Call for Papers

Journal of Technology Transfer

Special Issue


Guest Editors:

Alain Fayolle, EMLyon Business School

Wadid Lamine, Toulouse Business School

Sarfraz Mian, School of Business State University of New York, Oswego

Phillip Phan, The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

Entrepreneurship Education is a focal point in the promotion of entrepreneurship awareness (Fayolle, 2013). It plays an important role in shaping the entrepreneurial intentions, increases the potential to undertake startups and plan their growth strategies. Moreover, by transferring entrepreneurial skills to this audience (Barr et al., 2009; Phan et al. 2009), Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Education (STEE) might raise their awareness about the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship to promote technology transfer (Markham et al., 2000). It will empower them to shape their future by being more entrepreneurial in their activities and careers and imparts preparedness to undertake entrepreneurial challenges. However, and in spite of the face validity of teaching technology entrepreneurship, there has traditionally been only a weak link between the fields of research, entrepreneurship education and technology transfer and commercialization (Nelson & Monsen, 2014). Prior research suggests that one could gain by drawing more heavily from technology management and the economics and sociology of innovation when formulating explanations for S&T entrepreneurship.

Until recently, in the technology management education literature, traditionally there has been less emphasis on venture creation and entrepreneurial technology-based firms. For example a recent special issue of AMLE (Sept 2009) provided background information and focused on trends in technology management education, however, it has a weak link to the entrepreneurship education as such. Consequently, STEE remains a relatively unexplored topic that offers a variety of opportunities for scholarly inquiry (Kingon et al., 2002). To bridge the gaps this special issue calls on entrepreneurship and technology management scholars to concentrate their efforts to help create and further strengthen connections between technology management education and entrepreneurship education fields. Therefore, with this special issue we aim to focus on better understanding of how the different dimensions of STEE such as context, programs, ontology, axiology, pedagogies, teaching models, contents and support mechanisms impact or might have a bearing on entrepreneurial process in S&T environments (Fayolle & Gailly, 2008)? By exploring the gaps between prevailing teaching and learning practices and actual needs we intend to highlight the challenges facing technocrats in becoming well trained and successful entrepreneurs.

We aim to present cutting edge research in STEE that explores conceptual and empirical perspectives through a wide variety of theoretical and methodological approaches by addressing the following topics:

– How does one design teaching models in the context of STEE?

– How can STEE processes help to shape the identification, exploitation and assessment of entrepreneurial opportunities?

– What could be the best and most appropriated pedagogies in STEE?

– How can universities develop integration processes among STEE and technology transfer offices, incubators, and science parks?

– What are resource implications for universities attempting to develop interdisciplinary STEE?

This is not an exhaustive list and other relevant studies are welcome.


Deadline for submission of full paper: September 30th, 2017

Feedback from first-round reviews: December 1st, 2017

Deadline for re-submission of papers: March 1st, 2018

Feedback from second-round reviews (if required): May 1st, 2018

Final manuscripts due: June 30th, 2018


Submissions should be prepared in accordance with Journal of Technology Transfer guidelines and submitted by email to the Guest Editors before September, 30th. When submitting, be sure to indicate the submission is for the special issue on Effective Models of STEE. All manuscripts will be subject to a rigorous, double-blind, peer-review process. Full papers will be up to 7000 words in length.

Please direct any questions regarding the Special Issue to Alain Fayolle (fayolle); Wadid Lamine (wmlamine); Sarfraz Mian (sarfraz.mian) and Phillip Phan (pphan).


– Barr, S. H., Baker, T., Markham, S. K., & Kingon, A. 2009. Bridging the Valley of Death: Lessons Learned From 14 Years of Commercialization of Technology Education. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 8(3): 370-388.

– Kingon, A. I., Markham, S., Thomas, R., & Debo, R. 2002. Teaching high-tech entrepreneurship: Does it differ from teaching entrepreneurship? (And does it matter?). Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Albuquerque, NM: American Society for Engineering Education.

– Fayolle, A. & Gailly, B. 2008. From craft to science: Teaching models and learning processes in entrepreneurship education. Journal of European Industrial Training, 32(7): 569-593.

– Fayolle, A. 2013. Personal views on the future of entrepreneurship education. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 25: 7-8.

– Markham S, Baumer, D. Aiman-Smith, L, Kingon, K. & Zapta M. 2000. An Algorithm of High Technology Engineering and Management Education. Journal of Engineering Education, 89: 209-218

– Nelson, A., & Monsen E. 2014. Teaching Technology Commercialization: Introduction to the Special Issue. Journal of Technology Transfer 39(5): 774-779.

– Phan, P., Siegel, D.S., & Wright, M. 2009. New developments in technology management education: Background issues, program initiatives, and a research agenda. Academy of Management Learning & Education 8 (3): 324-336.