Dr Maria Balta is leading a Special Issue (SI) in the International Journal of Information Management (IF: 8.210) entitled ‘Understanding the use of digital technologies in entrepreneurial start-up settings and growth-oriented firms’.
The use of internet and ICT technologies enhance entrepreneurial activities as they provide access to the digital enterprise platform. Technologies such as social media, open-source software and hardware, crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, e-trust and online reputation assessment, 3Dprinting, digital imaging, and big data are empowering would-be entrepreneurs to reduce the barriers between the idea of venture formation and the actual creation phase. However, scepticism regarding the success of ICT-led initiatives has also been voiced in academic literature.
This SI invites conceptual and empirical papers that help illuminate the use of digital technologies in entrepreneurial start-up settings as well as in growth-oriented firms. It is concerned with novel methodologies, and conceptualisations of digital entrepreneurship; studies that explore entrepreneurship in age of technology and globalisation in new contexts (i.e. by geography, industry or sector, culturally or within different institutional settings).
Manuscript submission deadline: 15 January 2021.