- An academic abstract (no more than 100 words)
- An executive summary (no more than 300 words). The executive summary should include a synopsis of the central thesis, methodology, findings, how the author’s work contributes to the advancement of direct selling and entrepreneurship and how the findings can be implemented.
- Fully developed paper (not developmental)
- Winning papers must be presented at the USASBE conference in Los Angeles during January 2018.
DSEF, in partnership with the U.S. Association of Small Business’s (USASBE’s) Minority and Women Entrepreneurship SIG, is pleased to announce a 2017 Call for Papers. Winners of each of the six categories will receive $1,000 and an opportunity to participate in one of three annual industry conferences (U.S. domestic travel reimbursed). To submit an entry, please email an electronic copy to Nancy Laichas, Chief of Entrepreneurship Initiatives (email@example.com) and Kimberly Harris Bliton, Senior Director of Academic Initiatives at DSEF (firstname.lastname@example.org). Submissions must follow the guidelines set forth by USASBE for competitive papers. They must be typed in 12-point font and no more than 30 pages in length. All submissions must include: