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JEOD Aims and Scope

Editorial focus:

The Journal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity (JEOD) focuses on the subject of entrepreneurial diversity, encompassing therefore all enterprise types and models. JEOD seeks to serve as the principal outlet for theoretical and empirical research on the entrepreneurial phenomenon in its myriad of forms. We place strong emphasis on the determinants and the effects of entrepreneurial diversity as well as on comparisons between different types of enterprise and their aims. Further, JEOD welcomes research on diversity within particular forms (e.g., different ownership and governance models, companies organized to take social responsibility into account, entrepreneurial networks) as well as studies on new forms, such as social enterprises. 

JEOD is an international journal published in English. The scientific committee and editorial board are composed of leading scholars from various disciplines, including economists, historians, jurists, political scientists, social psychologists, and sociologists. We aim to publish high quality, path-breaking papers, subject to double-blind peer review.

JEOD is an Open Access journal:

In order to maximize readership, distribution, and consequently visibility in scholarly debate, JEOD is published online in a free, open access format, with articles published as they are accepted. This, along with the use of online submission and peer review software (Editorial Manager), allow for free and rapid communication across the scientific community. 

Topics covered in JEOD:

JEOD publishes original research from the fields of economics and business studies, though contributions focusing on entrepreneurial diversity from the perspective of other disciplines are welcome as well. Papers connecting theory with reality and thereby addressing real world problems are particularly welcome.

The journal features theoretical and empirical research on topics such as (but not limited to):

  • Theoretical analysis of any enterprise type, including (but not limited to) for-profits, SMEs, social enterprises, cooperatives, mutuals, nonprofits, foundations;
  • Theoretical analysis of any governance model, including models or practices of corporate social responsibility;
  • The role of entrepreneurial diversity and its influence on the functioning of economies, on market competition, employment and on other economic and social dimensions, such as social capital, social innovation, institutional context, and social and economic development;
  • Comparisons among different types of enterprise and across different national contexts along several dimensions, including economic and social impact, competitiveness, cohesion, and job creation;
  • Analysis of national and international regulations and whether they are coherent with the principles governing different types of enterprise; 
  • Analysis of different entrepreneurial models and their evolution on a national, regional, and sectoral level;
  • Development  patterns of different entrepreneurial forms and their interaction with the economic, social, and institutional environment;
  • Relationships between entrepreneurial styles and organizational performance on the one hand, and the motivations and behaviours of workers and consumers on the other;
  • Characteristics and roles played by networks of enterprises.