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03/01/2022

Entreprendre & Innover : Disability and Entrepreneurship: towards new employment perspectives

Is entrepreneurship up to the challenge of social and professional inclusion of people with disabilities?

Editors: Jérémie Renouf, Fernanda Arreola, David Halabisky, Simon Darcy, Jock Collins

For this special issue, proposals may focus on the following themes:
  • Is entrepreneurship a solution for the inclusion of people with disabilities in society?
  • Faced with the continuous drop-in birth rates in many countries around the world, will entrepreneurship facilitate access to a skilled workforce of disabled workers?
  • What are the most successful entrepreneurial support practices that can be set in place for people with disability?
  • Are the business and innovation ecosystems suitable for the projects carried out by entrepreneurs with disabilities or by entrepreneurs in the field of disability?
  • How does the inclusion of people with disability change the practices of entrepreneurs and their organizations?
  • What is the impact of inclusive innovation on employment?
  • What is the impact of inclusive entrepreneurial organizations on the ecosystems?
  • Does the development of inclusive entrepreneurial practices require a change of perspective on disability?
  • What are the innovative training practices that can make young people aware of the challenges faced by disability?
  • How can we support the professional transition and career progression of people with disabilities?
  • What is the influence of disability on the entrepreneurial trajectory?
  • Does disability have an impact on the choice of a legal structure?
  • Can accelerators or incubators offer alternative solutions to accompany inclusive and assisted employment?
  • What are some examples around the world of successful programs aiming at facilitating the inclusion of people with disabilities through self-employment or entrepreneurship?

Submissions are accepted both in English and French.


As this review is primarily aimed at practitioners, we are careful to ensure that the contributions are concerned with practical applications, business implications and/or policy recommendations. With this in mind, contributions should :
  • have a section making explicit reference to these concerns: the reader should always be able to say at the end of the reading: so what? how does this article help me to act or to improve my future actions?
  • adopt more concrete and operational language than is customary in academic journals: theory should not be absent but popularised, i.e. translated into simple terms. Abstract concepts should be made explicit and/or illustrated with practical examples.
  • not accumulate scientific references: The aim is to select a few reference authors useful for understanding the subject, not to show the completeness of the academic literature on the subject. Scientific references should be cited exclusively through footnotes

The main deadlines are:
  • 03/01/22: Submission of original texts
  • 07/01/22: Back to the authors
  • 01/10/22: Deadline for sending revised texts
  • March 2023: Publication of the issue

Please upload your submission on the journal's submission platform.