Call for Manuscripts for a Published Volume
Building on the success of 7 previous Mason Entrepreneurship Conferences (MERC), the 2012 MERC conference will invite submissions for a fully refereed volume based on papers presented at the 2012 MERC conference. This will not be conference proceedings, rather, it will include complete book chapters built around the central conference theme and grouped together in appropriate categories based on the strands of the conference. The volume will push forward the dialogue on entrepreneurship and make available to a wider audience the leading edge interdisciplinary research on innovation and entrepreneurship in all its forms that have been the hallmark of the MERC conferences since 2004.
In this volume we seek to represent the great variety of empirically grounded and conceptually focused work presented at the MERC conference from different research traditions and different regions. We will be selecting papers that present new research results as well as ones that present overviews of work from a region or an extended group of researchers engaged in related research programs. In examining the trajectories of many kinds of current work, we hope to provide the bases for cross-paradigm discussions and indicate directions of where research on entrepreneurship is going.
In preparing your manuscript please be aware that this volume will be having global distribution. Readers may not be aware of the educational and institutional contexts that are being researched nor of the intellectual and empirical traditions out of which the work arises, so please be explicit about relevant contexts.
In order for your paper to be considered for this volume, please submit a completed, previously unpublished manuscript, no longer than 6000 words (not including works cited), following APA (American Psychological Association) reference style. Please name the file with your last name and "MERC_2012" in this format: Name_MERC_2012. Manuscript submission deadline is May 1st, 2012. Acceptance notices will be sent by June 1, 2012. Editorial comments will be sent to authors by July 15th. Fully revised manuscripts will be due September 30th, subject to the review of the editorial team.
Please note that if your manuscript is selected for publication in the book, it will go through a review process starting in May 2012. The editorial team reserves the right to decline publication of the paper any time during the process should it feel that the submission does not fit with the objectives of the book.