Editor-in-Chief Dr Joshua Hall
introduces the journal
Institutions – especially public policies – are a significant determinant of economic outcomes; entrepreneurship and enterprise development are often the channel by which public policies affect economic outcomes, and by which outcomes feed back to the policy process. The Journal of Entrepreneurship & Public Policy (JEPP) was created to encourage and disseminate quality research about these vital relationships. The ultimate aim is to improve the quality of the political discourse about entrepreneurship and development policies.
JEPP publishes two issues per year and welcomes:
Empirically oriented academic papers and accepts a wide variety of empirical evidence. Generally, the journal considers any analysis based on real-world circumstances and conditions that can change behaviour, legislation, or outcomes
Conceptual or theoretical papers that indicate a direction for future research, or otherwise advance the field of study
A limited number of carefully and accurately executed replication studies
In general, JEPP seeks high-quality articles that say something interesting about the relationships among public policy and entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship and economic development, or all three areas.
Public policies and behaviour of economic agents
Interjurisdictional differentials and their effects
Law and entrepreneurship
New firms; startups
Microeconomic analyses of economic development
Development planning and policy
Innovation and invention: processes and incentives
Regional economic activity: growth, development, and changes
Regional development policy.
JEPP provides the only dedicated outlet for research linking institutions with economic development, via entrepreneurship and enterprise development
JEPP provides the only dedicated outlet targeting the entrepreneurship policy process in the context of larger policyprocess of economic development
JEPP is deliberately eclectic in its approach to empirical evidence
What does the field of research think about JEPP?
"The Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy (JEPP) will fill a gap in the current literature by offering a high-quality outlet for policy-related entrepreneurship research. While most research in entrepreneurship focuses on issues such as business entry strategy, or socio-economic determinants of entrepreneurship, this journal will focus on research that examines how different government policies affect the level of entrepreneurship in an economy. The research from this new journal will help to uncover which policies best promote the type of productive, private-sector entrepreneurship that is the true source of economic growth and prosperity."
– Professor Russell S. Sobel, West Virginia University, USA