3rd International SME Conference

1st and 2nd SME Conferences were held in collaboration with local and international partners in May 2016 and March 2017 at Lahore, Pakistan. A diverse set of stakeholders participated in the conferences. Building upon the momentum created by the former conferences, the 3rd International SME Conference will be organized in April 2018. The conference, thus, seeks to understand and develop recommendations for policymakers, researchers and development practitioners to cope with the challenges of entrepreneurship development, sustainability and regional integration. Research papers, case studies, and successful development initiatives falling within the realm of entrepreneurship, regional integration, specifically opportunities emerging through CPEC are therefore solicited.

PAPER SUBMISSION DATA AND PROCESS

Please submit your manuscripts at submissions@smeconference.com.pk

The last date for submission is March 25, 2018

REVIEW PROCESS AND ACCEPTANCE NOTICE

Authors can send empirical and conceptual papers as well as case studies and development initiatives. The papers should include objectives, data and methods, results, up to 6 keywords, and conclusions with significance. All papers will undergo the double-blind review process and a notification of acceptance of contribution will be served within 4 weeks after submission.

PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES

Abstracts of all selected papers will be published in Conference Proceedings in online and hard-copy formats. With the consent of authors, top 5 papers – based on reviewers’ evaluation – will be published in Volume 5, Issue 1 of SMEDA Research Journal (ISSN: 2220-7570).

RESEARCH GRANT

Research grant, worth Rs. 15,000 per paper, will be awarded to all accepted papers being presented during the conference.