CFP: Measuring entrepreneurship – a collection of valid scales (IJEBR)
Measuring entrepreneurship – a collection of valid scales
Special issue call for papers from International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research
Editor: Professor Andreas Kuckertz
Part of the success of entrepreneurship research is its widespread use of empirical approaches to illustrate and understand entrepreneurial phenomena. In this regard, our understanding of statistical methods and applied rigor has increased every year. An importantpart of rigorous empirical research is quite often the use of valid and reliable measurement instruments that are grounded in a reasonable theoretical base. However, employed measurement instruments are far too often conceptualized on an ad-hoc basis and lack solid theoretical grounding hereby inhibiting further theory building and replication. The academic discussion of entrepreneurial phenomena thus misses to tap its full potential. There is consequently a need to develop more reliable and valid scales that can serve the community of entrepreneurship scholars to achieve the goal of producing rigorous and relevant research.
This special issue of the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research provides a forum for studies that address this particular gap and develop theoretically grounded, multi-item measurement scales intended to operationalize important entrepreneurial concepts. We particularly welcome submissions that help to advance key areas inentrepreneurship research with valid scales such as the following:
• Corporate and strategic entrepreneurship
• Family firms and entrepreneurship
• Finance and entrepreneurship
• Geography and entrepreneurship
• Innovation and entrepreneurship
• International entrepreneurship
• Marketing and entrepreneurship
• Opportunities and entrepreneurship
• Psychology and entrepreneurship
• Social and sustainable entrepreneurship
• Technology entrepreneurship
The deadline for submissions is 30 November 2015. Papers should be submitted via the journal’s online submission system available through the journal homepage: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/ijebr.htm or directly via: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijebr choosing “Measuring entrepreneurship“ from the drop down menu as the issue to submit to.
All papers must follow the guidelines outlined by the journal for submission
Failure to comply with these requirements will result in immediate rejection.
Initial enquires and expressions of interest can be sent to:
Professor Andreas Kuckertz
Institute for Marketing and Management
University of Hohenheim