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(posted on behalf of @Marcos Hashimoto , Managing Director, Turner School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Bradley University, Peoria, IL) I am very grateful for the opportunity to share my story here. I hope these words can inspire others to find their mission and purpose. My first startup: I always proudly tell my students the story my first entrepreneurial endeavor to show them that failure is part of the entrepreneur’s journey. In 1991 I was invited by a very close friend of mine to open a fashion boutique in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It was a side hustle as none of us were ready to quit jobs yet. I was 28, but still very naïve and ...
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(posted on behalf of @Paul Sanchez Ruiz ) This is around my 5th academic year, following nearly 10 years in business. During my life's journey, I have successfully launched three startups, worked for the Environmental Protection Agency for the Federal Government in Mexico, been an Assistant Professor at multiple Universities, and been awarded for best dissertation in 2018 and 2019 at Oklahoma State University. I have obtained my MBA in Finance, my Master's in Entrepreneurship, and obtained my Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship. As a new assistant professor at Ivy College of Business, I am glad to share my story of how one moment can impact your life. ...
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(posted on behalf of @Seham Ghalwash ) Jeff York’s article, titled " Exploring Environmental Entrepreneurship: Identity Coupling, Venture Goals, and Stakeholder Incentives ," delves into the world of sustainable entrepreneurship, and its significance lies in its contributions to two key areas of research. At the heart of this narrative, the paper uncovers the world of sustainable entrepreneurship, investigating why some thrive while others stumble in environmental entrepreneurship. It classifies these eco-entrepreneurs into two distinct categories. The first group is propelled by business acumen, accommodating diverse stakeholders regardless of their ...
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Academia backstage: Conversations on community, meaning, and the hard parts of academic life (posted on behalf of @Sai Kalvapalle ) In planning my final post in this role (sad face), and as I slowly transition out of being a PhD student looking for a job (happy face), I have been reflecting a lot. These reflections were particularly punctuated by recent conversations around integrity in academic work, and what we owe to science, society, and what is perhaps the most central but least discussed element in all of this – community. My community has helped me write my papers, teach my courses, navigate the job market, overcome imposter syndrome, ...
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Let’s talk about mental health and well-being in academia! (posted on behalf of @Sai Kalvapalle and @Suzana Varga ) Hi! For this blog post, I have the distinct privilege to be joined by Suzana Varga, a fellow PhD Candidate and friend who studies high growth firms and business scaling. We both share a background in psychology and a deep interest in human behavior and relationships. And as innately curious people, we often muse about how we can make our work life a little bit better than the way we found it. Suzana and I co-wrote this blog post with three ambitions: 1) to sustain conversation around mental health in academia, 2) to highlight ...
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Why do scholars need to focus on the social impact of entrepreneurship apart from social entrepreneurship? (posted on behalf of @Seham Ghalwash Entrepreneurship should solve societal problems by bringing positive externalities that have societal implications. Accordingly, entrepreneurship creates both social and economic value. Indeed, entrepreneurship literature has provided an in-depth understanding of entrepreneurship and its contribution to economic growth across developed and developing countries. Yet, the literature overlooks how commercial entrepreneurship as a social multiplier solves societal challenges and still leverages unique opportunities ...
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Entrepreneurship-as-Practice (posted on behalf of @Aviel Cogan and @Tobias Pret ) Whereas strategy-as-practice has become an important alternative to the dominant institutional and resource-based views of strategy research, Entrepreneurship-as-Practice (EaP) has not received adequate attention to date, especially from top tier entrepreneurship journals. As a result, there are enduring gaps in our understanding of the relational and processual nature of entrepreneurial activities. For example, while entrepreneurial resourcing has been shown to have a significant impact on the abilities of entrepreneurs to successfully develop their ventures, little ...
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Reviewer 2 Who? Academic Reviewing as a Doctoral Student (posted on behalf of @Sai Kalvapalle ) It’s mid-January as I write this, which means a lot of us doctoral students are coming up for air after a hectic conference submission period. What better way to recover from the holiday season than to push those manuscripts forward, and almost earn a separate doctorate in word count manipulation? There is a rule of thumb in (management) research now that I gathered at the last AOM ENT Doctoral Consortium: editors implore that for every manuscript you submit, you should review 3 manuscripts (because at least 3 others review your work). After all, peer ...
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FIFTH DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION CONFERENCE ---CALL FOR PAPERS-- Digital Spaces: Firms, Platforms, Ecosystems, and Industries University of Trento Department of Economics and Management Via Inama 5 – 38122 Trento Thursday 9 th and Friday 10 th February 2023 Submission deadline: 16 th January 2023 Email your contribution to: digitaltran@lumsa.it Organizing Committee Andrea Caputo, University of Trento Giovanni Battista Dagnino, University of Rome LUMSA Alberto Nucciarelli, University of Trento Erica Santini, University of Trento Scientific Committee Paolo Aversa, Bayes Business School, City University ...
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Navigating a PhD in Entrepreneurship (post on behalf of @Sai Kalvapalle , ENT Division PhD representative) Hello readers! My name is Sai Kalvapalle, and I am the new ENT division PhD representative, which puts me in the amazing position of writing bi-monthly blog posts for what I hope is a captive audience. With these blog posts, I aim to provide a student perspective into topics of interest for the entrepreneurship community. The beauty of such a community, I find, is how diverse, cross-disciplinary, and strong the scholarship is, both theoretically and empirically. Plus, we have the added advantage of being inspired everyday by how entrepreneurs ...
