Journal of Business & Entrepreneurship

Dedicated to the publication of articles that expand knowledge about small business and entrepreneurship

The Journal of Business & Entrepreneurship (JBE) is published by ASBE and the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. JBE is dedicated to the publication of articles that expand knowledge about small business and entrepreneurship.

JBE addresses the needs of both academicians and business practitioners through manuscripts that cover marketing, management, finance, accounting, applied information technology, and business law. In sum, the goal of JBE is to increase theoretical and practical insights about small business and entrepreneurship.

JBE’s first issue was in October, 1989. It has a current acceptance rate of 20 to 25 percent and is listed in ProQuest and Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Management.

JBE continues to strive to increase the quality and impact of the journal – we are on an upward trajectory. More submissions are coming in and it’s already become more competitive to publish in JBE in the last 18 months. As always you remain our top priority as we continue to grow JBE into a highly respected outlet for scholarly and professional discourse.

Dr. William T. Jackson

Managing Editor, JBE

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As of February 1, 2015 all JBE manuscript submissions are conducted via our online portal. Please follow this link to submit a manuscript:

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Authors may make initial manuscript submissions using any standard format (APA, MLA, Chicago). If your manuscript is accepted for publication you will then be provided with JBE’s formatting guidelines and a deadline to make the formatting changes as a condition of acceptance.

It is the author’s responsibility to familiarize themselves with JBE’s ethics statement and ensure compliance.

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Editorial Team

Dr. William T. Jackson

Managing Editor

Dr. William T. Jackson (Bill) is currently Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director of the Entrepreneurship program at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Kate Tiedemann College of Business. Bill has been active in the field of entrepreneurship for over two decades including roles as Small Business Institute Director, two endowed chairs, endowed professorship, founder of two entrepreneurship centers and creation of a new major in entrepreneurship at his current university. He most recently was selected as the 2015 “Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year” at the 2015 USASBE annual conference. Bill has held leadership roles in several organizations including  two years as Senior VP of Finance, Vice President—Membership Services, Vice President—Publications, and as the Vice President Conference (General Program Chair) in USASBE. He has been the Managing Editor of the Journal of Business & Entrepreneurship since 2012. His research includes over seventy-five referred publications as well as a monograph, cases in textbooks and two proceedings editorships. These publications have appeared in The Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Small Business Strategy, Journal of Business & Entrepreneurship, Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal, the International Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of the International Academy of Case Studies, Journal of Psychological Types among others.


Dr. Mary Jo Jackson, University of Tampa

Dr. Eric Liguori, University of Tampa

Dr. Jeff Vanevenhoven, University of Wisconsin at Whitewater


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