Journal of Small Business Management (JSBM)

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Edited By: George T. Solomon

Impact Factor: 1.937

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 65/192 (Management)

Online ISSN: 1540-627X

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Mission Statement:

All manuscripts should address research issues in a rigorous way using qualitative, quantitative or a combination of these techniques; however, JSBM encourages the incorporation of pragmatic advice for practitioners based on the research results.


The primary purpose of the Journal of Small Business Management (JSBM) is to publish scholarly research articles in the fields of small business management and entrepreneurship. As the official journal of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB), the JSBM is recognized as a primary instrument for projecting and supporting the goals and objectives of this organization, which include scholarly research and the free exchange of ideas. The journal, which is circulated in 60 countries around the world, is a leader in the field of small business research. All ICSB members, as a benefit of membership, receive online access to all JSBM articles.

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Best Paper Winners


JSBM Editor’s Choice Award at the USASBE 2015 Conference in Tampa, FL, USA

Presented to:

Career Impacts of Entrepreneurship Education:How and When Students Intend to Utilize Entrepreneurship in their Professional Lives

Authors: Nathalie Duval-Couetil & Ziyu Long, Purdue University (USA)

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JSBM Presented the following awards during the 2015 ICSB Conference held in Dubai, UAE from June 6-9, 2015.

> ICSB JSBM Award – Best Associate Editor

Awarded to the best Associate Editor of the year as determined by JSBM performance statistics from the previous year.

Dr. Marco Cucculelli, Università Politecnica delle Marche (Italy)

> Journal of Small Business Management (JSBM) Editor’s Choice Award

Awarded to a conference paper with topical focus of family business or finance. These two topics were the most popular in terms of submissions to JSBM for 2014.

Problematizing Socioemotional Wealth as Dominant Paradigm in Family Firm Research
Rupert Hasenzagl, AKAD University (Germany)
Isabella Hatak, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria)
Hermann Frank, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria)

Succession Intentions in Family Firms, Some Insights on Its Antecedents
Tommaso Minola, University of Bergamo (Italy)
Cristina Bettinelli, University of Bergamo (Italy)

Special Issue: Entrepreneurship in Family Firms, Business Families, and Family Business Groups

Guest Editors:
Alain Fayolle, EMLYON Business School, France (
Cristina Bettinelli, University of Bergamo, Italy (
Kathleen Randerson, EDC Paris Business School, France (
Salvatore Sciascia, IULM University, Milan, Italy (

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2015

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JSBM Editorial Team


Dr. George T Solomon

Associate Professor of Management, The George Washington University (GWU)

Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE)

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Small Business Management (JSBM)


Phone: (202) 994-3760

Office: Duqués Hall 315 D

In addition to his role as Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Small Business Management (JSBM), Dr. Solomon also serves as Director of the GW Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence , and Chair of the Wilford White Fellows for the International Council of Small Business (ICSB). He is the Past President of the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) and ICSB. From 1976 until 2004, Dr. Solomon held various managerial positions at the Small Business Administration (SBA), including Director of the Office of Special Initiatives and Deputy Associate Administrator for Business Initiatives Education and Training. Dr. Solomon has published and edited over 130 articles, books of readings, book chapters, reference materials, and proceedings articles in both the areas of entrepreneurship and small business management and organizational behavior and dynamics. Dr. Solomon received his Doctorate of Business Administration from The George Washington University School of Government and Business Administration, with a major in Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management and Organizational Behavior and Development. He was the first individual at that time to receive a doctorate in entrepreneurship/small business management from a major accredited school of business. He received his M.B.A. from Suffolk University, B.B.S. from Central Connecticut State University, and A.S. from Norwalk Community College.

Business Manager

Michael J Battaglia

VP Operations, International Council for Small Business (ICSB)


Office: Funger Hall #308

Phone: +1-202-994-0704

Michael Battaglia serves as the Operations Manager for ICSB, supporting nearly 3,000 members around the world. Michael coordinates management, knowledge sharing, and communication between ICSB’s 14 affiliates and ICSB board members. In this role, he develops the websites for several organizations and affiliates as well as the monthly ICSB Bulletin and webinar series, among many others. In addition, Michael coordinates the annual Global Entrepreneurship Research and Policy Conference and is the Business Manager of ICSB’s Journal of Small Business Management (JSBM). Michael received both his B.B.A. (Marketing), and M.B.A. from GWU.

Associate Editors

Duties of an Associate Editor include receiving and reviewing original and revised manuscripts assigned by the Editor within a particular area of expertise. Associate Editors invite, assign and manage the peer review process for manuscripts in their are of expertise. AE’s also provide recommendations and issue decisions directly to authors (accept, reject, minor revision, major revision).

