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World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development
World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development


Special Issue on: "Entrepreneurship in the Balkans"

Guest Editors:
Veland Ramadani and Gadaf Rexhepi, South-East European University, Macedonia

The Balkans cover a large area of Europe, heterogeneous in historical experience, policy and demographics; it is rich in opportunities for entrepreneurship but far from homogeneous. The aim of this special issue is to explore entrepreneurship from the perspective of Balkan countries, building on pioneer works including those of Ateljevic, et al. (2009); Dana (1994; 2010); Ramadani and Schneider (2013); and Ramadani, et al. (2014).

The Balkans have not been a focal point of interest in current literature on entrepreneurship and small business and this issue aims to overcome this deficit in our knowledge. It will be welcomed by regional and international researchers who are interested in knowing more about entrepreneurship in the Balkan countries.

Both micro and macro level studies are invited. Also, both quantitative and qualitative approaches are welcome. We also encourage writers to come forward with emerging and groundbreaking topics to diversify and widen research from the perspective of the Balkans.


  • Ateljevic, J., et al. (2009), "The New Elites and Organised Crime in the Western Balkans: Obstacles to Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, RENT XXIII Conference: Entrepreneurial Growth of the Firm; 19-20 November, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Dana, L-P. (1994), "The Impact of Culture on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Change in the Balkans: The Yugopluralist Model," Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Change 3 (2), pp. 177-190.
  • Dana, L-P. (1996), "Albania in the Twilight Zone: The Perseritje Model and its Impact on Small Business," Journal of Small Business Management, 34 (1), January, pp. 64-70.
  • Dana, L-P. (1998), "Waiting for Direction in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)," Journal of Small Business Management 36 (2), April, pp. 62-67.
  • Dana, L-P. (1999a), "Preserving Culture Through Small Business: Government Support for Artisans and Craftsmen in Greece," Journal of Small Business Management 37 (1), pp. 90-92.
  • Dana, L-P. (1999b), "The Social Cost of Tourism: A Case Study of Ios," Cornell Quarterly 40 (4), August, pp. 60-63.
  • Dana, L-P., et al., eds. (2008), Handbook of Research on European Business and Entrepreneurship: Towards a Theory of Internationalization, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  • Dana, L-P. (2010), When Economies Change Hands: A Survey of Entrepreneurship in the Emerging Markets of Europe from the Balkans to the Baltic States, New York & Oxford: Routledge.
  • Dana, L-P., and Ramadani, V. (2015), Family Business in Transition Economies: Management, Succession and Internationalization, Heidelberg: Springer.
  • Ramadani, V., et al. (2013), "Women Entrepreneurs in the Republic of Macedonia: Waiting for Directions," International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Small Business 19 (1), pp. 95-121.
  • Ramadani, V., et al. (2014), "Ethnic Entrepreneurship in Macedonia: The Case of Albanian Entrepreneurs," International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Small Business 23 (3), pp. 313-335.
  • Ramadani, V., and Schneider, C.R (2013), Entrepreneurship in the Balkans, Heidelberg: Springer.
Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Artisans and craftsmen in the Balkans; see Dana (1999a)
  • Crime in the Balkans; see Ateljevic, et al. (2009)
  • Culture in the Balkans; see Dana (1994; 1999a)
  • Economic development in the Balkans; see Ateljevic, et al. (2009)
  • Education in the Balkans; see Dana (2010)
  • Ethnic minority entrepreneurship; see Ramadani et al. (2014)
  • Family business in the Balkans; see Dana and Ramadani (2015)
  • Financing in the Balkans; see Ramadani, et al. (2014)
  • Gender issues in the Balkans; see Ramadani et al. (2013)
  • Government policy in the Balkans; see Dana (1999a)
  • Growth in the Balkans; see Dana (2010)
  • Internationalisation; see Dana et al. (2008); Dana and Ramadani(2015)
  • Islam in the Balkans; see Dana (1996) and Ramadani, et al. (2014)
  • Obstacles to entrepreneurship; see Ateljevic, et al. (2009)
  • Pluralism; see Dana (2010)
  • Privatisation; see Dana (2010)
  • Social impact of entrepreneurship; see Dana (1999b)
  • Tourism; see Dana (1999b)
  • Other issues; see Dana (1998); Ramadani and Schneider (2013)

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: 31 December, 2015