Dr. Ken Schallenkamp
Dr. Ken Schallenkamp, assistant professor in the College of Business and Technology at Black Hills State University, will publish an article on “Networking and the Success of Entrepreneurial Ventures” in an upcoming issue of the International Journal of Management & Enterprise Development (IJMED).

The article, which Schallenkamp co-authored with Dr. William Smith, professor of management at Emporia State University, is the third in a series of papers derived from two surveys the pair conducted in 2005 and 2006. The surveys sought to determine what skills both entrepreneurs who sought assistance from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and SBDC directors thought were necessary for entrepreneurial success.

Based on the surveys, Schallenkamp and Smith developed eight propositions to better articulate alternate approaches to the use of networking by entrepreneurs and their benefits. They also discussed the research and managerial implications of their findings.

The IJMED, a refereed journal, publishes articles that present current practice and research in the area of management and enterprise development.

Schallenkamp earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Northern State University, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of South Dakota, and a juris doctorate from the Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kan. His professional experience includes serving as a loan officer/vice president and branch manager at Norwest Bank for 16 years and as a university instructor for seven years in Chadron, Neb., and Emporia, Kan. Schallenkamp joined the BHSU faculty in fall 2006 and currently teaches courses in law, entrepreneurship, and organization and management.