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					            International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing (IJEV)
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Special Issue on: "Technological Entrepreneurship: Opportunity for High Growth Firms"

Guest Editors:
Dr. João Leitão, IST-Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Dr. Frank Lasch and Dr. Călin Gurău, GSCM-Montpellier Business School, France

This special issue spotlights technological entrepreneurship as an opportunity for promoting the
development of high growth firms. The principal motivation for SMEs’ growth is the search for a
minimum scale of efficiency that allows survival. The alternative sources of growth deserve
further research, especially the role played by the R&D effort and other categories of intangible
assets in explaining the growth of SME’s in high-tech industries.

As a consequence of the high level of risk associated with innovating activities which could be
incompatible with small companies, it is necessary to wait some time for the desired positive
effect of R&D expenditure on SMEs’ growth to appear. Thus, public policies for fostering high
growth firms are needed, given the various needs associated with the greater growth in high
tech industries compared to more traditional sectors, as a consequence of a minimum scale of
efficiency corresponding to greater size compared to more traditional sectors.

The issue will therefore draw attention ways in which technological entrepreneurship is an
effective opportunity for contributing to more rapid and efficient growth. The strategic bet on high
growth firms should be supported by public policies oriented for reinforcing entrepreneurial
growth, in order to overcome recessive scenarios and to reinforce the competitiveness of
national economies, on a microeconomic basis. As we acknowledge that technological
entrepreneurship is an eclectic topic, papers that address entrepreneurship and growth from
multiple levels of analysis are welcome.

       Subject Coverage

Topics of interest to this IJEV focus issue include, but are not limited to:

        Entrepreneurship opportunities in high-tech emerging industries
        Institutional framework and gazelles
        Intangible assets and growth in high-tech industries
        Public policies for fostering high growth firms
        Regional disparities of high-tech entrepreneurship
        Serial entrepreneurship in high-tech industries
        Spin-offs firms and gazelles from universities
        Survival and growth of innovation and technology based firms
        Technological entrepreneurship and marketing
        Technology, innovation and organisational change
    Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under
consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and
other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

    Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: 28 February, 2009

    Editors and Notes

You may send one copy in the form of an MS Word file attached to an e-mail (details in Author
Guidelines) to the following:

Dr. João Leitão
Instituto Superior Técnico
Technical University of Lisbon
Department of Engineering and Management
Taguspark, Núcleo Central, 100.
2740-122 Oeiras
Phone: (+351) 214 226 900
Fax: (+351) 214 226 901

Dr. Călin Gurău and Dr. Frank Lasch
GSCM-Montpellier Business School
Marketing Department
2300 Avenue des Moulins
34185 Montpellier Cedex 4, France
Phone: +33 4 67 10 28 46
Fax: +33 4 67 45 13 56
Email: |

with a copy to:

Editorial Office

Please include in your submission the title of the Special Issue, the title of the Journal and the
name of the Guest Editor

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