Reviewed by: Cheryl LaGuardia, Research Librarian, Widener Library, Harvard University
The International Journal of Entrepreneurial Knowledge aims to “provide expert information on all aspects of entrepreneurship and business issues offers, including the results of basic and applied economic research of domestic and international authors in the English language.” Fields of study addressed by the journal’s content include enterprise economics, innovation management, international trade and finance, knowledge entrepreneurship, social and ecological impact, start-ups and incubation, creativity, intracompany entrepreneurship, and much more. The journal publishes three types of articles: original research reports, case studies, and review articles.
The Overview statement about the journal on the De Gruyter site is written in somewhat ungrammatical English, which I found puzzling. A look at the journal’s Editorial Information revealed that seven of the editors and members of the Editorial Board are from the Czech Republic, while twelve others are from Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Russia, Germany, Turkey, and Malaysia. The editor-in-chief is based at Fordham University, but from the quality of grammar and sentence construction it’s to be guessed that for a number of authors and editors of this journal, English is not their first language, and, unfortanately, that makes the quality of the content problematic.
Most of the articles here are focused on issues and practices in Eastern Europe. This includes such articles as, “Organization-Economic Mechanism For Financial Ensuring Of Marketing Activities Of Small Engineering Enterprises,” “Towards Entrepreneurship: Reflections Between Theory and Practice,” “Are Men More Innovative and Aggressive in Business? Case Study from the Czech Republic,” “Corporate Governance Quality on Specific Case of Romanian Listed Companies,” and “Cultural Reversal: Why Does Obedience Lose with the Initiative?” The quality of the grammar and writing makes it hard to understand some of the material, and it’s difficult to tell whether this is from problems of language or the quality of scholarship.
This title may be useful to students of business and economic studies in Eastern Europe.