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 12: Journal of Applied Psychology

Maw-Der Food

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


Associate editor: Jing Zhou Author: Maw-Der Foo Moderators: Ronald K. Mitchell, John E. Mathieu Comments editor: G. Thomas Lumpkin Mitchell, Ron: I am Ron Mitchell, current Chair of the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management; with me are Jing Zhou (the associate editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology), John Mathieu (my co-moderator) and Maw-Der Foo (author representative here today). We have in the Journal of Applied Psychology (JAP) unique publishing opportunities and Jing, just as I have done with other journals, I am going to provide a bit of my own take on the journal’s mission statement and then ask you to correct me to the extent that I step out of line. What I would like to communicate is that JAP is an outlet for applied empirical work that addresses the psychological aspects of entrepreneurship. This journal publishes research that can ‘contribute new knowledge and understanding to fields of applied psychology.’ So this journal is open to a wide variety of topics which include personnel selection, performance measurement, training, work motivation, leadership, drug and alcohol abuse, career development, conflict between job and family, work stress, organizational design, technology, cross-cultural differences in work behavior, and attitudes. Now that’s a very broad palette, but it all is encompassed in the term ‘applied psychology.’ So this is the opportunity for all of us worldwide who are interested in this kind of work to target our papers (actually our research design and the papers that describe our research) to the Journal...

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