Aims and scope

Aims and scope

The Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship is dedicated to exchanging the latest academic research and practical findings on all aspects of innovation and entrepreneurship in spatial context and over time. The central theme of the journal is to explore why some areas grow and others regions stagnate, and to measure the effects and implications in a transdisciplinary context that takes both historical evolution and geographical location into account. The journal addresses such issues as: How does technological advance occur, and what are the strategic processes and institutions involved? How are new businesses created? To what extent is intellectual property protected? Which cultural characteristics serve to promote or impede innovation? In what ways is wealth distributed or concentrated? These are among the key questions framing policy and strategic decision-making at firm, industry, national, and regional levels.

A primary feature of the journal is to consider the dynamics of innovation and entrepreneurship in the context of globalization, with particular respect to emerging markets, such as China, India, Russia, and Latin America. For example, what are the implications of China's rapid transition from providing low-cost manufacturing and services to becoming an innovation powerhouse? How do the perspectives of history and geography explain this phenomenon?

Contributions from researchers in a wide variety of fields will connect and relate the relationships and inter-dependencies among (1) Innovation, (2) Political Regime, and (3) Economic and Social Development. Articles will consider whether innovation is demonstrated differently across sectors (e.g., health, education, technology) and disciplines (e.g., social sciences, physical sciences), with an emphasis on discovering emerging patterns, factors, triggers, catalysts, and accelerators to innovation, and their impact on future research, practice, and policy.

As of late 2016, the Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship also addresses the growing need for scholarly inquiry into the ways that technology and new organizational approaches, often enabled by technology, are impacting the field of education – broadly considered in all of its forms. This broad view includes the range of age-specific (pre-K through post-secondary and career training) and traditional physical structures, as well as online and blended models. The Journal explores new horizons in organizational approach and the roles technologies play. It encourages methodological innovation and trans-disciplinary connections to provide a missing voice in the design of theoretical and empirical research, as well as management and policy decision-making.