Call | Special Issue on Entrepreneurship and Piracy

Entrepreneurship and Piracy | Special Issue of the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business.

Guest Editor:
Steffen Roth, ESC Rennes School of Business, France

Conceptual or empirical submissions of 3000-6000 words could focus on contemporary or historical examples of pirate entrepreneurship. Who has labelled which forms of entrepreneurial activities as piracy? How has piracy contributed to regional economic development? Which particular forms of political environments have an elective affinity for piracy? How do pirates share the booty? Which forms of (self-) organisation have been realised by pirate organisations? What are, or could be, past, present or future pirate business models? Who are or have been major antagonists and allies of pirate entrepreneurs? How is piracy related to congenial concepts, such as hacking or hacktivism? How about piracy and creative destruction? Is there a measurable link between piracy and creativity? Is piracy a feature, tool, or virtue of emerging economies? What maps do pirates have of the blue ocean?

Link to Call for Papers

Subject Coverage

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

  • The history, lessons learned, and history repeated of piracy
  • Piracy, organisation and self-organisation
  • Piracy, moral and pirate codes
  • Piracy and emerging markets
  • Buccaneer and entrepreneurial lifestyles
  • Safe harbours, buried treasure and blue oceans
  • Booties, bounties and business models
  • Spaces and places, roots and routes of contemporary piracy
  • The risks, pains and pleasures of piracy
  • Lessons learned from the early days of piracy
  • Role models and examples of modern pirate heroes
  • Piracy: exit strategies and retirement modes
  • Piracy as attribute, label and brand
  • Social footprints of piracy
  • Entrepreneurial and economic policies of pirate parties
  • Priveteerism and regional development
  • Letters of marque: where to get them, and at what costs?
  • Vessels, weapons, strategies and targets of contemporary piracy

Important Dates

  • Full paper submission: January 20, 2014
  • Feedback: March 20, 2014
  • Revisions due: April 20, 2014

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