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Episode 55 – Bengt Johannisson – Academic entrepreneuring as a long-term commitment to regional development

The practice of ‘academic entrepreneuring’ here signifies a scholar’s innovative, integrative and persistent mode of pursuing and integrating a university’s three tasks, those of doing research, teaching students and...

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Episode 54 – Simon Stephens & Kristel Miller – Business incubation as a community of practice: an emergent cultural web

Research on business incubation has been dominated by studies exploring university-industry technology transfer and high technology accelerators. Less is known about Business Incubation Centres (BICs), specifically, how their formal...

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Episode 53 – Lin Xiong & Hina Hashim – Narrating the ‘social’: the evolving stories of Pakistan’s social entrepreneurs

Social enterprises are often characterized by the vision and drive of an individual founder. We challenge this by taking inspiration from Alistair R. Anderson’s arguments that social entrepreneurship is...

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Episode 52 – Roser Manzanera-Ruiz & Olga Margret M. Namasembe – Female gender interests and education in women entrepreneurs’ definition of success in Uganda

Studies on the intersection between women’s education, motivations for entrepreneurship, and the structural constraints women face in Sub-Saharan Africa are scarce. In this study, we analyse the influence of...

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Episode 51 – Sarah Dodd & Serxia Lage-Arias & Karen Verduijn – Transforming enterprise education: sustainable pedagogies of hope and social justice

Building on Alistair Anderson’s work, this paper proposes transforming enterprise education to deeply address questions of sustainability, social justice and hope in our time of multiple and complex crises....

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Episode 50 – Kars Mennens – Exploring SME’s behavioural changes resulting from innovation policy: the effect of receiving a subsidy on intrapreneurship

Intrapreneurship is critical for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in that it enhances innovation and organizational performance. This study details how intrapreneurship develops in subsidized relative to unsubsidized SMEs....

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Episode 49 – Paulami Mitra – Social entrepreneurial crowdfunding: Influence of the type of rewards and of prosocial motivation on the crowds’ willingness to contribute

Drawing on self-leadership theory, this study investigates the influence of rewards, – classified as natural rewards and material rewards, – and of prosocial motivation on the crowds’ willingness to...

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Episode 48 – Erik Melin – The moral of the story: ‘populism’ and ‘activism’ in entrepreneurship

This paper engages with the concepts of ‘populism’ and ‘activism’ in entrepreneurial storytelling in order to explain how entrepreneurship may be both an individual and a collective endeavour.

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Episode 47 – Daniel Mahn – Contextualizing the knowledge spillover theory of entrepreneurship: the Chilean paradox

This research uses hierarchical linear modelling to test the KSTE in a developing-country context. By trying this theory on a different setting as is usually studied, we attempt to...

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Episode 46 – Monica C. Lent – Entrepreneuring in necessity contexts: effecting change among widow entrepreneurs in Northern Ghana

This article explores if and how the entrepreneuring efforts of an endogenous NGO can entrepreneurially empower widow necessity entrepreneurs living in extreme poverty in a rural area of Northern...

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Episode 45 – Claire Champenois & Sarah Jack – A non-workshop on a socialized view of entrepreneurship: building and extending a community of practice for work on embeddedness

This article, in an act of transmutation or world-making, replaces a workshop that was envisioned between one of the authors and Alistair Anderson. It takes the form of a...

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Episode 44 – Carmelita Euline Ginting-Carlström – A discourse of virtue: how poor women entrepreneurs justify their activities in the context of moderate Islam

Entrepreneurship has been both celebrated and critiqued in terms of its ability to assist women in developing countries to overcome the constraints of patriarchy, with recent views acknowledging its...

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Episode 43 – Steffen Korsgaard & Caroline Wigren-Kristoferson – Entrepreneurship and embeddedness: process, context and theoretical foundations

In this article, we introduce the special issue on entrepreneurship and embeddedness. We do so by providing a brief overview of existing research on the topic focused on three...

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Editors – E9 – Dilani Jayawarna – Associate-Editor

I am a Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS). Externally, I am a Consulting Editor for the International Small Business Journal(ISBJ), a Co-Editor for...

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Episode 42 – Michela Loi – Rethinking and reconceptualising entrepreneurship education a legacy from Alistair Anderson

This paper aims to extend the theoretical foundations of entrepreneurship education by integrating several of the most relevant lessons from Anderson’s contribution into current conceptualizations. We identify three main...

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Episode 41 – Lisa Braito – Chinese migrant microenterprises and social capital: a multiple case study analysis in industrial clusters in Italy

Migrant entrepreneurship has been acknowledged in the literature to be a dynamic and diffused phenomenon that characterizes local systems within European countries in the form of ethnic economies. The...

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Episode 40 – João Candeias – Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and distinguishing features of effective policies – an evidence-based approach

A generalized belief in entrepreneurship as a source of economic growth ensures sustained interest in the entrepreneurial ecosystem (EE) concept, capturing the attention of governments and regional authorities. This...

