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 10: Academy of Management Review

Mason A. Carpenter, Melissa S. Cardon, Jeffrey. S. McMullen and Dean A. Shepherd

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


Associate editor: Mason A. Carpenter Authors: Melissa S. Cardon, Jeffery S. McMullen, Dean A. Shepherd Moderators: Ronald K. Mitchell, John F. (Jack) Veiga Comments editor: G. Thomas Lumpkin Mitchell, Ron: What we have planned to do for these sessions is to kind of walk them through a very short – maybe 10 percent of the time used – introduction (to get the sense for your journal’s mission); then about 40 percent of the time will then be spent discussing with the authors and editors certain topical questions (although additional things will emerge from there); then 40 percent of our time we will try and spend with questions from the audience (here as well as worldwide); and then a final 10 percent of the time will be a wrap-up, closure and summary by the moderators. Now, Academy of Management Review (AMR) is a theory journal. A summary of the journal’s purpose is in each of the Conference Material binders that we have here in Storrs, Connecticut; it is also on the marvelous website ( that Katie Huntington has put together, and so I am not going to read the entire journal mission.1 Rather, what I am going to do is talk about some of the opportunities that I have identified as I have read the mission. Because AMR is open to theoretical work, it is open to theoretical work regarding entrepreneurship. Because it is a journal that publishes new theoretical insights that advance our understanding of management organizations, AMR is receptive to...

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