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.

Appendix B: Building Your Publishing Career

Ronald K. Mitchell

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


Ronald K. Mitchell Dino, Richard: Well, good morning everyone. I trust everyone has had a good night’s sleep, or were you contemplating all that Venkat said last night and starting to write new research questions? How many were writing new research questions? No one? Oh one, okay that’s great. Well for our international audience who were not with us last night, and we added another 50 folks overnight, so we are well over 300 now of international participants on the web. Good morning to everyone. My name is Rich Dino, as you all know here. I am executive director of the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and co-chair of the Research Exemplars Conference with Ron Mitchell, who is chair of the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management. I was trying to figure out a way to kick-start this morning differently than last night so I don’t repeat myself, and – lo and behold – about quarter of one last night, ping, my email went off and there was an email from one of our international participants and then ping, ping, ping. I was just reading a whole bunch of emails. I picked this one out because I think it gets to the essence of what this Conference and what the Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division’s Research Excellence Initiative is about. So if you would bear with me, I would like to read you this email. It’s short, but it says it all. It says ‘Hi, Richard. Well, I watched the...

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