Call for Chapters: Cases on the Interplay Between Family, Society, and Entrepreneurship


Ethel Abe, Sash Business Management, United States
Isaac Abe, Sash Business Management, United States

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: January 25, 2023
Full Chapters Due: May 25, 2023
Submission Date: May 25, 2023


Globally, the year 2020 will not stop ringing an unstoppable sound in the hearts of individuals and institutions for many years to come. Economic, social, and institutional activities came to a total halt, because international, national, inter-regional, and in some cases, state and citywide movements were brought to a total halt. Fear was rife because an unknown pandemic was out there and the government was doing everything possible to stop its spread. Entrepreneurial activities came to a standstill, while small and medium-scale entrepreneurs whose sustenance came from their business activities were forced to lock shop, lay off employees, and stay at home. People were instructed to "stay at home" for several months and some cases almost two years. To some people, the question was, where is home since they spent most of their time at work or business and hardly interacted with the family at ‘home’? While to others, the home was family.
A family has been defined by the Health Resources and Services Administration (2022) as a unit of two or more persons related by birth, marriage, or adoption that stay together; hence, all such associated individuals are deemed as members of one family. Scholars report increased pandemic-related domestic violence (Zang, 2020), substantial declines from prior to the pandemic to the early months of the pandemic in child suppressing and expressing difficulties and parental depression, as well as a relative decline in co-parenting quality (Feinberg, Mogle, Lee, Tornello, et al., 2022). Deterioration of parents' and children's wellness due to the quarantine measures was also reported (Spinelli, Lionetti, Pastore, & Fasolo, 2020). Similarly, small, medium, and micro-entrepreneurs were mostly hit as many of them lived off daily/weekly, and or monthly income earned from their businesses. Opportunistic entrepreneurs became necessity entrepreneurs due to slow return on investment and pandemic-associated influences. Belas, Gavurora, Pastore, Cepel, and Durana (2022) report that most SMEs had a significantly poor financial performance because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Although families faced several changes both negative and positive, they have often demonstrated resilience in managing changes (Eales, Ferguson, Gillespie, Smoyer, & Carlson, 2021) hence, families were the first to bounce back after the pandemic. In the same manner, Igbinakhase (2021) is of the opinion that SMEs also showed resilience and were able to adapt their operations to cope during and after the post-pandemic periods. Entrepreneurship and the family can, therefore, be aligned to buffer the recovery of communities, institutions, businesses, and society at large in the volatile, uncertain, complicated, and ambiguous times of the post-covid-19 pandemic.
The proposed book will adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to appraising and managing the subject matter. Contributions from scholars in the Humanities, Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Innovations and Technology, Psychology, Governance, and Law are acceptable for the proposed book. The ‘teaching case’ approach to writing should be adopted by contributors to this book.


• To provide information for policymakers in organizations, governments, SMMEs, and communities to use in engaging the family and entrepreneurship as dependable resources for societal growth and enhancement in a more meaningful way, and to further integrate the family and SMMEs in the scheme of things in nations
• To demonstrate the roles that family and entrepreneurship play during challenging times in sustaining societal cohesion and coherence
• To showcase the connection among family, enterprise, and societal development and sustainability
• To understand the interplay among family and the formation of entrepreneurial intent, orientation, efficacy, development, and success
• To determine the effect that family has on entrepreneurial resilience and socio-economic development.
• To create awareness about the importance and role of family and family support to members, the community, entrepreneurship, and society at large.
• To support governments by suggesting ways to detect adverse environmental and psychosocial changes in real-time to avert landslide losses to the society by the instrument of well-formulated policies to strengthen the family unit, for instance, early detection of mental health issues, substance abuse, domestic violence, and such like issues.
• To determine whether family and enterprise have a connection that should make them both a panacea for tackling eventualities in the future.

Target Audience

The proposed book is principally targeted at entrepreneurs, scholars, governments, opinion leaders/influencers, and entities who need competent referenced data on the subject matter as outlined. Others who are targeted by the book include human resource managers, educators, psychologists and psychotherapists, university and college students, consultants, family experts, legal practitioners, policymakers, and software developers.

Recommended Topics

1. Family role in entrepreneurial development
2. Engagement of families in entrepreneurial activities
3. Effect of gender bias on family and entrepreneurial self-efficacy
4. Work- family-satisfaction and entrepreneurial development
5. Challenges and success of family enterprises and entrepreneurial education.
6. Influence of family firms on entrepreneurial education and inclination
7. The effect of COVID-19 on entrepreneurial activities and socioeconomic development
8. Dynamics of family entrepreneurship and society
9. The interplay between family and society - societal growth and development vis-a-vis the family structures.
10. The concepts of and approaches to people development in families – implication on entrepreneurship
11. Assessment of the functioning of pre and post-Covid-19 families – consequences on mental health, well-being, domestic violence, and dysfunctionality.
12. Family support: effect on recovery and sustenance entrepreneurship and societal functioning
13. The historical and economic roles of families in turbulent times
14. Overcoming the challenges of Covid -19, the regulations, and fears of the unknown, effects on entrepreneurial resilience
15. Effect of governmental interventions and regulations of Covid-19 on families and their functioning
16. Addressing pre-Covid and post-covid challenges facing the family
17. Growing resilient families of the future - recommending solutions to contemporary issues in the family and socio-cultural, and socioeconomic environment.
18. Examining the concept of entrepreneurship - historical perspectives
19. Traits, characteristics, and skills required for successful entrepreneurship pre- and post-Covid-19 pandemic
20. Role of SMMEs and families in the economy
21. Innovations and technology in SMME operations - challenges and prospects
22. Entrepreneurial process, - factors underpinning entrepreneurial resilience
23. Do SMMEs need to implement management principles in their operations?
24. Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the entrepreneurial mindset of SMME practitioners
25. Effect of the pandemic on entrepreneurial self-efficacy of entrepreneurs.
26. Unpacking the challenges faced by SMMEs during and after the Covid-19 pandemic
27. Why some SMMEs survived, and others did not

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before January 25, 2023, 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 February 8, 2023 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by May 25, 2023, 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, Cases on the Interplay Between Family, Society, and Entrepreneurship. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

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


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2024.

Important Dates

January 25, 2023: Proposal Submission Deadline
February 8, 2023: Notification of Acceptance
May 25, 2023: Full Chapter Submission
July 23, 2023: Review Results Returned
September 3, 2023: Final Acceptance Notification
September 17, 2023: Final Chapter Submission


Ethel Abe

Sash Business Management

Isaac Abe

Sash Business Management


Business and Management; Computer Science and Information Technology; Education; Environmental, Agricultural, and Physical Sciences; Medical, Healthcare, and Life Sciences; Media and Communications; Government and Law; Social Sciences and Humanities
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