Special Issue "Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship"

A special issue of Administrative Sciences (ISSN 2076-3387). This special issue belongs to the section "Entrepreneurship".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Luísa Cagica Carvalho

Institute Polytechnic of Setúbal and CEFAGE, University of Évora, 7000-812 Évora, Portugal
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Interests: entrepreneurship; innovation; internationalization; services (tourism)
Guest Editor
Prof. Maria José Madeira

Research Center in Business Sciences, University of Beira Interior and NECE, 6201-001 Covilhã, Portugal
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Interests: entrepreneurship, innovation, technological entrepreneurship

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The research on innovation management and entrepreneurship proposes distinctive perspectives. Will be possible to find an explicit focus is on innovative entrepreneurial activity and especially on high growth innovative firms. But also we can see some research that emphasis the influence of public policies and local and regional environments and the conditions required to generate and support ambitious entrepreneurship and also interactions between framework conditions and local/regional geographical environments.

These several perspectives allows the inclusion of different topics, such as, ‘regional development and smart cities’, ‘innovation’, ‘cluster’ policies’, ‘technology transfer’, ‘business incubators’, ‘entrepreneurial universities’, ‘triple helix’, ‘academic spin-offs’, ‘creative territories’, ‘digital ecosystems’, ‘public policies and innovation’, ‘innovative firms’, ‘KIBS’, ‘high tech firms’, etc.

Several researchers worldwide have been studying the subjects of the entrepreneurship and innovation and contributions are multidisciplinary and diverse, as well as their topics of interest.


The Special Issue Innovation management and entrepreneurship aims to create a space for reflection and discussion on topics of entrepreneurship and innovation management attending to the several perspectives on literature, but also empirical studies and case studies.


Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:

  1. Public policies to promote entrepreneurial ecosystems and innovation
  2. Regional development, smart cities and ICT
  3. Cluster’ policies and digital entrepreneurship
  4. Business incubators and e-incubation
  5. Entrepreneurial universities and eLearning
  6. Triple helix
  7. Academic spin-offs
  8. Creative territories
  9. Digital ecosystems
  10. Entrepreneurship, innovation and creation of regional value: Cases sectors / companies with regional impact - industry, services, agriculture - encompassed by level of technology, business size, industry structure, property type.
  11. Internationalization of entrepreneurial ecosystems
  12. Business Models
  13. E-Business Models
  14. Barriers and challenges of entrepreneurship and innovation
  15. Case studies on entrepreneurship and innovation
  16. Role of internet and other ICTs in entrepreneurship and innovation
  17. Other topics considered relevant

Prof. Luísa Cagica Carvalho
Prof. Maria José Madeira
Guest Editors

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  • Innovation management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial ecosystems

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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