Endowed Chairs in Entrepreneurship: Deans' Preferences versus Chair Holders' Experiences

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Business school deans' feelings about the importance of various teaching research and service activities in the roles played by holders of endowed chairs in Entrepreneurship were contrasted with the views of chair holders themselves, based on their experiences. Differences were highlighted and discussed. Results suggest that the chair holder role is negotiated between multiple constituencies, with deans' influence being strong but limited. Implications for individuals aspiring to hold chairs are discussed.