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Call for Papers JBVD: Specail Issue on Design and Entrepreneurship

  • 1.  Call for Papers JBVD: Specail Issue on Design and Entrepreneurship

    Posted 04-09-2024 12:33

    Journal of Business Venturing Design

    Call for Papers: SI on Design and Entrepreneurship

    This Virtual Special Issue explores the intersection between entrepreneurship and design, focusing on how cross-disciplinary dialogues can enhance understanding and development in both fields.

    Guest editors:

    Dimo Dimov (University of Bath)

    Kees Dorst (University of Technology Sydney)

    Raghu Garud (Pennsylvania State University)

    Peter Lloyd (Delft University of Technology)

    Henrik Berglund (Chalmers University of Technology)

    Special issue information:

    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 (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.

    Manuscript submission information:

    The Journal of Business Venturing Design's submission system will be open for submissions to our Special Issue from March 17, 2024. When submitting your manuscript to Editorial Manager, please select the article type "VSI: Design and Entrepreneurship".  

    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.

    Since this is a Virtual Special Issue, we will continue to accept submissions on a rolling basis.

    All submissions deemed suitable to be sent for peer review will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Once your manuscript is accepted, it will go into production, and will be simultaneously published in the current regular issue and pulled into the online Special Issue. Articles from this Special Issue will appear in different regular issues of the journal, though they will be clearly marked and branded as Special Issue articles.

    Full papers should aim for a maximum of 8000 words (excluding references and other elements outside the main body of text). Please ensure you read the Guide for Authors before writing your manuscript. The Guide for Authors and link to submit your manuscript is available on the Journal's homepage at: Journal of Business Venturing Design | ScienceDirect.com by Elsevier


    Entrepreneurship, Design, Artifact, Process, Practice

    Raghu Garud
    The Pennsylvania State University
    University Park PA
    (814) 863-4534