Call For Papers – Special Issue – HR in Entrepreneurship

Call for Papers Special Issue –HR in Entrepreneurship Issue

American Journal of Entrepreneurship (AJE)

 Due November 1, 2013 Guest Editors Dr. Phil Bryant, Columbus State University & Eric Kinnamon, Berea College

 Articles in AJE are intended for a diverse audience of individuals including, but not limited to, academic scholars and educators, practitioners, and policy officials. AJE prefers evidence-based research (quantitative or qualitative). We seek papers that are grounded in the the literature, include appropriate analyses, and make a new contribution to the literature in the field of entrepreneurship. Please note that we will also accept “conceptual” papers. Conceptual manuscripts must clearly make a new, significant contribution to the existing literature and show promise of being supported by future research.


Aim and Scope of the HR in Entrepreneurship Volume

This special HR in Entrepreneurship volume will be a multidisciplinary publication from a variety of scholarly perspectives. This volume will be open to papers from any scholarly tradition with high quality and focus on the role and importance of HR in Entrepreneurship including, but not limited to, the following topics:


 The effects of legal and personnel issues on business startups and small businesses

 HR Innovation and technology in business startups and small businesses

 The role of HR Innovation and technology in creating business startups and small businesses

 Recruitment, Selection, Placement and / or retention of HR for startups and small businesses

 HR and personnel constraints unique to business startups and small businesses vis-à-vis larger and more established organizations

 Challenges and barriers for managing human resources in business startups and small businesses.

 The evolution of HR management throughout the life-cycle of an organization from genesis through dissolution.


Manuscripts should be double-spaced and no more than 25 pages in length, including figures, models, and tables. For questions regarding grammar or style, authors should refer to the current edition of the APA Publication Manual. Author names should not appear anywhere in the manuscript except on the title page. All papers and proposals must be submitted electronically in MS Word format or PDF format. Papers should be double-spaced including page number. They must include a separate title page with the title of the paper, name(s), affiliation(s), and full contact information for all authors. The body of the paper should contain a second cover page without any author identification. A 150-word abstract with no author identification should be placed on the third page. All articles should also include both key words and JEL #s. Submitted papers shall not have been published or presented previously.

Authors must use electronic mail to submit their manuscripts. All submissions should be sent to: Dr. Phil Bryant, guest co-editor of the special edition ( by November 1, 2013. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Please indicate in the email subject line: paper for AJE HR in entrepreneurship by (last_name).