Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship

Lund University School of Economics and Management

RENT Conference 2017

The XXXI RENT Conference will take place in Lund, Sweden, (15)16-17 November 2017.

With support from the Crafoord Foundation.

In November 2017 we would like to welcome all of you to attend the RENT Conference and the lovely university city of Lund.

As usual at the RENT Conference, submissions of any aspects of entrepreneurship and small businesses are welcome. However, the theme of the conference this year will be “Relevance in Entrepreneurship Research”. Traditionally, entrepreneurship and small business research has been regarded as a practical and relevant field, and offering knowledge to be used to solve various societal problems including job creation, the funding of new companies and industries, as well as regional development.

As the field is becoming more and more institutionalised, the academic rigour in research has been emphasised at the expense of relevance, triggering an intense frustration among many entrepreneurship and small business scholars concerning the gap between relevance and rigor in our research – an issue that will be discussed when we meet at the RENT Conference in Lund 2017.


More information can be found on the EISAM website.


Hans Landström
Professor emeritus

RENT 2017

RENT Conference 2017 booklet, including informtation regarding the Keynote speakers and schedule can be found here.