How to Get Published in the Best Management Journals
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How to Get Published in the Best Management Journals

Second Edition

Edited by Mike Wright, David J. Ketchen, Jr. and Timothy Clark

This expanded second edition of a classic career guide offers fascinating insight into the publishing environment for the management discipline, drawing on a wealth of knowledge and experiences from leading scholars and top-level journal editors. Responding to the continuing emphasis on publishing in the top journals, this revised, updated and extended guide offers invaluable tips and advice for anyone looking to publish their work in these publications.
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Chapter 12: Learning by walking through the snow

R. Duane Ireland


Those close to my age (this means we are a part of the oldest segment of the baby boomers), may recall that walking through the snow to attend school as a youth was thought to represent a true hardship. If lucky, a person received responses of heartfelt concern from others when telling a story about wearing boots while traipsing through snow-laden streets to arrive at school. Indeed, I did walk through the snow to attend elementary school in the Midwestern US city in which I was born and raised. … My experiences reveal that both developing and executing snow-walking plans requires patience. … So it is with us as scholars. I believe that each of us must learn to be patient as we design and execute research projects.

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