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Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice

2017 Impact Factor: 5.321
2017 Ranking: 16/140 in Business
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Editor-in-Chief
Johan Wiklund Syracuse University, USA


eISSN: 15406520 | ISSN: 10422587 | Current volume: 42 | Current issue: 4 Frequency: Bi-monthly
Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (ETP) is a leading scholarly journal in Entrepreneurship. The journal's mission is to publish original conceptual and empirical research that contributes to the advancement of entrepreneurship. ETP is consistently ranked as one of the most influential business journals of the Journal Citation Reports and by the Financial Times as one of the top journals.

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

Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (ETP) is an interdisciplinary scholarly journal for conceptual and empirical research that develops, tests or extends theory relating to entrepreneurship, broadly defined. Article Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • New Venture Creation, Development, Growth, and Performance
  • Characteristics, Behaviors and Types of Entrepreneurs
  • Small Business Management
  • Family-Owned Businesses
  • Corporate, Social, and Sustainable Entrepreneurship
  • National and International Studies of Enterprise Creation
  • Research Methods in Entrepreneurship
  • Venture Financing
Editor-in-Chief
Johan Wiklund Syracuse University, USA
Senior Editors
Candida Brush Babson College, USA
James Chrisman Mississippi State University, USA
Thomas Keil University of Zurich, Switzerland
Friederike Welter IfM Bonn and Universitat Siegan, Germany
Editors
Pia Arenius RMIT University, Australia
Bat Batjargal Oklahoma State University, USA
Gaylen Chandler Wichita State University, USA
Sarah Jack Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
Franz Kellermanns University of North Carolina-Charlotte, USA
Moren Levesque York University, Canada
Sophie Manigart Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, Belgium
Susan Marlow Nottingham University Business School, UK
Markku Maula Aalto University, Finland
Alex McKelvie Syracuse University, USA
Danny Miller HEC Montreal, Canada
Donald O. Neubaum Florida Atlantic University, USA
Holger Patzelt Technical University Munich, Germany
Jeff Pollack North Carolina State University, USA
Andreas Rauch University of Sydney, Australia
Wouter Stam VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Marilyn Uy Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Bill Wales SUNY Albany, USA
Joakim Wincent Hanken School of Economics, Finland
Thomas Zellweger University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Editorial Review Board
Matt Allen Babson College, USA
Gry Agnete Alsos University of Nordland, Norway
Allen C. Amason Georgia Southern University, USA
Brian Anderson University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
John Angelis Elizabethtown College, USA
Jean-Luc Arrègle EMLyon, France
Jonathan Arthurs Oregon State University, USA
Sophie Bacq Northeastern University, USA
Robert A. Baron Oklahoma State University, USA
Judith Behrens Technical University Munich, Germany
Heiko Bergmann University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Joern Block Trier University, Germany
Steven W. Bradley Baylor University, USA
Malte Brettel RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Nicola Breugst Technical University Munich, Germany
Keith Brigham Texas Tech University, USA
Jan Brinckmann ESADE, Spain
Keith Brouthers Kings College London, UK
Peter Bryant IE Business School, Spain
Amanda Bullough University of Delaware, USA
Lowell W. Busenitz University of Oklahoma, USA
Albert A. Cannella, Jr. Texas A&M University, USA
Melissa Cardon Pace University, USA
Michael Carney Concordia University, Canada
Jon Carr North Carolina State University, USA
Gary Castrogiovanni Florida Atlantic University, USA
Elsa Chan City University Hong Kong, China
Francesco Chirico Jönköping International Business School, Sweden
Veroniek Collewaert Vlerick Business School, Belgium
Andrew Corbett Babson College, USA
Jeffrey G. Covin Indiana University, USA
Cristina Cruz Serrano IE Business School, Spain
Per Davidsson Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Alfredo De Massis Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Caroline Decker-Lange The Open University, UK
Frederic Delmar Lund University, Sweden
Dawn DeTienne Colorado State University, USA
Stanislav Dobrev University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
Evan Douglas Griffith University, Australia
Sarah Drakopoulou Dodd University of Strathclyde, UK
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Hanqing Fang Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
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Eileen Fischer York University, Canada
Robert Garrett University of Louisville, USA
William B. Gartner Babson College, USA
Marco van Gelderen VU University, Netherlands
