The IJEBR team were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Professor Bernice Kotey, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management at in the UNE Business School, University of New England. Professor Kotey had been a Co-editor of the IJEBR journal for several years. Professor Paul Jones commented “We were deeply saddened to hear of the recent passing of Professor Bernice Kotey. Bernice was a dedicated entrepreneurship academic and a valuable member of the IJEBR editorial team. Our condolences to her family and friends”.