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


Special Issue on: "International Issues in Entrepreneurship"

Guest Editor:
Dr. Vanessa Ratten, La Trobe University, Australia

The aim of this special issue is to continue the work of Dana and Wright (2009) by highlighting the emerging research priorities for international issues in entrepreneurship. The objective is to condense into a single issue the matters that researchers and policy makers consider important in the international arena of entrepreneurship.

Many researchers are looking at the role of social capital in entrepreneurship and the international directions that this provides (Light and Dana, 2013). This has become important in the internationalisation process of firms, and also to researchers interested in entrepreneurship from an international perspective (Ratten, Dana, Han and Welpe, 2007).

Dana, L.P. and Wright, R.W. (2009) ‘International entrepreneurship: research priorities for the future’, Int. J. Globalisation and Small Business, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp.90–134.
Light, I. and Dana,L-P. (2013), Boundaries of social capital in entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 37, No. 3, pp. 603-624.
Ratten, V., Dana, L., Han, M. and Welpe. I (2007) ‘Internationalization of SMEs: European Comparative Studies’, International Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 4(3): 361-379.

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

  • Social capital and international issues of entrepreneurship
  • Emerging economies and entrepreneurship
  • Social innovation and entrepreneurship in the international arena
  • Social entrepreneurship and internationalisation
  • International sport entrepreneurship
  • Collaborative and comparative entrepreneurship

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

Manuscripts due by: 30 November, 2015

Notification to authors: 31 January, 2016

Final versions due date same: 30 April, 2016