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International Journal of Business Environment
International Journal of Business Environment


Special Edition on: "Understanding Determinants and Effects of Entrepreneurship: Individual and Environmental Perspectives"

Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. José María Gómez-Gras, Prof. Dr. Ignacio Mira-Solves, and Prof. Dr. Jesús Martínez-Mateo, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Spain

Entrepreneurship is increasingly important as an academic and research focus. Nowadays, the role of business creation on growth, development, employment and innovation is generally accepted. Based on these economic and social influences, the special issue aims to contribute to the understanding of the determinants and effects of entrepreneurial activity.

It focuses on the determinants and effects of business creation process. This process is undertaken by individuals or entrepreneurial teams that have their own human and social capital, cognitive properties and particular circumstances, but are also immersed in a specific context with social, cultural, political and economic characteristics.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities: existence, discovery, exploitation
  • Perceptions, attitudes and intentions
  • Human and social capital
  • Environmental factors: economic, political and socio-cultural context
  • Nascent entrepreneurs
  • Regional and cultural differences
  • Economic and social effects of entrepreneurial activity
  • Conceptual models related to determinants and effects

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: 31 January, 2009