Call for paper – Special issue on Rethinking and Renewing Educational Paradigms, Theories and Pedagogies in Entrepreneurship Education

Rethinking and Renewing Educational Paradigms, Theories
and Pedagogies in Entrepreneurship Education
Guest Editors
Alain Fayolle, IDRAC Business School and Visiting Professor Turku School of Economics
Kati Suomi, University of Turku
Katriina Heljakka, University of Turku
Michaela Loi, University of Cagliari
Francisco Linan, University of Sevilla

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The special issue aims to examine the issues presented above and seeks to attract high-quality research papers. We wish to inspire submissions of multidisciplinary research from scholars within the management and entrepreneurship research community (including insights from education, psychology, sociology, philosophy and other appropriate disciplines) to make both theoretical and empirical contributions (qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods or case studies) to the following topics/themes/questions (not limited to):

Philosophical, conceptual and theoretical issues:

– Research about the place, role and consequences for objectivist, subjectivist and constructivist philosophical paradigms and (teacher-student) postures in entrepreneurship education;
– Definitions and conceptualizations of entrepreneurship education as a field of research;
– Threshold concepts in entrepreneurship education and consequences on the nature of learning and knowledge in the field;
– Theoretical foundations of entrepreneurship education;
– Borrowing and applying theories, concepts and educational models from education scientists (John Dewey, David Kolb, Paulo Freire, etc.);
– Learning theories in entrepreneurship education.

Pedagogies and educational models:

– How can knowledge produced in studying entrepreneurs in the real-life be transferred to the classroom and the students?
– What is the role of informal and non-formal education/learning of entrepreneurship?
– ‘Trial and Error’ theories and pedagogies in entrepreneurship education;
– How can we better understand on how humans learn in different pedagogical settings (e.g., experiential, learning by doing, problem-based learning);
– The impact of digital technologies on active pedagogies and learning outcomes;
– The application of playful learning in entrepreneurship education and its impact on learning outcomes;
– Teaching model design and types of entrepreneurial pedagogies to raise students’ conscientiousness regarding societal challenges in relation to, for example, sustainability, poverty, inclusion, disability or environmental changes.

Critical perspectives and the blind side of entrepreneurship education:

– How should we balance entrepreneurial education between ‘about’, ‘for’ or ‘through’ entrepreneurship?
– Entrepreneurship professors and educators’ social identities and their implications. How can we reflect on our own teaching/educating practices and social roles as entrepreneurship professors/teachers?
– Role of gender, race, and academic discipline in entrepreneurship educators’ educational choices and teaching;
– Legitimacy of entrepreneurship professors and educators in entrepreneurship education;
– ‘Raison d’être’ of entrepreneurship education and research in entrepreneurship education;
– Do we need entrepreneurial teacher (role-model) or knowledge-based entrepreneurship professor in entrepreneurship education?



Submission process

Submissions are to be made directly to the journal at Please select the appropriate special issue when submitting your article. Manuscripts will be reviewed according to the EEP double-blind review process and submissions should be prepared using the EEP Manuscript Submission Guidelines:

Key dates

Extended abstract submission : December 15th, 2023
Full paper submission (only the selected extended abstracts):  March 15th, 2024
Virtual Paper Development Workshop (virtual PDW) : April 15th, 2024
R&R paper submission:  June 15th, 2024
Final decision:  December 15th, 2024
Tentative first online publication:  Spring, 2025