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“Entrepreneurship and Health: a challenging new field of research” Special Issue in Revue de l’Entrepreneuriat - DL for abstracts 30 April 2021
Université de Montpellier & Montpellier Business School
École de Gestion, Université de Sherbrooke
Erasmus School of Economics, Rotterdam
A field is emerging at the interface between research into entrepreneurship, psychology, biology, and mental and physical health (Wicklund et al., 2020; Torrès and Thurik, 2019; Stephan, 2018). Research in this area covers the links between biology and genetics (hormones, genes) (Rietveld et al., 2021; Nicolaou et al., 2020;), neuroscience (de Holan, 2014), mental disorders and psychiatric symptoms (attention and hyperactivity disorder, impulsivity, narcissism, hypomania, dyslexia) (Hatak et al., 2020; Wicklund et al., 2018; Leung et al., 2021), physiological states (cortisol, sleep, physical health) (Gunia et al., 2020; Williamson et al., 2019; Weinberger et al., 2018; Patel and Wolfe, 2017; Guiliani and Torrès, 2017) or mental health and wellbeing (Wach et al., 2020; Murnieks et al., 2020; Overall, 2020) and entrepreneurship. With the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) spreading globally since 2020, more than before the entrepreneurial health has become a matter of concern for many governments (Patel and Rietveld, 2020). The closure of thousands of businesses created threats to the entrepreneur’s physical and mental wellbeing, but also shows their coping mechanisms and psychological resources during crisis.
The main streams of research investigate how entrepreneurship affects health and how health serves as an asset in the pursuit of entrepreneurial activity. Recent research on the former stream shows for example that stressors from entrepreneurship activities can be pathogenic for the entrepreneur’ health. In the latter stream of research, Freeman et al. (2019) show that there is a relationship between several emotional, cognitive, and behavioral differences associated with health problems and entrepreneurship. Yet, there are many gaps in our knowledge and the aim of the special issue is to discuss ways to take the field forward. For example, there are very few longitudinal studies, ambulatory/diary studies, dyad and comparative methodology and a scarcity of research undertaking a neuroscientific perspective or different scholarly approaches to understanding the phenomenon. In addition, research exploring the link between entrepreneurship and health in different contexts, like venture creation, corporate entrepreneurship, family business, small business management, social enterprises, etc. are missing. This special edition of Revue de l’Entrepreneuriat encourages papers that address these and related gaps. Empirical, conceptual, and methodological papers (data collected before and/or during the coronavirus crisis) are welcomed, and authors are invited to mobilize other fields’ perspectives such as clinical psychology, psychology, biology, occupational health, organizational behavior, human resources. This special issue invites researchers to understanding entrepreneurship from the outlook of entrepreneurial health because our societies greatly need a new perspective of sustainable and non-exhausting entrepreneurship. The following is not an exhaustive list, but provides some examples of potential topics:
- Pathogenic and salutogenic work-related factors in entrepreneurship
- Entrepreneurship and mental health and wellbeing continuum
- Mental disorders and entrepreneurial activities
- Physical and mental health in entrepreneurship
- Sleep and entrepreneurship
- Physiology and stress processes in entrepreneurship
- Anxiety, depression, suicidal risk, suicide and entrepreneurship
- Mindfulness and health initiatives in SMEs
- Place and role of health in entrepreneurship theory
- Impacts of entrepreneurial success or failure on health and vice versa
- Necessity and opportunity entrepreneurship and health
- Environmental, organizational, or psychological resources, health, and entrepreneurship
Abstract Submission deadline
Emailed to: email@example.com
30th April 2021
Return to authors
15th May 2021
Submission of original manuscript on manuscript manager
30th June 2021
Return to authors
30th September 2021
Manuscript final version
15th November 2021
A two-page, maximum 500-word abstract, to include: Principal topic (research gap, research objective and research question), method and results, should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 30th April 2021. Authors will be notified via email in May 2021 on acceptance of abstract.
