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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Journal of the International Council for Small Business

For a Special Issue on
The International Council for Small Business 66th World Congress - Washington D.C. - The Entrepreneurial Revolution

Manuscript deadline
01 September 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Ayman ElTarabishy, President & CEO of the International Council for Small Business
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Winslow Sargeant, Chair of the International Council for Small Business
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The International Council for Small Business 66th World Congress - Washington D.C. - The Entrepreneurial Revolution

Necessity is the mother of innovation, as evidenced by the current startup surge, with new businesses opening up at rapid rates across the globe. In addition, the events of 2020 brought about a global awakening to social inequities such as racial injustice, climate change, and income inequality. Creating solutions to right these societal wrongs requires constructing economic systems guided by ethics and empathy rather than individual interests. Human-centered or humane, entrepreneurship addresses the needs of both employees and society at large. With an emphasis on inclusiveness, cooperation over competitiveness, and leading humanity forward, this way of operating is making space for an entrepreneurial revolution that disrupts society as we know it.

As we evolve into a more inclusive society, the idea of the consumer is expanding. This evolution requires an upheaval of old entrepreneurial mindsets to make room for the new. Traditional consumerism operates off a social contract, where companies agree to address customer needs in exchange for capital. Current capitalist economic models, which are often built off these social contracts, are being revealed to have been perpetrators of rising inequality and mass pollution. As the definition of what society needs changes, these social contracts must follow suit.

Today, the most pressing issues around the globe have reached a scale that requires both governments and corporations to work together to make impactful change. In the wake of the climate crisis, companies that want a competitive edge will ironically have to forgo their fundamental sense of competition when trying to operate, as meaningful progress is not possible without cross-industry cooperation. Rather than using competition to fuel innovation, cooperation and collaboration will ensure that individual enterprises hold up their end of the climate bargain, ultimately benefiting both company and consumer. After all, there is no business, no capitalism, no success on a dead planet.

Meanwhile, COVID-era entrepreneurs, taking advantage of the digitization and networks established by earlier tech firms, are creating businesses that are solutions-oriented and targeted to fill societal gaps. Today’s challenges require innovation to improve the overall well-being of society. In market economies, where corporations are potent institutions, they are responsible for addressing consumer needs. As the definition of these societal demands changes, there is a void for a new era of SMEs and startups to step in first. Improving our current systems requires a humane form of entrepreneurship, and self-starters that adopt this framework are set to be the next business titans of tomorrow.

Let us start this entrepreneurial revolution together!

Submission Instructions

  1. Submissions have to be accepted first by the ICSB World Congress (www.ICSBCongress.com). Selection for inclusion in the congress program will be based upon quality, originality, and relevance as determined by the review process.
  2. Submissions have to be presented in-person or online at the ICSB 66th World Congress.
  3. Submissions must be entirely original, not previously published, and must not be under concurrent consideration or scheduled for presentation elsewhere.
  4. Submissions have to follow the guidelines of the Taylor & Francis online submission system.
  5. Submissions will be blind reviewed. Authors must avoid revealing their identities in the body of the paper. Doing so will result in an automatic rejection.
  6. Submissions should be no more than 5000 words pages - excluding exhibits and references.
  7. The extended abstract should provide a synopsis of the central thesis, methodology, findings, implications for theory and/or practice, and how the findings can be implemented. We encourage the use of qualitative, quantitative or a combination of these techniques to address research issues in a rigorous way.
  8. The Editors of this Journal will reject submissions if they do not meet the quality standards of the journal regardless of if they have been accepted by the ICSB World Congress.
  9. Submissions will not be accepted after September 1, 2022.
  10. Topics of this special issue are listed on the www.ICSBCongress.com

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