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 15: Journal of Management Studies

J. Michael Haynie, Dean A. Shepherd, Jeffrey S. McMullen and James O. Fiet


Associate editor: Andrew C. Corbett Authors: J. Michael Haynie, Dean A. Shepherd, Jeffery S. McMullen, James O. Fiet Moderators: Ronald K. Mitchell, Michael Lubatkin Comments editor: G. Thomas Lumpkin Mitchell, Ron: The idea behind this Exemplar’s Conference is to have editors and authors in the same space for a very honest dialogue with no holds barred – I am just setting up what’s about to happen here. Let me introduce our distinguished panel (at least they will be distinguished at the beginning of the session). On my immediate left is Andrew Corbett, who represents the Journal of Management Studies (JMS) as associate editor. We have my co-moderator, Mike Lubatkin – thank you, Mike. Jim Fiet is here (representing himself) with a paper, ‘A prescriptive analysis of search and discovery.’ And we have Michael Haynie, Dean Shepherd and Jeff McMullen with their paper, ‘An opportunity for me? The role of resources in opportunity evaluation decisions.’ The mission of JMS is available on the conference website and on the JMS website. The Journal of Management Studies is a journal for the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS) – one of the IDEA Awards sponsors. This is a part of the Research Excellence Initiative (which includes the Exemplars Conferences as well as very specific targeted awards to both honor and motivate the elevation of research excellence in the entrepreneurship field). We will start with a comment I picked up from the mission of the journal to get us started. One of the opportunities I...

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