The full call (pdf)
Call for chapters: Handbook of Research Methods: Women in Entrepreneurship and Family Business (Edward Elgar Publishing) - DL 15 May 2021
Professor Helle Neergaard, Aarhus University, Denmark (email@example.com)
Associate Professor Naomi Birdthisle, Griffith University, Australia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Antoinette Flynn, ADAA, Univesity of Limerick, Ireland (email@example.com)
The objective of this book is to open up the discussion of research methods in women’s entrepreneurship and family business. All too often, methodology becomes the forgotten orphan in journal publications, even if it represents the cornerstone of research. If a researcher has been insufficiently rigorous in carrying out the research then the results will suffer (Neergaard and Ulhøi 2007) sometimes to the extent that an article has to be withdrawn. Therefore, we need to be both rigorous and transparent as to how we carry out our research whether quantitative or qualitative. This book provides such a window of transparency into the considerations and choices underlying the findings of current research in women’s entrepreneurship and family business.
The book will be divided into three major sections, one qualitative, one quantitative and on mixed methods. Alternatively, subject to the themes of the papers submitted, we could have one section on women entrepreneurs and one on women business owners and then have subsections within each. We will attempt to balance contributions on women entrepreneurs/business owners and women in family businesses.
Please submit extended chapter abstracts of circa 1.000-1.500 words to Professor Helle Neergaard at firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to Vibeke Vrang email@example.com. If you would like to informally discuss a possible contribution, then please contact Professor Helle Neergaard. Please note that we will ONLY accept proposals for which the data collection has already been completed.
- Chapter proposal abstracts (5 pgs): 15 May 2021
- Preliminary acceptance: 1 July 2021
- Chapter drafts deadline: 31 October 2021
- Reviews and feedback: 1 February 2022
- Revised chapters: 1 April 2022
- Feedback: 1 June 2022
- Full manuscript: 1 August 2022
- Final delivery date: 31 December 2022
Call for chapters: “The de Gruyter Handbook of Women Entrepreneurs in Emerging Markets” - DL ca. 15 May 2021
Professor Helle Neergaard, Aarhus University, Denmark (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Associate Professor Maribel Guerrero, Northumbria University, United Kingdom (email@example.com)
Dr. Breda Kenny, Munster Technological University, Ireland (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Professor Friederike Welter, IfM, Bonn and University of Siegen, Germany (email@example.com)
The objective of this book is to present the state-of-the-art of women’s entrepreneurship in emerging markets.
The following lists potential themes.
i) rural entrepreneurship
ii) social entrepreneurship
iii) sustainable/green entrepreneurship
iv) growth entrepreneurship
v) academic entrepreneurship
vi) technology entrepreneurship
vii) cultural entrepreneurship
viii) minority entrepreneurship
ix) family entrepreneurship (succession, mother daughter, gender issues)
x) entrepreneurship education and training
xi) international entrepreneurship
The book will contain approximately 24 chapters. A chapter should be 6-8000 words, including references.
Please submit extended chapter abstracts of circa 1,000-1,500 words to Professor Helle Neergaard at firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to Vibeke Vrang email@example.com. If you would like to informally discuss a possible contribution, then please contact Professor Helle Neergaard. Please note that we will ONLY accept proposals for which the data collection has already been completed.
- Extended chapter abstracts (5 pgs): ca. 15 May 2021
- Preliminary acceptance: ca. 1 June 2021
- Chapter drafts deadline: ca. 1 November 2021
- Reviews and feedback: ca. 1 February 2022
- Revised chapters: ca. 1 May 2022
- Second feedback: ca. 1 June 2022
- Full manuscript: ca. 1 September 2022
- Final delivery date: ca. 15 October 2022
"The futures of Business Schools: Identity, strategies, and imagined futures in a pandemic / post-pandemic world" Special issue in Futures - DL 15 July (extended) 2021
Kathleen Randerson, Audencia Business School
The purpose of this special issue is to trigger and attract research that envisions the futures of business schools on several levels. Cross or multi-disciplinary work, epistemological variety, critical approaches, and Futures methodologies would be particularly appreciated. Relevant questions include, but are not restricted to:
- Through which mechanisms can business schools fulfil their role of agency-orientation to shape the futures of society?
- Future business models of HEIMs and how can schools pivot to get there?
