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30 November 2020

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Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Special Issue Editor(s)

Abul Quasem Al-Amin, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia
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Dr. Amon Simba, Nottingham Business School, UK
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Asian Business Innovation and Research

The purpose of this Special Issue is to broaden discussions and find empirical evidences on the continuous improvements of business and sustainable entrepreneurship in different parts of the world, especially in Asia which extend the opportunities in Business, Innovation and Research. Excellence in research is the key to benefiting academics, businesses, society and other relevant stakeholders at local, national, regional and international levels. The contents of the Special Issue will disseminate information and encourage the creation of entrepreneurial organisations that cope with the demands of sustainable business development, especially for the scope of innovation, knowledge management, learning and growth in SMEs. This effort will build networks between research and publication, academic and society, the government and private sector, and across diverse interest groups.

Society faces many significant challenges that are important in the process of transferring knowledge, skills, further development and exploits the technology into new processes, applications and methods that are fundamental at achieving organisational goals (Dau et al., 2018; Easterby-Smith et al., 2015, 2012). Business process learning organisation refers to improving services and best practices for enhancing organisational abilities to face the competition by maintaining patterns in new thinking (Easterby-Smith and Lyles, 2011; Smith and Lyles, 2011). This process can be enhanced further with a closer look on societal issues for marketing dimensions, institutional development and management (Sadiku-Dushi et al., 2019).

Advanced technologies an institutional development is thus critical both for business organization and society (Boadi and Mertens, 2018). It is very important to capture further opportunities for the businesses by looking at the on-going debate about society concerns on innovations, globalization, sustainable entrepreneurship, marketing and organisational methods (Ismail et al., 2019; Ziolo and Ghoul 2019; Dau et al., 2018). The aims of this SI would cover some of the current debated issues aim at enhancing the depth of understanding in global business with societal innovation under various sub-themes of business and institutional development. It welcomes qualitative, quantitative and mixed methodologies, as long as they are well grounded in the literature.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:
• Financing, funding, banking, venture capital, audit and accounting in SMEs
• Entrepreneur characteristics, leadership and work-life balance
• Identification of business opportunities, business incubators and mentorship
• Support services to entrepreneurship and SMEs
• Human resource management in SMEs
• Operation management in SMEs
• Innovation, knowledge management, learning and fast growth in SMEs
• New technologies, Internet, and communication in SMEs
• Regulation and taxes for SMEs
• Growth, Strategic management and change in an SME
• Strategic Management in SMEs
• International entrepreneurship and SME internationalization
• Networks, alliances and relationships with government and large enterprises
• Managing change in an uncertain and changing environment
• Social entrepreneurship
• Entrepreneurship in emerging/transition markets
• Social responsibility, environmental protection, governance, and ethics in SMEs
• SMEs and regional, urban, rural, and national development
• Entrepreneurship education

• Boadi, I., & Mertens, G. (2018). SME financing: a review of the literature. International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 21(2), 135-179.
• Dau, L. A., Chacar, A., Lyles, M., & Li, J. (Eds.). (2018). Informal Institutions and International Business. Journal of International Business Studies.
• Easterby-Smith, M., & Lyles, M. A. (Eds.). (2011). Handbook of organizational learning and knowledge management (No. 2nd ed). Chichester: Wiley.
• Easterby-Smith, M., Thorpe, R., & Jackson, P. R. (2015). Management and business research. Sage.
• Ismail, N. W., Akhir, N. H. M., Kaliappan, S. R., & Said, R. (2019). The impact of innovation on firm performance in the Malaysian batik industry. International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 23(1), 1-25.
• Ojong N. and Simba A., (2019) Fostering micro-entrepreneurs’ structural and relational social capital through microfinance, Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship, 31(1), pp.1-20, DOI: 10.1080/08276331.2017.1423161
• Sadiku-Dushi, N., Dana, L. P., & Ramadani, V. (2019). Entrepreneurial marketing dimensions and SMEs performance. Journal of Business Research, 100, 86-99.
• Ziolo, M., & Ghoul, M. B. (2019). The role of the government in enhancing sustainable entrepreneurships. International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 22(4), 595-617.

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If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please email: Prof.dr. Abul Quasaem Al-Amin on [email protected] or [email protected]. Alternatively email Dr Amon Simba on [email protected]

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