Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research Institute
– Disseminates knowledge on entrepreneurship, innovation and small business
citatESBRI has distinguished itself globally as one of the leading centers for thought leadership in contemporary entrepreneurship research and policymaking."
Professor Jerome Katz, Saint Louis University, USA

About ESBRI

ESBRI - Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research Institute - is an independent research institute located in Stockholm, Sweden. ESBRI disseminates research-based knowledge on entrepreneurship, innovation and small business. Some of the institute's main activities are the lecture series Estrad, the magazine Entré, and the conference Sweden-U.S. Entrepreneurial Forum.

ESBRI was founded in the fall of 1996. The initiative came from Mr. Leif Lundblad, a successful Swedish inventor and entrepreneur. At the same time, a professorship in entrepreneurship and small business was created at the School of Business, Stockholm University. This was the first Swedish chair in entrepreneurship created through an endowment from an entrepreneur. Björn Bjerke was "Leif Lundblad Chair in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Studies" 1999-2002.

ESBRI was formally inaugurated by His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf in June 1997. In conjunction with the inauguration, a symposium was held. The theme was "The Creation of Growth and the Creation of New Jobs".