Dear All,
Please find the attached 'Call for Paper' for the Special Issue of Entrepreneurship & Regional Development - An International Journal.
(Sorry to bother those who are not interested in this topic.)

The key details for this SI are as follows:

Submission deadline (extended): 
   Abstract (for the SI workshop on April 21, 2017 at Wuhan University) by Dec. 31, 2016; 
   Final full paper to the Special Issue: June 30, 2017

Guest Editors:
   Qihai Huang, Lancaster University Management School, UK 
   Xueyuan (Adrian) Liu, Economics and Management School, Wuhan University, China
   Jun Li, Essex Business School, University of Essex, UK 

Keynote Speakers for the SI Workshop: (both have confirmed)
 Professor Alistair Anderson, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Editor-in-Chief of  E&RD, Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University, UK 
 Professor Garry Bruton, Professor of Management, Neeley School of Business, Texas Christian University, USA 

Special Issue Theme: 
The special issue aims to seek original research that will help build a more informed theoretical account of entrepreneurship in the context of China. 
Research Questions: Possible topics and questions are included in but not limited to the following: 
	The impact of formal and informal institutions on entrepreneurship 
	Entrepreneurial interactions between entrepreneurs 
	Social capital/guanxi and entrepreneurship
	Small firm problems and solutions/growth and contractions
	Regional differences and consequences of entrepreneurship
	Entrepreneurial competition and collaboration
	Internet entrepreneurship
	Internationalisation of small and medium sized firms
	Formal and informal finance for small firms 
	Entrepreneurial growth and entrepreneurial exit

Submission Guidelines:
Extended abstracts (1,000 words excluding references) and full papers should be submitted in Word format by email with attachment to one of the Guest Editors of the special issue as listed below:
	Dr. Qihai Huang: [log in to unmask] 
	Dr Xueyuan Liu: [log in to unmask] 
	Dr Jun Li: [log in to unmask]

Special Issue Workshop:
The guest editors of this special issue are planning a manuscript development workshop on Friday, 21 April 2017 in Wuhan University, China, sponsored by School of Economics and Management, Wuhan University, and Lancaster University Management School/China Management Research Centre. Authors whose extended abstracts are accepted will be invited to submit full papers and react to their colleagues’ papers during the workshop. Please be noted that presentation at the workshop does not guarantee acceptance of the paper for publication in the special issue, and attending the workshop is not a precondition for acceptance into the Special Issue. 

Tentative Workshop and Publication Schedule with key dates:
  Extended abstract submission for the SI workshop:31 December, 2016
  Notification of abstract acceptance for the workshop: 15 January, 2017
  Full manuscript submission for the workshop: 1 March, 2017
  Notification of full paper acceptance for the workshop: 15 March 2017
  The SI Paper development workshop (Wuhan University, China): 21 April, 2017
  Final Submission to the special issue: 30 June, 2017
  Special Issue publication (tentative): 2018

Wish you all the best,

Xueyuan (Adrian) Liu, Professor of Management
Economics and Management School,Wuhan University
299, Bayi Road, Wuhan, 430072, China
Phone: +86 27 68753083
email: [log in to unmask]

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