Posted on: 20 August, 2019
Application deadline: September 20, 2019

Call for contributions to an International Science Exploration Event 2019 Seminar, Rzeszow, Poland, 7th-8th of November, 2019

The Organizers Tomasz Skica (University of Information Technology and Management, Rzeszów, Poland) Michael Fritsch (Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany) Tomasz Mickiewicz (Aston University, Birmingham, UK)

Call for contributions to an International Science Exploration Event 2019 Seminar

“Supporting entrepreneurship by local authorities in Poland, Slovak Republic and Estonia. Entrepreneurship in a regional perspective. Function of institutions, innovation, history and LGUs support.

7th-8th of November, 2019 in Rzeszow, Poland


Topic Entrepreneurship has multiple determinants. They range from history, through institutions, to local government policies. Although the research on entrepreneurship plays a crucial role in modern economy and finance, the factors responsible for new businesses formation are still under debate. The background for this discussion very often is created by features describing the historical experiences and unique local and regional conditions. Moreover, the role of local government policies in entrepreneurship support is still not sufficiently recognized. Therefore, there is still scope for analysing entrepreneurship form regional perspective, especially in post-communist countries. We look for contributions that investigate how local government policies, history and institutions shaping entrepreneurial activity in the region of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), with special emphasis on Poland, Slovak Republic and Estonia.

Examples of more specific research questions are:

  • How history, institutions, and innovations determine entrepreneurship in CEE?
  • What are the differences in tools available for local government in process of entrepreneurship supporting across CEE?
  • Which policies for entrepreneurship support provided by local government are the most successful?
  • What are the regional cultural traits, values and traditions conducive to innovation and entrepreneurship?
  • What is the role of migration (both regional and cross-countries) in the persistence of innovation and entrepreneurship?
  • What is the role of regional corruption and more generally quality of government as a crucial factor in entrepreneurship and innovation in CEE?
  • What is different about innovation and entrepreneurship performance of regions after institutional shocks, including the end of the Soviet-type regime, and other historical disruptions in general? Is there the effect of the (still longer) historical knowledge base on entrepreneurship?
  • What determines the level of persistence of entrepreneurial activities over longer periods of time? How can persistence of entrepreneurship be explained?

The seminar links with paper submission opportunities

  • • to academic journals listed below;
  • • more specifically to a special issue of Post-Communist Economies;
  • • to an edited volume (with special focus on entrepreneurship support by local government units in Poland, Slovakia and Estonia).

Publication opportunities

Extended abstracts of 2-3 pages or full papers should be sent to the organisers until September 9, 2019.

Decisions upon acceptance for the workshop in Rzeszow will be made until September 20, 2019. Submissions should be sent to: Tomasz Skica tskica@wsiz.rzeszow

Authors may suggest the title of the journal / edited volume to which they would like to submit their paper. Each paper will undergo a review process according to the procedure implemented by each of the journals.

Original Call: 0_CFP_ISEE_Seminar Call For Papers_2019

Further details

This seminar follows a series of earlier successful international events centered on entrepreneurship, with a strong aspect of regional perspective present, hosted by University of Information Technology and Management (UITM) in Rzeszow, Poland and The Institute for Financial Research and Analyses in Rzeszow, Poland. UITM is conveniently located short distance from the international airport, which has daily connections with London, Munich, and Warsaw, and few days a week with other European and US cities and Israel, with some of the budget airlines flying to Rzeszow. The city is located on the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains.

The contest for ISEE participants ISEE participants have the opportunity to participate in contest in which the prize is a professional proofreading of three scientific articles. Detailed information about the contest can be found at


Venue University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszów ul. H. Sucharskiego 2 35-225 Rzeszów, Poland


To cover organisation of the workshop and meals, the participants will be charged 50 Euros.

Authors may pay the seminar fee, after the abstract is accepted. The deadline for making payments is September 30, 2019

The seminar fees should be paid to the following bank account:

For payments in zlotys: PL86 1240 2614 1111 0000 3963 3628 For payments in euro; Account Name Wyższa Szkoła Informatyki i Zarządzania, 35-225 Rzeszów, ul. Sucharskiego 2

Account Number: 43 124 026 141 978 000 000 000 000, IBAN PL43 1240 2614 1978 0010 0355 9689

Bank Name: Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A.

Bank Address: 00-950 Warszawa, ul. Grzybowska 53/57, skrytka pocztowa 1008


Title of payment: ISEE 2019 + full name of participant Please attached information whether the VAT invoice is needed


The project „International Science Exploration Event 2019” has received funding from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education under the contract 532/P-DUN/2019 by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education allocated to the activities of disseminating science.