Journal Special Issue
Entrepreneurship and Conflict

Entrepreneurs are often adversely affected by violent conflict such as civil war. At the same time though entrepreneurs may contribute to or even benefit from violent conflict and other ‘destructive’ and ‘unproductive’ activities that limit economic development. Whatever the direction of causality, entrepreneurs can be found at the heart of all violent conflicts and at the centre of post-war reconstruction and development. Surprisingly, the nature of the relationship between entrepreneurship and violent conflict is relatively neglected in academic research. This Special Journal Issue thoroughly investigates this relationship, bringing into the light possible avenues for entrepreneurs and policy makers in conflict and post-conflict situations