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About This Journal

The New England Journal of Entrepreneurship (NEJE) is a double blind peer reviewed journals that aims to foster dialogue and innovation in studies of entrepreneurship and small & family-owned business management. The journal welcomes original work across a broad spectrum of issues and topics related to the study and practice of entrepreneurship. The journal encourages submission of a wide range of perspectives and is particularly interested in those that challenge conventional wisdom concerning all aspects of entrepreneurship and small & family owned businesses and their role in society. In doing so, the journal promotes an ethos which is explicitly: theory-driven and supported, glocal in scope and vision, open, reflective and reflexive, imaginative and critical, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary, and facilitates exchange amongst academic scholars, as well as between academic scholars and practitioners.

Academics and practitioners alike are welcome to submit original articles that advance research in the field of entrepreneurship as well as research notes, book reviews and original research case study concerning entrepreneurial or small & family-owned business management. Article topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Venture creation and entrepreneurial processes in national and international contexts
  • Small Business Management
  • Family-Owned Businesses Management
  • Corporate and non-profit entrepreneurship
  • Women entrepreneurship
  • Urban entrepreneurship
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Gender and minority Issues in entrepreneurship and small & family-owned businesses
  • Entrepreneurship education research
  • Entrepreneurship skills
  • The New England Journal of Entrepreneurship is published twice annually by the John F. Welch College of Business at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. The acceptance rate is about 20%.

    Journal History

    The New England Journal of Entrepreneurship evolved from an earlier journal, Vanguard, which was established by Dr. Laurence Weinstein in 1989. The purpose of that journal was to encourage business faculty to write research articles on various small business topics and have them published "in house." The Journal was continuously published by the College of Business until 1996 when there was a one-year hiatus.

    In 1998, Drs. Weinstein and Annavarjula decided to change the name of the journal and expand its scope to include entrepreneurship. An Editorial Board was established and a rigorous double-blind refereed process was instituted. Calls for articles were made to an international audience via the Internet and various academic membership lists. The response was immediate and enthusiastic. Dr. Jerome Katz, Professor of Entrepreneurship Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, identified the New England Journal of Entrepreneurship as one of the "up and coming" journals in the field. In 2004, Dr. Joshua Shuart helped NEJE to acquire a Library of Congress number and initiated a new "all electronic" submission process for the journal. In 2005, Weinstein transitioned over to Editor Emeritus, and was succeeded by NEJE's first "outside" Editor in Dr. Herbert Sherman, who revamped the journal's Editorial Board, and acted as Editor until 2011. Sherman previously held the post as Creator/Editor of the very successful electronic THE CASE JOURNAL.