Exemplars in Entrepreneurship
Chapter 9: Academy of Management Journal
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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