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 16: Organization Science

Wesley D. Sine


Editor: Pamela S. Tolbert Author: Wesley D. Sine Moderators: Ronald K. Mitchell, Lucy Gilson Comments editor: G. Thomas Lumpkin Mitchell, Ron: This is an editor/author session, which includes Pam Tolbert as senior editor at Organization Science; Wesley Sine representing the paper entitled, ‘From plan to plant: Effects of certification on operational start-up in the emergent independent power sector;’ and Lucy Gilson, my co-moderator. Welcome, everyone. Organization Science has a mission statement that is available on the Conference website as well as on the Organization Science website. One of the opportunities identified is that the Organization Science journal is a good target for a variety of entrepreneurship research, because the journal ‘provides one umbrella for the publication of research from all over the world in fields such as: Organization Theory, Strategic Management, Sociology, Economics, Political Science, History, Information Science, Communication Theory and Psychology.’ So Organization Science, then, has a very specialized niche in the market, and yet its specialty is of great breadth. What we’ll do, as we’ve now become accustomed, is ask Wes if he wouldn’t mind giving us the short and sweet of the paper, and then we’ll turn the time to Lucy for the first question. Sine, Wes: Great, I have 20 minutes to do this short and sweet? Mitchell, Ron: And we all leave in 30 seconds. Sine, Wes: As many of you have probably surmised, the paper is about entrepreneurs who are trying to get from a business plan to an operational start-up to actually...

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