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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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Appendix D: Where to from Here?

Richard N. Dino


Richard N. Dino Dino, Richard: We have come to that time, believe or not, in what seems to be a whirlwind of time. We have come to the conclusion of this Conference. There are two things I would like to do at this point. One is a set of thank yous and then the second one is to try to bring together some thoughts that struck me during the last day and a half to share with you here and to share with our worldwide audience. Please bear with me through the thank yous because, in the words of that famed politician – I forgot her name – but she said ‘It takes a village.’ It takes more than a village. It takes an awful lot of people who are committed and believe in the vision. There are a number of people that most appropriately are to be thanked for all of their efforts that led up to this day and a half. Of course first at the top of the list are all the exemplars who shared their schedule, shared their time, shared their expertise and experience and joined us, and told everybody like it was. Like it was at the beginning of their career, in the middle of their career, the end of their career and the kinds of things young emerging scholars should be thinking about – particularly as it pertains to high-quality research and particularly entrepreneurship research. Thank you, exemplars. Our ten journal editors, you believed in what the...

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