- Business Schools and the ‘Greta Generation’
- Envision and formulate future value propositions to the wide variety of stakeholders of business schools
- Teaching and learning for business and society in the 21st century: complexity, technology, the future of work
- Performance re-invented: vocabulary and metrics to consider economic, ecological and societal outcomes of organizations
- How can the business school(s) of the future prepare students for the future(s) of work?
- Business education for the private sector, the public sector, and the third sector: continuum, typology, or other?
- Education for entrepreneurship, education for management, education for sustainability: tools and methods for business and society in a pandemic and post-pandemic world
- The history and futures of the influence of HEIMs on society/ societies
- Redefining “research with impact”, and associated metrics, for business and society
- And what about teachers? Program designers?
- Stakeholder engagement and co-creation of value
Agenda Special Issue “The futures of Business Schools: Identity, strategies, and imagined futures in a pandemic / post-pandemic world”
Submissions open from January 1st 2021
Online paper development workshop spring 2021 (date TBA, see contact below)
Deadline for submission: July 15th, 2021
Feedback on submission: August 1st, 2021
Revised papers due for October 31st
Final decision to authors: April 15th, 2022
Expected date of Virtual Special Issue: April 2022
For any informal inquiries, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for chapter: Research on Entrepreneurship Education-Evolution and Future - DL 31 August 2021
Volume 23 of Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence and Growth
Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence and Growth provides an annual examination of the current research, theoretical, and methodological efforts in the field of entrepreneurship, and its related disciplines. Volume 23 of AEFEG will focus on expanding our knowledge about entrepreneurship education research. Both theoretical and empirical manuscripts that consider important aspects of entrepreneurship education will be considered. We also encourage practice-based research and manuscripts that tie concepts to cutting-edge pedagogical approaches.
Some broad questions of interest are noted in the preceding paragraph (see the call). Additionally, a representative, but by no means exhaustive, listing of relevant questions include:
- What are we teaching?
- What should we be teaching?
- How should we be teaching?
- What practice and design constitute effective entrepreneurship education?
- With more experiential approaches, should we move away from theories of pedagogy and toward andragogy and heutagogy?
- What implications for learning arise if educators move from a primary role of lecturer to one of coach and facilitator?
- How can we measure our entrepreneurship education methods to show their effectiveness?
- What knowledge and skills do we need as educators to move toward more advanced teaching approaches?
- What approaches might be used to enable students to understand what the life of an entrepreneur is truly like?
- Can we truly simulate the “entrepreneurial experience” in our classrooms? And if not, does that matter?
- Can the entrepreneurial mindset be defined?
- What elements are encompassed in the entrepreneurial mindset?
- Can the entrepreneurial mindset be taught? If so, how?
- What intentions and behaviors can be linked to actual outcomes?
- Why do some individuals with high intentions start businesses but others with the same intentions do not?
- What skills and practice lead to effective educational outcomes?
- What is the role of the (university) ecosystem for student entrepreneurship in entrepreneurship education?
- What is the role of extra-curricular entrepreneurship activities for entrepreneurship education
The papers in Advances reflect many state-of-the-art topics and approaches, and are written by leading researchers in the field, making each volume an important source of information for virtually all entrepreneurship researchers. One of the distinctive competencies of research volumes such as Advances is that the chapters can be published without page restrictions allowing for greater detail in the background, development, and implementation of ideas than is possible in journal articles. This provides authors with the opportunity to fully express their key ideas, provide much more complete support, and include relevant multi-page appendices. In effect, the Advances series provides authors the opportunity to publish an “article of record” of their major theoretical or empirical ideas, and see it disseminated to a wide audience. We hope you will identify a contribution to submit for consideration.
Today, the series is in the libraries of virtually all of the schools with active Ph.D. programs in entrepreneurship, as well as the majority of AACSB accredited schools with MBA concentrations in entrepreneurship and related fields.
