R. Duane Ireland is a Distinguished Professor of Management and holds the Conn Chair in New Ventures Leadership at Texas A & M University. Previously an associate editor for the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Executive and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, he will complete his term as the editor for the Academy of Management Journal on December 31, 2010. He has been a Co-editor for special issues of Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal (forthcoming), Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Executive and Organizational Research Methods. He served as the Program Chair of the Corporate Strategy and Governance Interest Group in the Strategic Management Society. He has authored or co-authored many articles appearing in journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Executive, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Journal of Management, among others. He received awards for the best article published in Academy of Management Journal (2000) and Academy of Management Executive (1999). A paper published in Academy of Management Executive in 2001 received an award from the U.S. Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship (USASBE) as the best article published in corporate entrepreneurship during 2001-2002. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Management. R. Duane Ireland was elected as a member of the SMS Fellows in 2010.