International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Leo Paul Dana
ISSN online: 1741-8054
ISSN print: 1476-1297
12 issues per year
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IJESB publishes and fosters discussion on international, cross-cultural and comparative academic research about entrepreneurs and SMEs. The journal focuses on emerging research topics such as entrepreneurship in developing and transitional countries, gender, family and self-employment, and social enterprise. In addition, it highlights other developing areas such as home-based and part-time activity, informal and illegal activity, sustainability, e-entrepreneurship, indigenous and minority business, and educational and training.


 Topics covered include

  • Government policy on entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship in ethnic enclaves
  • Self-employment among immigrants
  • Entrepreneurship among minority groups
  • Indigenous entrepreneurship
  • Gender and entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship in developing and transitional countries
  • Entrepreneurship and ethics
  • Entrepreneurial marketing, leadership and management
  • Knowledge entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial learning organisations
  • Social entrepreneurship, family entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable entrepreneurship, parallel entrepreneurship
  • e-Entrepreneurship, part-time entrepreneurship, home-based entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship education

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The objectives of IJESB are to establish an effective channel of communication between policy makers, government agencies, academic and research institutions and persons concerned with entrepreneurship in society. It also aims to promote and coordinate international research efforts. The international dimension is emphasised in order to understand cultural and national barriers and to meet the needs of entrepreneurs in the global economy.


IJESB provides a vehicle to help academics, researchers, policy makers, and entrepreneurs, working in the field, to disseminate information and to learn from each other|s work. This includes indigenous enterprise, and employment creation.


IJESB publishes original papers, empirical studies, theoretical frameworks and book reviews. Special theme issues are devoted to important topics.



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    Honorary Editor in Chief

  • Hoy, Frank, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA

    Editor in Chief

  • Dana, Leo Paul, Montpellier Business School, France

Associate Editors

  • Gartner, William B., Babson College, USA
  • Hall, C. Michael, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Ibrahim, A. Bakr, Concordia University, Canada
  • Ramadani, Veland, South-East European University, Macedonia, F.Y.R.
  • Ratten, Vanessa, La Trobe University, Australia
  • Shinato, Teruo, Nihon University, Japan

Regional Editor Asia

  • Kamei, Katsuyuki, Kansai University, Japan

Regional Editor Canada

  • Anderson, Robert B., University of Regina, Canada

Regional Editor Europe

  • Fayolle, Alain, EM Lyon Business School, France

Regional Editor USA

  • McDougall, Patricia P., Indiana University, USA

Editorial Board Members

  • Anderson, Alistair R., The Robert Gordon University, UK
  • Audretsch, David B., Indiana University, USA
  • Brush, Candida G., Babson College, USA
  • Carter, Sara, University of Stirling, UK
  • Chew, Soon-Beng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Cumming, Douglas J., York University, Canada
  • Dabic, Marina, Nottingham Trent University, UK and University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • De Castro, Julio, Instituto de Empresa Business School, Spain
  • Esposito, Paolo, Eastern Pidmont University, Italy
  • Filion, Louis Jacques, HEC Montreal, Canada
  • Gërguri-Rashiti, Shqipe, American University of Middle East, Kuwait
  • Giacosa, Elisa, University of Turin, Italy
  • Golovko, Elena, IESE Business School, Spain
  • Guieu, Gilles, Aix-Marseille Université, France
  • Hart, Mark, Aston University, UK
  • Hisrich, Robert D., Thunderbird School of Global Management, USA
  • Holmquist, Carin, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
  • Katalin-Szabo, Zsuzsanna, "Petru Maior" University of Tirgu-Mureş, Romania
  • Katz, Jerome A., Saint Louis University, USA
  • Keen, Christian, Institut d'Entrepreneuriat Banque Nationale, Canada
  • Knight, Gary A., Florida State University, USA
  • Krueger, Jr, Norris, Entrepreneurship Northwest, USA
  • Lanfranchi, M., University of Messina, Italy
  • Light, Ivan H., University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • Maalaoui, Adnane, IPAG business School, France
  • Marlow, Susan, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Matthews, Shane, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • McElwee, Gerard, University of Huddersfield, UK
  • McNaughton, Rod, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Menzies, Teresa V., Brock University, Canada
  • Musso, Domenico, Pontificia Università Lateranense, Italy
  • Obrecht, Jean-Jacques, Université Robert Schuman, France
  • Ohkita, Kenichi, Aichi University, Japan
  • Peris Ortiz, Marta, Universidad Politècnica de Valencia, Spain
  • Pillania, Rajesh K., Management Development Institute Gurgaon, India
  • Pio, Edwina, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
  • Prestamburgo, Sonia, University of Trieste, Italy
  • Sgroi, Filippo, University of Palermo, Italy
  • Siegel, Donald S., University at Albany, SUNY, USA
  • Sjölander, Sören, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • Storey, David J., University of Warwick, UK
  • Suwanmaneepong, Suneeporn, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology, Thailand
  • Thurik, Roy, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Trappey, Charles, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
  • Verduyn, Karen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Welsh, Dianne H.B., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
  • Welter, Friederike, IfM Bonn and University of Siegen, Germany
  • Westhead, Paul, Nottingham University, UK
  • Zafar, Sohail, Lahore School of Economics, Pakistan


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