS. The detailed description of the tasks will be published later.


The Conference Day: in addition to the Doctoral Programme, the ESU Conference offers regular conference tracks open to all attendees. All presentations will take place on the Conference Day, Wednesday, September 14th. In particular, we invite the following scholars to send their papers:

  • Postdocs (holding a postdoctoral position). They are invited to present their own work and act as speakers in the conference sessions. They can also be invited to act as junior coaches for PhD students and have some dedicated group presentations.
  • Professors (occupy an academic position, either permanent or in the course of tenure). They are invited to present their own paper in the conference sessions. They can be invited as senior coaches for PhD students in group sessions and act, in some cases, as a keynote in plenary sessions.



ESU 2022 is supported by the European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB). Each year, ESU awards prizes to the best articles in each group of the doctoral programme.

The winners of the best-paper award (the first author of each article) receive as a prize a one-year ECSB membership, which grants access to the network and the different initiatives it organizes throughout the year, such as webinars, paper development workshops and access to information on the main ECSB conferences.


The pandemic caused by covid-19 continues to cause numerous consequences and alterations in the normal course of academic activity. However, we are confident that the situation will improve and a scenario of (almost) normality is possible in September. Therefore, our intention is to organize ESU 2022 in person. However, we do not rule out other scenarios, such as a hybrid or completely online conference, depending on the evolution of the pandemic. We are putting our best knowledge and effort into creating a programme that is attractive and, if necessary, adaptable to different formats.

We will continue to monitor the evolution of the pandemic and will post any news about the plans for ESU2022 on this website.


Seville is the capital of Andalusia, and the fourth largest city in Spain. Seville is considered the artistic, cultural, financial, economic and social centre of southern Spain. Lonely Planet considered Sevilla as the best city to visit in 2018 worldwide.

Conference Venue

The ESU 2022 Conference will take place at the Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences, University of Seville. At present, the University of Seville has more than 60 000 students, The international community includes more than 1300 foerign students and other 1450 incoming Erasmus students.

The address of the conference venue is:

Facultad de Ciencias Economicas y Empresariales. Av. Ramon y Cajal, 1. 41018-Seville (Spain).