In Search of Research Excellence
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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.
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Chapter 9: Academy of Management Journal

R. Duane Ireland, Tom Elfring, Keith M. Hmieleski, Tom Elfring and Keith M. Hmieleski


Editor: R. Duane Ireland Authors: Tom Elfring, Keith M. Hmieleski Moderators: Ronald K. Mitchell, Michael H. Lubatkin Comments editor: G. Thomas Lumpkin Mitchell, Ron: I am very pleased to introduce my co-moderator Michael Lubatkin. Next is the editor of AMJ [Academy of Management Journal], Duane Ireland, and Tom Elfring and Keith Hmieleski, who are the authors. They will be participating with us today. The Wouter Stam and Tom Elfring article is entitled, ‘Entrepreneurial orientation and new venture performance: The moderating role of intra- and extraindustry social capital.’ Keith’s article with Robert Baron is ‘Entrepreneurs’ optimism and new venture performance: A social cognitive perspective.’ My name is Ron Mitchell. I am the 2009 Chair of the Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division. Could we first look at the Academy of Management Journal (AMJ) mission statement specifically, as those of us here in Storrs, Connecticut, have come to expect. What I have tried to do is look at this mission statement and draw out some ideas for the opportunities specifically focused on publishing entrepreneurship research. AMJ is open to a wide variety of empirical entrepreneurship research and a wide variety of empirical methods – as this journal seeks to ‘publish empirical research that tests, extends, or builds management theory and contributes to management practice.’ All empirical methods (including but not limited to: qualitative, quantitative, field, laboratory and combining methods) are welcome. To be published in AMJ, a manuscript must make strong empirical and theoretical contributions and highlight the significance of those contributions to the...

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