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Special issue in Technology Forecasting and Social Change "From latent to emergent entrepreneurship"

  • 1.  Special issue in Technology Forecasting and Social Change "From latent to emergent entrepreneurship"

    Posted 05-28-2020 07:12

    Full-paper submission deadline is in four weeks on June 30, 2020.
    The special issue will be published in 2021.

    Official (short) call for papers below and at https://www.journals.elsevier.com/technological-forecasting-and-social-change/call-for-papers/special-issue-from-latent-to-emergent-entrepreneurship


    Special issue: From latent to emergent entrepreneurship

    Guest Editors:

    David B. Audretsch, Indiana University Bloomington, USA

    Rosa Caiazza, Parthenope University of Naples, Italy

    Maksim Belitski, Henley Business School, United Kingdom

    Christina Günther, WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany

    Matthias Menter, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

    Background and Focus of the Special Issue:

    The entrepreneurship and innovation literature has recently emphasized the role of latent and emergent entrepreneurship in bringing innovations to the market (Caiazza et al., 2015 Audretsch et al. 2017; Neffke et al. 2018). As the connection between entrepreneurship and innovation is a stylized fact, regional entrepreneurship and innovation policies are becoming more selective by targeting more innovative types of entrepreneurship rather than supporting total entrepreneurship activity. This development is evident by the number of regional enterprise and innovation policies for which have been issued worldwide to sustain the creation and the growth of most innovative types of entrepreneurs. These heterogeneous policies target innovation drivers and shaping local systems of innovation, which offers the opportunity of some reflections, appraisal and refinements of the very nature of latent and emergent entrepreneurship related to policy. Although local and national governments have declared their support to the latent and emergent entrepreneurship, , they still aim to the greater extent promoting the total entrepreneurship activity (Lerner, 2010). Empirical evidence has demonstrated that the results of such policies have not been successful (Colombelli et al., 2016). It is possible that there is sometimes a divergence between regional and national strategies in supporting most innovative entrepreneurs.

    The special issue will broaden the theoretical foundations and empirical evidence on approaching the emergent and latent entrepreneurship, by considering the effect within the following three areas: driver of innovation for latent and emergent entrepreneurs; managerial models for innovation and entrepreneurship; regional entrepreneurship and innovation systems.

    The aim of this special issue therefore is to publish leading edge original multi-disciplinary research that will contribute significantly to a refinement of the theory of latent and emergent entrepreneurship. Submissions will not only find the linkages between entrepreneurial social, geographical, cognitive and institutional contexts (Autio et al. 2014) and launching new firms, but explain why this happens.

    We welcome submissions on the early stages entrepreneurship, the role of knowledge spillovers, knowledge transfer and innovation in facilitating entrepreneurial entry and early stage firm formation.

    Useful references

    Audretsch, D. B., & Belitski, M. (2017). Entrepreneurial ecosystems in cities: establishing the framework conditions. The Journal of Technology Transfer, 42(5), 1030-1051.

    Audretsch, D. B., Obschonka, M., Gosling, S. D., & Potter, J. (2017). A new perspective on entrepreneurial regions: linking cultural identity with latent and manifest entrepreneurship. Small Business Economics, 48(3), 681-697.

    Autio, E., Kenney, M., Mustar, P., Siegel, D., & Wright, M. (2014). Entrepreneurial innovation: The importance of context. Research policy43(7), 1097-1108.

    Balland, P. A., Boschma, R., & Frenken, K. (2015). Proximity and innovation: From statics to dynamics. Regional Studies49(6), 907-920.

    Caiazza R., Belitski M., Audretsch D., 2019, From latent to emergent entrepreneurship: The knowledge spillover construction circle, Journal of Technology Transfer

    Caiazza R., Richardson A., Audretsch D.B., 2015, Knowledge effects on competitiveness: From firms to regional advantage, The Journal of Technology Transfer, Vol 40, Issue 6, 17 July,

    Clarysse, B., Wright, M., Bruneel, J., & Mahajan, A. (2014). Creating value in ecosystems: Crossing the chasm between knowledge and business ecosystems. Research policy43(7), 1164-1176.

    Colombelli, A., Krafft, J., & Vivarelli, M. (2016). To be born is not enough: the key role of innovative start-ups. Small Business Economics47(2), 277-291.

    Frese, M., & Gielnik, M. M. (2014). The psychology of entrepreneurship. Annu. Rev. Organ. Psychol. Organ. Behav.1(1), 413-438.

    Kirzner, I. M. (1999). Creativity and/or alertness: A reconsideration of the Schumpeterian entrepreneur. The Review of Austrian Economics11(1-2), 5-17.

    Lerner, J. (2010). The future of public efforts to boost entrepreneurship and venture capital. Small Business Economics35(3), 255-264.

    Li, W., Liu, K., Belitski, M., Ghobadian, A., & O'Regan, N. (2016). e-Leadership through strategic alignment: An empirical study of small-and medium-sized enterprises in the digital age. Journal of Information Technology31(2), 185-206.

    Neffke, F., Hartog, M., Boschma, R., & Henning, M. (2018). Agents of structural change: The role of firms and entrepreneurs in regional diversification. Economic Geography94(1), 23-48.

    Rauch, A., Wiklund, J., Lumpkin, G. T., & Frese, M. (2009). Entrepreneurial orientation and business performance: An assessment of past research and suggestions for the future. Entrepreneurship theory and practice33(3), 761-787.

    Spigel, B. (2017). The relational organization of entrepreneurial ecosystems. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice41(1), 49-72.

    Stuetzer, M., Obschonka, M., Brixy, U., Sternberg, R., & Cantner, U. (2014). Regional characteristics, opportunity perception and entrepreneurial activities. Small Business Economics42(2), 221-244.

    Schumpeter, J. A. (1934). Change and the Entrepreneur. Essays of JA Schumpeter4(23), 45-91.

    Stam, E. (2015). Entrepreneurial ecosystems and regional policy: a sympathetic critique. European Planning Studies23(9), 1759-1769.

    Sussan, F., & Acs, Z. J. (2017). The digital entrepreneurial ecosystem. Small Business Economics49(1), 55-73.

    Wiklund, J., & Shepherd, D. (2005). Entrepreneurial orientation and small business performance: a configurational approach. Journal of business venturing20(1), 71-91.

    Maksim Belitski
    University of Reading