Call for Papers: Special Issue of the Small Business Institute Journal

The Call:

Please consider submitting a paper to the Small Busines Institute Journal’s special issue.  This special issue will showcase how the Small Business Institute program has impacted the SBI’s institution, its community, its participating faculty and their students.

The Background:

Ron Cook from Rider University and Michael Harris from Eastern Carolina University presented a paper at the 2019 Small Business Institute Conference on how their participation in the SBI programs impacted their career, both teaching and research, their students, their institution and their community.

Possible topics:

  • How your institution has benefited from an SBI Program.
  • How professors have used the program to enhance their careers.
  • How the SBI Program Impacted your community.
  • The programs impact on student retention and knowledge acquisition.
  • Unique stories from your institution about field-based consulting.
  • Examples of other out-of-the-classroom experiences.
  • How/why your students learn more, retain more, and are more engaged.
  • How you teach field based consulting.
  • That institution’s unique story of how it developed and its unique relationship in the community.


Please submit your manuscript by November 15, 2020 to Lynn Hoffman at It will be reviewed by the three editors for this special issue.

Editors for this Special Issue

Dr. David “Lynn” Hoffman

Dr. Andrew Holt

Dr. David Bechtold




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