Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal

A double blind, refereed journal which publishes theoretical and empirical manuscripts on entrepreneurship and small business.

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 1, January

Choice of Type of Corporate Entrepreneurship: A Process Model
INTRODUCTION Corporate entrepreneurship (C.E.) has become a popular and widely studied phenomenon in the last few years as evidenced by the special issue of Strategic Management Journal (Summer 1990) and the appearance of new academic journals (e.g.,...
Educational Entrepreneurism
INTRODUCTION Explaining entrepreneurism and how to teach students about this American phenomenon is a challenging undertaking. Experience has shown it to directly relate to one of Mark Twain's observations about spelling. To paraphrase (his quote...
Evaluation of Two Approaches to Entrepreneurship Education Using an Intention-Based Model of Venture Creation
INTRODUCTION In recent years, educational institutions have tried to respond to the growing popularity of entrepreneurship by offering a variety of courses in entrepreneurship and small business management. The thrust of such courses varies according...
Leadership Training Programs: A Five Year Impact Study
INTRODUCTION In 1985 the local government and Chamber of Commerce of Jonesboro, Arkansas contracted with the Midwest Research Institute (MRI) in Kansas City, Missouri to identify key factors that needed to be strengthened in Jonesboro to expand...
Lessons from the Small Firm Effects
INTRODUCTION The initial public offering (IPO) market for common stock has been both active and extremely cyclical over the past few decades. For instance, a study by Ibbotson, Sindelar, and Ritter (1993) notes that, between 1970 and 1995, more...
Letter from the Editor
We are extremely pleased to present Volume 6, Number 1, of the AEJ. The Academy of Entrepreneurship is an affiliate of the Allied Academies, Inc., a non profit association of scholars whose purpose is to encourage and support the advancement and exchange...
Non-Traditional vs. Traditional Entrepreneurs: Emergence of a Native American Comparative Profile of Characteristics and Barriers
INTRODUCTION The goal of this research paper was to assess the current status and history of entrepreneurship and small businesses of Native Americans living and working in Wisconsin and Minnesota. O'Hare reports that in the latest U.S. Census Report,...
Small Retailer Hiring of Older Persons: An Assessment
INTRODUCTION The last few decades have witnessed a dramatic aging of the population in most developed and some developing economies (Henderson, 1998). The mean age of individuals comprising the population in the United States has advanced, particularly...
The Five-Factor Model of Personality: Assessing Entrepreneurs and Managers
INTRODUCTION The word entrepreneur has existed for more than 250 years; however, entrepreneurism was not a well-respected career in United States until the 1980s. People like Sam Walton and Bill Gates suddenly brought appeal and status to the word...
The Influence of Cognitive Make-Up on New Venture Success
INTRODUCTION "Entrepreneurs are typically very creative and action oriented.... When they build a new organization, they often try to avoid hierarchy. Unfortunately, if their initial vision is successful, and their new company expands rapidly, the...
Work Satisfaction and Entrepreneurial Dreams
INTRODUCTION According to Seglin (1998), "employee satisfaction reigns". Based on the annual Inc./Gallup survey of Americans at work, Seglin (1998) reported that 71% of Americans claim a job satisfaction of 4 or 5 on a five-point scale (where 5...
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