4 March 2013

Call for papers: "When Entrepreneurship Meets Innovation"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management.

Though the great scholars like Joseph Schumpeter and Peter Drucker emphasised the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship and stressed the relation between them, the innovative and Schumpeterian economy and entrepreneurial economy still differ.

Entrepreneuial venturing without innovation is low value-added, and innovation without entrepreneurship generates less market value. It is therefore an urgent task to link innovation and entrepreneurship in both the academic and practical fields.

Some researchers have made an aggresive attempt to build such a connection (John Bessant and Joe Tidd et al.). However, the concepts of innovation and entreprenenrship are unclear and the causal relation betwenn innovation and entrepreneurship is vague.

To better understand these matters, this special issue aims to collect a set of high-quality papers investigating the relation between entrepreneurship and innovation.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Comparison of models of entrepreneurship and models of innovation
  • Comparison of innovator and entrepreneur
  • Antecedents, types, and contributions of innovation to entrepreneurial performance
  • Drivers of innovation-based entrepreneurship
  • Success factors for the link between entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Science-based innovation and academic entrepreneurship
  • Technology-based innovation and technopreneurship
  • Innovation, entrepreneurship and SMEs
  • R&D, innovation and corporate entrepreneurship in established companies
  • Financing for innovation-driven entrepreneurship
  • Education models to create innovators and entrepreneurs
  • The role of government and IPR regimes for collaborations between innovation and entrepreneurship
Important Dates
Submission deadline for abstract submission by email (optional): 31 May, 2013
Submission deadline for full papers: 31 August, 2013
Notification of acceptance: 31 January, 2014
Submission deadline for final versions: 31 March, 2014

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