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Episode 39 – Allan Discua Cruz – Death and entrepreneuring in family businesses: a complexity and stewardship perspective

Based on the works of Alistair Anderson, this article explores entrepreneuring in the context of entrepreneurial families prior to, and following, the death of a leading family member in...

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Episode 38 – James Cunningham & Simon S. Fraser – Images of entrepreneurship: divergent national constructions of what it is to ‘do’ entrepreneurship

In this research note, we further Alistair R. Anderson’s argument that an atomized view of entrepreneurship as an economic function provides limited understanding of what it is to actually...

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Authors 37 – Gesine Tuitjer – Growing beyond the niche? How machines link production and networking practices of small rural food businesses

his paper employs a practice perspective to understand the hanging-together of networking and production practices in small craft-food businesses. Based on a case study from a rural region of...

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Authors 36 – Subhanja Sengupta & Hanna Lehtimäki – Contextual understanding of care ethics in social entrepreneurship

The purpose of this paper is to add a contextual understanding of care ethics to the nascent literature on ethics in social entrepreneurship. To this end, an interpretive study...

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Authors 35 – Aki Harima – Theorizing Disembedding and Re-Embedding: Resource Mobilization in Refugee Entrepreneurship

Forced displacement drastically changes the nature of refugees’ connection to their home countries and requires them to build new ties to their host countries. While refugees undergo the dynamic...

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Authors 34 – Nicoletta Buratti – Community enterprise, community entrepreneurship and local development: a literature review on three decades of empirical studies and theorizations

This paper reviews the literature on community enterprises (CEs), i.e. organizations that engage in commercial activity and operate for the development of a local community by bringing economic, social,...

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Authors 33 – Sarah Dodd & Juliette Wilson – Crafting Growth

There is a re-positioning of entrepreneurship towards the sustaining, the frugal, the local, and the everyday. This poses challenges for peripheral policy work, especially around growth, at sectoral and...

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Authors 32 – Caroline Wigren-Kristoferson & Karin Hellerstedt – Rethinking embeddedness: a review and research agenda

We conduct a comprehensive review of embeddedness in entrepreneurship research. Although the term “embeddedness” is frequently used in this field of study, less is known about the ways in...

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Authors – E31 – Elena Dowin Kennedy – Creating community: the process of entrepreneurial community building for civic wealth creation

This article examines the development of an entrepreneurial community focused on civic wealth creation. This case study identifies how a team of community entrepreneurs successfully leveraged their relationships to...

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Authors – E30 – K.V. Gopakumar – Retaining the nonprofit mission: The case of social enterprise emergence in India from a traditional nonprofit

Literature examining the emergence of social enterprises from traditional non-profits has noted a shift in organizational mission, from a predominantly social mission towards a dual focus on both social...

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Editors – E8 – Wadid Lamine – Associate-Editor

Dr. Wadid Lamine is an associate professor of entrepreneurship at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa. His research interests include technology entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial networks and incubation support...

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Authors – E29 – Alain Daou – Redefining boundaries: the case of women angel investors in a patriarchal context

While angel investment is a vital source of seed capital, evidence suggests that gendered ascriptions leave women at a disadvantage in terms of both the supply and demand for...

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Authors – E28 – Eva Kašperová – Impairment (in)visibility and stigma: how disabled entrepreneurs gain legitimacy in mainstream and disability markets

Entrepreneurs’ use of linguistic practices, such as storytelling, in building legitimacy with customers and others is well documented. Yet, not all entrepreneurs may equally use or benefit from such...

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Authors – E27 – Sandrine Stervinou & Julie Bayle-Cordier – Exploring the interplay between context and enterprise purpose in participative social entrepreneurship: the perceptions of worker cooperative entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship research views context as central to understanding entrepreneurship as a fluid social construction. Our study answers recent call to focus on a diversity of organizational forms to deepen...

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Authors – E26 – Massimo Baù – SI Guest Editor – Bridging locality and internationalization – A research agenda on the sustainable development of family firms

Globalization, digital technologies, societal and environmental concerns influence the way family firms operate locally and internationally. Family firms are often torn between their local and global environments, simultaneously visible...

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Authors – E25 – Gagan Deep Sharma – Neuroentrepreneurship: an integrative review and research agenda

There is emergent literature that converges from neuroscience and entrepreneurship research, but the definitions and interlinkages are still inconsistent. We conduct a systematic literature review of 167 papers on...

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Authors – E24 – Christina Öberg – The matter of locality: family firms in sparsely populated regions

This paper explores the interaction and interdependence between family firms and sparsely populated regions. Interactivity underlines the dynamics of the setting and how it changes based on activities between...

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Editors – E7 – Allan Discua Cruz – Associate-Editor

Dr. Allan Discua Cruz  is the director of the Centre for Family Business at Lancaster University Management School. His current research interests relate to entrepreneurship by families in business.

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Authors – E23 – Irina Papazu – Entrepreneurial resource construction through collective bricolage on Denmark’s renewable energy Island: an ethnographic study

Entrepreneurial resource construction through bricolage is an underappreciated element in a growing body of entrepreneurship and organization studies examining bricolage as an organizational strategy under conditions of resource scarcity.

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