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Content Inside: CALL FOR PAPERS Entrepreneurship & Regional Development Special Issue: "Community-Based, Social & Societal Entrepreneurship" Deadline: December 31, 2008 (full paper) Guest Editors: Leo-Paul Dana, University of Canterbury, New Zealand Isabell M. Welpe, Max-Planck-Institute of Economics, Germany/ Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Germany Vanessa Ratten, Duquesne University, United States Mary Han, Ryerson University, Canada We plan to publish 4 to 6 papers in a special issue on Community-Based, Social & Societal Entrepreneurship. We are seeking papers with sound theoretical contributions. The literature on how regional development has been facilitated by community, societal and social entrepreneurship has grown significantly in the past decade (Hemingway, 2005) Peredo and Chrisman, 2006). People and businesses globally are increasingly being influenced by societal and community interaction (Johannisson and Nilsson, 1989; Spear, 2006). More businesses and public policy practitioners are focusing on how people work together to encourage regional development (Bulla and Starr-Glass, 2006) Lyons, 2002). In this special issue we classify community, societal and social entrepreneurship as when people act corporately to pursue a common purpose. Other disciplines have recognized the important economic role of community, societal and social entrepreneurship (e.g., Bull and Winter, 1991; Johannisson and Nilsson, 1989; Light and Karageorgis, 1994; Mezias and Kuperman, 2001; Selsky and Smith, 1994). Thus, the topic of community-based, social and societal entrepreneurship has been a recurring theme in various Entrepreneurship and Regional Development papers since 1990. For example, Stone and Stubbs (2007) focused on how societal entrepreneurship in the form of lifestyle migration has encouraged regional development in Southern Europe. Likewise, Frank, Lueger and Korunka (2007) examined the role of social and societal entrepreneurship in shaping a person's personality and business success. Thus, this special issue encompasses many ideas that have been discussed previously in Entrepreneurship & Regional Development but collates them into specific theme on community, societal and social entrepreneurship; the aim in the special issue is to demonstrate how different forms of entrepreneurship (community-based, societal and social) impact on a region's growth and development rate. We are looking for new theoretical insights and empirical studies that link these important areas together. Subject Coverage Suitable topics include, but are not limited to: What is the nature of community-based, social and societal entrepreneurship? How has community-based, social and societal entrepreneurship influenced regional development in global contexts and will this change in the future? Comparative differences in community-based, social and societal entrepreneurship by countries, city, ethnic/national subgroup, sector and periods. The role of social capital and social networks in community-based, social and societal entrepreneurship. The role of technological innovation in community-based, social and societal entrepreneurship. The importance of communities and society for the perception, evaluation and exploitation of entrepreneurial opportunities.

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