Directory

Directory

Les Palich

Professor - Entrepreneurship

Contact Information

Email:  Les_Palich@baylor.edu
Campus Phone:  (254) 710-6194
Fax:  (254) 710-1093
Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #98006
Waco, TX  76798-8006
Office Location:  Foster Business and Innovation 210.34

Educational Background

  • PHD - Business Administration, ARIZONA STATE UNIV
  • MBA - Management, ARIZONA STATE UNIV
  • BA - Religion, MANHATTAN CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

Awards and Honors

  • Teaching Excellence Award, Hankamer School of Business (April 2011)

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of International Business
  • Academy of Management
  • United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Publications

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

Small Business Management, Mason, OH: Cengage, January 2017 (coauthors: J. W. Petty).

Reed, Marlene M., Palich, Les A. (January 2017). "Auntie Anne's Pretzels: Searching for the Right Recipe for China," Proceedings of the United States Association of Small Business Education, Philadephia, PA.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Ethical Attitudes of Business Professionals in China 2 and the United States: Same or Different?," Journal of Business Inquiry, (2016) (coauthors: Joe McKinney, Mitchell J. Neubert).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Hotel Belmar: Challenges of Managing an Eco Hotel," (December 2015) (coauthors: Marlene Reed).

"Media Quizzing," (October 2015).

"Branching Exercises: Parts 4 and 5," (September 2015).

"Managing Operations," : Cengage Learning, August 2015.

"YouSeeU," (July 2015).

"Managing Human Resources," : Cengage Learning, July 2015.

"Professional Management and the Small Business," : Cengage Learning, June 2015.

"Global Opportunities for Small Businesses," : Cengage Learning, May 2015.

"Product Development and Supply Chain Management," , Mason, OH: Cengage Learning, April 2015.

"Building Customer Relationships," : Cengage, March 2015.

The Location Plan: Cengage, February 2015.

"The Organizational Plan: Teams, Legal Structures, Alliances, and Directors," , January 2015.

"Starting a Small Business," , Mason, OH: Cengage, January 2015.

"Integrity, Ethics, and Social Entrepreneurship," , Mason, OH: Cengage, December 2014.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Entrepreneurial Cognition and Social Cognitive Neuroscience," , Cheltenham, UK/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 4th Quarter 2014 (coauthors: Jeffery McMullen, Matthew S Wood).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Andrew Mason and the Rise and Fall of Groupon," (January 2014).

"Auntie Anne’s Pretzels in China," (January 2014).

"Couchsurfing International," (January 2014).

"The Kollection: From Music Hobby to Startup and Beyond," (January 2014).

Small Business Management: An Entrepreneurial Approach, 16e, 2012 (coauthors: J. W. Petty, Carlos Moore).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Breaking the Cycle of Iteration: Forensic Failures of International Diversification and Firm Performance Research," Global Strategy Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1, (January 2011), pp. 175-186.

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

Small Business Management: Launching & Growing Entrepreneurial Ventures, 15e, 2010 (coauthors: J. W. Petty, Carlos Moore).

Small Business Management: An Entrepreneurial Emphasis, 14e, December 2008 (coauthors: J. W. Petty, Carlos Moore).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Economic Freedom and the Motivation to Engage in Entrepreneurial Action," Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 32, No. 5, (September 2008), pp. 875-895 (coauthors: Jeffery McMullen, D. R. Bagby).

"Trade Trends in Transatlantica: A Profile of SMEs in the United States and Europe," , Cheltenham, 2007.

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Instructors Resource Manual for the 7th edition of Strategic Management: Competitiveness and Globalization," (2007).

Small Business Management, February 2006 (coauthors: Carlos Moore, J. W. Petty, Jim Roberts).

Small Business Management: An Entrepreneurial Emphasis, Mason, Ohio, 2006.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Ethical Attitudes in Small Businesses and Large Corporations: Theory and Empirical Findings Spanning Three Decades," Journal of Small Business Management, Vol. 44, No. 2, (2006), pp. 167-183.

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

Instructors Resource Manual for the 6th edition of Strategic Management: Competitiveness and Globalization, Mason, OH, 2005.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"The role of paradoxical logic in innovation: The case of Intel," Journal of High Technology Management Research, Vol. 15, (2004), pp. 51-71.

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Paradoxical logic and innovation: The experience of Intel," Journal of High Technology Management Research, The, (October 2003).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

Instructor's Resource Manual for 5th edition of Strategic Management: Competitiveness and Globalization, 2003.

"Global Opportunities," , Mason, OH, 2003, pp. 88-116.

"Selecting the Management Team and Form of Organization," , Mason, OH, 2003, pp. 240-269.

"Strategies That Capture Opportunities," , Mason, OH, 2003, pp. 28-55.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Beeintrachtigen korrupte Praktiken dir Entwicklung von KMU? Eine explorative Studie.," Zeitschrift fur Klein-und Mittelunternehmen, Vol. 51, (2003), pp. 11-Jan.

"Improving Research Performance: Teamwork Trumps Solo Endeavors," Journal of Contemporary Business Practice, Vol. 6, No. 2, (2003), pp. 6-Jan.

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

Strategic Management in the Successful Company, Atlanta, GA, 2002.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Do Corrupt Practices Affect the Development of SMEs? An Exploratory Study"," , Univ. of St. Gallea, Switzerland, 2002.

"Do Corrupt Practices Affect the Development of SMEs? An Exploratory Study," , Switzerland, 2002.

"Comparing American and Chinese Negotiating Styles: The Influence of Logic Paradigms," Thunderbird International Business Review, Vol. 44, (2002), pp. 777-798.

"Promoting Creativity through the Logic of Contradiction," Journal of Organizational Behavior, Vol. 23, (2002), pp. 321-326.

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

Test Bank for Strategic Management: Competitiveness and Globalization, St. Paul, MN, 2001.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"The Impact of Internationalization on the Diversification-Performance Relationship: A Replication and Extension of Prior Research," Journal of Business Research, Vol. 48, No. 1, (2000), pp. 43-54.

"A Theory of Global Strategy and Firm Efficiencies: Considering the Effects of Cultural Diversity," Journal of Management, Vol. 25, No. 4, (1999), pp. 587-606.

"Revising Met Expectations as a Reason Why Realistic Job Previews Work," Personnel Psychology, Vol. 52, No. 1, (1999), pp. 97-112.

"An Explanatory Investigation into Theoretical Mechanisms Underlying Realistic Job Previews," Personnel Psychology, Vol. 51, No. 2, (1998), pp. 421-451.

"East vs. West: Strategic Management Perspectives from Formal Logic and the Logic of Contradiction," Long Range Planning, Vol. 31, No. 2, (1998), pp. 315-318.

"Viewing Strategic Innovation Through the Logic of Contradiction," Competitiveness Review, Vol. 8, No. 1, (1998), pp. 46-54.

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Managing Operations," (coauthors: Brad Norris).

Presentations and Proceedings

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Ethical Attitudes of Business Professionals in China and the United States: a Comparison," presented at the 6th International Research Meeting in Business and Management, Nice, France, July 2015 (coauthors: Joe McKinney, Mitchell J. Neubert).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"The Baylor Entrepreneurship Program: National Model Award," presented at the United States Assoc. of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Fort Worth, January 2014 (coauthors: Kendall W. Artz).

"Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education: National Model Undergraduate Program Award: Baylor University," presented at the USASBE Conference, San Francisco, CA, January 2013 (coauthors: Kendall W. Artz).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Cross-Cultural Comparison of Ethical Attitudes of Business Professionals," presented at the Tenth AIMS International Conference on Management, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, January 2013 (coauthors: Joe McKinney, Mitchell J. Neubert).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"START-UPS ON STEROIDS: BAYLOR UNIVERSITY’S ACCELERATED VENTURES PROGRAM AND AN EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING MODEL FOR," presented at the United States Assoc. for Small Busienss and Entrepreneurship, San Francisco, January 2013 (coauthors: Kendall W. Artz, David Grubbs).

"21st Century Education: Baylor's Accelerated Ventures Program," presented at the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers, Georgetown University, October 2012 (coauthors: David Grubbs, Kendall W. Artz).
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