Call for Papers for a Special Issue
The Value of Trust in Entrepreneurship
To be published by International Journal of Business and Globalisation
Deadline for abstracts (for early feedback): 30 October, 2012
Deadline for full papers: 30 January, 2013
Mai Thi Thanh Thai and Ekaterina Turkina, HEC Montreal, Canada
Literature suggests that trust is critical for a wide variety of social relationships to develop and for economies to grow, since transaction costs are low in instances of mutual trust. For example, interpersonal trust enhances collaboration, mutual supportiveness and shared norms and values, and represents a ‘synthetic force within society’. Additionally, interpersonal trust allows high tolerance of uncertainty and risk-taking, which should be important for entrepreneurship.
At the same time, institutional trust has been found to have a significant impact on economic development and economic growth. Therefore, it is important to explore different aspects of trust in relation to entrepreneurship.
This special issue seeks to compile papers that can contribute to the development of an exciting new research agenda geared towards the assessment of trust in entrepreneurship.
We welcome research papers that offer valuable new insights or present new approaches to any of the topics listed below. Papers that are either conceptually or empirically based, employ a range of methodological approaches and offer an international dimension with valuable cross country/cross-sectoral comparisons are also encouraged. Case studies in any of the topics below may also be submitted.
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
Notes for Prospective Authors
Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).
All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page.
Deadline for expression of interest (abstract and authors' full contact information): 30 October, 2012
Deadline for invited full papers: 30 January, 2013
Editors and Notes
You may send one copy in the form of an MS Word file attached to an email (details in Author Guidelines) to the following:
Prof. Ekaterina Turkina
Department of International Business
3000, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
Montréal (Québec), H3T 2A7
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Please include the following sentence at the beginning of your email: This email concerns the special issue on “The Value of Trust in Entrepreneurship” edited by Professors Mai Thi Thanh Thai and Ekaterina Turkina for the “International Journal of Business and Globalisation”