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


Special Issue on: "Sustainable Entrepreneurship"

Guest Editors:
Associate Prof. Vanessa Ratten, La Trobe University, Australia
Prof. Adnane Maalaoui, Paris School of Business, France

Sustainable entrepreneurship is a growing and important area of business management that enables firms, individuals and governments to utilise innovative ideas that have an environmental impact. One of the fastest growing areas of both entrepreneurship and innovation is around the area of sustainability and this is embedded in increasing number of research studies about this topic. There is more interest in areas of sustainable entrepreneurship from the circular economy to renewable energy (Ratten and Welpe, 2011). This has driven more government funding and private business interest into sustainable entrepreneurship. Despite the growth of sustainable entrepreneurship as a research field of study there are still gaps in the literature that merit further research interest.

This special issue will focus on subjects that advance our understanding of sustainable entrepreneurship. Papers should provide new insights regarding interdisciplinary perspectives about sustainable entrepreneurship. Research methodologies are inclusive of all types including conceptual papers, qualitative approaches, quantitative studies and mixed-methods.

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

  • Environmental management
  • Sustainable thinking and design planning
  • Social issues of entrepreneurship
  • Environmental innovations in the global economy
  • Natural environment and entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable innovation ecosystems
  • Community and social entrepreneurship
  • Emerging environmental technological trends
  • Sustainability co-creation

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 March, 2018

Notification to authors: 10 December, 2018

Final versions due by: 10 February, 2019




Ratten, V., & Welpe, I. M. (2011). Special issue: Community-based, social and societal entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development,23(5-6), 283-286.