Theories of Entrepreneurship
As the field of entrepreneurship has matured, research in entrepreneurship has evolved from studying the phenomena of entrepreneurship, to adopting theory from other fields, to developing new theories of entrepreneurial behavior. Along with the increase in the scholarly study of entrepreneurship has come a broader interest in entrepreneurship by scholars in other disciplines such as strategic management, economics, social-psychology, organizational theory, and so forth. Indeed, the field of entrepreneurship may have reached the tipping point where the advancement of knowledge may only be possible by conducting a thorough examination of what is known and unknown.
The purpose of this special issue of the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal is to bring together scholarly thought from different disciplines to extend the extant paradigms and/or to develop new theoretical frameworks. The guest editors invite authors to submit theoretical papers, using appropriate disciple-specific tools of analysis, that revisit and revise existing theory, assumptions, or perspectives to more accurately reflect the challenges and realities of what we now know about entrepreneurship. The unit of observation in submitted models can either be the entrepreneur him/herself who perceives an opportunity and acts upon it or forms the opportunity through their actions, or the entrepreneurial firm that innovates. The submission deadline is January 15, 2014
Sharon Alvarez University of Denver
David Audretsch Indiana University
Albert Link University of North Carolina-Greensboro
We are interested in advancing knowledge about how some people and organizations engage in enduring entrepreneurship through constant renewal and repeated acts of entrepreneurship. In other words, what are the antecedents, boundaries, and consequences of enduring entrepreneurship? We believe that enduring entrepreneurship lies at the intersection of strategy and entrepreneurship, and that insights from both fields are needed to better explain enduring entrepreneurship and its implications.
We encourage submissions that use a wide range of theoretical insights and methods to shed light on the topic of enduring entrepreneurship. To develop theory on the topic of this special issue, submissions can focus on the micro, meso, or macro levels of analysis. Research across levels of analysis is encouraged, but not required. The submission deadline is January 15, 2015.
Duane Ireland Texas A&M University
David Ketchen Auburn University
James Combs University of Alabama
Peter Jaskiewicz Concordia University