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Small Business and Entrepreneurship during an Economic Recovery - Call for Papers - November 9-10, 2011

Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C.
November 9–10, 2011

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation invite the submission of papers for Small Business & Entrepreneurship during an Economic Recovery, a conference that will take place November 9–10, 2011, in Washington, DC, at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

Federal, state, and local governments have recently enacted numerous policies and programs in support of small businesses. Financial institutions and others are increasingly being called upon to provide capital to small firms—from main street shops to the nascent high-growth companies. These efforts recognize the particular hardships that small businesses have faced during the economic downturn and since, as well as the important role they can play in the current economic recovery. Given the pivotal nature of this time, conference organizers are interested in exploring critical aspects of the capital and assistance needs of small businesses and entrepreneurs.

The purpose of this conference is to facilitate a multidisciplinary dialogue among researchers, policymakers, and practitioners focused on small business capital access and innovations during this time of economic recovery. While broadly addressing the scope of small business needs, this meeting will also examine these issues from the perspective of women and minority entrepreneurs/small business owners and those located in traditionally underserved areas. New theoretical and empirical research, including methodologically rigorous case studies and policy analysis, are welcome.

For details about conference topics and how to submit an abstract, please review the complete call for papers. The deadline to submit an abstract is July 15, 2011. Conference organizers will notify applicants by the middle of August. The deadline for accepted papers is October 7, 2011.