Date: Friday, 9 August 2019
Sponsor: AOM ENT
Getting Down to the Bottom-Up: Researching Ecosystems As If Entrepreneurs Mattered… As if Every Entrepreneur Mattered” Bottom-up, entrepreneur-led, networks not hierarchies… Easy to say, hard to do. And, even harder to research? This PDW shares the thinking – and doing – of the best people researching entrepreneurial ecosystems as bottom-up, entrepreneur-led systems, the only way for an entrepreneurial community to be truly inclusive. This PDW bring together the best thinkers (and doers) with a wide range of theoretical and methodological perspectives and join us from around the globe. No matter what your Divisional home in AoM, you will leave this session with contacts, ideas, and opportunities for to join (or start) excellent research on a topic that is not only publishable but will help you to make a difference in your own communities.
You can download a one-page overview here.
Join our dedicated Facebook Group AOM19 EntEcosystemPDW
Join our Slack workspace AOM_PDW_
This PDW is part of a larger stream of activities to foster collaboration and share insights with regard to entrepreneurial ecosystems. Other activities include:
Veronica Scuotto (PhD, FHEA, MBA, BA-Honours) has recently joined the University of Turin after working at the University of the West of Scotland, and at the Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci in Paris. Her research interests are focused on SMEs, entrepreneurship and digital technologies. Her work has been featured in the Journal of World Business, Journal of Organizational Behaviour, Production Planning & Control, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, International Marketing Review, etc. She has authored two books. Most recently, her research was awarded as the best paper and the best commended paper at the EuroMed/SIMA. She has been recognized by International Council for Small Business (ICSB) as a global partner of excellence.
Research Focus: Open innovation in SMEs, inductive Analysis
Erik Stam is Full Professor at the Utrecht University School of Economics, where he holds
the chair of Strategy, Organization and Entrepreneurship. Next to this he is co-founder and Academic Director of the Utrecht Center for Entrepreneurship, board member of the
Utrecht University Strategic Research Theme Institutions, and research director of the
Utrecht University School of Economics. He held positions at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the University of Cambridge, the Max Planck Institute of Economics (Jena), and the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR). He is editor of Small Business Economics.
Research Focus: Systematic approaches, intrapreneurship, economic development, innovation policy
Onnolee Nordstrom is an Assistant Professor in the College of Business at North Dakota State University. Her research has examined a variety of questions pertaining to entrepreneurship, family business, philanthropy and community development. Examples include: How does owning a business contribute to familial wellbeing? How do community morals and ethics influence enterprising activity? How do we inspire youth to become engaged in their community? Her work exploring these topics has been published in several academic journals and presented at numerous academic conferences. Her most recent research project has her involved in Fargo’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. She is exploring the framing process within this ecosystem and the practices that have contributed to building an entrepreneurially conducive culture.
Research Focus: Community development, social, cultural, ethical dimensions of the ecosystem
Ted Zoller is T.W. Lewis Distinguished Clinical Scholar and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship. He is a senior fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where he previously served as a vice president, and former president of the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. His research focuses on the role and structure of entrepreneurial networks and the interrelationships with investor syndicate. He collaborates with leading venture accelerators in Europe, including the Accelerace program at the Symbion Research Park in Denmark. He has taught and consulted with numerous entrepreneurial ventures, and is an active, practicing entrepreneur. He founded CommonWeal Ventures, a venture advisory and analytics firm, and is a small business owner.
Research Focus: Regional economies, business models, social network analysis