Violetta Gerasymenko Oregon State University, USA
Michael Gielnik National University of Singapore, Singapore
David Gras Texas Christian University, USA
Denis Gregoire HEC Montreal, Canada
Arent Greve Norwegian School of Economics, Norway
Christina Guenther WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany
Vishal Gupta University of Mississippi, USA
Isabella R. Hatak University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Helen Haugh Cambridge University, UK
Diana Hechavarria Univerrsity of South Florida, USA
Daniel Hjorth Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
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Timothy Holcomb Miami University, USA
Benson Honig McMaster University, Canada
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Anna Jenkins University of Queensland, Australia
Amol Joshi Oregon State University, USA
Nadine Kammerlander WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany
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Teemu Kautonen Aalto University School of Business, Finland
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Roland Kidwell Florida Atlantic University, USA
Phillip Kim Babson College, USA
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Claire Leitch Lancaster University, UK
Benyamin Lichtenstein University of Massachusetts-Boston, USA
Dominic Lim University of Western Ontario, Canada
Andy Lockett Warwick Business School, UK
Franz Lohrke Samford University, USA
Carina Lomberg Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
G. T. Lumpkin Syracuse University, USA
Kincy Madison Oklahoma State University, USA
Malin Malmstrom Lulea University, Sweden
Tatiana Manolova Bentley University, USA
Lou Marino University of Alabama, USA
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Bruce Martin University College, Dublin, Ireland
Matthew Marvel Ball State University, USA
Andrew Maxwell University of Waterloo, Canada
Brian McCann Vanderbilt University, USA
Patricia McDougall-Covin Indiana University, USA
Miguel Meuleman Vlerick Business School, Belgium and Imperial College, UK
Tomasz Mickiewicz Aston University, UK
J. Robert Mitchell University of Western Ontario, Canada
Ronald K. Mitchell Texas Tech University, USA
Erik Monsen University of Vermont, USA
Charles Murnieks Oregon State University, USA
Lucia Naldi Jönköping International Business School, Sweden
Meyyappan Narayanan Lahehead University, Canada
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Helle Neergaard Aarhus University, Denmark
Charlene Nicholls-Nixon Ryerson University, Canada
Boris Nikolaev Baylor University, USA
Mattias Nordqvist Jönköping International Business School, Sweden
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Leon Schjoedt Mahasarakham University, Thailand
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Denis Schweizer Concordia University, Canada
Christian Schwens Heinrich-Heine University Dusseldorf, Germany
Armin Schwienbacher University Lille Nord de France – SKEMA, France
Salvatore Sciascia IULM University, Italy
Pramodita Sharma University of Vermont, USA
Dean A. Shepherd Notre Dame University, USA
Nadav Shir Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
Galina Shirokova St. Petersburg University, Russia
Philipp Sieger University of Bern, Switzerland
Sharon Simmons University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA
Mark Simon Oakland University, USA
Ana Cristina Siqueira Duquesne University, USA
Brock Smith University of Victoria, Canada
Jeffrey E. Sohl University of New Hampshire, USA
Vangelis Souitaris City University London, UK
Ute Stephan Aston University, UK
Chris Stevens Gonzaga University, USA
Annapoornima Subramanian National University of Singapore, Singapore
Christopher Sutter Miami University, USA
Evangelos Syrigos University of Zurich, Switzerland
Siri Terjesen Indiana University, USA
Roy Thurik Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
Erno Tornikoski Grenoble Ecole de Managment, France
David Townsend Virginia Tech, USA
Paul Tracey University of Cambridge, UK
Deniz Ucbasaran Warwick Business School, UK
Lorraine Uhlaner EDHEC Business School, France
Tom Vanacker Ghent University, Belgium
Ingrid Verheul RSM, The Netherlands
Silvio Vismara Bergamo University, Italy
Wim Voordeckers Hasselt University, Belgium
Justin Webb University of North Carolina-Charlotte, USA
Karl Wennberg Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
Jon M. Werner University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, USA
Page West Wake Forest University, USA
Trent Williams Indiana University, USA
Mike Wright Imperial College, UK
Zhenyu Wu University of Manitoba, Canada
Jeffrey York University of Coloradu, Boulder, USA
Wei Yu National University Singapore, Singapore
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  • This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice will be reviewed.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    To submit your manuscript, please go to the following link: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/etp

