CALL FOR PAPERS

Call for Papers

The call for paper is open!

We encourage full research paper and research-in-progress submissions (5 pages). Research-in-progress are papers developed from promising but incomplete research projects that will benefit from the feedback of other IECER participants. Accepted research-in-progress papers can also be presented in the submitted track, but will be given shorter presentation time (more information see below).

Key Dates & Deadlines
Submission Deadline of Full Paper and Research-in-Progress Paper:  28 May 2017
Notification of authors:  3 July 2017
End Early-Bird Registration:  15 July 2017
IECER Conference: 20-22 September 2017

We welcome papers to the following tracks and workshops but also invite submissions for a generic open track for the conference.
Papers must conform the IECER 2017 submission template (for further instructions see below). You can download the submission template here: Download

Academic Entrepreneurship

Generating inventions and/or founding businesses are important activities for the economic growth and structural change, particularly in knowledge-driven societies. Especially the research output of academic staff in institutions of higher education is a great source of innovations and commercially utilizable knowledge. Therefore these institutions make great efforts to establish and incorporate services and infrastructure to facilitate the commercial exploitation of inventions, e.g. by incentivizing academic entrepreneurship. 
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crowdfunding

The global crowdfunding landscape is growing. Not only in the US, but also in Europe a large number of national and international platforms offer their specific web-based services today. This has led to a growing interest in this topic, not only by entrepreneurs and project initiators, but also by media, policymakers and scholars from different disciplines. Crowdfunding allows entrepreneurs to collect money from large audiences, the crowd, in which each backer provides small amounts. In return, they receive different returns, such as equity shares, a product, service, other non-monetary rewards or a particular interest rate.   Read more...

cultural entrepreneurship

Cultural entrepreneurship has become a topic of high interest in debates around innovation and growth in the context of the creative industries and is an emerging field in the wider entrepreneurship scholarly business agenda. Cultural entrepreneurship has examined craft entrepreneurs, aesthetics of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship and leadership and arts entrepreneurship. Cultural entrepreneurs are often seen as pioneers and champions, in particular in their reliance on (social) network-structure or with respect to their use of information technology in production processes. 
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eco-innovation and green entrepreneurship

Eco-innovation is still a young area of research, although it is a challenging framework, especially, for providing theoretical and empirical insights to policy makers, managers and academics. The problematic concerning drivers of Eco-innovation has been increasingly popular among the researchers community focused on innovation and entrepreneurship, although it is far from being completely explored, in the sense that is necessary to develop further multidimensional analyses. 
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entrepreneurship and contexts

More and more studies highlight the influence of contexts on entrepreneurship – context matters! Moreover, it is not ‘the one context’ but contexts that matter for entrepreneurship. These contexts are multiple and diverse and therefore contextualizing is not easy, but messy, noisy, complex and challenging. At the same time, ‘contexts’ allow us to create real-life impressions of entrepreneurship, which enrich our theories and implications and allow scholarship to become much more relevant and also much more interesting. Read more...

entrepreneurship, local policies and regional development

Entrepreneuership is generally considered to be a major driving source of economic developments such as economic growth, job creation, and innovation. The nexus between entrepreneurial activity and economic development is a multi-faceted one involving not only many variables and potential channels but also being characterized by mutually reinforcing processes.  Read more...

Failure

Edison’s famous quote “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work” highlights the necessity of failure to succeed in the innovation game. Recently “fail fast, fail often” has become a mantra of innovators and entrepreneurs. Interestingly, although failure has lost a lot of its bitter aftertaste, it has received comparatively little attention in academia. Like success, failure can be regarded as a highly complex phenomenon. Consequently, previous research has addressed the topic from a variety of angles. 
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Family Business and Values

Little is known about the specific values and how they influence alone or as a bundle the longevity and success of family business. Thus, values itself in such business context are understudied because it is often just regarded as a monolithic block, which does not do justice to the variety of values because it is a complex phenomenon consisting of cognitive, affective, and behavioural components.
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governance issues in family firms

Research papers on governance issues still emphasize the similarities and differences between family and non-family firms. However, family firms are not a homogenous group with a given set of management concepts, challenges and boundaries. In contrast, recent family business research has increasingly focused on heterogeneity among family firms. This is why there is still a need for a deeper understanding of the relationship between governance issues, various family firm characteristics and sustainability of businesses.Read more...

health of Small Business Owners & Entrepreneurs

Edison’s famous quote “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work” highlights the necessity of failure to succeed in the innovation game. Recently “fail fast, fail often” has become a mantra of innovators and entrepreneurs. Interestingly, although failure has lost a lot of its bitter aftertaste, it has received comparatively little attention in academia. Like success, failure can be regarded as a highly complex phenomenon. Consequently, previous research has addressed the topic from a variety of angles. 
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institutions for An entrepreneurial society

To make the transition to a more Entrepreneurial Society, institutional reform is needed. But reforming institutions is not an easy task. Most countries have inherited a lot of deeply embedded institutions from the past and now face the challenge of reforming them. Moreover, institutions form a complex, multilayered system of complementary rules, regulations, customs and norms. Simply copying some of Silicon Valley’s more obvious characteristics, like its large venture capital markets or flexible labor market institutions, is unlikely to work in the same way in e.g. the European or Chinese contexts.Read more...

OPen innovation

The concept of open innovation seems simple and plain in theory. However, many companies have difficulties to successfully implement open innovation or are afraid of sharing relevant knowledge. Indeed, internal and external knowledge exploitation and exploration call for different approaches and capabilities that organizations should provide. To gain more insights into the challenges, hurdles, enablers, and advantages of open innovation, conceptual reflections and empirical studies are needed.
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Submission Guidelines

Full Research Papers
Full research papers should have completed analyses and discussion of results. Full papers should be similar to journal submissions, but shorter as they should not exceed 14 pages. Papers must conform the IECER 2017 submission template.
All submissions must be in Microsoft® Word .doc format, Microsoft® Word .docx format, or Adobe PDF format. Files submitted in other formats or that do not use the submission template will not be considered for review.
You can download the submission template here:
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All text, figures, tables, and appendices must be included within the page limit. The cover page, abstract, keywords, and references are excluded from this page count.

Review criteria for full research papers:
  • Topic is relevant to the selected track theme.
  • Objectives / research questions are clear and well-described.
  • Paper is written clearly.
  • Paper is well organized and flows logically.
  • Literature review is appropriate.
  • Methodology is appropriate (if relevant).
  • Analyses are appropriate (if relevant).
  • Paper makes a useful contribution.

Research-in-Progress Papers

Research-in-progress papers typically describe work that is as yet incomplete, but promising. Research-in-progress papers must not exceed 5 pages. Papers must conform the IECER 2017 submission template.
All submissions must be in Microsoft® Word .doc format, Microsoft® Word .docx format, or Adobe PDF format. Files submitted in other formats or that do not use the submission template will not be considered for review.
You can download the submission template here: Download

The cover page, abstract, keywords, and references are excluded from this page count.

Review criteria for research-in-progress papers:
  • Topic is relevant to the selected track theme.
  • Objectives / research questions are clear and well-described.
  • Paper is written clearly.
  • Paper is well organized and flows logically.
  • Literature review is appropriate.
  • Methodology is appropriate (only if relevant).
  • Analyses are appropriate (only if relevant - research-in-progress papers may not yet have data to analyze).
  • Paper has the potential to make a contribution.

A selection of papers are planned to be published in a special issue granted by the International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Small Business (IJESB).

You can submit your paper in the respective track or below.

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