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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Thanks for your continued interest in the Journal of Small Business Strategy. I hope this issue piques your intellectual curiosity and provides value to you in your teaching, research, or practice.

We begin this issue with an invited paper. Bill Gartner was gracious enough to provide a variation of his previously published work with the Small Business Administration on the role of business plans and planning on start-up activities. He and Jon Liao used the PSED dataset to assess whether individuals who had developed business plans were more likely to start a business than those who had not.

The second article, by Eva Cools and Herman Van den Broeck, is an award winner. Cools won the Best Paper Award for a Junior Researcher at the 20th Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business (RENT) conference in November 2006 for an earlier version of this paper. It re-visits the "hunt for the heffalump" topic by adding cognitive characteristics to the trait research many of us have seen before. You should find it very interesting.

Peake, Marshall, and Preckell report on a macro study - slightly unusual for JSBS. They look at the role of state policies and culture in firm births. Those of you who are interested in policy issues will find this article particularly interesting.

Harris, Gibson, and Taylor look at the impact participating in SBI programs has on entrepreneurial attitudes. Using pre-and post-tests, they showed a positive relationship between participating in an SBI project and entrepreneurial attitudes. …

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