Aims and scope

JEOD publishes original research from the fields of economics and business studies, though contributions focusing on entrepreneurial diversity from the perspective of other disciplines are welcome as well. Papers connecting theory with reality and thereby addressing real world problems are particularly welcome. The journal features theoretical and empirical research on topics such as (but not limited to):

  • Enterprise types and organizational models, such as for-profit organizations, SMEs, social enterprises, cooperatives, mutuals, nonprofit organizations, foundations;
  • Governance models, including models or practices of corporate social responsibility;
  • The role of entrepreneurial and organizational diversity and its influence on the functioning of economies, on market competition, employment and on other economic and social dimensions, such as social capital, social innovation, institutional context, and social and economic development;
  • Comparisons among different types of enterprise and organizations and across different national contexts along several dimensions, including economic and social impact, competitiveness, cohesion, and job creation;
  • National and international regulations and whether they are coherent with the principles governing different types of enterprise and other organizations;
  • Different organizational models and their evolution on a national, regional, and sectoral level;
  • Development patterns of different entrepreneurial and organizational forms and their interaction with the economic, social, and institutional environment;
  • Relationships between organizational forms and their performance, the motivations and behaviours of workers and consumers;
  • The nature, characteristics and effects of organizational networks and relational systems.