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Under-Represented Communities in Entrepreneurship

Special issue call for papers from Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy

Guest Editors:
Vanessa Ratten, La Trobe University, Australia

Aims & Scope
More interest is being placed on under-represented communities in entrepreneurship due to the important role they play in communities around the world.  There are both economic and social advantages to having more social inclusion in entrepreneurship that is increasingly being valued in our global society. Under-represented communities can include a wide range of social groups including ethnic, gay/lesbian/ttransgender, Indigenous, minority and seniors. Entrepreneurship provides societal benefits that enable communities to place more emphasis on diversity and inclusion. Most of the existing literature has focused on more traditional types of entrepreneurship with less emphasis on under-represented  entrepreneurs.  Hence, the aim of this special issue is to focus on the role of under-represented  entrepreneurs in communities.

Papers due: November 30 2018

Any queries please contact Dr. Vanessa Rattem [email protected]

Please submit through the JEC ScholarOne submission system, making sure to choose the correct Special Issue title when submitting. For more information, visit JEC's Author Guidelines.


Anderson, R.B., Dana, L-P., and Dana, T.E. (2006) ‘Indigenous land rights , entrepreneurship and economic development in Canada: “Opting-in” to the global economy’, Journal of World Business, 41(1): 45-55.

Dana, L.-P. (2007). Handbook on Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar.

Ratten, V. &Dana, L.-P. (2017). Gendered perspective of indigenous entrepreneurship. Small Enterprise Research, 10(1), 62-72.