The Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, founded in 2007, is targeted at publishing the most influential managerially oriented entrepreneurship research in the world. It is a research journal that publishes original work recommended by a developmental, double-blind review process conducted by peer scholars. Strategic entrepreneurship involves innovation and subsequent changes which add value to society and which change societal life in ways that have significant, sustainable, and durable consequences.
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For the purposes of the SEJ, entrepreneurship has special meaning, and means much more than the acts of entrepreneurs. Click here to learn more about the SEJ vision.
The Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal periodically advertises a call for future Special Issue (SI) proposals, which then go through a careful process of evaluation and development. We are unable to consider SI proposals outside this process. To see the calls for papers on Special Issues currently in progress, click here.
In 2022, across six key JCR scales (total citations, two-year impact factor, five-year impact factor, immediacy index, Eigenfactor score, article influence score), SEJ is 78th out of 226 in the Management category. SEJ is 64th out of 154 in the Business category.
In the most recent Journal Citation Report (released in June 2022), SEJ had a two-year impact factor of 5.761. SEJ has a five-year impact factor of 9.289.
In the last five years (2019 through 2022), SEJ received 1,549 original submissions from scholars based in 93 countries.
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The Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal does not charge an acceptance fee for papers. Any letter that appears to be from a Co-Editor of an SMS journal promising a manuscript's acceptance in exchange for money has been forged. All legitimate correspondence related to the review and acceptance of the paper will reference the manuscript number assigned by the submission system, ScholarOne.
SEJ is pleased to announce its top-cited papers of the last two years. Congratulations to these authors for this accomplishment!
Relationship between human capital, new venture ideas, and opportunity beliefs: A meta-analysis
Sergio Canavati, Dirk Libaers, Tang Wang, Soheil Hooshangi, Hessam Sarooghi
The impact of customer ties and industry segment maturity on business model adaptation in an emerging industry
Lien Denoo, Helena Yli-Renko, Bart Clarysse
Knowledge-based theory, entrepreneurial orientation, stakeholder engagement, and firm performance
Mathew Hughes, Paul Hughes, Ian Hodgkinson, Yi-Ying Chang, Che-Yuan Chang
Under pressure: Family financial support and the ambidextrous use of causation and effectuation
Ilija Braun, Philipp Sieger
What matters more for entrepreneurship success? A meta-analysis comparing general mental ability and emotional intelligence in entrepreneurial settings
Jared S. Allen, Regan M. Stevenson, Ernest H. O'Boyle, Scott Seibert
Microfinance and entrepreneurship at the base of the pyramid
Jasjit Singh, Pushan Dutt, Arzi Adbi
The impact of managerial job security on corporate entrepreneurship: Evidence from corporate venture capital programs
Joseph J. Cabral, Bill B. Francis, M. V. Shyam Kumar
The Track One Pilot Program: Who benefits from prioritized patent examination?
Jeffrey M. Kuhn, Mike H. M. Teodorescu
Shooting stars? Uncertainty in hiring entrepreneurs
Jeroen Mahieu, Francesca Melillo, Toke Reichstein, Peter Thompson
Entrepreneurial identity and strategic disclosure: Founder CEOs and new venture media strategy
Michael D. Howard, Johannes Kolb, Valerie A. Sy
Policy for innovative entrepreneurship: Institutions, interventions, and societal challenges
Steven W. Bradley, Phillip H. Kim, Peter G. Klein, Jeffery S. McMullen, Karl Wennberg
A meta-analysis of agglomeration and venture performance: Firm-level evidence
Blake D. Mathias, Brian T. McCann, Daniel S. Whitman
Entrepreneurial strategies during institutional changes: Evidence from China's economic transition
You (Willow) Wu, Charles E. Eesley, Delin Yang
Spin-offs' linkages to their parent universities over time: The performance implications of equity, geographical proximity, and technological ties
Daniela Bolzani, Einar Rasmussen, Riccardo Fini
Entrepreneurial space and the freedom for entrepreneurship: Institutional settings, policy, and action in the space industry
Wadid Lamine, Alistair Anderson, Sarah L. Jack, Alain Fayolle
Do policy makers take grants for granted? The efficacy of public sponsorship for innovative entrepreneurship
Regan Stevenson, Alexander S. Kier, Shannon G. Taylor
The (not so) dark side of entrepreneurship: A meta-analysis of the well-being and performance consequences of entrepreneurial stress
Michael P. Lerman, Timothy P. Munyon, David W. Williams
Founder team prior work experience: An asset or a liability for startup growth?
Niron Hashai, Shaker Zahra
In the eye of the beholder? The returns to beauty and IQ for the self-employed
Pankaj C. Patel, Marcus T. Wolfe
Dumb money or smart money? Meta-analytically unpacking corporate venture capita
Peiyuan Huang, Ravi Madhavan
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