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 14: Journal of Management

Hao Zhao, Scott E. Seibert and G. Thomas Lumpkin


Editor: Talya N. Bauer Authors: Hao Zhao, Scott E. Seibert, G. Thomas Lumpkin Moderators: Ronald K. Mitchell, Lucy Gilson Comments editor: Richard N. Dino Mitchell, Ron: Our guests include Talya Bauer, who is the editor of the Journal of Management (and we are very glad that you are here), as well as a full author team of Hao Zhao, Scott Seibert and Tom Lumpkin. And then there is co-moderator, Lucy Gilson, with me once again. The paper is ‘The relationship of personality to entrepreneurial intentions and performance: A meta analytic review.’ So we will turn the time to Hao to give us an elevator pitch. Tell us a few short sentences about the paper. Zhao, Hao: Yes, the idea of this paper is very simple. We tried to check the relationship between personality and two stages of the entrepreneurial process, specifically entrepreneurial intentions and firm performance. We found that nearly all of the dimensions of personality, defined through the five factor model of personality, were associated with both outcomes. We included risk propensity as a sixth and separate dimension of personality and found it associated positively with intentions but with no connection to performance, which we thought was an interesting finding. So our study suggests that the personality does play a role in entrepreneurship emergence and success. Thank you. Mitchell, Ron: Thank you very much. Talya, I am looking for the opportunities from the general mission statement and I have identified that the Journal of Management (JOM) is a good...

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