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Call for practitioner contributions to JCE

Journal call for papers from Journal of Chinese Entrepreneurship

What is JCE?

The unprecedented growth of China's economy offers significant potential for both Chinese and foreign investors, and China’s entry into the WTO have resulted in experimentation and risk-taking as ways of doing business in China. Equally the proliferation of small businesses and their increasing importance in the economy mean that the management and growth of such enterprises are ever-more critical in national and regional development. From multinational to micro-enterprise, an understanding of the nature, process and practice of entrepreneurship will be a key factor in economic success.

JCE takes an interdisciplinary approach and focuses on the changing contours of Chinese entrepreneurship research, acquainting readers with the latest trends and explorations in the theory and practice of entrepreneurship in China and in Chinese communities based outside of mainland China.
Coverage will focus on (but not be limited to) the following topics:
• Government policy on entrepreneurship
• International entrepreneurship
• Small and medium-sized enterprises
• Family-owned businesses
• The innovator as an individual and as a personality type
• New venture creation and acquisitions of a growing company
• Entrepreneurial behaviour in large organizations
• Venture financing and entrepreneurial education
• Minority issues in small business and entrepreneurship
• Corporate and non-profit entrepreneurship
• Ethics, the entrepreneur and the company
• Entrepreneurial cooperation and networking
• Entrepreneurial environment and cross-cultural management
• Comparative studies of entrepreneurship and marketing issues
• Development of the service sector and Chinese economy
• Chinese marketing and business innovation
• Service marketing and service innovation
• Brand management and network innovation
• Supply chain management and customer relationship management
• Entrepreneurial processes
• Risk management and venture capital

Why Publish?

• Contribute to the advancement of Chinese entrepreneurship studies through your insights and experience.
• If you or your organisation have made a new discovery, developed a new product or initiative, this could be communicated as part of a case study. This will also get you and your organisation noticed.
• Increased visibility equals increased networking opportunities
• Publish research done as part of MBA/ Masters
• Enhance your CV in a competitive job market
• Share your opinions and experiences with colleagues and peers worldwide.

Why publish with Emerald?

• Emerald is widely known and respected as a publisher of business and management journals. It will provide you with a respected platform for your work. Because most of its journals are part of a database, your work will be distributed electronically to over 1600 institutions in more than 200 countries, ensuring maximum visibility to the right audiences.
• You will be read by employees of multilateral donor organizations, employees of bilateral donor organizations, Chinese policy makers, consultants with focus on China, employees at Deloitte & Touche, The Central Bank of China, Ernst and Young, The British Embassy P. R. China, HSBC, PetroChina, IBM Global Business Services, Wing Wah Food Company Ltd, Securac China Ltd, Pansum Technology Co, The China-Britain Research Council and many more...
• You will join authors from Nankai University, China Europe International Business School , BAE Systems, Imperial College London, Zhejiang University, BMW, QinetiQ, DuPont, Cranfield University, MIT, China Agricultural University, Cambridge University, Nanyang Technological University, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Harvard Business School, IBM, Deloitte Consulting, Accenture, Sun Microsystems, Xerox, HP and Wipro – to name but a few...

What do readers want?

Think about why people in the wider world would be interested in your work. How might they benefit from it? Do you have an improved way of working or have you developed a unique way of measuring business performance? If you are using technology, are you using it in an innovative way? What are the benefits?

Always focus on:

• what is new about your work
• how your conclusions can be generalized 
• what is good about it and how the benefit can be translated into something tangible from which others can learn and implement in other Chinese communities and the globe
• What outcomes and implications for practice are identified? What changes to practice should be made as a result of this research?

Types of content you can contribute:

The aim of the ‘Entrepreneurship in practice’ section is to encourage practitioner engagement in discussions about challenges facing Chinese entrepreneurs today. For this section, we would like to invite the following types of contributions:

• Viewpoint. This is a type of paper which allows for the development of opinions and is a forum for sharing industrial insights.
• Technical paper. Evaluates technical products or services, or a method of analysis.
• Conceptual paper. Allows the discussion of how a theoretical concept (e.g. globalization) could potentially impact on practitioners’ realities.
• Case study. This involves focusing on the particular, i.e. an organization or part of one, an industry sector or a country. For guidelines on this type of paper please see:
• Interviews of inspirational entrepreneurs from China or Chinese communities outside of mainland China. Please send your nominations of potential interviewees, indicating whether you would be willing to conduct the interview to the Co-Editor Dr Jun Li [email protected]
• Policy focus piece. An analysis/ discussion using perspectives from the practitioner’s world of how public policy can be improved to encourage the development of entrepreneurship in China.

Managers, policy makers and leaders may want to consider co-authorship with academic researchers. For guidelines on this, please visit:

Next steps:

1. Find out more about JCE on
2. Visit the online support resources created especially for practitioner authors
3. Get in touch with Co-Editor Dr Jun Li [email protected]  with your ideas for contributions.
4. Your contribution will be subject to editorial review, i.e. the Editor will give you feedback on your paper and has final decision-making powers on what is published in the journal.

We look forward to receiving your submissions.