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Call for Papers

Vol. 7, No. 1

(Spring 2017)


Special Issue - The Ethics of Social Entrepreneurship

ISSN: 2326-3776 (Print)             ISSN: 2326-3806 (Online)


Donald W. Caudill, Executive Editor (Godbold School of Business, Gardner-Webb University), invites authors to submit papers for a special issue of the Journal of Ethics & Entrepreneurship on The Ethics of Social Entrepreneurship (Vol. 7 No. 1, Spring 2017).


Mission of the Journal of Ethics and Entrepreneurship


The mission of the JEE is to publish (double-blind, peer reviewed) interdisciplinary scholarly research (conceptual, theoretical, empirical) or teaching cases that connect entrepreneurship and ethics and appeal to both the academic and the practitioner.


Special Issue Call for Papers


This Special Issue is being offered in conjunction with the Special Interest Group in Social Entrepreneurship of the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) and the issue will be celebrated at the January 2017 USASBE Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.

Social entrepreneurship has become a dynamic force in positively addressing market and institutional social and economic failures as well as providing beneficial solutions for those living on the margins of society.  At the heart of this growing field are the promotion of the social good and the rectifying of social injustices. This focus places social entrepreneurship at the intersection of ethics and entrepreneurship.

JEE is soliciting scholarly manuscripts which explore ethical issues associated with social entrepreneurship. We welcome conceptual, empirical, and pedagogical submissions that blend ethics and social entrepreneurship. Possible research topics can include, but are not limited to:


·      How does an ethical perspective on social entrepreneurship enhance social enterprise opportunity recognition?

·      How do ethics help us understand social venture creation and operations?

·      What ethical questions arise when traditional nonprofit organizations move to an earned income revenue model of operations?

·      What ethical questions arise when social enterprises move from nonprofit legal forms to a for profit legal form?   

·      What are the ethical implications of competing logics within hybrid organizations?

·      What are the links between social entrepreneurship theories and ethical theories?

·      Which ethical theories aid in our understanding of social venturing?

·      How can an ethical lens for social entrepreneurship best be utilized to address significant social change?

·      How can ethics be brought into the social entrepreneurship classroom?


We cast a wide net for differing perspectives on both ethics and social entrepreneurship and invite contributions from all business disciplines and social sciences, including but not limited to Entrepreneurship, Management, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, Sociology, and Economics.

Acceptance Notification: within 60 days from the date of manuscript submission


Submission deadline:  June 1, 2016


Submit manuscript in APA format to the Special Issue editors Kenneth Wm. Kury or Robert S. D'Intino at or


About the Editors of the Special Issue of JEE


Kenneth Wm. Kury, Ph.D. CPA is Assistant Professor of Family Business and Entrepreneurship at Saint Joseph's University.  He earned his doctorate at Boston College. Dr. Kury’s research focus is in social entrepreneurship, critical accounting, and ethics in social entrepreneurship and accounting. He is a research and teaching fellow of the Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics. Dr. Kury’s social entrepreneurship research explores the ethical foundations of social venturing. His recent research has appeared in International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing; Accounting Forum; Research in the Sociology of Organizations; Economics, Management, and Financial Markets; Journal of Business Insights and Transformation; and is co-author on the forthcoming text, Accounting Ethics 3rd ed.


Robert S. D’Intino, Ph.D. MBA is Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at Rowan University. He earned his Ph.D. in Management from Virginia Tech. Dr. D’Intino’s research focus is on social entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial leadership. His recent work examines new legal forms for social benefit organizations around the globe and their impact on social change.  Recent research has appeared in Journal of Social Entrepreneurship; Journal of Leadership & Management; Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion; and Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship.


  JEE articles are discoverable on EBSCO Business Source Complete, Gale, ProQuest’s ABI/INFORM Complete™ and other research databases.

JEE is listed in Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities. Cabell’s acceptance rate: Less than 25%


There are no submission fees or any cost whatsoever to be published in JEE. JEE is funded in its entirety by the multimillion dollar John and Linda Godbold School of Business Endowment at Gardner-Webb University.

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