We invite scholars to submit papers that examine the nexus between language and entrepreneurship, creativity, and innovation. Despite continuing progress in uncovering the importance of language in shaping the innovation journey, more research is needed to deepen our understanding of how to decode it and to understand when it hinders or helps people and organizations in generating, recognizing, and legitimating novel ideas, products, business models, projects, or processes. We look forward to papers whose theoretical perspectives, methodological contributions, and empirical findings significantly advance the scientific debate and allow for comparing practices across different empirical settings. We are especially keen to attract work that aims to challenge received wisdom in the entrepreneurship, creativity, and innovation literature using qualitative and/or quantitative methods to show how the analysis of language in use can inform our understanding of novelty, from the moment it arises to when it takes root and propagates.
Possible research questions include: What framing strategies are more appropriate for incremental and radical ideas? How can entrepreneurs use language to increase the appeal of their ideas across multiple audiences? How are the advances in artificial intelligence, such as ChatGPT, offering entrepreneurs novel ways to frame their ventures? How do market actors use language to position their firms and novel offerings in various categories and for different audiences? How can we make use of increasingly available computational linguistics tools to understand the emergence and recognition of novelty?
We will hold a pre-submission paper development workshop on Crete, July 13-15, 2024.
Special issue editors: Gino Cattani, Dirk Deichmann, Simone Ferriani, and Yuliya Snihur @Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal
Submission deadline: January 31, 2025
Contact details and full call: https://tinyurl.com/488mrmy9
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