5 March 2008

Call for papers: Realigning the Innovation-Entrepreneurship Interface

Call for papers: Realigning the Innovation-Entrepreneurship Interface

A special issue of International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

True entrepreneurship is the essence of economic development, but it cannot exist without innovation. Innovation plays an important role in creating an environment for sustainable entrepreneurship. Both concepts foster interactions between academia and industry for sharing of ideas and experiences and for developing new technology in order to ensure skills and value transfer to the end-users.

While this blend between entrepreneurship and innovation is achievable at both the corporate enterprise and the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) levels, there are some indications that the cocktail has become poisonous and too dangerous for consumption. This is largely based on the recent practices of enterprises’ stifling innovation at the altar of entrepreneurship and vice versa. The question now is whether the definition of entrepreneurship can be complete without reference to innovation and vice versa.

The aim of this special issue is to provide a common platform for researchers, scholars and practitioners to address those issues relating to perceived gaps between innovation and entrepreneurship. Manuscripts based on entrepreneurship, innovation and/or a mixture of both concepts are particularly suitable for this issue, so are the comparative studies conducted in developing and/or emerging countries.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to:
  • The innovation handicap of emerging countries' entrepreneurship
  • SME entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Corporate entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Bridging the gaps between innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship without innovation
  • Entrepreneurship in non-innovative enterprises
Important Dates
Extended abstracts of no more than 5 single-spaced pages due: 22 July 2008
Full paper due: 18 August 2008
Acceptance notification for final paper by: 11 September 2008
Final paper due: 10 November 2008

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