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Call for Papers - "Design and Entrepreneurship" (Journal of Business Venturing Design)

  • 1.  Call for Papers - "Design and Entrepreneurship" (Journal of Business Venturing Design)

    Posted 26 days ago

    Journal of Business Venturing Design invites submissions to a Virtual Special Issue on the topic "Design and Entrepreneurship".

    The VSI explores the intersection between entrepreneurship and design, focusing on how cross-disciplinary dialogues can enhance understanding and development in both fields.


    Entrepreneurship and design share many similarities, both as purposeful activities and increasingly also as fields of research and education. Both concern artifact-centred processes in which final outcomes emerge through processes that revolve around intermediate representations including briefs, plans, conceptual models, sketches, physical/digital prototypes etc. For both designers and entrepreneurs, such artifacts serve as evolving boundary objects that allow them to express their visions and engage stakeholders in the process as they move towards a desired outcome.

    Despite, or perhaps because of, the historical focus on different types of artifacts, these two fields have great potential for fruitful cross-disciplinary conversations. There is also a growing interest in exploring such synergies. In the entrepreneurship field, entrepreneuring is increasingly conceptualised as a form of designing since this improves understanding of entrepreneurship as a concrete practice, which in turn leads to theories that are more managerially useful. In the design field, there has long been a tendency to understand the design process within the broader context of organisations and from theoretical perspectives deriving from management.

    In light of this, Journal of Business Venturing Design invites submissions for a Special Issue exploring the interface between design and entrepreneurship. In addition to Editor-in-Chief
    Henrik Berglund, the special issue will be co-edited by two scholars rooted in the field of entrepreneurship/management (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dimo-dimov-482670/ Click to follow link." data-outlook-id="4a88b32b-bb38-4f7e-986b-e9e46419a989" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Dimo Dimov, Raghu Garud) and two from the field of design (Kees Dorst, Peter Lloyd).

    Potential conceptual themes of interest include, but are not limited to: design process, design theory, design methodology, boundary objects and design artifacts, affordance theory, sociomateriality, practice theory, postphenomenology, aesthetics, and process ontology. Both conceptual and empirical contributions are welcome.

    The Virtual Special Issue builds on a successful PDW at University of Bath and we aim to receive a first batch of papers by June 1, 2024, with the ambition of publishing accepted papers and an editorial later in the year. However, since this is a Virtual Special Issue we will continue to accept submissions on a rolling basis.

    More information and link to the submission site: 

    SI site: https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/journal-of-business-venturing-design/about/call-for-papers Click to follow link." data-outlook-id="4d2aa0c6-076f-4e9c-96f7-61e85fbc29e7" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/journal-of-business-venturing-design/about/call-for-papers

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    Dimo Dimov
    University of Bath, United Kingdom