Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal publishes rigorous research on entrepreneurship, self-employment, family firms, small and medium-sized firms, and new venture creation. The journal has a broad scope, including entrepreneurs' characteristics, occupational choice, new ventures and innovation, firms life courses and performance; as well as the role played by institutions and public policies within local, regional, national and international contexts. Articles published in Small Business Economics typically emphasize the economic and societal relevance of research findings. As a leading entrepreneurship journal, Small Business Economics publishes both theoretical and empirical papers, while encouraging interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research from a broad spectrum of disciplines and related fields.

Officially cited as: Small Bus Econ

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  • Zoltan J. Acs,
  • David B. Audretsch
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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4.803 (2019)
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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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Volume 55

Issue 2, August 2020

Special Issue: Female entrepreneurship and Special Issue: The Role of Freelancers in Entrepreneurship and Small Business

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