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Directory

Les Palich, PhD

Professor - Entrepreneurship

Contact Information

Email:  Les_Palich@baylor.edu
Campus Phone:  (254) 710-6194
Fax:  (254) 710-1093
Mailing Address:  Baylor University One Bear Place #98006
Waco, TX  76798
Office Location:  HSB 303

Educational Background

  • Ph D - Business Administration, ARIZONA STATE UNIV, 1992
  • MBA - Management, ARIZONA STATE UNIV, 1986
  • BA - Religion, MANHATTAN CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, 1981

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

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

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

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Andrew Mason and the Rise and Fall of Groupon," Small Business Management: Launching and Managing Entrepreneurial Ventures, (January 2013).

"Auntie Anne’s Pretzels in China," Small Business Management: Launching and Managing Entrepreneurial Ventures, (January 2013).

"Couchsurfing International," Small Business Management: Launching and Managing Entrepreneurial Ventures, (January 2013).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education: National Model Undergraduate Program Award: Baylor University," (January 2013) (coauthors: Kendall W. Artz).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Global Opportunities for Small Businesses," Small Business Management: Launching and Managing Entrepreneurial Ventures, Mason, OH: Cengage, January 2013.

"Jason Fried and Hiring Practices at 37signals," Small Business Management: Launching and Managing Entrepreneurial Ventures, (January 2013).

"Managing Human Resources," Small Business Management: Launching and Managing Entrepreneurial Ventures, Mason, OH: Cengage, January 2013.

"Managing Operations," Small Business Management: Launching and Managing Entrepreneurial Ventures, Mason, OH: Cengage, January 2013.

"Product Development and Supply Chain Management," Small Business Management: Launching and Managing Entrepreneurial Ventures, Mason, Ohio: Cengage, January 2013.

"Professional Management and the Small Business," Small Business Management: Launching and Managing Entrepreneurial Ventures, Mason, OH: Cengage, January 2013.

Small Business Management, Mason, OH: Cengage, January 2013 (coauthors: J. W. Petty, Frank Hoy).

"The Kollection: From Music Hobby to Startup and Beyond," Small Business Management: Launching and Managing Entrepreneurial Ventures, (January 2013).

Small Business Management: An Entrepreneurial Approach, 16e, 2012 (coauthors: J. W. Petty, Justin G. Longenecker Carlos W. Moore Leslie Palich, 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 (coauthors: Laura B Cardinal, C Chet Miller).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

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

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

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

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

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Trade Trends in Transatlantica: A Profile of SMEs in the United States and Europe," , Lester Lloyd Reason & Leigh Sears (eds.), Cheltenham, 2007 (coauthors: D. R. Bagby).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

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

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 (coauthors: J. G. Longenecker, C. W. Moore, J. W. Petty, J. A. McKinney).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

Small Business Management: An Entrepreneurial Emphasis, Mason, Ohio, 2006 (coauthors: J. G. Longenecker, C. W. Moore, J. W. Petty).

Instructors Resource Manual for the 6th edition of Strategic Management: Competitiveness and Globalization, Mason, OH, 2005 (coauthors: M. A. Hitt, R. D. Ireland, R. E. Hoskisson).

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 (coauthors: P. M. Norman, L. P. Livingstone, G. R. Carini).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Paradoxical logic and innovation: The experience of Intel," Journal of High Technology Management Research, The, (October 2003) (coauthors: P. Norman, L. Livingstone and G. Carini).

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 (coauthors: D. R. Bagby, E. M. Umble).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Global Opportunities," , J. Calhoun (eds.), Mason, OH, 2003, pp. 88-116.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

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

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

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

"Selecting the Management Team and Form of Organization," , J. Calhoun (eds.), Mason, OH, 2003, pp. 240-269.

"Strategies That Capture Opportunities," , J. Calhoun (eds.), Mason, OH, 2003, pp. 28-55.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

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

"Do Corrupt Practices Affect the Development of SMEs? An Exploratory Study"," , Fugistaller, Pleitner, Volery and Weber (eds.), Univ. of St. Gallea, Switzerland, 2002.

"Do Corrupt Practices Affect the Development of SMEs? An Exploratory Study," , U. Fuglistaller, H. Pleitner, T. Volery and W. Weber (eds.), Switzerland, 2002 (coauthors: D. R. Bagby, E. M. Umble).

"Promoting Creativity through the Logic of Contradiction," Journal of Organizational Behavior, Vol. 23, (2002), pp. 321-326 (coauthors: L. P. Livingstone, G. R. Carini).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

Strategic Management in the Successful Company, Atlanta, GA, 2002 (coauthors: T. A. Culling).

Test Bank for Strategic Management: Competitiveness and Globalization, St. Paul, MN, 2001 (coauthors: M. Hitt, R. Hoskisson and R. D. Ireland).

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 (coauthors: G. Carini and S. Seaman).

"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 (coauthors: L. Gomez-Mejia).

"Revising Met Expectations as a Reason Why Realistic Job Previews Work," Personnel Psychology, Vol. 52, No. 1, (1999), pp. 97-112 (coauthors: J. S. Bracker, R. W. Griffeth and P. W. Hom).

"An Explanatory Investigation into Theoretical Mechanisms Underlying Realistic Job Previews," Personnel Psychology, Vol. 51, No. 2, (1998), pp. 421-451 (coauthors: J. S. Bracker, R. W. Griffeth and P. W. Hom).

"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 (coauthors: G. Carini and L. Livingstone).

"Viewing Strategic Innovation Through the Logic of Contradiction," Competitiveness Review, Vol. 8, No. 1, (1998), pp. 46-54 (coauthors: G. Carini and L. Livingstone).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

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

Presentations and Proceedings

Teaching and Learning 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).

"Involving Students in Case Writing as Reseaarch," presented at the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Nashville, January 2010 (coauthors: Marlene Reed, Kendall W. Artz).

"Providing a Global Entrepreneurship Education through Innovative International Education," presented at the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Nashville, Tenn, January 2010 (coauthors: Kendall W. Artz, Colene Coldwell, J. David Allen, Greg Leman, Marlene Reed).
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