Call for Papers "Frontiers in Psychology"
Microfoundations of Strategic Entrepreneurship
Submission deadline is 30 October 2020
Dr. Christopher Pryor, University of Florida, Gainesville, United States
Dr. Robert Hirth, High Point University, High Point, United States
Dr. Susana C. Santos, Rowan University, Glassboro, United States
About this Research Topic
Firms that continually identify and exploit new market opportunities also tend to create and capture greater value for owners, customers, and economies. Strategic entrepreneurship refers to the activities that firms use to seek out and capture new opportunities in order to improve their ability to deliver customer value. Researchers over the past two decades have devoted attention to understanding how and why firms implement strategic entrepreneurship. Rooted in strategy and organizational theory traditions, this research has tended to focus on firms' resources, innovative activities, capabilities, and industry and market dynamics, and how these factors influence firms' successful pursuit of strategic entrepreneurship.
However, relatively less effort has been devoted to understanding how the individual-level characteristics of firms' leaders -- whether top executives, managers, founders, or owners -- drive their firms' efforts to practice strategic entrepreneurship. While this research has been lacking in the entrepreneurship domain, a broader scholarly focus on individual-level explanations for firm-level outcomes has emerged in the past decade as the microfoundations movement. Firm leaders can have an important influence on their firms' activities, by hiring managers and employees, by directing and incentivizing behaviors, by setting the firms' strategic vision, and, for the purposes of this Research Topic, to direct firms' efforts to identify and exploit new opportunities by identifying new customer needs and responding by developing innovative products and services.
This article collection aims to gather research that examines the microfoundations of strategic entrepreneurship. Specifically: How do the individual-level characteristics of firm leaders shape their firms' strategic entrepreneurship efforts? This question is important because the motivations, personalities, cognitions, emotions, and behaviors of firm leaders may directly contribute to how firms pursue market opportunities to create customer value, which can have, in turn, implications for firms' performance and survival.
We welcome empirical and conceptual work related to this issue. Potential themes could include:
Keywords: microfoundations, entrepreneurship, individual differences, opportunity, innovation
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.
Deadline, Submission, and Review Process
Submissions to this special issue should be prepared in accordance with Frontiers in Psychology's submission process described at https://www.frontiersin.org/about/author-guidelines
Submissions can be made via the journal submission site until 30 October 2020 at https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/12901
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Dr. Susana C. Santos, firstname.lastname@example.org
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We are looking forward to your submissions.
Topic Editor, Organizational Psychology Section, Frontiers in Psychology
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