Academic journal article Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship

Letters from the Editors

Academic journal article Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship

Letters from the Editors

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Our motto for the JBE seems to be: "Each issue better than the previous one!" Once again, most of the credit goes to our authors and reviewers. Reviewers continue to do an excellent job, even as we try to provide them better service with greater lead time and a more streamlined process. The reviewers' task has become more challenging as we attract more and better manuscripts.

In this issue, our authors have addressed a wide range of subjects. In the Organization Behavior/HRM area, Brodzinski, Scherer, and Wiebe suggest that decision style differences affect the information-search behavior of small business owners. Hay, Kash, and Carpenter use the powerful lens of Locus of Control to illuminate entrepreneurial development and success. Bergmann, Decker, and Lorentz find empirical support for the wisdom of thorough prehiring investigation.

Entrepreneurship is the focus of the next four articles. Spitzer and Ford continue the effort to understand Business Incubators. Anderson, Dunkelberg, and Condon shed further light on the characteristics that differentiate entrepreneurs from owners and managers. Sonfield, Barbato, and Bracker call for a re-examination of efforts to encourage "dislocated workers" to become entrepreneurs, since their data suggest that under such circumstances, success is rarely achieved. …

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