Special Issue

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Special Issue on: “30 years of Research in Entrepreneurial Support”

Guest Editors:

Karim Messeghem, Professor, University of Montpellier 1 – MRM

Sylvie Sammut, Lecturer, University of Montpellier 1 – MRM

There are two aims for this special issue of the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business. The first is to propose a review of current research on entrepreneurial support; how this theme has become, in the last 30 years, a major research field in entrepreneurship. What theories have been put forward? What are the future perspectives for research? The second aim is to offer readers a cross-referencing of entrepreneurial support, taking into account geographical and cultural specificities. The question of entrepreneurial support is effectively raised differently from one country and culture to another. In this case, can we – should we – give a universalist reading of entrepreneurial support? On the contrary, is support only contextualised? What tools and methods should be focused on?

Subject Coverage

Suitable topics include but are not limited to: – Incubation – business incubators
– Managing incubators
– Skill management and incubator

– Learning and entrepreneurial support – Performance of business incubators

– Networks and entrepreneurial support
– Innovation and entrepreneurial support – Genre and entrepreneurial support
– Entrepreneurial policy and evaluation
– Revenue models for business incubators


Deadline for papers: 15 March 2013
Papers returned to authors: 15 June 2013 Deadline for revised version: 15 September 2013 Publication: 2014


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