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Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy

Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy

ISSN: 2045-2101

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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Editorial Objectives

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.

Editorial Criteria

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
  • Book reviews.

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.


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Public policy
  • 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.

Key Benefits

  • 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

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Key Journal Audiences

  • Public policy researchers with special interest in the relationship leading from institutions to enterprise to economic outcomes.
  • Entrepreneurship researchers with special interest in public policy and economic outcomes
  • Policy makers charged with promoting economic development or with promoting entrepreneurship, per se

The journal  is Indexed and Abstracted in:

  • Scopus
  • British Library
  • Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Economics & Finance and Management
  • ReadCube Discover
  • RePEc: Research Papers in Economics
  • Summon
  • Thomson Reuters Emerging Sources Citation Index
  • BFI (Denmark)


Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Business, Management & Strategy eJournals Collection. For more information, please email or visit the Emerald Business, Management & Strategy eJournals Collection page.

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