Call for papers

Call for Papers

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and the New York University Stern Business and Society Program are pleased to invite contributions to a volume in the JHU Research Series on Entrepreneurship and Innovation (published by Edward Elgar) entitled, Theory and Empirical Research in Social Entrepreneurship.  This volume seeks to publish the latest empirical and theoretical research on the phenomenon. We are particularly interested in papers that focus on the social entrepreneurship process as it relates to opportunity recognition and assessment; organizational forms and typologies of social enterprises; the cultural, legal, industrial, and political economic forces that give rise to or impede social enterprises; strategic, resource, and organizational issues related to scaling up social start-ups; performance and impact measurement; challenges of scaling and measuring social impact; and research methods in social enterprise research.  We are particularly interested in papers that attempt to offer generalize theoretical models from multiple case studies and discussions about future research from such models.

The editors for this volume are Phillip Phan, Johns Hopkins University, Jill Kickul, New York University, Mattias Nordqvist, Jönköping International Business School, and Sophie Bacq, Northeastern University.

Inquires should be sent to Phillip Phan (pphan@ or Jill Kickul (jkickul@

Dateline for submission of first drafts is Dec 1, 2012.

Initial editorial reviews will be provided by Jan 1, 2013. The volume will be published late 2013.