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Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Innovation:

Mohamed Yacine Haddoud, Guest Editor, Plymouth Business School, United Kingdom.

Witold Nowiński, Guest Editor, WSB University in Poznan, Institute of Management, Poland.

Aleksandra Wąsowska, Guest Editor, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Management, Poland

A recent review of entrepreneurship literature considered cognitions and emotions as the hottest topics (Chandra, 2018). Research has also shown that both cognitive and emotional processes are important in explaining how entrepreneurs perceive opportunities, evaluate them and ultimately act upon these opportunities (Shepherd et al., 2015). While a considerable number of studies have already been conducted in respect of the cognitive aspects of entrepreneurial actions and somewhat fewer in respect of emotional ones, we believe that there is plenty of room for further research. 

Some recent papers show the possible directions of research on cognitions and entrepreneurship. For instance, Foo (2011) suggested a focus on the link between emotions, cognitions and entrepreneurial behavior. Shepherd (2015) proposed to study the recursive relationship between emotions and cognition, and its implications for entrepreneurial behavior. Similarly, Cardon et al. (2012) raised the need to study the link between emotions and entrepreneurial teams and their relationships with stakeholders, whereas Nabi et al. (2017) recommend an investigation into the link between emotions/cognition and entrepreneurship education. Following the notion that entrepreneurship is typically a group experience, Cardon et al. (2017) offered a construct of ‘team entrepreneurial passion’, and called for further research on collective emotions and their individual and team level outcomes. Lastly, Chandra (2018) called for further research looking at entrepreneurial cognitions from diverse perspectives which involve not only cross-cultural differences but also spiritual or normative values.

Against this background, it becomes clear that the topic of emotions and cognitions offers many new avenues for research. Acknowledging these numerous research opportunities, we would like to invite submissions which deal with cognition and emotions in different phases of entrepreneurial activity, from the phase of entrepreneurial intentions up to the phase of exit or succession - papers that will study these processes in different contexts and will look at them from diverse perspectives. We would particularly like to welcome contributions from less-developed countries, which have thus far been understudied in respect of cognitions and emotions issues.

All methodological approaches are welcome, including qualitative, quantitative and experimental. Both empirical and review papers are welcome although, irrespective of the approach, we look for papers that make a clear contribution to the field and show future research directions.


Paper submission

Papers should be submitted before 15th September 2018 by email to [log in to unmask] and cc to Aleksandra Wąsowska [log in to unmask]">[log in to unmask]; with “CfP Cognitions and emotions” in the subject line. They will undergo a double-blind review. Submissions must be in English, should normally be no less than 6,000 words in length (up to 8,000 words), and follow the submission requirements posted on the JEMI website at http://jemi.edu.pl/submission-and-policy Notifications of acceptance or rejection will be sent to authors within less than two months.


dr Aleksandra Wąsowska
Assistant Professor in Strategy and International Business
University of Warsaw, Faculty of Management

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