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In Search of Research Excellence

Exemplars in Entrepreneurship Ronald K. Mitchell, Professor, Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University, US and Richard N. Dino, University of Connecticut, US
This path-breaking book gathers ‘best practices’ advice from the masters about how to achieve excellence in entrepreneurship research, how to create an outstanding research career and how to avoid the pitfalls that can sidetrack emerging scholars. Combining narratives from the 2009 and 2010 Entrepreneurship Exemplars Conferences, the authors frame the dialogue using person–environment fit theory and present keynote addresses and dialogue sessions that bring together editors and authors to reach into the unexplored corners of the top-tier research craft.
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Publication Date: 2011
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  • Business and Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Research Methods in Business and Management
  • Research Methods
  • Research Methods in Business and Management
  • Research Methods
This path-breaking book gathers ‘best practices’ advice from the masters about how to achieve excellence in entrepreneurship research, how to create an outstanding research career and how to avoid the pitfalls that can sidetrack emerging scholars. Combining narratives from the 2009 and 2010 Entrepreneurship Exemplars Conferences, the authors frame the dialogue using person–environment fit theory and present keynote addresses and dialogue sessions that bring together editors and authors to reach into the unexplored corners of the top-tier research craft.

This book makes explicit the tacit knowledge of top-tier research, giving all readers access to ‘how-to’ advice from research-craft masters. Learn what Howard Aldrich, Jay Barney, Michael Hitt, Duane Ireland, Patricia P. McDougall and S. ‘Venkat’ Venkataraman have to say about making research efforts count toward building a fulfilling and rewarding research career. Employing a combination of web and text media, this easy-to-read volume caters to researchers who may lack proximity to world-class sounding boards. This guidebook offers a clear portrayal of the realities of progress milestones within a top-tier research career and is a must-read for all emerging scholars – in entrepreneurship and beyond.

This entrepreneurship research best-practices book using the words of the masters is ideally suited to graduate students and their advisors, university administrators, potential and up-and-coming academics and policy makers across many social science disciplines and interests.
‘A fascinating attempt to make more explicit the tacit knowledge of leading researchers, journal editors and others. . . Useful index, and relevant for a wide range of management related researchers.’
– Long Range Planning
Contributors: H.E. Aldrich, J.B. Barney, K.H. Brigham, R.N. Dino, M.A. Hitt, R.D. Ireland, P.P. McDougall, R.K. Mitchell, S. Venkataraman, H.J. Walker
Contents:

Preface

Introduction

1. In Search of Entrepreneurship Research Excellence: A Person–environment Fit Approach
Ronald K. Mitchell, Keith H. Brigham, H. Jackson Walker and Richard N. Dino

Keynote Contributors
2. Mindful Scholarship
Howard E. Aldrich

3. The Missing Conversation
Jay B. Barney

4. Entrepreneurship Research and the Maturation of the Field
Michael A. Hitt

5. Challenges we Face as Entrepreneurship Scholars Publishing in Top Journals
R. Duane Ireland

6. Entrepreneurship Research: Past, Present and Future
Patricia P. McDougall

7. Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Opportunity: Made as Well as Found
Sankaran Venkataraman

8. Emerging Themes in Entrepreneurship Research: Editors’ Keynote 2010

Keynote Editors: Candida Brush (ET&P)
Michael A. Hitt (SEJ)
R. Duane Ireland (AMJ)
Dean A. Shepherd (JBV)
Mike Wright (JMS)

Moderator: Ronald K. Mitchell
Comments editor: G. Thomas Lumpkin

Editor/Author Session Contributors
9. Academy of Management Journal
Editor: R. Duane Ireland
Authors: Tom Elfring and Keith M. Hmieleski

Moderators: Ronald K. Mitchell and Michael H. Lubatkin
Comments Editor: G. Thomas Lumpkin

10. Academy of Management Review
Associate Editor: Mason A. Carpenter
Authors: Melissa S. Cardon, Jeffery S. McMullen and Dean A. Shepherd

Moderators: Ronald K. Mitchell and John F. (Jack) Veiga
Comments Editor: G. Thomas Lumpkin

11. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice
Editor: Candida Brush
Author: Jon C. Carr

Moderators: Ronald K. Mitchell and John F. (Jack) Veiga
Comments Editor: G. Thomas Lumpkin

12. Journal of Applied Psychology
Associate Editor: Jing Zhou
Author: Maw-Der Foo

Moderators: Ronald K. Mitchell and John E. Mathieu
Comments Editor: G. Thomas Lumpkin

13. Journal of Business Venturing
Associate Editor: Phillip Phan
Authors: Dimo Dimov and William Forster

Moderators: Ronald K. Mitchell and John E. Mathieu
Comments Editor: G. Thomas Lumpkin

14. Journal of Management
Editor: Talya N. Bauer
Authors: Hao Zhao, Scott E. Seibert and G. Thomas Lumpkin

Moderators: Ronald K. Mitchell and Lucy Gilson
Comments Editor: Richard N. Dino

15. Journal of Management Studies
Associate Editor: Andrew C. Corbett
Authors: J. Michael Haynie, Dean A. Shepherd, Jeffery S. McMullen and James O. Fiet

Moderators: Ronald K. Mitchell and Michael Lubatkin
Comments Editor: G. Thomas Lumpkin

16. Organization Science
Editor: Pamela S. Tolbert
Author: Wesley D. Sine

Moderators: Ronald K. Mitchell and Lucy Gilson
Comments Editor: G. Thomas Lumpkin

17. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal
Editor: Michael A. Hitt
Authors: Yasemin Y. Kor and Jeffrey J. Reuer

Moderators: Ronald K. Mitchell and Elaine Mosakowski
Comments Editor: G. Thomas Lumpkin

18. Strategic Management Journal
Associate Editor: Joseph T. Mahoney
Authors: Elaine Mosakowski and Anne Parmigiani

Moderators: Ronald K. Mitchell and Dimo Dimov
Comments Editor: G. Thomas Lumpkin

Appendices: Conference Context
A. Setting the Stage
Richard N. Dino, P. Christopher Earley and Ronald K. Mitchell

B. Building Your Publishing Career
Ronald K. Mitchell

C. Worldwide Reach
Richard N. Dino

D. Where to from Here?
Richard N. Dino

Exhibits: Background Information

Exhibit I. Journal Mission Excerpts

Exhibit II. 2009 Conference Schedule in Order of Occurrence

References

Contributor and Reference Index

Subject Index