In Search of Research Excellence

In Search of Research Excellence

Exemplars in Entrepreneurship

Ronald K. Mitchell and Richard N. Dino

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.

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

Candida Brush, Michael A. Hitt, R. Duane Ireland and Dean A. Shepherd

Subjects: business and management, entrepreneurship, research methods in business and management, research methods, research methods in business and management


Keynote editors: Candida (Candy) Brush, Michael A. Hitt, R. Duane Ireland, Dean A. Shepherd, Mike Wright* Moderator: Ronald K. Mitchell Comments editor: G. Thomas Lumpkin [Author’s note: Emerging themes were discussed at the 2010 Entrepreneurship Exemplars Conference held at the University of Connecticut School of Business, May 20–22, 2010] Dino, Rich: We are moving now into our second roundtable discussion around emerging themes and this is with a number of folks from various journals, in their role as editor or past journal editor. So I’ll turn it over to my colleague, Ron Mitchell. Mitchell, Ron: Thank you very much, Rich. It’s been a very helpful time for us to move from ‘enduring’ through ‘enabling’ to ‘engaging’ themes, and now we’re in this zone of considering ‘emergence.’1 In some sense, we are in the classic skill-creation model: learn, look, do. So in the emerging themes sessions, we set the stage to move from learning and looking to ‘the doing.’ In the next two sessions, we will do this from two vantage points: the first we could say is more macro, the second more micro. This is the emerging theme [keynote] roundtable with journal editors. We have Mike Wright representing the Journal of Management Studies (JMS); Duane Ireland, Academy of Management Journal (AMJ); Candy Brush, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice (ET&P); Mike Hitt, * Candida Brush, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice; Michael A. Hitt, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal; R. Duane Ireland, Academy of Management Journal; Dean A. Shepherd, Journal of Business Venturing; Mike Wright, Journal of...

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