    1. What do we publish?
      1.1 Aims & Scope
      1.2 Article types
      1.3 Writing your paper
    2. Editorial policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgements
      2.4 Declaration of conflicting interests
    3. Publishing policies
      3.1 Publication ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open access and author archiving
    4. Preparing your manuscript
      4.1 Formatting
      4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      4.3 Supplementary material
      4.4 Reference style
      4.5 English language editing services
    5. Submitting your manuscript
      5.1 ORCID
      5.2 Information required for completing your submission
      5.3 Permissions
    6. On acceptance and publication
      6.1 SAGE Production
      6.2 Online First publication
      6.3 Access to your published article
      6.4 Promoting your article
    7. Further information

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (ETP) is a leading scholarly journal in Entrepreneurship. The journal's mission is to publish original conceptual and empirical research that contributes to the advancement of entrepreneurship.  ETP is consistently ranked as one of the most influential business journals of the Journal Citation Reports and by the Financial Times as one of the top journals.

    Before submitting your manuscript to Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (ETP) is an interdisciplinary scholarly journal for conceptual and empirical research that develops, tests or extends theory relating to entrepreneurship, broadly defined. Article topics include, but are not limited to:

    • New Venture Creation, Development, Growth, and Performance
    • Characteristics, Behaviors, and Types of Entrepreneurs
    • Small Business Management
    • Family-Owned Businesses
    • Corporate, Social, and Sustainable Entrepreneurship
    • National and International Studies of Enterprise Creation
    • Research Methods in Entrepreneurship
    • Venture Financing

    1.2 Article types

    Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice publishes full length articles, research notes and editorials.

    It is difficult to state exactly what is expected from a paper submitted ETP because ETP is an eclectic and multidisciplinary journal that welcomes many different types of papers (e.g., both empirical papers, using qualitative and quantitative analyses, and conceptual papers). However, keep in mind that because ETP is a leading journal, competition for publishing space is intense. Less than 10% of all papers submitted get accepted for publication, meaning that most submitted papers get rejected. The best way of getting a sense of expectations is probably to review previous papers published in the journal. In addition, make sure to review the aims and scope of the journal and remember that ETP is a scholarly journal for conceptual and empirical research that develops, tests, and/or extends theory relating to entrepreneurship, broadly defined, in a way that significantly contributes to knowledge.

    In 2011, the Academy of Management Journal (AMJ) published a series of editorials providing recommendations for authors aiming to publish in the journal. Although the scope of AMJ is different, these recommendations largely apply to ETP as well (see From the Editors: Publishing in AMJ – Part 1-7).

    ETP publishes three types of papers: Full papers, research notes, and editorials.  Full papers are typically no more than 40 pages, double-spaced 12 point Times New Roman font, with 1 inch margins. Research notes are shorter (no more than 25 pages). They are more focused in scope, but the quality requirements are the same. For example, they may focus on testing just one or two specific hypotheses but still are held to the requirement that they develop, test, and/or extend theory in some significant way. Editorials are typically written by members of the editorial team or by guest editors of special issues by invitation of the Editor-in-Chief.

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    As part of the submission process you will be asked to provide the names of 3 peers who could be called upon to review your manuscript. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below: 

    • The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission
    • The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
    • Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted

    Please note that the Editors are not obliged to invite/reject any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    2.4 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

    For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations here

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    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contribuor's publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

    Regular paper submissions are typically no more than 40 pages, double-spaced 12 points Times New Roman, with 1 inch margins, all inclusive. For research notes, the corresponding page length is typically no more than 25 pages with the same formatting guidelines.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines 

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplementary material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files

    4.4 Reference style

    Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice adheres to the APA reference style. View the APA guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Harvard EndNote output file [OR] the SAGE Vancouver EndNote output file

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    5. Submitting your manuscript

    Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/etp to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    5.1 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities ensuring that their work is recognised.

    We encourage all authors to add their ORCIDs to their SAGE Track accounts and include their ORCIDs as part of the submission process. If you don’t already have one you can create one here

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.3 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway

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    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos 

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    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice Editor-in-Chief, Johan Wiklund: etp@syr.edu
     

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