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Special Issue

Emerging Trends in Entrepreneurship

Guest Editor:    
Álvaro Lopes Dias, PhD
Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Universidade Lusófona and ISCTE-IUL


Cihan Cobanoglu
McKibbon Endowed Chair Professor
Muma College of Business
University of South Florida
United States of America

The business landscape is being influenced by a number of trends and events, such as the business digitalization, changes in culture and society, the Covid-19 pandemic, or changes in consumer behavior. As a result, entrepreneurs have reacted with innovative ventures based on location-independent models and oriented to specific market niches.

Random examples are digital nomads, lifestyle entrepreneurship, globalism, digital commerce, social (media) commerce, or social entrepreneurship. In this evolution, scientific research needs to keep up with this pace and stimulate the study of this phenomenon.

To follow this evolution, this special issue welcomes review papers on emerging entrepreneurship trends. Each submission should follow a structural method to review the published articles, categorize them, critically analyze, identify research gaps and suggest a list for future research topics.

The purpose of this issue is to identify new emerging trends in entrepreneurship and to promote empirical studies that add new knowledge to existing entrepreneurial theories. We invite researchers to contribute to this special issue. JGBI is a new, open-access journal published by the University of South Florida M3 Center. There is no fee to submit, publish or access for JGBI, thanks to the sponsorship of the University of South Florida Library and USF M3 Center. 

Some topics may include but not limited to:

  • Digital nomads;

  • Lifestyle entrepreneurship;

  • Globalism;

  • Digital commerce;

  • Social (media) commerce;

  • Social entrepreneurship;

  • Learning and emerging entrepreneurship;

  • Locals and local entrepreneurship;

  • Sustainable entrepreneurship;

  • Green businesses;

  • Rural entrepreneurship;

  • Space entrepreneurship;

  • Sectorial emerging entrepreneurship (tourism, sea economy, agro-food…);

  • Entrepreneurship and creativity;

  • Other related topics

Submission and Review Process

Each paper submitted to this special issue is subject to the following submission and review procedures:

500 to 750 words abstract should be submitted to the editors for initial review and approval. Please submit your abstract here.

Abstracts should be concise and to the point with appropriate references. If your abstract is found suitable, you will be invited to submit your full paper. Each article needs to be approximately 5000-7500 words long.

At least two reviewers will be selected for a double-blind review process.

Based on the reviewers' recommendation, the editors will decide whether the particular submission should be accepted as it is, revised and re-submitted, or rejected.


Abstract Submission: May 15, 2021

Abstract Decisions: June 1, 2021

Full Paper: August 30, 2021

Publication: Early 2022

Any questions: specialissue@jgbi.us