Call for Chapters: Drivers of SME Growth and Sustainability in Emerging Markets


Sumesh Dadwal, Northumbrian University, London, United Kingdom
Pawan Kumar, Mittal School of Business, Lovely Professional University, India
RAJESH VERMA, Mittal School of Business, Lovely Professional University, India
Gursimranjit Singh, Dr.B.R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, India

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: May 17, 2023
Full Chapters Due: September 14, 2023
Submission Date: September 14, 2023


Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are business enterprises with revenues, assets, or staff counts below a specified threshold. These businesses are frequently cited as examples of how emerging economies might achieve their growth objectives. Thus, SMEs play a crucial role in many developing economies,ability to generate and maintain both employment and income. SMEs play a major role in most economies, particularly in developing countries. Although the variables that constrained SMEs have gained traction in enterprise development and business management research, less emphasis has been paid to how their multidimensional interactions can impair the sustainability and expansion of SMEs in emerging economies. It stands to reason that the extent to which these elements play a role differs from place to place, nation to nation, and continent to continent. However, extant literature shows that as competition and innovation intensify in the global business market, many SMEs in developing countries are constrained by external forces that hinder the sustainability of these businesses.. SMEs have been facing many barriers while trying to sustain and grow. Despite these obstacles, SMEs are still expected to address the challenges of job creation, sustainable economic growth, equitable distribution of income and the overall stimulation of economic development.


The book aims to identify the drivers of SME growth and sustainability in emerging markets and will provide in-depth insights to the marketeers, entrepreneurs and practitioners to unravel the opportunities and mitigate the challenges of small and medium enterprises. Moreover, the proposed book is needed because the book will provide insights to the entrepreneurs, business owners and managers, marketers, and policy makers that by understanding the various challenges will enable them to create an environment that is conducive to the growth and sustainability of SMEs in their economy.

Target Audience

The proposed book/chapter will be useful for entrepreneurs, small business, marketing, and scholars. The book is also particularly suitable with the current global digital transformation among businesses for them to survive and grow. Moreover, the target audience will be management faculty teaching entrepreneurship courses in different institutions and business students aswell

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•Innovation practices and business models of SMEs to become Unicorns
•Financing SMEs crowdfunding and micro financing
•SMEs and digital entrepreneurs and disruption
•Govt procurement and SMEs
•AI chatGBT and SME
•State of SMEs NEWS (Global north east south west variations)
•Agriculture and SMEs
•Tourism and SMEs
•Challenges Ahead for SMEs
•Gaps between SME research vs practice
•Scaling up SMEs
•Embedding new sustainability and technology trends in SMEs strategy
•Entrepreneurship capacity building for Future SMEs
•Govt schemes for SMEs and their services
•SME and strategic process
•Bottlenecks for SME
•Sustainable business growth models for emerging markets
•Digital technologies and SME’s growth
•IOT and emerging technologies for SME growth
•Sustainable business practices
•Innovation for sustainability

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before May 17, 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 May 31, 2023 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by September 14, 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, Drivers of SME Growth and Sustainability in Emerging Markets. 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

May 17, 2023: Proposal Submission Deadline
May 31, 2023: Notification of Acceptance
September 14, 2023: Full Chapter Submission
November 12, 2023: Review Results Returned
December 24, 2023: Final Acceptance Notification
January 7, 2024: Final Chapter Submission


Sumesh Dadwal
Northumbrian University, London

Pawan Kumar
Mittal School of Business, Lovely Professional University

Rajesh Verma
Mittal School of Business, Lovely Professional University

Gursimranjit Singh
Dr.B.R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar


Business and Management; Computer Science and Information Technology; Environmental, Agricultural, and Physical Sciences; Media and Communications; Social Sciences and Humanities
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