A Call for Novel Research in Entrepreneurship


  • Esther Hormiga Pérez University of Barcelona (UB)
  • Sylvia Rohlfer CUNEF




Entrepreneurship, Small Business, Call for Papers, Literature Review


The article outlines selected issues that are of particular relevance in entrepreneurship research, including comparative research, studies at lower levels of enquiry as well as contextualized enquiries, and where we see special interest from the Journal of Evolutionary Studies in Business when it comes to receiving submissions.


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