We welcome the opportunity to discuss paper ideas with interested researchers. Please contact the editors: Andrew Corbett, email@example.com, Lou Marino, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Gry Alsos, email@example.com
“The Interplay of Context and Entrepreneurship: The New Frontier for Contextualization Research” Special Issue in Small Business Economics - DL for full papers 1 October 2021
Cyrine Ben-Hafaïedh, IESEG School of Management (LEM-CNRS), France
Mirela Xheneti, University of Sussex Business School, UK
Pekka Stenholm, University of Turku, Turku School of Economics, Finland
Robert Blackburn, University of Liverpool Management School, UK
Friederike Welter, Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn, Germany
David Urbano, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (CREIS), Spain
Contextualization in entrepreneurship research has received special scholarly attention with studies over the years challenging the mainstream Silicon Valley model of entrepreneurship, and acknowledging and researching both, the diversity of entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial efforts in constructing and enacting contexts (see Welter, 2011; Welter, Baker, Audretsch, & Gartner, 2017; Welter & Gartner, 2016; Zahra, 2007; Zahra & Wright, 2011). After an initial focus on the economic (Nakara, Messeghem, & Ramaroson, 2019) and technological, other facets of context have been examined, including the historical (Wadhwani, Kirsch, Welter, Gartner, & Jones, 2020), spatial (Müller & Korsgaard, 2018), temporal (Lippmann & Aldrich, 2016), cultural (Morales, Holtschlag, Masuda, & Marquina, 2019; Shaw, Wilson, & Pret, 2017), social (Thornton, Ribeiro-Soriano, & Urbano, 2011; Welter & Xheneti, 2015) and institutional (Urbano & Alvarez, 2014; Urbano, Aparicio, & Audretsch, 2019). Emerging as well as more mature areas in entrepreneurship and small business research are examined with a contextualization framework to show the role these areas have in the field (Belitski, Caiazza, & Lehmann, 2019; Wright, Chrisman, Chua, & Steier, 2014; Zahra, Wright, & Abdelgawad, 2014).
In parallel of the rise of contextualization in entrepreneurship research, concerns are also voiced. On the one hand, contextualization in entrepreneurship research brings with it ramifications for research methods and approaches (Zahra et al., 2014). On the other hand, contextualization could lead to an overly fragmented field and its possible disintegration (McMullen, Ingram, & Adams, 2020). Welter, Baker, and Wirsching (2019, p. 327) argue that contextualization would actually allow a better understanding of the bigger picture and call for “the emergence of sensible approaches to contextualization that provide guidance in balancing its benefits and costs”. In this Special Issue, we wish to contribute to tackling this challenge. More specifically, we argue that an investigation of the construction and enactment of contexts provides a path to leverage the identified tension. The aim of this Special Issue ties in with increasing calls in the entrepreneurship literature for going beyond agent centric views towards accounts that theorise the interconnections between agency and structure. For example, Garud, Gehman, and Giuliani (2014) when examining entrepreneurial innovation suggest a movement towards constitutive approaches. Likewise, Baker and Welter (2020) perceive a similar shift in the progress of contextualization in entrepreneurship research and emphasize the importance of “doing contexts”: the making, unmaking, and remaking of sites for entrepreneurial action. Context and entrepreneurship are interconnected pointing out the need to research the temporal and processual aspects of such interplay.
Shifting the focus of contextualization in entrepreneurship and small business research as suggested in this Call has important implications. First, it will provide stronger grounding for entrepreneurship theories and concepts. For example, the entrepreneurial ecosystem is a strongly emergent concept (Stam & van de Ven, 2019; Theodoraki & Catanzaro, 2021) where entrepreneurship is considered to be both enabled and constrained by its context (Acs, Stam, Audretsch, & O’Connor, 2017). Whilst paying close attention to the features of particular locations including their institutional, economical socio-cultural and political characteristics, this approach increasingly recognises the role that various actors in the ecosystem play in developing the ecosystem (Stam & van de Ven, 2019). Audretsch and Belitski (2021) find close support for the role that entrepreneurial ecosystems play in the nature and contributions of entrepreneurship pointing out the close relationship between the regional ecosystem and entrepreneurial agency. Similarly, Stam & Welter (2020) have recently proposed that an ecosystem approach could highlight the geography of entrepreneurship and the role of entrepreneurial agency in place making. Notwithstanding this progress in understanding the interplay of context and entrepreneurship, the ecosystem approach still remains at the macro level when the importance of microdynamics is increasingly recognized in the light of movements such as digitalization (Sussan & Acs, 2017) and transnationalism of entrepreneurship (Drori, Honig, & Wright, 2009) which show how entrepreneurs can (more and more) forge their contexts.
