The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation; Community and Economic Development and the Labor, Education, and Health Policy Center in the Atlanta Fed's Research department; and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas will cohost the conference Small Business, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Recovery: A Focus on Job Creation and Economic Stabilization on October 26–27, 2010 at the Atlanta Fed. The goal of this conference is to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the relationship between small business/entrepreneurship and economic recovery.
Scholars and practitioners—including lenders, technical assistance providers, and policymakers—engaged in research related to small business and entrepreneurship are encouraged to submit papers addressing an array of topics related to small business and entrepreneurship, including but not limited to job dynamics; market dynamics; access to financial resources; women- and minority-owned firms; community and economic development; human capital; immigration; social capital and networks; and local, state, national, and international policies and regulations. Submissions should be new research not already accepted for publication in an academic or practitioner journal. Papers that can link the above topics to policy-relevant implications will receive top priority.
Go to http://www.kauffman.org/sbe for conference details and to submit an abstract for consideration. The deadline to submit an abstract is midnight (EST), July 1, 2010. The organizers will inform authors of inclusion by the middle of August. The deadline for submission of final papers is Monday, September 20, 2010.