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CALL FOR PAPERS | REGION | Special Issue: Entrepreneurship and Regional Development


Special Issue: Entrepreneurship and Regional Development


REGION, the open access journal published by ERSA (, is publishing a special issue on entrepreneurship and regional development.


Description: This special issue explores topics related to entrepreneurship and regional development considering entrepreneurial cases, public policies, and entrepreneurial projects developed at a regional level. Studies about entrepreneurship and regional development that explore their economic dimensions are underdeveloped. They are, however, crucial to a better understanding of the contexts, policies, and key variables that promote regional competitiveness, income, and employment. This special issue follows a multidisciplinary approach and welcomes contributions rooted in different fields including economics, geography, management, sociology, and psychology as long as the focus is on regional/spatial aspects of entrepreneurship and development.


Overall Objectives and Goals: The aim of this special issue is to provide an international forum for researchers and practitioners to advance the knowledge and practice of all facets of entrepreneurship and regional development. This kind of studies can be interesting to academics but also to students and entrepreneurs. The special issue aims to include high quality case studies, quantitative research, and theoretical studies to improve knowledge in these fields.


Topics: Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
1. Public policies to promote entrepreneurship
2. Entrepreneurship and social innovation
3. Higher education, knowledge transfer and business creation
4. Entrepreneurship, innovation and creation of regional value
5. Entrepreneurship and internationalization


Intended Audience:
Students (Master and PhD)
Policy makers


Abstract submission must be made before the 30th of May 2015 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Luísa Carvalho (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Open University, Lisbon, Portugal


Important dates

Submission abstract: May 30, 2015

Notification due June 15, 2015

Final version: September 20, 2015


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