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Message from the Program Chair

May 2021
by April Franco

Program Chair

Dear Reviewers,

Thank you for all your help and support with the reviewing process this year. Putting together the Annual Meeting program would be impossible without the contributions of our excellent reviewers. In 2021, we received a total of 682 finalised paper and symposium submissions. This is an incredible number of submissions, especially given the unusual circumstances of the past year! We worked hard to ensure that the majority of submissions were assigned three reviewers. 

However, this was a remarkably difficult year for everyone, with additional childcare or work demands and healthcare issues. Additionally, as the deadline approached, several reviewers lost power and water due to unusual weather conditions. I deeply appreciate everyone who tried to finish reviews under such difficult circumstances, as well as those reviewers who stepped up when it became clear we needed more help. Overall, we had 1772 reviews submitted, which meant that an average submission received 2.6 reviews. This is a true accomplishment during these very complicated times!

Our members have always been key in helping our Division grow and develop entrepreneurship scholars. The high number of reviews is a testament to your commitment to supporting fellow entrepreneurship scholars. Thank you for providing such thoughtful reviews. Good reviews can be time consuming, particularly when other time demands are incredibly high. Your help and support are appreciated. We simply could not do this without you.

Thank you again! I look forward to seeing you in August.



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