Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal (SBEJ) publishes original, rigorous theoretical and empirical research addressing all aspects of entrepreneurship and small business economics, with a special emphasis on the economic and societal relevance of research findings for scholars, practitioners and policy makers.

SBEJ covers a broad scope of topics, ranging from the core themes of the entrepreneurial process and new venture creation to other topics like self-employment, family firms, small and medium-sized enterprises, innovative start-ups, and entrepreneurial finance. SBEJ welcomes scientific studies at different levels of analysis, including individuals (e.g. entrepreneurs' characteristics and occupational choice), firms (e.g., firms’ life courses and performance, innovation, and global issues like digitization), macro level (e.g., institutions and public policies within local, regional, national and international contexts), as well as cross-level dynamics.

As a leading entrepreneurship journal, SBEJ welcomes cross-disciplinary research.

Officially cited as: Small Bus Econ

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  • Zoltan J. Acs,
  • David B. Audretsch
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4.803 (2019)
Impact factor
5.377 (2019)
Five year impact factor
51 days
Submission to first decision
318 days
Submission to acceptance
634,291 (2019)
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