8 January 2017

Call for papers: "Evidence-based Management in Technology Enterprises"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Technoentrepreneurship.

Evidence-based practice means making decisions based on the best accessible facts, i.e. scientific findings and unbiased organisational facts. This is an emerging area in management which is based on critical thinking and the best available contemporary and optimal evidence to be explicitly used in management and decision-making process (Rousseau, 2006). Often it has been observed that evidence-based practices improve the overall quality of managerial decision making through the deliberative use of relevant and best available scientific information. Rousseau and Barends (2011) suggested that critical thinking is essential for business success.
Rauch et al. (2009) discussed the significance of evidence-based practices in entrepreneurial orientation and business performance. Since the study of evidence-based practices has emerged from empiricism, we can argue that the field of techno-entrepreneurship can be developed further by applying scientific methods, to improve the managerial decision-making process.
The aim of this special issue is to provide a platform for researchers, scholars, academicians and practitioners from different parts of the globe to discuss various methods of evidence-based practices and policies to strengthen the empirical and theoretical bases of techno-entrepreneurship research.
We invite scholarly papers are being invited from all over the world.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Evidence-based techno-entrepreneurship
  • Evidence-based perspectives on high-tech new venture creation and development
  • Evidence-based perspectives on product development for high-tech ventures and university technology transfers
  • Geographical/regional perspectives, analysis of country/regional context from the perspective of high-tech firms
  • Evidence-based perspectives on corporate venturing, alliances in growth-oriented high-tech industries
  • Evidence-based perspectives on family business development in technology-intensive environments
  • Evidence-based perspectives on innovation issues, including financing; venture capital
  • Modelling/ Evidence-based perspectives on Marketing high-tech products and services, commercialisation of high-tech ventures
  • Evidence-based perspectives on human resources management of high-skilled labour and workforce creativity
  • The emergence of evidence-based techno-entrepreneurship
  • Evidence-based perspectives on social media, social innovation and technology for society
  • Evidence-based perspectives on business incubators, accelerators and types of entrepreneurs in high-tech companies
  • Evidence-based perspectives on policy papers, on technology enterprises and measuring the impact of technologies
  • Evidence-based perspectives on entrepreneurship, innovation and economic growth
Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 30 June, 2017
Notification to authors: 31 August, 2017
Final versions due: 31 October, 2017
Rousseau, Denise M. (2006). Is there Such a thing as “Evidence-Based Management”, Academy of Management Review, Vol. 31, No. 2, 256–269.
Rousseau, Denise M. and Barends, Eric G. R. (2011), Provocation Series Papers: HRM in the 21st Century becoming an evidence-based HR practitioner, Human Resource Management Journal, Vol 21 No 3, 221 - 235.
Rauch, Andreas, Wiklund, Johan, Lumpkin, G. T. and Frese, Michael (2009), Entrepreneurial Orientation and Business Performance: An Assessment of Past Research and Suggestions for the Future, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Volume 33, No. 3, 761–787.

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