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Leslie Palich

Professor - Entrepreneurship

Contact Information

Email:  Les_Palich@baylor.edu
Fax:  (254) 710-1093
Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #98011
Waco, TX  76798-8011
Office Location:  Foster Business and Innovation 210.34

Office Hours

MW 2:00-5:00, and by appointment

Educational Background

  • PHD - Business Administration, Arizona State Univ
  • MBA - Management, Arizona State Univ
  • BA - Religion, Manhattan Christian College

Work Experience

  • Professor, Baylor University (August 1, 2010 - Present)
  • Associate Professor, Baylor University (August 1, 1997 - July 31, 2010)
  • Assistant Professor, Baylor University (August 1, 1991 - July 31, 1997)

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

"Cross-Country Determinants of Early-Stage Necessity and Opportunity Entrepreneurship: Accounting for Model Uncertainty," Journal of Small Business Management, Vol. 56-S1, (February 2018), pp. 243-280 (coauthors: Boris Nikolaev, Christopher Boudreaux).

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," (January 2016) (coauthors: Marlene Reed).

"Media Quizzing," (October 2015).

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

"YouSeeU," (July 2015).

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 (coauthors: Lester Lloyd Reason, Leigh Sears, D. R. Bagby).

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

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

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, The, 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).

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 (coauthors: J. Calhoun).

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

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

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Improving Research Performance: Teamwork Trumps Solo Endeavors," Graziadio Business Review, Vol. 6, No. 2, (2003), pp. 1-6 (coauthors: L. P. Livingstone).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

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

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

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

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

"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).

"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

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

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