Editorial Aims and Scope

Editorial Aims

The growth in all aspects of research in the last decade has led to a multitude of new publications and an exponential increase in published research. Finding a way through the excellent existing literature and keeping up to date has become a major time-consuming problem. Electronic publishing has given researchers instant access to more articles than ever before. But which articles are the essential ones that should be read to understand and keep abreast with developments of any topic? To address this problem Foundations and Trends® in Entrepreneurship publishes high-quality survey and tutorial monographs of the field.

Each issue of Foundations and Trends® in Entrepreneurship comprises a 50-100 page monograph written by research leaders in the field. Monographs that give tutorial coverage of subjects, research retrospectives as well as survey papers that offer state-of-the-art reviews fall within the scope of the journal.

Editorial Scope

Foundations and Trends® in Entrepreneurship publishes survey and tutorial articles on the following topics:

  • Nascent and start-up entrepreneurs
  • Opportunity recognition
  • New venture creation process
  • Business formation
  • Firm ownership
  • Market value and firm growth
  • Franchising
  • Managerial characteristics and behavior of entrepreneurs
  • Strategic alliances and networks
  • Government programs and public policy
  • Gender and ethnicity
  • New business financing:
    • Business angels
    • Bank financing, debt, and trade credit
    • Venture capital and private equity capital
    • Public equity and IPO’s
  • Family-owned firms
  • Management structure, governance and performance
  • Corporate entrepreneurship
  • High technology:
    • Technology-based new firms
    • High-tech clusters
  • Small business and economic growth