Special Issue "Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management: Highlighting the Role of Context"

A special issue of World (ISSN 2673-4060).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 328

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Leo-Paul Dana
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Guest Editor
Montpellier Business School, Montpellier, France
Interests: small firms
Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran 1411713114, Iran
Interests: entrepreneurship; small business
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recently, the literature on entrepreneurship and innovation management has proliferated at a global level. Nevertheless, despite the role of context in these fields, most studies have overlooked the contextual factors or have placed them in the background (Shirokova et al., 2022). That is why it is highly recommended by many distinguished entrepreneurship scholars to “Contextualize the Context” (Shepherd and Wiklund, 2020) while conducting entrepreneurship and innovation management studies. While a great deal of entrepre-neurship studies rely on the Western theories of entrepreneurship and innovation man-agement (Dana, 2017), there is a need to adopt a more global view by considering the contextual differences and similarities (Dana et al., 2022).

Thus, this Special Issue is dedicated to investigating the contextual aspects of the entre-preneurship and innovation management research, by providing an opportunity to de-vote more attention to these factors and highlight their role. In addition, this Special Issue is a multidisciplinary one in nature and invites respected scholars from diverse contexts to consider various links between economic, political, social, and environmental issues in entrepreneurship and innovation management research.

Dana, L. P., Salamzadeh, A., Ramadani, V., & Palalic, R. (Eds.). (2022). Understanding contexts of business in Western Asia: Land of bazaars and high-tech booms (Vol. 4). World Scientific.

Dana, L. P. (2017). Entrepreneurship in Western Europe: A contextual perspective. World Scientific.

Shepherd, D. A., & Wiklund, J. (2020). Simple rules, templates, and heuristics! An attempt to deconstruct the craft of writing an entrepreneurship paper. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 44(3), 371-390.

Shirokova, G., Beliaeva, T., & Manolova, T. S. (2022). The Role of Context for Theory De-velopment: Evidence From Entrepreneurship Research on Russia. Entrepreneurship The-ory and Practice, 10422587221138226.

Suggested themes include (but are not limited to) the following:

  1. Exploring the role of context in developing and testing new entrepreneurship and in-novation management theories;
  2. Comparing the role of contextual factors affecting entrepreneurship and innovation management theory and practice in diverse contexts;
  3. Identifying the most influential/critical contextual factors affecting entrepreneurship and innovation management research and practice;
  4. Interdisciplinary approach toward entrepreneurship and innovation management.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Leo-Paul Dana
Dr. Aidin Salamzadeh
Guest Editors

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  • entrepreneurship
  • innovation management
  • context

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