Call for Papers: New England Journal of Entrepreneurship

Special Issue – Entrepreneurial Passion

Nowadays, finding and living one’s passion is considered to be the driving force of a successful and fulfilling life. According to a survey among American youths, achieving one’s work passion is the number one priority over various life goals such as helping other people who are in need, or getting married (Horowitz et al., 2019). The emphasis on passion as a key to success also carries over to the literature on entrepreneurship. Many, including successful entrepreneurs such as Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Steve Jobs have been characterized by being fiercely passionate about their career and have spoken about passion as a crucial ingredient of success. Combined with the rapid increase of entrepreneurship as a cornerstone of social and economic growth (Audretsch et al., 2006), research on entrepreneurial passion has proliferated over the past decade. Researchers have examined entrepreneurial passion as a crucial precedent for the foundation, development, and success of entrepreneurial ventures (De Mol et al., 2020; Drnovsek et al., 2016; Mueller et al., 2017; Pollack et al., 2020) and various frameworks on passion (e.g., work passion, dualistic model of passion, and perceived passion) have been applied to research entrepreneurial passion. Although the attention on the topic is increasing, the research on entrepreneurial passion is still at its beginning stage (Cardon et al., 2017; Murnieks et al., 2020). The main purpose of this special issue is to expand our theoretical and empirical knowledge on the topic of entrepreneurial passion. Potential themes could include, but are not limited to:
Submission and Review Process
The submission deadline is September 1st, 2022Papers will be screened by the guest editors, and those deemed suitable will be sent to at least two reviewers. Manuscripts must apply the NEJE’s general author guidelines, such as style and paper length. We welcome newly introduced types of articles: Research Note and Practitioner Note. All papers must go through the journal’s online submission portal ( Authors should select ‘SI: Entrepreneurial Passion’ option when submitting their manuscript.

Key Deadlines
Submission open: October 1st, 2021
Submission deadline: September 1st, 2022

Guest Editors
Younggeun Lee, California State University, Los Angeles
Minjoo Joo, Duke Kunshan University
Andres Felipe Cortes, Sacred Heart University

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