Second, considering the interconnections of context and entrepreneurship will also contribute to set off criticism of hypercontextualisation and help progress in theorizing context in a more sensible way (Welter & Baker, 2020) using methods that are more attuned to capturing the processual nature of entrepreneurship. Overall, understanding how and why some agents are more successful at creating and enacting contexts via entrepreneurial action is crucial (McMullen et al., 2020) and would allow for a more balanced conceptualisation of both entrepreneurial agency and context.
Questions that might be examined in submissions to this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:
- How do entrepreneurs and/or other stakeholders collectively shape and transform their contexts?
- How does the digitalization of entrepreneurship impact the process of “doing contexts”?
- How does transnational entrepreneurship impact the process of “doing contexts”?
- How do entrepreneurship ecosystems reconfigure context and through what mechanisms does entrepreneurial agency affect the spaces and places of entrepreneurial ecosystems?
- How do exogenous shocks (such as crises, pandemics, etc.) impact the context-entrepreneurship relationship, and contribute in building a “new normal”?
- How does the impact of exogenous shocks differ––or not––from that of more progressive changes (such as climate and societal change)?
- How best can the interplay of contexts and the agency of entrepreneurs (dynamics, processes) be studied (research lenses, levels of analysis, etc.)?
Novel theorizations of context using insights from other disciplines such as sociology or geography, or using different methods are particularly welcome.
Full information available HERE
“Resilient Growth and International Entrepreneurship” Special Issue in Small Enterprise Research - DL for full papers 30 December 2021
Dr. Lasse Torkkeli
Associate Professor, LUT University School of Business and Management and Visiting Fellow in the Department of Business Administration, TalTech
Adjunct Professor of International Business, Turku School of Economics
Dr Sharon Loane
Senior Lecturer in International Business
Recently, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on entrepreneurship worldwide (Shepherd, 2020; Zahra, 2020), as the global foreign direct investments . have decreased over 40% in the last year (UNCTAD, 2021). However, even in recessionary periods, economic development is driven by enterprises that seek fast growth (Greene & Rosiello, 2020). Such risk-taking is complemented by the fact that crises also open up opportunities for strategic renewal, where innovating is an important strategic response to crisis (Wenzel et al. 2020). Enterprises that are proactive and well-networked are those that can strategically reposition in response to uncertain events (Maritz et al. 2020). In sum, firms that are able to engage in proactive, innovative and risk-taking behavior – firms that are entrepreneurially oriented (Lumpkin & Dess, 1996) – should be expected to grow and perform better even in such adverse conditions as the ongoing COVID-19 crisis has introduced.
International entrepreneurship is the combination of innovative, proactive, and risk-seeking behaviour that crosses national borders and is intended to create value in organizations (McDougall & Oviatt, 2000). In the post-Covid world, agile and resilient international new ventures will be able to take advantage of their entrepreneurial orientation and find opportunities in the upheaval that the pandemic has caused globally (Zahra, 2020). In such an environment characterized by high volatility and uncertainty, the importance of the capabilities of firms to integrate resources in recognizing new opportunities is also further heightened (Battisti & Deakins, 2017). The role of such capabilities as well as the role of entrepreneurial resilience (Bullough & Renko, 2013; Bullough et al., 2014) are differentiators between survival and failure of enterprises, and the speed with which international new ventures are able to learn can determine their growth and survival in the long term (Zahra, 2020).
