SPECIAL ISSUE CALL FOR PAPERS Competitiveness of High-tech Start-ups and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems A Special Issue of Papers Proposed for Publication in International Journal of Global Business and Competitiveness (JGBC) https://www.springer.com/journal/42943 Special Issue Guest Editors: Consulting Editor: M H Bala Subrahmanya, Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India Guest Editors: Gita Surie, Department of Management, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, USA Jagannadha Pawan Tamvada, Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK Hiro Izushi, Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham, UK Deepak Chandrashekar, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Bangalore, India SI Very Brief Background Technology-based entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial ecosystems that nurture the same are now recognized as important aspects that help in shaping the firm-level competitiveness and the national competitiveness respectively of the regions and countries. The processes of value creation and value capture are enabled by high-tech start-ups that assemble and deploy skilled knowledge workers integrating diverse forms of scientific and knowledge assets to create new products and services (Bailetti, 2012). The positive externalities created due to the emergence and growth of high-tech start-ups in any given region enables innovation, creation of jobs leading to economic development (Kirchhoff and Spencer, 2008; Krishna, 2019). High-tech start-ups and firms also enable generation of intellectual property (IP) which potentially contributes to firmsí innovation and economic performance. The recent spurt of external VC investments in Indian high-tech start-ups leading to emergence of more than a dozen unicorns (start-ups that are valued at USD 1 billion and above) from India in just the first quarter of 2021 is testimony to the increased attention that this emergent field has obtained from a variety of stakeholders. Details of the call for paper of the special issue can be seen at: https://www.springer.com/journal/42943/updates/19145114 For more details, including dateline, you may explore: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/351436291_Call_for_Papers_for_a_JGBC_special_issue_on_Competitiveness_of_High-tech_Start-ups_and_Entrepreneurial_Ecosystems Open to be a Guest Editor of a special issue on exciting topic of high relevance to JGBC, academia or practice? Please see details at & contact us: https://www.springer.com/journal/42943/updates/19590220 Feel free to write to me, if any questions. Regards, K.S. Momaya EiC, JGBC; a growing journal in Asia, e.g. IITs, the hotbeds of tech start-ups incl. Unicorns that aspire to shape industries --- Dr. Kirankumar S. Momaya Professor, International Competitiveness Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management (SJMSOM) Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) Powai, Mumbai 400076 Phone: (+91-22) 2576 7759 Email: [log in to unmask] Web: http://www.som.iitb.ac.in/ http://www.som.iitb.ac.in/?p=902 Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.in/scholar?q=author%3AMomaya+author%3AK&hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C5&as_ylo=2006&as_yhi= ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list.