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Gartner, W. B. (2019). A good man is hard to find: project management, entrepreneurship and serendipity. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business/Emerald
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2019 (English)In: International Journal of Managing Projects in Business/Emerald, ISSN 1753-8378, E-ISSN 1753-8386Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Purpose

The purpose of this paper commentary is to explore the intersection of project management and entrepreneurship through a poetic exploration of Flannery O’Connor’s short story: “A Good Man is Hard to Find.” Through the use of the Japanese Haiku format, this commentary probes the nature and meaning of “projects,” the importance of goals and their limitations, the influence of context across time, and the role of agency and circumstance in entrepreneurship as denoted by the idea of serendipity.

Design/methodology/approach

Poesis.

Findings

Imagination steers the course. Vision sees the possibility; But the mind’s eye sees through a distorted lens that is always misfit. So the unplanned path becomes the project. Always; Accidents happen.

Originality/value

Project Management: Goals with temporary; Collective action; Entrepreneurship: “Organizing collective Action.” Compromise?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2019
Keywords
Entrepreneurship, Project management, Agency theory
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-82270 (URN)10.1108/IJMPB-10-2018-0213 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-04-26 Created: 2019-04-26 Last updated: 2019-04-30
Gartner, W. B., Radu-Lefebvre, M. & Allen, M. (2019). Entrepreneurial legacy: when past meets future in business families. In: Andrea Calabrò (Ed.), A research agenda for family business: . Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing
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2019 (English)In: A research agenda for family business / [ed] Andrea Calabrò, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-82282 (URN)
Available from: 2019-04-26 Created: 2019-04-26 Last updated: 2019-05-13
Gartner, W. B. & Lubinski, C. (2019). Integrating historical methods and perspectives in family business research. In: Andrea Calabrò (Ed.), A research agenda for family business: . Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing
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2019 (English)In: A research agenda for family business / [ed] Andrea Calabrò, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-82284 (URN)
Available from: 2019-04-26 Created: 2019-04-26 Last updated: 2019-05-13
Fayolle, A., Landström, H., Gartner, W. B. & Berglund, K. (Eds.). (2018). Institutionalization of Entrepreneurship Research. London & New York: Routledge
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2018 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London & New York: Routledge, 2018. p. 128
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-75847 (URN)9781138576193 (ISBN)
Note

About the Book

The institutionalization of entrepreneurship is undeniably a good thing for the members of the research community, as it implies the legitimization of particular research topics and research practices; the emergence of norms for developing and publishing this research; and the creation of structures that provide employment opportunities and a conducive environment for pursuing research. However, we can also question if this institutionalization is such a good thing when it comes to producing critical, innovative, contextualized, and complex research or when considered from the point of view of non-academic entrepreneurship stakeholders and society in general.

The objective of this bookis to challenge the main research streams, theories, methods, epistemologies, assumptions and beliefs dominating the field of entrepreneurship. In order to achieve this objective, this book comprises six conceptual and empirical contributions, each one unorthodox, controversial, inspiring and challenging. This book was originally published as a special issue of Entrepreneurship and Regional Development.

Available from: 2018-06-13 Created: 2018-06-13 Last updated: 2018-09-24Bibliographically approved
Fayolle, A., Landström, H., Gartner, W. B. & Berglund, K. (Eds.). (2018). Institutionalization of entrepreneurship research. Milton Park, UK: Routledge
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2018 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The institutionalization of entrepreneurship is undeniably a good thing for the members of the research community, as it implies the legitimization of particular research topics and research practices; the emergence of norms for developing and publishing this research; and the creation of structures that provide employment opportunities and a conducive environment for pursuing research. However, we can also question if this institutionalization is such a good thing when it comes to producing critical, innovative, contextualized, and complex research or when considered from the point of view of non-academic entrepreneurship stakeholders and society in general.

The objective of this bookis to challenge the main research streams, theories, methods, epistemologies, assumptions and beliefs dominating the field of entrepreneurship. In order to achieve this objective, this book comprises six conceptual and empirical contributions, each one unorthodox, controversial, inspiring and challenging. This book was originally published as a special issue of Entrepreneurship and Regional Development.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Milton Park, UK: Routledge, 2018. p. 128
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-82278 (URN)9781138576193 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-04-26 Created: 2019-04-26 Last updated: 2019-05-13Bibliographically approved
Dentoni, D., Pascucci, S., Poldner, K. & Gartner, W. B. (2018). Learning "who we are" by doing: processes of co-constructing prosocial identities in community-based enterprises. Journal of Business Venturing, 33(5), 603-622
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2018 (English)In: Journal of Business Venturing, ISSN 0883-9026, E-ISSN 1873-2003, Vol. 33, no 5, p. 603-622Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study investigates how members in community-based enterprises (CBEs) engage in processes of co-constructing their collective prosocial identities. Based on an inductive analysis of 27 organizations that were formed explicitly as communities and sought to build alternative forms of production and consumption through innovative ways to pool and recombine resources, we found that all of the CBEs engaged in distributed experimentation that lead to epiphany sense-making. These two approaches triggered and enacted collective processes of shifts in identity or identity persistence. We advance a processual model that identifies approaches for how members of CBEs either embrace epiphanies in identity shifts or limit and react to epiphanies in identity persistence.

Keywords
Community-based enterprises, Prosocial organizing, Identity construction, Epiphanies, