Academic journal article Journal of Small Business Strategy

From the Editors

Academic journal article Journal of Small Business Strategy

From the Editors

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Welcome to Volume 22, Number 1 of the Journal of Small Business Strategy. We hope you enjoy the articles in this issue. In this issue, our topics range from gender differences on the differential value of networks for entrepreneurs to the mediating effect of planning between overconfidence and performance to an examination of three forms of businesses during the startup phase to the effectiveness of a public coaching program. This issue concludes with an opportunity to further analyze the Panel Study on Entrepreneurial Dynamics.

Our first article by Malewicki and Leitch looks at the differential values of networks to entrepreneurs broken down by gender. Specifically, females perceived a higher economic benefit from networks, and a higher affective value. No significant differences were found on perceived normative value. The sad part of this article appearing in this issue is that the lead author, Debra Malewicki passed away in May of 2010. This paper was submitted to JSBS after her passing. This research represents some of her last work. The Editors want to thank her coauthor, Cathy (Folker) Leitch, for her continued effort to see that Debra's contribution was not lost. (See Memorium preceeding article.)

In our next article, Simon, Kim, Houghton, and Deng sampled 52 small computer companies that introduced a new product. They examined a manager's overconfidence and planning at the points where the product was launched and 18 months later. Their findings indicate that overconfidence decreases planning, and planning decreased performance. …

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