A Guide to Steer Your Academic Career
Edited by Alain Fayolle and Mike Wright
Chapter 14: Positioning entrepreneurship research for general management journals
Why do seemingly well-crafted entrepreneurship manuscripts have a difficult time getting published in broader management journals? Part of the answer lies in the fact that publishing in scholarly outlets continues to become more difficult every day (Ashansky, 2010). Additionally, ëcompetitioní from management scholars in emerging scholarly markets around the globe suggests this trend is only going to continue (Delios et al., 2014) as researchers from Asia, South America and other parts of the world ramp up their focus on management scholarship. More directly, however, entrepreneurship researchers attempting to publish in broad management journals need to take care to construct their manuscripts quite differently than when they are submitting to an entrepreneurship journal. Both the broader audience and the convergence of disciplines and communities of scholars who address entrepreneurial issues impact how you craft your research findings. Manuscripts are all vying for limited publication space. In this chapter we examine how entrepreneurship scholars need to build their manuscripts to fit well within general management journals. This chapter contributes to the growth of each entrepreneurship scholarís toolkit by expanding their view and providing insights into how to shape and develop their research for a broader management audience. The chapter examines differences in the review process and how to prepare for them. It also focuses on the importance of clarity, impact and a differentiated contribution that needs to take into account related research from scholars outside of the entrepreneurship research community.
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