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Why do Barefoot Entrepreneurs Stay Poor? (posted on behalf of @Tobias Pret and @Aviel Cogan) Entrepreneurship has long been recognized as a route out of poverty and a means to challenge the status quo. However, within the global south, research has shown that barefoot entrepreneurs, who are marginalized and socially excluded, often remain impoverished despite their successful efforts to pursue entrepreneurial activities and change institutions. While prior studies have explored the creative approaches that such individuals adopt to overcome potential barriers, little is known about the forces and actors that work to prevent barefoot entrepreneurs ...
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Dear Colleagues, It is my pleasure to invite you to Fisk University's first annual Women's Entrepreneurship event. The panel discussion will take place on October 20th from 9-11 am central time. Here is the zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83952844056 I am also including a flyer with additional details. This event is free of charge, and feel free to invite anyone you wish. Best Regards, R. Duncan M. Pelly, Ph.D. Cal Turner Endowed Chair of Business Fisk University dpelly@fisk.edu
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The Double-Edged Sword of Prosocial Power (posted on behalf of @Tobias Pret and @Aviel Cogan ) Not all social entrepreneurs are unsung heroes who manage to address unsolved societal problems. While social entrepreneurship has long been portrayed as a force of good that can empower disadvantaged people, there is a growing recognition that it can also cause unexpected, detrimental societal impacts such as crime and social exclusion. Whether social entrepreneurs are aware of it or not, they wield the power to impact the lives of others not only positively but also negatively, even if this happens unintentionally or indirectly. Given that many ...
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Working Remotely, Abroad (posted on behalf of @Andrew Nixon , Ph.D. Student Representative) I didn’t expect to spend the bulk of my doctorate at home. My master's had been full of conference travel, events, and hanging out on campus without fear of getting infected with anything worse than the common cold. Before agreeing to apply to my Ph.D. program, I had negotiated with my supervisor to spend four semesters abroad, part of this was to mitigate my cardinal sin of staying at one university for all three degrees — I knew I needed to expand my network beyond the campus I was becoming too comfortable with. I started my Ph.D. in Fall 2019, so I had ...
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Dear colleagues, Please allow us to draw your attention to the Call for Abstracts for the Doctoral Consortium at 9th Israel Strategy Conference , Reichman University, Herzliya, Israel 18 December 2022 ( http://www.isc.org.il/ ) . The Israel Strategy Conference (ISC) will be holding its annual Doctoral Consortium on Sunday, December 18, 2022, from 10AM to 6PM. The consortium coordinators are Adam Kleinbaum (Dartmouth) and Annamaria Conti (IE Business School). The ISC Doctoral Consortium is most valuable to Ph.D. candidates interested in conducting leading-edge research and teaching in Strategy and related areas. The consortium will cover ...
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Dear colleague, As we received many requests, we are extending the deadline for submitting your Abstracts/Papers for the 9th Israel Strategy Conference . The new Submission Deadline is July 30, 2022 , at: http://www.isc.org.il/ . Please note that this is the final deadline, and it will not be further extended. *** Submit your proposal here *** Keynote Speakers: Russ Coff (University of Wisconsin), Maryann Feldman (UNC-Chapel Hill), and Bruce Kogut (Columbia University) Conference Organizers: Gil Avnimelech (Ono Academic College); Aharon Cohen Mohliver (London Business School); and Natalie Shefer (INSEAD). ...
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(posted on behalf of @Andrew Nixon , PhD Student Representative & GPT-3, OpenAI) ​ I spend a good amount of time on Twitter and my feed has recently been captivated by weird AI-generated images from DALL-E mini by Hugging Face . It’s an open-source model that people have been using to make a computer draw odd scenarios like “ A chicken nugget smoking a cigarette in the rain ” or “ Youtuber doing a funeral unboxing ”. These have been relatively harmless demonstrations of how advanced AI systems have become at making art and as this is open-source technology, you can rest assured that the proprietary systems are much, much better. For example, DALLE-2 ...
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(posted on behalf of @Aviel Cogan and @Tobias Pret ) It is widely acknowledged that we are experiencing a “replication crisis.” As research results are often difficult or impossible to replicate, the credibility of scientific work has been questioned. Entrepreneurship scholars have long acknowledged the importance of replication studies, but these rarely appear in top journals. Consequently, scholars largely avoid replicating entrepreneurship research to the detriment of our field’s ability to test, confirm, and challenge extant theories. In an effort to encourage and facilitate replication studies, @Christopher Crawford and colleagues published an ...
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(posted on behalf of @Andrew Nixon , PhD Representative) ​ Okay, I’ll admit it, if I have a bent in this blog series, it has been to highlight the shift in policy towards a more progressive version of antitrust enforcement (or competition policy for those outside of the U.S.) and how these issues are relevant for our field. I will say this one last piece and then get back to writing the generic posts with tips and tricks for PhD students and interviews with faculty. So, here are three reasons I think this is a fruitful area of exploration for entrepreneurship scholars: 1) Entrepreneurs themselves are openly saying that something is ...
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