The COVID-19 crisis also presents opportunities to firms for digitalization and business model change (Seetharaman, 2020). Behavior of rapidly internationalizing small enterprises known as born globals (Rennie, 1993; Knight et al., 2004) in particular has been argued to come to depend on their business models (Hennart, 2014), and the role of digitally enabled internationalizing enterprises such as born digitals (Vadana et al., 2019; Monaghan et al., 2020), is expected to grow in importance for international entrepreneurship research and practice during and after the COVID-19 crisis. However, the role of business models and business model innovation (Clauss et al., 2019) in international entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial growth has remained an often-neglected topic of research, as only a few studies (Childs et al., 2017; Asemokha et al., 2019) have shed light on the dynamics of business models and international growth or performance in international entrepreneurship. Thus, there is a need for more clarity in international entrepreneurship research on the role that digitalization, business models and business model change have in international growth and performance of enterprises.
This special issue welcomes contributions in these areas, seeking to shed light on resilient growth and international entrepreneurship during challenging times. The suggested topics of contributions for this special issue include but are not limited to:
- The concept of growth in entrepreneurial internationalization and in international entrepreneurship
- The role of entrepreneurial resilience in business model change and growth in international entrepreneurship
- Resilience of international entrepreneurs during times of crisis
- The role of business models and business model change in growth and performance of international entrepreneurial firms
- The role of capabilities related to growth and business models in international entrepreneurship
- The role of interorganizational partnerships and networks in international business models/growth models
- The influence of digitization and technology in business change and growth in international entrepreneurship.
Articles need to be written in English and submitted via the online system by 30 December 2021
Under the Select Article Type, please choose Special Issue Paper. Once you have uploaded your paper and have reached the section/category page, please select:
Submitted papers will be double blind peer reviewed and published in a special journal issue of Small Enterprise Research in 2022 or early 2023.
All queries about the special issue should be sent to lead Guest Editors.
 Resilience is “an ability to go on with life, or to continue living a purposeful life after hardship or adversity” (Tedeschi & Calhoun, 2004).
“Experimental Designs to Address Current Challenges in Entrepreneurship Education Research” Special Issue in Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy - DL 31 March 2022
Sílvia Costa, University of Groningen (member of the ECSB Board)
Susana C. Santos, Rowan University (member of the USASBE Board)
Mark T. Schenkel, Belmont University (Past President of USASBE)
Silke Tegtmeier, University of Southern Denmark (Past President of ECSB)
Ulla Hytti, Turku School of Economics at University of Turku (President Elect of ECSB)
This call is a joint initiative from the two organizations USASBE and ECSB.
For this special issue we welcome studies focusing on, but not limited to, the following topics:
- Studies using experimental designs to test the effects of a course, training program or other specific types of interventions on learning outcomes;
- Studies using quasi-experimental designs to test the effects of a course, training program or other specific types of interventions on specific learning outcomes;
- Studies using a comparison of different stimuli in educational activities and their effects on specific learning outcomes;
- Studies using experiments or quasi experiments to assess the effects of interventions on tangible learning outcomes;
- Studies using experiments or quasi experiments to assess the effects of interventions on subjective learning outcomes;
- Manuscripts focusing on best practices, ethical challenges or practical issues in conducting experiments in entrepreneurship education;
- Manuscripts reviewing the state of the art in experiments as a methodology to test entrepreneurship education interventions;
There will be a series of events tied to this Special Issue with the aim of supporting prospective authors working on their manuscripts towards submission. Participation in the events is optional for authors. During the events, the editorial team will provide feedback and guidance for prospective authors.
- Early feedback at the “Conducting Experiments in Entrepreneurship Research – Second Paper Development Workshop for Early-Career Scholars”, organized by
the University of Groningen, NL: March 2021 (optional)
- Meet the 3E community of entrepreneurship education researchers and get their feedback at the 3E Conference, May 2021, Trondheim, Norway (optional)
- Online Paper Development Workshop “Meet the Guest-editors”: September 2021 (optional)
- Feedback from the guest-editors: RENT Conference Nov. 2021, Turku, Finland (optional)
- Feedback from the guest-editors: USASBE Conference, Jan. 2022, U.S. (optional)
- Submission site will open: February 1, 2022
- Manuscripts due by: March 31, 2022
- Notification to authors (1st round): May 31, 2022
- First revised manuscript due by: August 31, 2022
- Notification to authors (2nd round): October 31, 2022
- Final versions due by: December 31, 2022