SEAANZ has a wide range of affiliated organisations and partnerships through which it pursues its activities. The following is a list of these organisations.
International Council for Small Business (ICSB)
Founded in 1955, the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) was the first international membership organization to promote the growth and development of small businesses worldwide. The organization brings together educators, researchers, policy makers and practitioners from around the world to share knowledge and expertise in their respective fields. ICSB currently has 14 country-based or regional affiliates with members from over 70 different countries.
Asia Council for Small Business (ACSB)
The Asia Council for Small Business (ACSB) is a regional council of affiliates of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB). Members of ACSB include:
ICSB China (Mainland)
Japanese Committee of the ICSB (JICSB)
ICSB R.O.C. Taiwan
Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand (SEAANZ)
The goal of each ICSB Regional Affiliate Council is to provide long-term strategic plans for membership growth in their regions. Each Affiliate will designate its President to represent it as a non-elected Director on the ICSB Regional Affiliate Council. The ACSB's President will be elected to serve a three (3) year term, non-renewable. The Chairman of the ACSB will be elected as a non-President from one of the affiliate members. The ACSB office will include both an Executive Director and an Operations Manager. Each Regional Affiliate Council is required to hold at least one (1) meeting every year. An annual Regional Affiliate Council Work Plan must be presented to the ICSB Board at the Annual ICSB World Conference. During this meeting, Regional Council Presidents will be asked to present their work plans for the year. All ICSB Regional Affiliate Councils shall subscribe to the mission and goals of the International Council for Small Business.
ICSB Korea Affiliate President and Chair of ACSB for 2013-14
Mr. Ki-Chan Kim
Catholic University of Korea
Korea Association of Small Business Studies (KASBS)
16-2, Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu
Seoul (150-740), KOREA
Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (CCSBE)
The Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (CCSBE) is the only member based organization in Canada whose goal is to promote and advance the development of small business and entrepreneurship. Run by a volunteer Board of Directors, CCSBE works to create a network of academics, practitioners, and policy influencers who are interested in discussing and sharing best practices and research in the field.
Le Conseil canadien pour les PME et l’entrepreneuriat (CCPME) est la seule organisation canadienne basée sur l’adhésion des membres dont le but est de promouvoir et de favoriser le développement des petites entreprises et de l’entrepreneuriat. Dirigé par un conseil d’administration où siègent des bénévoles, le CCPME cherche à mettre en place un réseau de protagonistes influents issus des milieux universitaire, civique et politique intéressés à échanger sur les pratiques exemplaires et les recherches qu’ils effectuent sur le terrain.
CSBE Secretariat / Secrétariat du CCPME
Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba
Suite 100, 207 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 1M5
Telephone: (204) 988-1873
Fax: (902) 988-1871
Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, India (CSBE-India)
The Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, India (CSBE-India), affiliate of International Council for Small Business (ICSB), is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to advance the understanding of entrepreneurship and small business issues through facilitation of Research, Advocacy, Information Support and Education. In line with this mission, the value proposition of CSBE-India is: “Bringing together Academics, Professionals, Policy Makers, Researchers and students in symbiosis for the growth of Small Business and Entrepreneurship in India in association with the International Community of SMEs”.
Prof. Y.K. Bhushan
Park, Opp. Hiranandani
Mumbai 400 076
Office: 022 40434310
Dr. Meenaxi Dhariwal
Dean (Officiating) IBS Business School Hiranandani Knowledge
Park, Opp. Hiranandani
Mumbai 400 076
European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB)
The European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB) is a non-profit organization whose main objective is to advance the understanding of entrepreneurship and to improve the competitiveness of SMEs in Europe. The ECSB is an affiliation to the ICSB (International Council for Small Business).
University of Turku
School of Economics
20014 University of Turku
Tel. +358 2 333 9626
ICSB Affiliate Chapter - South Africa
Septi M. Bukula
President: ICSB South Africa (Chapter)
Osiba Research CC
P.O. Box 4164
Phone: +27 84 655 3225
Mobile+27 86 648 9062
Member of the ICSB-SA Executive
Tel: 012 349 1777
ICSB Argentina is an institution that gathers researchers and practitioners mostly from around the country, but it also has some members in neighboring countries, linked with development issues affecting small business. The main objective of the Network is to stimulate research in the field of small and medium enterprises, to improve knowledge, and generate proposals that will lead to better operation and management of firms and, consequently, the sector growth. The annual meeting draws people from Argentina and other Latin American countries and Spain.
Mr. Juan S. Federico
Institute of Industry
Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Argentina
Ms. Maricel Cordoba
703 Rivada via Street
Zip Code: 2300
Tel: +54 ( 0)34 92- 502 063
Fax: +54 (0) 349 2 44 374 63
Website: ICSB Argentina
ICSB-China Mainland has been established to provide a sense of community and a network of support to ICSB members and enhance their ability to facilitate the growth and development of small and medium enterprises in China. The ICSB-China Mainland accomplishes this by bringing together educators, researchers, policy makers and practitioners to share knowledge and experience in their respective fields and particular to the context of china. ICSB-China Mainland promotes the development of knowledge in all areas of business theory and practice and is particularly focused on strategies and policies proven to be effective in sustaining small and medium enterprises and entrepreneurship.
