About ASBE

The purpose of ASBE is to bring together the brightest minds from academia and industry to improve entrepreneurial education.

ASBE also strives:

  • To provide a means for the exchange of information and guidance concerning teaching, research, extension, and other activities designed to aid entrepreneurial firms and small businesses.
  • To enhance the relationship and cooperation between entrepreneurship academic programs and the entrepreneurial community.
  • To promote an interdisciplinary approach to solving entrepreneurial problems.
  • To develop methods for enhancing levels of recognition of participating faculty and staff of entrepreneurial programs and others involved in small business and entrepreneurial education.
  • To stimulate effective involvement and continuing interest of students in entrepreneurship.

ASBE Timeline

1974   The idea is born
1975   SSBIA is formed
1978   SSBIA’s Constitution is adopted
1987   SSBIA’s membership exceeds 100
1989   1st issue of the Journal of Business & Entrepreneurship is published at Northwestern State University in Louisiana
1991   Journal of Business & Entrepreneurship moves to California State University
1992   The “Fellows” program is initiated
1994   Journal of Business & Entrepreneurship moves to New Mexico State University
1996   The Small Business Administration dissolves its support of the Small Business Institute Program
1997   SSIBA changes its name to ASBE
2001   503 (C) status is applied for
2003   We went out on our own, withdrew from the Federation of Business Disciplines (FBD), and launched our own conference
2004   Journal of Business & Entrepreneurship moves to Southeastern Oklahoma State University
2010   Journal of Business & Entrepreneurship moves to its current home at USF St. Petersburg
2013   ASBE headquarters follows the Journal to its current home at USF St. Petersburg