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International Small Business Journal

International Small Business Journal

Researching Entrepreneurship

eISSN: 17412870 | ISSN: 02662426 | Current volume: 42 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: 9 Times/Year

The International Small Business Journal (ISBJ) is a leading peer reviewed journal that publishes the highest quality original research papers on small business and entrepreneurship. The emphasis of the journal is on high quality, research based studies which contribute to theory, critical understanding and policy formulation on small firms.

Papers published in the ISBJ cover theoretical, methodological and empirical studies of small firms from a broad range of disciplines and perspectives. The emphasis is on research excellence in the field of enquiry, as the journal endeavours to provide a critical forum for world class contributions on the analysis of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial behaviour

This refereed journal is of relevance to academics, policy makers and analysts, in government and business, seeking to understand the sector, trade and business institutions, small business representative bodies and those in support agencies.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The International Small Business Journal (ISBJ) is a leading peer reviewed journal that publishes the highest quality original research papers on small business and entrepreneurship.

The ISBJ attracts submissions from researchers focusing upon theoretical, empirical, policy and practitioner issues within the fields of small business and entrepreneurship. Articles published in the ISBJ are of importance to academics, policy makers, practitioners and analysts in government and organisations, seeking to understand small businesses, entrepreneurial processes and outcomes.

The geographical scope of the Journal is worldwide. This is reflected in the membership of the Editorial Board, its readership, contributors, and subscribers. Given the dynamic and broad nature of the field of small business and entrepreneurship, the Journal is multi-disciplinary and multi-paradigmatic. Hence, papers draw upon a wide range of academic disciplines and contribute to a myriad of contemporary disciplinary debates whilst supporting theory development within the domains of small firm and entrepreneurship.

The ISBJ publishes high quality articles that employ qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method studies that provide fresh insights into new and established research questions. These may be positivist, qualitative studies or interpretivist approaches. Studies need to clearly illustrate that appropriate methods have been used to explore research question(s).

Given the broad scope of the small business and entrepreneurship fields, topics for submission are not prescribed. It is the Editorial policy to publish papers that cover both innovative and established fields of intellectual endeavour. Examples of areas of interest to ISBJ readers include: owner-managers and entrepreneurs; different 'types' of entrepreneurs and the milieu in which they operate (eg. self-employed; family firms; home-based firms; regional studies; SMEs); the entrepreneurial process, including new venture creation through to business exit; and the contributions to economy and society. Authors are encouraged to engage with the relevant contemporary literature in the field, such as psychological, sociological and economic approaches, both within and outside the entrepreneurship discipline.

Robert Blackburn University of Liverpool, UK
Patricia Lewis University of Kent, UK
Consulting Editors
Endrit Kromidha University of Birmingham, UK
Dominic Buccieri Missouri Southern State University, USA
Martina Battisti Grenoble Ecole de Management, France
Francis Greene University of Edinburgh, UK
Robert T Hamilton University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Dilani Jayawarna University of Liverpool, UK
Peter Jennings  
Frank Lasch Montpellier Business School, France
Christian Lechner LUISS Business School, Italy
Tatiana Manolova Bentley University, USA
Kevin Mole University of Warwick, UK
Niina Nummela University of Turku, Finland
Maija Renko DePaul University, USA
Mark W J L Sanders Maastricht University School of Business and Economics, Netherlands
Lorna Treanor University of Nottingham, UK
David Urbano Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Senior Consulting Editor
Susan Marlow University of Nottingham, UK
Alexander Newman Melbourne Business School, Melbourne University, Australia
Special Issue Editor
Simon Raby Mount Royal University, Canada
Social Media Editor
Benjamin Fath University of Auckland, New Zealand
Books Reviews Editor
Rachel Doern Goldsmiths University of London, UK
Editorial Advisory Board
Nkechi Adeeko University of Bristol, UK
Haya Al-Dajani Prince Mohammad Bin Salman College (MBSC), Saudi Arabia
Robert J. Bennett University of Cambridge, UK
Joern Block Universität Trier, Germany
Dermot Breslin Rennes School of Business, France
Ross Brown University of St Andrews, UK
Orla Byrne University College Dublin, Ireland
Jose Casillas University of Seville, Spain
Tommy Clausen Nord University, Norway
Eric Clinton Dublin City University, Ireland
Thomas M. Cooney Technological University Dublin, Ireland
Marc Cowling University of Derby, UK
Dimo Dimov University of Bath, UK
Allan Discua Cruz Lancaster University, UK
Carol Ekinsmyth University of Portsmouth, UK
Riccardo Fini University of Bologna, Italy
Wesley Friske Missouri State University, USA
Johanna Gast Montpellier University, France
Andrew Greenman University of East Anglia, UK
Sheree Gregory Western Sydney University, Australia
Vishal Gupta University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Liang Han Henley Business School, UK
Jarna Heinonen University of Turku, Finland
Brahim Herbane De Montfort University, UK
Mikael Hilmersson University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Luca Iandoli St John's University, USA
Robin Jarvis Brunel University, UK
Wei Jiang Xiamen University, China
Rosalind Jones University of Bangor, UK
Teemu Kautonen United Arab Emirates University, UAE
Alex Kevill University of Leeds, UK
Kim Klyver University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Steffen Korsgaard University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Anne Kovalainen Turku School of Economics, Finland
Caleb Kwong University of Essex, UK
Helena Lenihan University of Limerick, Ireland
Dominic S. K. Lim Western University, Canada
Oliver Mallett University of Stirling, School of Management, UK
Angela Martinez Dy Loughborough University, UK
Colin M Mason Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow
Kristel Miller Ulster University, UK
Michael H Morris University of Notre Dame, USA
Fernando Munoz-Bullon Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Robert Newbury Northumbria University , UK
Jay O'Toole Strome College of Business, Old Dominion University, USA
Luke Pittaway Ohio University College of Business, USA
Monder Ram Aston University, UK
Elaine Ramsey University of Ulster, UK
Einar Rasmussen Nord University, Norway
Richard Roberts Aston University, UK
Nick Rumens Oxford Brookes University UK
Louise Scholes University of Loughborough London, UK
Eleanor Shaw Strathclyde University, Scotland, UK
Maura Sheehan Napier University, UK
Josh Siepel University of Sussex, UK
Claudia Smith Duke University
Paul Steffens The University of Adelaide, Australia
Pekka Stenholm Turku University, Finland
Janine Swail Auckland University Business School, New Zealand
Sara Thorgren Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Vartuhi Tonoyan California State University, Fresno, USA
Peter van der Zwan Leiden University, Netherlands
Thierry Volery Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Robert Wapshott University of Nottingham, UK
Anna Watson University of Hertfordshire. UK
Anna Watson Napier University, UK
Nick Williams Leeds University, UK
Huan Zou School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK
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