Tim O. Peterson, Professor of Management, has co-authored a paper titled, “What Management Scholars Think: An Exploratory Study of Management Skills for Nascent Entrepreneurs". The paper has been published in the Global Journal of Entrepreneurship. Dr. Peterson has scholarly interests in management education and leadership, and has recently broadened his interest domain to entrepreneurship. This paper is his first publication in his new domain of interest.
What Management Scholars Think: An Exploratory Study of Management Skills for Nascent Entrepreneurs
The authors present the results of a pilot exploratory research study regarding management skills for nascent entrepreneurs. Through a brief historical look at the evolution of the management process and current thinking within the management discipline, a framework was created as a tool to determine how the management process is carried out within various types of organizations. Then, utilizing Delphi methodology, twenty-seven unique Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes (KSA) themes were identified to develop a framework specifically for nascent entrepreneurs. The findings allude to possible latent complexities for nascent entrepreneurs in regards to management skills.