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
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IJESB publishes and fosters discussion on international, cross-cultural and comparative academic research about entrepreneurs, including corporate 'intrapreneurs' and founders of domestic new ventures.


 Topics covered include

  • Government policy on entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship in ethnic enclaves
  • Self-employment among immigrants
  • Entrepreneurship among minority groups
  • Indigenous entrepreneurs
  • Women entrepreneurs
  • Entrepreneurship in developing countries
  • Entrepreneurship and ethics
  • Corporate intrapreneurship

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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, literature reviews, empirical studies, theoretical frameworks, case studies, and book reviews. Special theme issues are devoted to important topics.



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Vol. 24
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Honorary Editor-in-Chief

  • Frank Hoy, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA

Editor in Chief

  • Dana, Leo Paul, Groupe Sup de Co Montpellier Business School, France

    Associate Editors

    • Filion, Louis Jacques, HEC Montreal, Canada
    • 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
    • Ulijn, Jan M., Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

    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
    • Auplat, Claire, Imperial College London, UK
    • Baig, Shafkat A., Schumpeterian Entrepreneurship Society, Pakistan
    • Behrends, Thomas, Flensburg University, Germany
    • Brush, Candida G., Babson College, USA
    • Carter, Sara, University of Stirling, UK
    • Chew, Soon-Beng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    • Chowdhury, Mohammed, Monroe College, USA
    • Cumming, Douglas J., York University, Canada
    • De Castro, Julio, Instituto de Empresa Business School, Spain
    • Esposito, Paolo, Eastern Pidmont University, Italy
    • Gërguri-Rashiti, Shqipe, American University of Middle East, Kuwait
    • Giacosa, Elisa, University of Turin, Italy
    • Goldmann, Nahum, ARRAY Development, Canada
    • Golovko, Elena, IESE Business School, Spain
    • Hart, Mark, Aston University, UK
    • Hisrich, Robert D., Thunderbird School of Global Management, USA
    • Holmquist, Carin, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
    • Hughes, Andrew, Australian National University, Australia
    • Kariv, Dafna, HEC Montréal, Canada
    • Katalin-Szabo, Zsuzsanna, "Petru Maior" University of Tirgu-Mureş, Romania
    • Katz, Jerome A., Saint Louis University, USA
    • Khan, Iqbal M., Schumpeterian Entrepreneurship Society and Lahore School of Economics, Pakistan
    • Kitching, Bev, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
    • Knight, Gary A., Florida State University, USA
    • Krueger, Jr, Norris, Entrepreneurship Northwest, USA
    • Lambert, Gilles, IECS-Ecole de management de Strasbourg, France
    • Light, Ivan H., University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    • Lodorfos, George, Leeds Beckett University, UK
    • 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
    • Obrecht, Jean-Jacques, Université Robert Schuman, France
    • Ohkita, Kenichi, Kagawa University, Japan
    • Ozcan, Gul Berna, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
    • Pillania, Rajesh K., Management Development Institute Gurgaon, India
    • Pio, Edwina, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
    • Schmelter, Lydia, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
    • Siegel, Donald S., University at Albany, SUNY, USA
    • Sjölander, Sören, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
    • Spence, Martine M., University of Ottawa, Canada
    • Storey, David J., University of Warwick, UK
    • Thurik, Roy, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
    • Tonoyan, Vartuhí, University of Mannheim, Germany
    • Trappey, Charles, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
    • Verduyn, Karen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Welpe, Isabell, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Germany
    • 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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    • Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
    • Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written (taken to mean more than 50%) and the author has cleared any necessary permissions with the copyright owner if it has been previously copyrighted.
    • All our articles are refereed through a double-blind process.
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