Accepted papers at ICSR 2022

Please find the list of accepted papers. 

We would encourage you to register on the website on the following links:

For conference delegates – early bird: 300 EURO –

For doctoral students – early bird: 250 EURO –

For online participation – 100 EURO –

We very much look forward to welcoming you to Mid-Sweden University, Östersund, Sweden on 15th and 16th of September 2022. 

The organising committee

Anna Sörensson, Assistant Professor, Mid Sweden University, Sweden
Georgiana Grigore, Associate Professor, University of Leicester, School of Business, UK
Anders Lundström, Professor Emeritus, Institute for Innovative Entrepreneurship – IPREG, Sweden
Alin Stancu, Professor, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Besrat Tesfaye, Associate Professor, Södertörn University, Sweden
Maria Bogren, Mid Sweden University, Sweden and Nord University, Norway



Professor Sara Rosengren will give a talk on ‘Conceptualizing Consumer-Based Brand Sustainability’

Sara Rosengren is Professor of Business Administration (Marketing) and holder of the Ica Retailers’ Chair in Business Administration, especially Retailing. She is also Head of Center for Retailing (CFR) and President of the European Advertising Academy. Rosengren’s research deals with consumer behavior, marketing communications, and retailing. All three are currently undergoing major transformations due to digitalization. Her research has been published in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Advertising, Journal of Advertising Research, Journal of Business Research, and Journal of Marketing. She is frequently invited to speak at academic institutions, industry seminars, and company get-togethers. 

Professor Ken Peattie, keynote speaker at ICSR2022

Professor Ken Peattie will give a talk titled ‘A New Role for Sustainable Businesses: Combatants in the Culture War’.

Ken is Head of the Marketing and Strategy Section at Cardiff Business School and has spent more than 30 years researching and writing in the field of business sustainability. He spent 12 of those years as Director of the ESRC-funded BRASS Research Centre based at Cardiff, which specialised in interdisciplinary research into business sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Before working as an academic he worked in marketing and strategic planning in an American paper multinational and a UK electronics company.

His research interests focus on the impact of sustainability on marketing and corporate strategy making; social marketing for healthy and sustainable lifestyles; social enterprise and CSR. He has published three books and numerous book chapters on these topics, and has published in journals including Journal of World Business, California Management Review, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Marketing Management, Public Policy & Marketing, and Business Strategy & the Environment.

Professor Tom Cooney keynote speaker at ICSR 2022

Professor Tom Cooney will be a keynote speaker at the ICSR conference at MidSweden University in Östersund. Tom is Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Technological University Dublin, Director of the Institute for Minority Entrepreneurship and Adjunct Professor at the University of Turku (Finland). He is a former President of the International Council for Small Business (2012-13) and of the European Council for Small Business (2009-11), and he was Chair of the ICSB 2014 World Entrepreneurship Conference. He is a policy advisor to Governments, European Commission, OECD, and other international organisations. He is a Director of four enterprises and works in various capacities with a range of businesses. He has published 11 books and presented widely on the topic of entrepreneurship, particularly related to minority, disadvantaged and marginalized communities. Further details of his work can be found at

Tom Cooney will do a digital speech at ICSR2022 with the title “Entrepreneurship, Inclusivity and Sustainability: Ensuring that Everyone can Maximise their Economic and Social Potential”.

Co-founder of Dinadi, Mirjam Thiessen, keynote at ICSR 2022

Mirjam Thiessen is the co-founder of Dinadi. Dinadi is an ethical knitwear brand founded 2016 in Kathmandu, Nepal. Dinadi’s approach to fashion is to design both consciously and with integrity.

Convinced that social entrepreneurship is the way to fuel sustainable development, Dinadi owns and operates a production facility in Nepal. By directly employing knitters, many of whom knit by hand from their homes, Dinadi is able to maximize social impact and transparency. 

Professor David Audretsch- keynote at ICSR 2022

Professor David Audretsch will be keynote speaker at ICSR 2022. His topic of his talk is Entrepreneurship and Societal Stability: Creative Destruction or Creative Construction?”.

The keynote focuses on stability as a societal value and under what conditions entrepreneurship enhances societal stability and under what conditions entrepreneurship detracts for societal stability.


David Audretsch is a Distinguished Professor and the Ameritech Chair of Economic Development at Indiana University, where he also serves as Director of the Institute for Development Strategies. He is an Honorary Professor of Industrial Economics and Entrepreneurship at the WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germanyand a part-time professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Klagenfurt in Austria.

Audretsch’s research has focused on the links between entrepreneurship, government policy, innovation, economic development, and global competitiveness. He is co-author of The Seven Secrets of Germany, published by Oxford University Press. He is co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal. He was recognized as a 2021 Clarivate Citation Laureate and awarded the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research by the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum. He has received honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Augsburg in Germany, Jonköping University in Sweden, and the University of Siegen in Germany. Audretsch was also awarded the Schumpeter Prize from the University of Wuppertal in Germany. More about David’s work is available here.