Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Call for Papers: Special Issue of the American Journal of Entrepreneurship

Guest Editor Dr. Kathleen Liang, University of Vermont is now accepting submissions for a special issue of the American Journal of Entrepreneurship (AJE) focused on Rural Entrepreneurship. Below is the full call:

Call for Papers: Special Issue-Rural Entrepreneurship Issue
American Journal of Entrepreneurship
Deadline to submit: July 1, 2013 

Articles in AJE are intended for a diverse audience of individuals including, but not limited to, academic scholars and educators, practitioners, and policy officials. AJE prefers research based upon quantitative evidence, or upon qualitative evidence, broadly defined. We seek papers that are grounded in the extant literature, include appropriate analysis, and make a new contribution to the received literature in the field of entrepreneurship. Please note that we will also accept “conceptual” papers. Conceptual manuscripts must clearly make a new, significant contribution to the existing literature and show promise of being verifiable by future research.

Aim and Scope of the Rural Entrepreneurship Volume
This special rural entrepreneurship volume will be a multidisciplinary publication from a variety of scholarly perspectives. This volume will be open to papers from any scholarly tradition with high quality and focus on rural entrepreneurship including, but not limited to, the following topics:

The concepts and/or comparative analysis of rural entrepreneurship and rural entrepreneurs
  • Innovation and technology for rural enterprises
  • Identifying and assessing venture opportunities for rural development
  • Financing rural business ventures
  • Public policy toward rural new ventures
  • Challenges and barriers for starting and managing entrepreneurial ventures in rural communities 
  • Developing sustainable finances for rural entrepreneurs and ventures
  • Innovative marketing for rural enterprises
  • Human resources management in rural ventures
  • International/global rural entrepreneurship
Manuscripts should be double-spaced and no more than 25 pages in length, including figures, models, and tables. For questions regarding grammar or style, authors should refer to the current edition of the APA Publication Manual. Author names should not appear anywhere in the manuscript except on the title page. All papers and proposals must be submitted electronically in MS Word format or PDF format. Papers should be double-spaced including page number. They must include a separate title page with the title of the paper, name(s), affiliation(s), and full contact information for all authors. The body of the paper should contain a second cover page without any author identification. A 150-word abstract with no author identification should be placed on the third page. Submitted papers shall not have been published or presented previously.

Authors must use electronic mail to submit their manuscripts. All submissions should be sent to: Dr. Kathleen Liang, guest editor of the special edition (cliang@uvm.edu) by July 1, 2013. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Please indicate in the email subject line: paper for AJE rural entrepreneurship by (last_name).

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