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 18: Strategic Management Journal

Elaine Mosakowski and Anne Parmigiani


Associate editor: Joseph T. Mahoney Authors: Elaine Mosakowski, Anne Parmigiani Moderators: Ronald K. Mitchell, Dimo Dimov Comments editor: G. Thomas Lumpkin Mitchell, Ron: Welcome to the Strategic Management Journal (SMJ) editor/author session. We are very grateful that you have joined us out there on the web as well as here in the studio. My name is Ron Mitchell. I am currently serving as chair of the Entrepreneurship Division of The Academy of Management. With me is chair of the Business Policy and Strategy Division and also the associate editor representing the Strategic Management Journal, Joe Mahoney. Dimo Dimov is my co-moderator today. Thank you very much, Dimo, for joining us. Elaine Mosakowski is co-author of ‘Do VCs matter? The importance of owners on performance variance in start-up firms;’ and Anne Parmigiani is with us representing ‘Complementarity, capabilities and the boundaries of the firm: The impact of within-firm and inter-firm expertise on concurrence sourcing of complementary components.’ Now, before we turn to the authors to get their quick flyby of the papers, I have looked at the SMJ mission statement, and one of the things that I drew out of it was an opportunity that is identified for those who wish to submit to SMJ: this journal is explicitly targeting entrepreneurial research. That is to say, there is a quote within the mission statement that says SMJ publishes ‘Such major topics as: Strategic resource allocation, organization structure, leadership, entrepreneurship and organizational purpose.’ Joe, am I doing this justice or does...

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