The Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, founded in 2007, is targeted at publishing the most influential managerially-oriented entrepreneurship research in the world. It is a research journal that publishes original work recommended by a developmental, double-blind review process conducted by peer scholars. Strategic entrepreneurship involves innovation and subsequent changes which add value to society and which change societal life in ways that have significant, sustainable, and durable consequences.
JCR “immediacy” score of 1.652 in 2017.
Rated as an A journal in the 2015 VHB German ranking; listed as a "4" journal ("most original and best executed research") in 2015 by the Association of Business Schools (UK); added to the Financial Times list of top journals, 2016.
During 2018, SEJ received nearly 350 unique submissions from scholars based in more than 50 countries.
Special Issue - Open Call: Catalyzing Change and Innovation in Women’s Entrepreneurship
This special issue intends to focus attention on the intersection of innovation, entrepreneurship, and gender. We aim to stimulate scholarly conversations on how women entrepreneurs enact innovation through new products, processes, business models, and organizational practices. Interested authors should read the Full Call and submit their research from October 15, 2020, to November 15, 2020.
2019 Best Paper Prize Winner
Congratulations to Petra Andries, Koenraad Debackere, and Bart van Looy! Their paper, "Simultaneous Experimentation as a Learning Strategy: Business Model Development Under Uncertainty" (SEJ Volume 7, Issue 4), has been named the 2019 best paper.
Special Issue - Open Call: Environmental Change, Strategic Entrepreneurial Action, and Success
The strategic role of environmental change remains under-emphasized and under-theorized in contemporary entrepreneurship and strategy research. In this Special Issue, we hope to stimulate, connect, and extend research of this kind to help make research on “Environmental Change, Strategic Entrepreneurial Action, and Success” an integrated and growing part of the core of entrepreneurship scholarship. Interested authors should read the Full Call and submit their research from August 1, 2021 to September 1, 2021.
Interview with the SEJ 2019 Best Paper Prize Winner
We sat down with Petra Andries, co-author of the 2019 Best Paper Prize winning paper, along with Koenraad Debackere and Bart van Looy, to discuss their paper, "Simultaneous Experimentation as a Learning Strategy: Business Model Development Under Uncertainty" (SEJ Volume 7, Issue 4).
Beware of Forged Acceptance Letters
The Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal does not charge an acceptance fee for papers. Any letter that appears to be from a Co-Editor of an SMS journal promising a manuscript's acceptance in exchange for money has been forged. All legitimate correspondence related to the review and acceptance of the paper will reference the manuscript number assigned by the submission system, ScholarOne.
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Special Issue - Open Call: Leading the Digital Transformation of Incumbent Firms: A Strategic Entrepreneurship Perspective
The purpose of this special issue is to discuss the role of strategic leaders in whether, how, when, and to what ends incumbent firms engage in digital transformation. We welcome contributions from scholars in other disciplines who can provide novel, theoretically rich insights into the research questions outlined in the full Call for Submissions. Interested authors should read the full Call and submit their research May 1, 2021 to July 1, 2021.
Special Issue - Open Call: Reframing Social Entrepreneurship Research: Embracing a Strategic Perspective
The purpose of this special issue is to study social entrepreneurship at a critical juncture in the development of this area of inquiry. To accomplish this purpose, we seek to attract research on social entrepreneurship that extends, develops, and/or tests theory in ways that will help frame ongoing research and serve as a critical input for practical and policy decisions. Interested authors should read the full Call for Submissions and submit their research January 1, 2021 to February 5, 2021.