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International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing
International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing


Special Issue on: "Enacted Entrepreneurship in Education"

Guest Editors:
Bjørn Willy Åmo, Bodø Graduate School of Business, Norway
Håkan Ylinenpää, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Bengt Johannisson, Linnaeus University, Sweden

Entrepreneurship education seeks to provide different categories of students with the knowledge, skills and motivation to encourage entrepreneurial success in a variety of settings. What makes entrepreneurship education distinctive is its focus on realization of opportunity (action), which involves specific challenges for both educators and students. From an initial focus on business-related entrepreneurship, we today witness a growing interest in social (not-for-profit) entrepreneurship, which in turn broadens the arena (and the challenges involved) for the field of entrepreneurship education. This special issue aims to address challenges and emerging solutions in this context.

Linked to the special issue is also a conference on this specific theme. Luleå University of Technology, Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Science and Bodø University College have arranged the 2nd “Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Nordic education” conference to be held in Luleå, Sweden, June 15-17 2010. The conference ( has two tracks: “Entrepreneurship in Education” and “Enacting Entrepreneurship”. Parallel to inviting academic researchers, teachers and practitioners to this specific event, we encourage participants to submit [suitably re-written] papers presented at this conference to our special issue. Participation in the conference is however not a prerequisite for submitting to the special issue – all papers submitted directly to the special issue are hence welcome.

Subject Coverage
We invite papers addressing entrepreneurial learning and learning and education for entrepreneurship today and in the future. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • The aim of entrepreneurship education and learning
  • The future of entrepreneurship education and learning
  • The dynamics between entrepreneurial education and society
  • Influencers on the shaping of entrepreneurship education
  • Measures of success in entrepreneurship education and training
  • The outcomes of entrepreneurship education and learning
  • Entrepreneurial learning in networks
  • Coaching, guidance and supervision of entrepreneurial competences
  • Entrepreneurship education and learning in different countries or contexts
  • Definitions and expectations regarding entrepreneurship education compared
  • Didactics in entrepreneurship education and learning
  • Activity-based learning in entrepreneurship education and learning
  • Entrepreneurship approaches in different disciplines
  • Applied entrepreneurship in non-business educations
  • Renewal and consistency in entrepreneurship education methodology
  • Entrepreneurship education for educators in basic education

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

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

Full paper submission deadline: 15 September, 2010 (extended)