Academic journal article Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship

Letter from the Editors

Academic journal article Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship

Letter from the Editors

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Once again, we are happy to place in your hands a special July issue of JBE. As in the previous year, the members of the Southwestern Small Business Institute Association overwhelmingly approved an extra July issue to help us catch up with the backlog of manuscripts accepted for publication by our Board of Reviewers. As the articles in this issue clearly demonstrate, JBE continues to attract a high volume of excellent manuscripts.

The first paper in this issue, by Justis and Chan, explores the rates of failure of franchises across a broad range of industries. The next two articles focus on creativity and innovation. Peterson's study suggests the usefulness of creativity enhancing techniques developed in the field of Psychology, but not yet frequently utilized in business. Tower, Sebora, Hartman, and Cornwall utilize a multi-measurement approach to demonstrate the usefulness of process measure for the assessment of innovation.

In his contribution to the on-going debate about the difference between managers and entrepreneurs, Dunphy utilizes the ethnographic approach made famous by Henry Mintzberg, and finds that the behavioral profile of the entrepreneurs does differ from that of managers. Gulbro explores a similar issue: once an entrepreneur has created an organization, traditionally "managerial" skills, such as HRM, become critical to the continued success of the company. …

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