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Last modified: Wednesday, August 26, 2009

IU Kelley School of Business professor named editor-in-chief of prestigious business journal

Aug. 26, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Dean A. Shepherd, the Randall L. Tobias Chair of Entrepreneurial Leadership and professor of entrepreneurship at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, has been appointed editor-in-chief of The Journal of Business Venturing.

Shepherd is considered a research leader in the entrepreneurship field, focusing on entrepreneurial cognitions, new venture strategy, opportunity recognition and learning from failure.

His research has been published in the top general management journals, including the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Management Science, Organization Science and the Strategic Management Journal. He also has published in the top entrepreneurship journals, including the Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.

Shepherd's outstanding development and guidance of Ph.D. students was recognized by the Academy of Management when he earned its Entrepreneurship Mentor Award in 2008.

The Journal of Business Venturing is a leading scholarly forum for high quality, interesting insights about the phenomenon of entrepreneurship. It is open to different perspectives for investigating entrepreneurship and is multi-disciplinary, including contributions from the economics, psychology and sociology disciplines. It also is a multi-functional journal for scholars and practitioners in finance, marketing, management and strategy.

The Journal of Business Venturing is jointly sponsored by the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Kelley School and the Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.