Interview with Susanne Durst

susanne_durst_02.jpgSusanne Durst is Associate Professor at the School of Business at University of Skövde (Sweden) and Professor of Business Administration at Universidad del Pacífico (Peru). Before joining academia, she worked in different positions with private enterprises of different industries and size. Her research interests include small business management, SME business transfers, knowledge management, knowledge risk management and corporate governance. She has been conducting several national and international research projects on company succession, corporate governance, and knowledge management in SMEs and public organizations. Her work has been recognized through different awards, including the Transeo Academic Award in 2012 and has been published in international peer-reviewed journals. Susanne is part of an international network of researchers interested in developing the fields of knowledge management and innovation management.

Paper Published in the Journal of Innovation Management:

Durst, S., Edvardsson, I. R., & Bruns, G. (2013). Knowledge creation in small building and construction firms. Journal of Innovation Management1(1), 125.

Journal of Innovation Management: Professor Susanne Durst, thank you so much for your kind availability for this interview! Would you share with our readers what has actually followed the research published in this paper?

Susanne Durst: We continued studying small building and construction firms, turning from knowledge creation to knowledge retention.

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Interview with Howard E. Van Auken

Howard_AukenHoward E. Van Auken is the Kingland Professor of Entrepreneurship at Iowa State University. He was a William J. Fulbright at the Instituto de Technologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Mexico) in 1989, a William J. Fulbright Scholar at Masarykova Univeszity v Brne (Czech Republic) in 1994, and a Visiting Professor at the Consortium International University (Paderno, Italy) in 2001. He was President of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.  He has published more than 100 refereed papers in professional journals and has lectured or developed programs in many countries. He was President of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, serves on editorial review boards of numerous academic journals, and has received numerous professional awards.

Paper Published in the Journal of Innovation Management:

Van Auken, H. (2013). Influences on frequency of preparation of financial statements among SMEs. Journal of Innovation Management1(1), 143.

Journal of Innovation Management: Professor Howard E. Van Auken, thank you so much for your kind availability for this interview! Would you share with our readers what has actually followed the research published in this paper?

Howard E. Van Auken: The objective of research is to create or discover new information that is significant enough to justify publication.  As a research, the focus is to identify new opportunities to make significant contributions to the field of study. In doing so, the hope is that other researchers will embrace the stream of research to extend our understanding of the field.  My hope is that researchers around the world will complete similar studies to mine so that we develop a more comprehensive understanding of how owners of SMEs use financial statements.  In fact, this has already happened because researchers in at least a dozen counties have contacted me to duplicate my study in their home country.

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