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    Posted 09-05-2021 11:48


    Thursday Sept 16th, 2-3.30 pm BST time

    register to attend online: https://forms.office.com/r/bQdXURrWDg

    The purpose of the MPP is to support publication of gender and entrepreneurship research among scholars in the Arab world. The MPP launches with a publication workshop which critically evaluates how to prepare, argue, structure and edit a journal article submission to maximise the likelihood of review, revision and acceptance.


    1. Did you obtain your PhD in the last 10 years?
    2. Are you based at a university located in the Arab world?
    3. Are you researching a topic related to gender and entrepreneurship?


    If you answered YES, please join us on Thursday Sept 16th, 4-5.30 pm KSA time for the launch of the MPP and the PUBLICATION WORKSHOP facilitated by Professor Haya Al-Dajani, Professor Susan Marlow and Dr Lorna Treanor.


    The workshop explores the process of preparing, structuring and revising academic papers.  The facilitators will draw on their editorial expertise and experience in publishing in top rated journals. A range of issues will be covered including which journal to target, how to structure arguments, demonstrating a contribution, writing analytically, presenting empirical material, key editing aspects, and responding to reviewers.  Participants are encouraged to bring their questions about their publication queries and experiences.  The session will be recorded and made available to all participants. In adopting this approach, we hope to make this an interactive, informal session which directly responds to the participants' priorities. 

    Participants based at a university in the Arab world who attend the publication workshop will be eligible to apply for mentoring from our gender and entrepreneurship experts who have published extensively in international and world leading journals, ranked at 4* and 3* in the ABS list:

    Professor Susan Marlow – Field Editor of Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice and Editor of the International Small Business Journal, the UK's premier entrepreneurship research journal.


    Professor Haya Al-Dajani –Haya sits on the Editorial Boards of the International Small Business Journal, International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Journal of Family Business Management, and the Arab Economic and Business Journal.


    Dr Bettina Bastian Editor of the Arab Economic and Business Journal and has extensive reviewing experience for leading entrepreneurship journals.  She is leading on several special issues related to gender and entrepreneurship scholarship in the Arab world.  


    Professor Dilani Jayawarna – Associate Editor of the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research and Consulting Editor for the International Small Business Journal.


    Dr Sally Jones – Co-Chair of ISBEGEN and an experienced reviewer for ISBJ, GWO and IJEBR among others, Sally has led the GEN Confreat, paper development workshops, since 2016. Sally is a review committee member for the International Journal for Entrepreneurship Behaviour and Research.


    Professor Maura McAdam Maura sits on several Editorial Boards of leading entrepreneurship journals and is an experienced reviewer and academic mentor.  Maura is Associate Editor of the Entrepreneurship & Regional Development journal.   


    Professor Julia Rouse - Julia is a highly experienced academic, reviewer and mentor and sits on several editorial boards of leading entrepreneurship journals including the International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship.  


    Dr Hayfaa Tlaiss – Hayfaa has published extensively on women's entrepreneurship in the Arab world.  She co-chairs MENAGEN and is an experienced reviewer for leading entrepreneurship journals.  


    Dr Lorna Treanor – Lorna is an Editorial Board member and Consulting Editor for the International Small Business Journal and Vice President for Research of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE).


    Professor Natalia Vershinina – Associate Editor of Entrepreneurship and Regional Development and of the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research.  Natalia is also a highly experienced reviewer.


    Following the Publication Workshop, participants will be invited to submit a 2500 word journal publication outline. All submissions will be reviewed by our Experts who will provide feedback and comments on all applications.

    Further details of the mentoring process in terms of expectations and support will be provided at the Publication Workshop on September 16th so please make sure you register to attend: https://forms.office.com/r/bQdXURrWDg


    Thanks to the sponsorship of the Babson Global Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (BGCEL), registration for the Publication Workshop and the mentoring is free.

    To learn more about MENAGEN, please join: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12506921/

    Sara Alshareef
    King Abdulaziz University