Alain Fayolle, Ph.D., Emlyon Business School, France

Alan Carsrud, Ph.D., Åbo Akademi University, Finland

Cristina Rossi-Lamastra, Ph.D., Politecnico di Milano, Italy

David Smallbone, Ph.D., Kingston University, UK

Eddy Laveren, Ph.D., University of Antwerp, Belgium

Eric Liguori, Ph.D., University of Tampa, USA

Hermann Frank, Ph.D., Vienna University of Economic and Business, Austria

Hiroyuki Okamuro, Ph.D., Hitotsubashi University, Japan

Howard Van Auken, Ph.D., Iowa State University, USA

Joanne Larty, Ph.D., Lancaster University, UK

Kate Lewis, Ph.D., Massey University, New Zealand

Kelly Shaver, Ph.D., College of Charleston, USA

Ki-Chan Kim, Ph.D., The Catholic Unversity of Korea, South Korea

Lene Foss, Ph.D., University of Tromso, Norway

Marco Cucculelli, Ph.D., Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

Mark Freel, Ph.D., University of Ottawa, Canada

Mark Schenkel, Ph.D., Belmont University, USA

Marko Grunhagen, Ph.D., Eastern Illinois University, USA

Martie-Louise Verreynne, Ph.D., The University of Queensland, Australia

Massimo G. Colombo, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Norris Krueger, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship Northwest, USA

Sarfraz Mian, Ph.D., State University of New York At Oswego, USA

Steve Walsh, Ph.D., University of New Mexico, USA

Ulla Hytti, Ph.D., University of Turku, Finland

William E. Jackson III, Ph.D., University of Alabama, USA

International Research Board (IRB)

The Internationally Based Research Board (IRB) was established by the Editor as a special committee designed to provide periodic input on journal topics, current trends in research and input on the overall quality of the journal. The IRB meets periodically to provide insight and input to the JSBM editorial office and the ICSB Senior Vice President for Publications and Research.

Ayman El Tarabishy, Ph.D., George Washington University, USA

Brian Gibson, Ph.D., University of New England, Australia

Charles Matthews, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, USA

Donald F. Kuratko, Ph.D., Indiana University-Bloomington, USA

Friederike Welter, Ph.D., IfM Bonn and Universität Siegen, Germany

G. Dale Meyer, Ph.D., University of Colorado- Boulder, USA

Geralyn McClure Franklin, Ph.D., United Arab Emirates University, UAE

Howard Lin, Ph.D., Ryerson University, Canada

Hugo Kantis, Ph.D., Uniersidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Argentina

J. Hanns Pichler, Ph.D., Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria

Jeffrey Cornwall, D.B.A., Belmont University, USA

Jerome Katz, Ph.D., St. Louis University, USA

K. Mark Weaver, Ph.D., Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, USA

Karen L.Orengo Serra Ph.D., University of Puerto Rico, PR

Niels Bosma , Ph.D.,Utrecht University , Netherlands

Patricia Greene, Ph.D.,Babson College, USA

Roy Thurik, Ph.D.,Erasmus University Gallen, Netherlands

Thierry Volery, Ph.D.,University of St-Gallen, Switzerland

Victoria Calvert, Mout Royal University, Canada

Zulma Quinones, Ph.D., Inter American University of Puerto Rico-San German, PR

Editorial Review Board

JSBM sees the Editorial Review Board as the backbone of the journal in that it represents the people – authors, scholars and reviewers – who are directly involved in the manuscript review process. Each member of the Review Board has a specific and/or wide-ranging expertise that is critical to our success as a top-flight journal in the field.

Akin Kocak, University of Ankara, Turkey

Alex Bruton, Mount Royal University, Canada

Alistair R. Anderson, Robert Gordon University, UK

Amy Davis, College of Charleston, USA

Andrea Calabrò, University of Rome Tor, Italy

Andreas Kuckertz, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Andreu Blesa, Universitat Jaume I, Spain

Anna Watson, London College of Fashion, UK

Ashraf Bany Mohammed, Middle East University for Graduate Studies, Jordan

Benson Honig, McMaster University, Canada

Bernice Kotey, University of New England, Australia

Besnik A Krasniqi, Staffordshire University, UK

Boris Blumberg, Maastricht University, Netherlands

Boris Urban, University of Wiwatersrand, WBS, South Africa

Bostjan Antoncic, University of Ljubijana, Slovenia

Brian Headd, Small Business Administration, USA

Caleb Kwong, University of Essex, UK

Carin Holmquist, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden

Christopher Graves, The University of Adelaide Business School, Australia

Christopher Stehr, Karlshochschule International University, Germany

Christos Kalantaridis, University of Salford, UK

Claire Massey, Massey University, New Zealand

Claudio Dell’Era, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Colin Jones, University of Tasmania, Australia

Craig E. Armstrong, University of Alabama, USA

Cristina Rossi Lamastra, Politecnico di Milano School of Management, Italy

David Ahlstrom, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Diana Hechavarria, University of Cincinnati, USA

