Affiliate Partners

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.

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 Itsutomo MITSUI
Graduate School of Business Innovation, Kaetsu University
Professor Emeritus, Yokohama National University

Vice Presidents

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


JICSB Office
c/o Professor Kato’s office
FCSS, Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts, Kodo, Kyo-Tanabe City, Kyoto  610-0395, Japan
Phone: 0774-65-8767
Fax: 0774-65-8767

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. 

Affiliate President

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 (

Affiliate President

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.

Affiliate President

Pat Dickson 
Wake Forest University 
Calloway School of Business and Accountancy 
315 Kirby Hall 
Winston-Salem, NC 27106 
Tel:   336-758-4629 

Executive Director

Becky Gann
Belmont University
1900 Belmont Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37212
Phone:   615.460.2615
Fax: 615.460.2614