Academic journal article Journal of Small Business Strategy

In Memorium: A Personal Note

Academic journal article Journal of Small Business Strategy

In Memorium: A Personal Note

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It is with a deep sense of sadness that I write these words in tribute to Dr. Debra Malewicki. I still think of "Deb" as my former Ph.D. student as I was privileged to Chair her dissertation committee and have her as a vibrant contributor to discussions in the Ph.D. Seminar in Entrepreneurship at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Her intellect and energy combined to make her one of the most talented students I worked with in my four decades of teaching.

Beginning with her admission to the Ph.D. program at UIC, it was clear that she was totally committed to help build the developing, intellectual field of entrepreneurship. At a time when we were all pioneers, establishing the legitimacy of this domain, Dr. Malewicki brought her exceptional abilities and experience. She had already worked extensively with entrepreneurs, gaining insights through observation that were rare for new Ph.D. candidates. This led her to identify particularly important issues to discuss and pursue, and she continued this into her last work regarding networks in this issue of JSBS. …

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