Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal


The Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, founded in 2007, is targeted at publishing the most influential managerially-oriented entrepreneurship research in the world. It is a research journal that publishes original work recommended by a developmental, double-blind review process conducted by peer scholars.  Strategic entrepreneurship involves innovation and subsequent changes which add value to society and which change societal life in ways that have significant, sustainable, and durable consequences.

SEJ Online Journal Access

SMS Members can read articles online both after publication and ahead of print. Click here for SEJ Articles.


For the purposes of the SEJ, entrepreneurship has special meaning, and means much more than the acts of entrepreneurs. Click here to learn more about the SEJ vision.

Special Issue Proposals

The Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal periodically advertises a call for future Special Issue (SI) proposals, which then go through a careful process of evaluation and development. Additionally, the publication and proposals of SIs have long lead times, and as a result, we are unable to consider SI submission outside the aforementioned process. To see the current calls for papers, click here, and if you wish to submit your manuscript, please go to SEJ’s online submission site for consideration by clicking here.


In 2020, across six key JCR scales (total citations, two-year impact factor, five-year impact factor, immediacy index, Eigenfactor score, article influence score), SEJ is 15th out of 226 in the Management category. SEJ is 15th out of 153 in the Business category.

In the most recent Journal Citation Report (released in June 2021), SEJ had a two-year impact factor of 9.289. SEJ has a five-year impact factor of 10.636.

In the last five years (2015 through 2019), SEJ received 1,739 original submissions from scholars based in 74 countries.

SEJ News

2021 SEJ Best Paper Prize Recipient

Crafting Business Architecture: the Antecedents of Business Model Design

Raphael Amit and Christoph Zott
Volume 9, Issue 4

The 2021 SEJ Best Paper Award goes to Raphael Amit and Chris Zott for “Crafting business architecture: antecedents of business model design,” published in Volume 9, Issue 4 (December 2015. The study of business models is increasingly important in entrepreneurship and strategy research and practice and this paper deepens our understanding by shedding light on how new business models emerge. The study advances our field and offer unique insights into the entrepreneurial actions that give rise to novel business models. The paper is widely cited and has shifted the conversation on strategic entrepreneurship to consider the design and management of activity systems that span traditional organizational boundaries.

Learn More About the Authors!

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Raffi Amit
University of Pennsylvania
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Christoph Zott
IESE Business School

Sponsored by: SEJ Best Paper Prize Award
Thursday, December 2 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST (UTC -5) 

Entrepreneurial leaders from around the world are taking a hard look at how to do business in the post COVID-19 era by considering the design and implementation of new business models. They are reimagining the boundary-spanning activity systems of their firms with the objective of creating value for all stakeholders. At the same time, they are also thinking about how their own firms can capture sufficient value from these new business model innovations, which complement product and process innovations. These developments heighten the need for all corporate and entrepreneurial leaders to develop a well-crafted Business Model Innovation (BMI) strategy.

In this talk, Raphael Amit and Christoph Zott will reflect on this necessity by drawing on their 2015 award-winning SEJ article “Crafting business architecture: The antecedents of business model design” and also on our recently published book, Business Model Innovation Strategy (Wiley, 2021). They will explain what BMI strategy is and how it complements traditional forms of strategy such as business or corporate strategy. They will also provide examples of business model innovators from around the world to illustrate the power of BMI strategy. Lastly, they will highlight future research opportunities in this space, and welcome questions and comments from the audience. Raphael and Christoph look forward to a lively and fruitful conversation on business model innovation!

*This webinar is open to all 2021 and 2022 Members of the Strategic Management Society. You can learn more and become a member here: 

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