Diane M. Sullivan, University of Dayton, USA

Dianne H.B. Welsh, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA

Dietmar Roessl, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

Dietmar Grichnik, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Donella Caspersz, University of Western Australia, Australia

Donna J. Kelley, Babson College, USA

Edward Rogoff, Baruch College, USA

Elissa B. Grossman, University of Southern California, USA

Erno Tornikoski, Grenoble Ecole de Management, France

Franz T. Lohrke, Samford University, USA

Frithiof Svenson, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany

G. Dale Meyer, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado- Boulder, USA

G. Tyge Payne, Texas Tech University, USA

Gavin Cassar, INSEAD, France

George Vozikis, California State University, Fresno, USA

Gerald Hills, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Ghulam Nabi, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Gianni Romaní, Universidad Católica del Norte, Antofagasta, Chile

Helena Forsman, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland

Helle Neergaard, Aarhus School of Business, Denmark

Howard Lin, Ryerson University, Canada

Hung-bin Ding, Loyola University Maryland, USA

Isabella Hatak, Universiteit Twente, The Netherlands

Jarna Heinonen, University of Turku, Finland

Jeffrey S. Hornsby, Ball State University, USA

Jerome Katz, St. Louis University, USA

Jill Kickul, Simmons College, USA

João José Matos Ferreira, University of Beira Interior, Portugal

Joao Leitao, University of Beira Interior, Portugal

John J. Oirya, Brigham Young University, USA

John Rice, The University of Adelaide, Australia

John E. Spillan, University of North Carolina At Pembroke, USA

Jörg Freiling, University of Bremen, Germany

Joseph Roberts, Webster University, USA

Katerina Nicolopoulou, Strathclyde Business School, UK

Kevin F Mole, University of Warwick, UK

Kim Klyver, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Leon Schjoedt, Mahasarakham Business School, Thailand

Linda Edelman, Bentley College, USA

Linda Kidwell, University of Wyoming, USA

Lisa Gundry, DePaul University, USA

Lloyd W Fernald, Jr, University of Central Florida, USA

Louis Marino, The University of Alabama, USA

Luca Iandoli, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Luca Grilli, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

M.J. Brand, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Malin Brannback, Abo Akademi University, Finland

Mahamadou Biga-Diambeidou, ICN Business School, France

Manoj Joshi, Amity Business School, Lucknow, India

Marek Jabłoński, University of Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland

Maribel Guerrero, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain

Matt Marvel, West Virginia University, USA

Michael Abebe, The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, USA

Michael Luthy, Bellarmine University, USA

Michael Morris, University of Florida, USA

Michael Schaper, Small Business Commission of the Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Mickael Géraudel, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Naomi Birdthistle, University of Limerick, Ireland

Naveed Akhter, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden

Nikolaos P Daskalakis, Athens University of Economicsand Business, Greece

Nobuya Fukugawa, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Japan

Óscar Gonzalez-Benito, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain

Oyvin Kyvik, ESCI (Escuela Superior de Comercio International) – Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain

Pasi Malinen, Turku School of Economics, Finland

Paul Breman, Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands and Henley Business School, UK

Paul Drnevich, University of Alabama, USA

Pat Dickson, Wake Forest University, USA

Peter Bryant, IE Business School, Spain

Peter H. Antoniou, Mount St. Mary’s College, USA

Pramodita Sharma, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

Pradeep Pendse, Welingkar Institute of Management, India

Rebecca J. White, Tampa Bay University, USA

Renaud Redien-Collot, Paris Sorbonne & ADVANCIA, France

Reza Chowdhury, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada

Richard Flight, Eastern Illinois University, USA

Richard Tunstall, University of Leeds, UK

Rodrigo Varela, Universidad Icesi, Colombia

Rita Gertrud Klapper, Rouen Business School, France

Robert S. D’Intino, Rowan University, USA

Robert Smith, The Robert Gordon University Aberdeen, UK

Roland Kidwell, University of Wyoming, USA

Salvatore Sciascia, IULM University of Milan, Italy

Sanjib Chowdhury, Eastern Michigan University, USA

Saskia de Klerk, North-West University, South Africa

Scott Newbert, Villanova University, USA

Semra Feriha Ascigil, Middle East Technical Unical University, Turkey

Shawn M. Carraher,Cameron University, USA

Sibylle Heilbrunn, Ruppin Academic Center, Israel

Stefano Gatti, Università Bocconi, Italy

Stephen Teo, Curtin University, Australia

Steven C. Michael, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Stuart Locke, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

Susie Pryor, California State University San Bernardino, USA

Susanna Khavul, University of Texas at Arlington, USA

Ted Fuller, Lincoln University, U.K.

Thomas Cooney, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

Thomas Dalziel, University of Cincinnati, USA

Tim Mazzarol, University of Western Australia, Australia

Wee Liang Tan, Singapore Management University, Singapore

William B. Gartner, Clemson University, USA

William J. Dennis, National Federation of Independent Business, USA

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