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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In this issue, we continue moving toward our goal of gently nudging up the quality of the papers published in the Journal of Small Business Strategy while keeping the overall thrust of the papers applied. In this issue, for example, you will see some articles in which the authors have used somewhat more advanced statistical analysis in reaching their conclusions while ending the articles with an applications focus. While the use of factor analysis or structural equation modeling is certainly not required for articles, we encourage authors to do more than simple data description. Do keep in mind, however, that JSBS is an applied research journal. So while we look for quality research, we also insist on an applications focus. I might note, too, that we accept empirical, conceptual, and theory building papers. Perhaps above all, the papers need to be interesting to our readers - academics, consultants, and practitioners.

Speaking of interesting and high quality, the papers in this issue fit both descriptors. Two of the papers are award winners. The paper by Pert and Wolff, "SME performance: A case for internal consistency," won the JSBS Editor's Choice award for best empirical paper at the 2007 USASBE conference. The paper by Fiore and Lussier, "The development and statistical testing of a nascent organizational structure sequence model," won the Coleman Foundation Best Empirical Paper award at the 2006 USASBE conference. An excellent article by Morris, Kocak, and Ozer, is "Coopetition as a business strategy: Implications for performance". For those thinking coopetition was a typographical error, strategies for smaller companies that combine competition and cooperation - hence coopetition - are shown to have high potential for success. …

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