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International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business


Special Issue on: "Entrepreneurship and Behavioural Finance"

Guest Editor:
Professor Marie-Hélène Broihanne, EM Strasbourg Business School, France

Traditional finance and economic theories provide many concepts and useful solutions to the main problems involving decision making under risk and uncertainty. However, all these approaches are based on the assumption that economic agents are rational.

When considering entrepreneurs, who make decisions to start a new venture in a complex setting and manage many quantifiable and non quantifiable risks in the course of their business, the assumption of rationality is strongly debatable. The same remark applies to investors, and particularly VCs, who choose such ventures for investment purposes.

The academic field of behavioural finance offers the opportunity to include psychological, social and emotional characteristics in the analysis of entrepreneurs and VCs financial decisions.

With this issue, we intend to cover the whole spectrum of behavioural topics in entrepreneurial finance as outlined below. We welcome conceptual and empirical research.

Subject Coverage
Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Decision making of entrepreneurs / VCs
  • Behavioural corporate finance: financing / investment / firm failure / exit
  • Behavioural biases of entrepreneurs
  • Attitudes towards risk / risk perception
  • Entrepreneurs' psychological profile
  • Entrepreneurs' financial literacy

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 has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Submission of Manuscripts: 15 June, 2014

Notification to Authors: 15 July, 2014

Final Versions Due: 15 August, 2014