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 11: Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice

Candida Brush and John C. Carr

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


11. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice Editor: Candida (Candy) Brush Author: Jon C. Carr Moderators: Ronald K. Mitchell, John F. (Jack) Veiga Comments editor: G. Thomas Lumpkin Mitchell, Ron: I am Ron Mitchell, currently serving as Chair of the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management. With me are Candy Brush, who is one of the senior editors at Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice (ET&P); Jack Veiga (my co-moderator); and Jon Carr, who’s the author representing the paper ‘Toward a theory of familiness: A social capital perspective’ (with Allison Pearson and John Shaw). Have I got that right? Carr, Jon: Yes. Mitchell, Ron: The opportunities for publishing entrepreneurship research in a journal titled Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice are amazing. The opportunities that I have identified (as they go through a very wellthought-through mission statement) are such that it is a journal for a wide variety of entrepreneurship research. At the core of its mission, ET&P is a leading scholarly journal in the field of entrepreneurship studies. The journal’s mission is to publish original papers which contribute to the advancement of the field of entrepreneurship. ET&P publishes conceptual and empirical articles of interest to scholars, consultants and public policy makers. How’d I do, Candy? Brush, Candy: Very well. Mitchell, Ron: So we got it at least as a foundation now that the mission is articulated. Well, Jon, let’s just turn then for a minute to you to give us 173 M2507 - MITCHELL PRINT.indd 173 16/02/2011 11:47 174 In search of research...

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