Academic journal article Journal of Small Business Strategy

From the Editor

Academic journal article Journal of Small Business Strategy

From the Editor

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I am excited about this issue of the Journal of Small Business Strategy. For the first time in several years, we have an invited article to lead off the issue. We asked Mike Hitt of Texas A & M who is a well-known scholar in management to write a paper for us. His paper, co-authored by Zhu and Tihanyi, looks at differences among small and mediumsized enterprises in developing economies. It is a touch longer than most JSBS articles, but it is well worth the time to read it.

The second article, by Grubb, Harris, and MacKenzie, won the JSBS Editor's Choice Best Empirical Paper at the 2006 USASBE/SBI conference in Tucson. It should be of high interest to entrepreneurship academics as it looks at students' perceptions of an entrepreneurial career vs. a career in a large business. Interestingly, they found that the choice between a career with an SME and one with an MNC is related to the major chosen by the student.

Miller, Besser, and Riibe studied networking among entrepreneurs in small communities. This interesting study found, as we would expect, that there are differences between male and female entrepreneurs. But they also found that both genders benefit from networking and that there were no differences between benefits gained by male and female entrepreneurs. …

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