Call for Chapters: Entrepreneurship Development and Opportunities in Circular Economy


Neeta Baporikar, Namibia University of Science & Technology, Namibia & University of Pune, India

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: November 17, 2019
Full Chapters Due: January 16, 2020
Submission Date: May 10, 2020


Entrepreneurship is the capacity and willingness to develop, organize and manage a business venture along with any of its risks in order to make a profit. Thus, entrepreneurship comprises both "enterprising individuals" and "entrepreneurial opportunities". Hence the need to study not only the nature of the individuals who identify opportunities when others do not but also the opportunities themselves and the nexus between individuals, opportunities and prevalent economic systems. With the need for sustainability, what is emerging is a focus on developing an economic system, which aims at minimizing waste and commonly referred as "circular economy" based on the concept of "circularity". A circular economy is an economic system aimed at minimizing waste and making the most of resources. To eliminate waste and ensure sustainability world over there is refocus on economic systems and herein is the pitch of Circular Economy (CE). Circular economy and studies related to it have gained worldwide attention, as it seems to an effective alternative economic system. That means there is likely to be a shift in how entrepreneurship development and entrepreneurial opportunities will be perceived, developed and resourced. Hence, the focus of this book will be to examine entrepreneurship development and the emerging opportunities in the circular economy.


This book explores the need to advance the understanding of entrepreneurship development, identify the opportunities, and manage the entrepreneurship development, policies, and programs in order to further a circular economy. In addition to entrepreneurship development and entrepreneurial opportunities, the book will cover and discuss a number of other factors necessary for a successful transformation, such as entrepreneurship and innovation, entrepreneurship and change and entrepreneurship education. Addressing the different challenges of the circular economy envisioned it outlines strategies, policies, and models needed to gain momentum for entrepreneurship development in different and emerging sectors.

Target Audience

The primary intended audience is scholar-practitioners who have the need for qualified Reference material regarding the subject matter of the proposed publication as outlined above. The secondary intended audience is managers, organization development specialists, consultants, educationalist, policy makers and undergraduate/graduate business students who require the same Reference material. At the same time, while having academic rigor, the writing of the book will be in a way such that non-academics and non-specialists can understand it; it will be appealing to the public.

Recommended Topics

• Evolution of Economics Systems
• Entrepreneurship Theories
• Entrepreneurship Development
• Entrepreneurship Policies
• Entrepreneurship Ecosystem
• Entrepreneurial Opportunities
• Entrepreneurship Education
• Evolution and Development of Circular Economy
• Principles of Circular Economy
• Opportunities in Circular Economy
• Challenges in Circular Economy
• Key Principles and Areas of Intervention
• Circular Thinking and Planning
• Creativity and Innovation in Circular Economy
• Value Creation Competencies and Skills for Circular Economy
• Knowledge Management in Circular Economy
• Technology Management in Circular Economy
• ICT in Circular Economy
• Entrepreneurship in Circular Economy
• SMEs in Circular Economy
• Sustainability in Circular Economy
• Critical Success Factors for Entrepreneurship Development
• Innovation in Circular Economy
• Leadership for Circular Economy
• Implementation and Competitive Advantages for Entrepreneurship
• Benchmarking Entrepreneurship Development
• Case studies/Best Practices for Entrepreneurship Development in Circular Economy
• Case studies/Best Practices for Entrepreneurship Opportunities in Circular Economy

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before November 17, 2019, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by December 1, 2019 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by January 16, 2020, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Entrepreneurship Development and Opportunities in Circular Economy. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2020.

Important Dates

November 17, 2019: Proposal Submission Deadline
December 1, 2020: Full Chapter Submission
March 15, 2020: Review Results Returned
April 12, 2020: Revisions due from authors
April 26, 2020: Final acceptance/rejection notification due to authors
May 10, 2020: Final Chapter Submission


Neeta Baporikar
Editorial Advisory Board:
1. Dr Aasha Sharma, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), India
2. Dr Bryan Christiansen, Tactical Systems, LLC, USA
3. Prof Carolina Machado, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
4. Dr Elena Viktorovna Burdenko, Plekhanov University of Economics, Russia
5. Prof José Manuel Saiz-Álvarez, Nebrija University, Spain
6. Prof Maria S. Plakhotnik, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia
7. Prof Mohammad G. Rasul, Central Queensland University, Australia
8. Dr Parminder Singh Kang, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
9. Prof Prince Nwachukwu Ololube, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Nigeria
10. Dr Rajbir S Bhatti, Mount Royal University, Canada
11. Prof Rudra P. Pradhan, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
12. Prof Sheikh Md. Monzurul Huq, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh
13. Dr Smitha Nayak, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India
14. Dr Teresa Dieguez, Polytechnic Institutes of Cávado and Ave, Portugal
15. Prof Ziska Fields, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

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