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International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management


Special Issue on: "Cultural Entrepreneurship and Regional Innovation"

Guest Editors:
Vanessa Ratten, La Trobe University, Australia
Joao Ferreira, University of Beira Interior, Portugal

Cultural entrepreneurship involves the use of culture, finance and social and human capital to generate business from a cultural activity. Cultural entrepreneurs bring together culture and innovation to focus on creative solutions that can affect regional competitiveness. Cultural change agents utilise entrepreneurship to generate either financial or non-financial revenue for a business purpose. The interaction between culture, entrepreneurship and regional innovation is important as it integrates societal needs with changes occurring in the global environment.

Cultural entrepreneurship is an emerging field that focuses on ways of turning ideas into new commercial revenue for cultural organisations. Bringing entrepreneurial ideas into the cultural industry is important due to the technology changes occurring that make regions focus on their global competitiveness.

The aim of this special journal issue is to focus on the way culture is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to invest in regional growth and innovation. It will focus on how cultural entrepreneurs are developing and how the cultural sector is linked to regional innovation.

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

  • Cultural entrepreneurship and regional competitiveness
  • Heritage entrepreneurship, cultural diversity and innovation
  • Regional innovation and cultural entrepreneurs
  • The networks in which cultural entrepreneurship is involved
  • The relationships between culture, heritage and entrepreneurship
  • The location of regions and their influence on cultural entrepreneurship
  • The influence of entrepreneurial strategy on regional growth and cultural diversity

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 deadline: 31 March, 2016

1st round reviews: 31 May, 2016

Revisions due: 30 June, 2016

Final acceptance: 31 July, 2016