Historical Perspectives on Social Business Enterprises: Looking Backward to Move Forward
The Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, edited by Skoll Centre's Professor of Social Entrepreneurship Alex Nicholls, invites submission of manuscripts for a guest-edited Special Issue, ‘Historical Perspectives on Social Business Enterprises’.
This Special Issue takes as a starting point the argument that, “determining the direction of where a field is headed often requires a reflection of its founding principles, the transformation it has endured, and the driving forces that shape its existence” (Greenfield, 2017). Looking backward on the historical perspectives of social business (or entrepreneurship) could make an important contribution to the sector, yet historical studies are scarce. This issue asks for submissions around social enterprising thought and practice in primeval, medieval, pre-modern and modern societies, with analysis of the key forces that collectively stimulate a social enterprising culture from the historical viewpoints.
Submissions may also explore how those social enterprising forces and factors were nurtured and developed throughout history; how those forces and factors were reinforced in modern societies, leading to the coining of the terms ‘social business’ or ‘social entrepreneurship’; and, finally, how organisations are transforming into today’s postmodern social enterprises.
This special issue encourages both conceptual and empirical (quantitative, qualitative, or mixed) contributions that may address different historical ideas related to social business/entrepreneurship and their implications for the contemporary business world.
Download Call for Papers for further information.
Special issue manuscript development workshops
A special issue workshop will be organised at the 11th EuroMed Academy of Business Annual Conference 2018, Valletta, Malta (12 – 14 September). A second author workshop will be organised in November 2018 at the Ural Federal University, Russia. Neither participating in these author workshops guarantees acceptance of a paper, nor participating in these workshops is a prerequisite for acceptance of a paper in this special issue.
- Manuscript submission deadline: 28 February, 2019 (however, earlier submission is highly encouraged)
- First comments (initial acceptance/rejection) on manuscripts: 30 April, 2019
- Revision due: 15 June, 2019
- Special issue will be published in late 2019 / early 2020
Relevant inquiries are valued, and can be directed to the guest editors:
- Dr. Riad Shams, Ural Federal University, Russia; EuroMed Academy of Business, EU (Riad.Shams@urfu.ru)
- Professor Demetris Vrontis, University of Nicosia, Cyprus; EuroMed Academy of Business, EU (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Professor Zhanna Belyaeva, Ural Federal University, Russia; EuroMed Academy of Business, EU (Zh.email@example.com)
- Professor Alkis Thrassou (supervising guest editor), University of Nicosia, Cyprus; EuroMed Academy of Business, EU (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Dr. Michael Christofi, University of Gloucestershire, UK; EuroMed Academy of Business, EU (email@example.com)