16 Hanhai Rd. Qingda Industrial Area,
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Liulishanmax@hotmail.com
Website: ICSB China-Mainland
ICSB Korea / Korean Association of Small Business Studies (KASBS)
The Korean Association of Small Business Studies (KASBS) conducts the following projects to achieve the purpose of contributing to the development of small businesses through initiating research and enlightenment and encouraging companionship among them. (1) Researching on theories and practices of small businesses, (2) Permitting studies and researches on small businesses, (3) Publishing journals and books, (4) Presenting researchers and studies, (5) Partnering with other associations that support KASBS's purpose, and (6) Other projects to achieve KASBS's purpose.
Address: 16-2 Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, K-biz(Small and Medium Business Hall) 10F, Seoul, 150-740, Korea; Telephone: 82-2-785-2450
Dr. Ki-Chan Kim
Professor at Catholic University of Korea
Dr. Yong Jin Kim
35 Baekbeon-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul 121-742, Korea
Korea Association of Small Business Studies (KASBS)
16-2 (Small and Medium Business Hall 10F), Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu
Seoul (150-740), KOREA
ICSB Republic of China, Taiwan (ICSB-ROC)
Founded in 1999, the International Council for Small Business, Republic of China (ICSB-ROC) was one of the affiliates of ICSB. The first affiliate president was the ex-president of Small and Medium Enterprise Credit Guarantee Fund of Taiwan, Chun Chang. The members were including of educators, business practitioners, government policy makers and researchers. They not only regularly participated activities, but also held the 46th ICSB World Conference, 2001, led Taiwan’s SMEs step forward to the international stage. ICSB-ROC in recent years runs by the current president, Dr. Kai Yang. Since 2010, China Youth Career Development Association (CYCDA) was as a secretary department and active handling affiliate operations, holding activities, publications and so on.
Dr. Robert S. Lai
Chairman of CSBC Corporation., Taiwan
Tel: +886 928142286
Ms. Jenny Wu
Secretariat, ICSB-ROC, Affiliate Office
12F., No. 150, Sec. 1, Heping W. Rd.,
Zhongzheng District,Taipei City
100 ,Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Joined in 2011, the ICSB Singapore chapter is established to provide a sense of community and a network of support to ICSB members and enhance their ability to facilitate the growth and development of small and medium enterprises in Singapore. ICSB Singapore not only brings together academics, policy makers and small businesses in Singapore, but also serves as an essential information and networking center for entrepreneurs overseas looking to expand into Singapore, or to keep in touch with their networks here.
Dr. Hooi Den Huan
Director, Nanyang Technopreneurship Center, NTU
Nanyang Technopreneurship Center
50 Nanyang Drive, Nanyang Technological University
BorderX Block, Research TechnoPlaza, 2nd Storey
Telephone: 6790 5891
Chong Swee Kiat, Ruijie (Miss)
Assistant Manager, Nanyang Technopreneurship Center, Nanyang Technological University
RTP/BX 02-00, 50 Nanyang Drive,
Tel: (65) 6316-6777
Fax: (65) 6792-0467
Website: ICSB Singapor
Japanese Committee of ICSB (JICSB)
Members of the JICSB committee “comprise individuals who are interested in small business studies and participate in the ICSB”.
Professor Hiroyuki OKAMURO (Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University)
Professor Atsushi KATO (Faculty of Contemporary Social Studies, Doshisha Women‘s College of Liberal Arts) *in charge of general affairs and JICSB office
c/o Professor Kato’s office
FCSS, Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts, Kodo, Kyo-Tanabe City, Kyoto 610-0395, Japan
Website: Japanese Committee of ICSB (JICSB)
Middle East Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (MCSBE)
Middle East Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (MCSBE), is the outcome of the aspirations of a group of Egyptians dedicated to the vision of advancing entrepreneurship and small business in Egypt and the Middle East. MCSBE is an affiliate of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) covering Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Morocco, and linking to the ICSB global network of affiliates and members from 70 countries around the world. Members of the MCSBE include representatives from government bodies, universities, business associations, banks, venture capital companies, donors, consulting companies, large corporations and entrepreneurial companies, business development service (BDS) providers, and development NGOs.
Mr. Ashraf Sheta
President of MCSBE
Professor of Management, School of Business, The Amercan University in Cairo
CEO, Shetatex (Cairo, Egypt)
The International Council for Small Business Puerto Rico and Caribbean (ICSB PR&C) Affiliate
The International Council for Small Business Puerto Rico and Caribbean (ICSB PR/Caribbean) is committed to a free exchange of ideas through education, research, publications, conferences and the demonstrated commitment and competence of its members so that there will be a better understanding of the smaller business enterprise and its management. The Puerto Rico and Caribbean Affiliate was established in 1996, and since then has organized Caribbean Entrepreneurship Summits since 2000 and had the honor of hosting the 2002 Annual World Conference and the upcoming 2013 ICSB World Conference (www.icsb2013.org).
Jaime L. Santiago-Canet, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Business Administration
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
2250 Luis A Ferre Blvd Suite 568
Ponce , PR 00717-9997
Phone: +1 787 841-2000 Ext. 2508 or 2509
Fax: +1 787 651-2023
Mobile: +1 787 413-5566
United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE)
USASBE is the leading voice in entrepreneurship research, teaching, and application. The organizations's mission is to advance knowledge and foster business development through entrepreneurship education and research. USASBE hosts the largest annual entrepreneurship and small business conference in the world and currently has over 800 members from across the world.
Wake Forest University
Calloway School of Business and Accountancy
315 Kirby Hall
Winston-Salem, NC 27106