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Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies

The center of gravity of economic activity is shifting from mature, market economies (i.e. North America, Western Europe & Japan) to emerging economies (exemplified by the BRICS acronym), that are increasingly adopting a market orientation. Indeed this decade has also seen tremendous technological, organizational and business model innovations in emerging economies. These innovations range from new forms of organizing and scaling growth ventures, leapfrogging of mature economies in some technological niches, new opportunities in consolidating fragmented markets and creating new market niches, new ways of organizing social entrepreneurship, to a new social ecology of entrepreneurs. These phenomena are important and worthy of study in their own right; in addition there are two reasons why focus on entrepreneurship in emerging economies in crucial for the field.

This is an appropriate time to gauge the boundaries of our existing conceptual frameworks, use new phenomenon and new data sources as test-beds for new theoretical development (across *all* levels of analysis), and collate what has been learnt. The special issue is thus an opportunity to both set the agenda for future research on entrepreneurship in emerging economies by curating exemplars as well as shed new conceptual light on the entrepreneurship process more broadly.

To learn more about this Special Issue please download the Call for Papers.

The Submission Deadline is February 15, 2019.

 

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Policy for Innovative Entrepreneurship

This special issue aims to deepen our understanding of public policies to promote innovative entrepreneurship. We hope to collect exemplary empirical research and theoretical developments that showcase novel empirical strategies, theoretical concepts, and new data sources. Because entrepreneurship is a broad and interdisciplinary phenomenon, we are open to perspectives that combine entrepreneurship with views from other fields such as strategy, public economics, business, sociology, etc.

To learn more about this Special Issue, please download the Call for Papers.

The Submission Deadline is June 1, 2019.

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Advancing Strategic Entrepreneurship Research through Meta-analysis

Strategic entrepreneurship occurs when firms pursue wealth creation by integrating their entrepreneurial (i.e., opportunity-seeking, explorative) and strategic (i.e., advantage-seeking, exploitative) activities. Strategic entrepreneurship is a relatively young field, but it is growing rapidly, and many important research questions have now attracted a great deal of empirical attention.

As the volume of strategic entrepreneurship research continues its upward trajectory, meta-analysis and related techniques are needed in order to consolidate knowledge involving the entrepreneurial and strategic activities that enable wealth creation for both nascent and established firms. To this end, the goal of the SEJ special issue is to publish a set of impactful papers that examine the evidence supporting important theories, help resolve controversy surrounding theoretical relationships (i.e., is there support and if so how much?), and build and test new theory involving important phenomena involving opportunity- and advantage-seeking activities. The papers might also consider similarities and differences among such activities and wealth creation, for example, in studies of new versus established firms, smaller versus larger firms, firms across a range of institutional contexts, and across different research methodologies.

To learn more about this Special Issue please download the Call for Papers.

The Submission Deadline is August 1, 2019.

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