Entrepreneurship Education – Academic Acceptance and Effective Classroom Strategies and Methodologies”


Successful academic entrepreneurship programs create and perpetuate an environment that fosters student deep thinking, experimentation, observation, and reflection as a means of instigating creativity and action into economic development.  As such, educational focus must be broad and include entrepreneurial orientation in a variety of settings including new venture creation, social stewardship, family business, government operations, and corporate endeavors.  To this end, the goal for any learning institution should be to create a student entrepreneurial mindset and spirit. 


This special issue seeks to provide a broad and interdisciplinary discussion with a focus on reflecting the challenges of institutionalizing entrepreneurship as a formal academic discipline as well as highlighting effective classroom pedagogy.  Contributions from various disciplines, such as business administration, engineering, liberal arts, science, mathematics, and performing arts are welcome.  In addition to empirical and conceptual papers, book and article reviews are encouraged.


A sampling of potential subjects for manuscript submission are the following:


·         Challenges with recognizing entrepreneurship as an accepted discipline within educational entities (e.g. colleges, departments) either as a major, minor, or concentration area.


·         Development of specific topics and content composing entrepreneurial programs.


·         Innovative methods of teaching entrepreneurship in the traditional face-to-face classroom and most especially in the virtual classroom.


·         Engaging ways of facilitating student business plan development and presentation.


·         Assisting students in creating a value proposition that meets both organizational and customer requirements.


·         Effective strategies to successfully promote entrepreneurial courses to students majoring in non- business areas (e.g., liberal arts, science, etc.).


·         Teaching intrapreneurship and differentiating this topic from traditional entrepreneurship curricula.


·         Effective strategies in teaching entrepreneurial finance.


·         Effective means of teaching market research methods in early-stage entrepreneurial ventures. 


Manuscripts should be double-spaced and be no more than 25 pages in length, including figures, models, and tables but excluding references.  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 to the SI editors James Anthony Swaim and Mark Hiatt.  Papers 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 key words. Submitted papers must not have been published previously and should not be under consideration for publication with any other journal. Suitable articles will undergo a double-blind review process.


Submission Deadline: May 1, 2016


Returned to Author(s): July 1, 2016


Second Submission Deadline: August 15, 2016


Final Decisions: September 15, 2016


The American Journal of Entrepreneurship (AJE) is a publication of the Southern Academy of Entrepreneurship and Addleton Academic Publishers, Inc.  It is printed twice per year with the financial support of the Turner College of Business at Columbus State University.  The mission of the American Journal of Entrepreneurship is to increase our knowledge of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs in the many ways they manifest themselves in the global economy.  Among the many members of the AJE are scholars, doctoral students, business case writers, and policy makers who think broadly about issues in entrepreneurship.  We are a cross-disciplinary journal that welcomes participation from anyone with an interest in entrepreneurship in the many ways in which it is studied and practiced.


Special Issue Editors


Dr. James Anthony Swaim


Lecturer, Coles College of Business


Kennesaw State University


Kennesaw, GA 30144





Dr. Mark Hiatt


Assistant Professor, Coles College of Business


Kennesaw State University,


Kennesaw, GA 30144






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