Start-ups, Innovation and Venturing

Call for papers for: Journal of Indian Business Research

Guest Editors

Thillai Rajan A., Indian Institute of Technology Madras & Innovation, Venturing & Entrepreneurship in India Network (iVEIN) Email: [email protected] 

Priya Nair Rajeev, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, [email protected]


Worldwide, innovation and start-ups have captured the attention of policymakers and researchers alike. In the last decade, India has grown to be a leading start-up ecosystem worldwide. The growth in the Indian start-up landscape has accompanied by significant policy interventions. Investors have been very keen to participate in the opportunities in the Indian market. There is a strong interest among the academic researchers and research minded policy makers and practitioners to study the Indian market given the intellectual opportunity to make a contribution and the prospects for arriving at nuanced results.

To fill these gaps, we call for papers for a special issue which will contribute to the analysis of policy, research, and practice in the area of Start-ups, Innovation and Venturing. The issue will impact research by showcasing the current research, which will spur others to research this important sector.

Invited Contributions

Submissions to this special issue are encouraged from all authors whose perspective can influence practice and policy – viz., how entrepreneurs and investors make decisions; what government and policy measures are needed to attract investment and so on. The issue invites and encourages papers that have analysed the impact of various policy interventions on the start-up landscape in India.

We call for papers that encompass the broad areas of start-ups, innovation, and venturing with specific reference to India. Cross-country studies that include data from India are also invited. Illustrative topics include, but not limited to:

  • Venture creation and survival
  • Venture exits and returns
  • Innovation and Start-ups
  • Analysing impact from innovation and start-ups
  • Corporate Venture Capital investments by Indian corporates
  • Indian Angel investors
  • Innovation in social ventures
  • Start-up and innovation policy
  • Trends in start-up creation and investments
  • Impact investing

Submission Procedure

Submissions to this special issue are through the Journal’s ScholarOne submission system. Only submissions through the ScholarOne system can be considered for publication. Authors are however encouraged to email the Editors for any informal queries on the suitability of a submission for this special issue.

Visit the author guidelines for the journal on the journal's page, which gives full details. Please ensure that you select this special issue from the relevant drop-down menu on page four of the submission process.

Schedule for the Special Issue

Open for submissions of full papers: 1st October 2020

Submission deadline: February 28th 2021

Publication: As Volume 13 (4) in Dec 2021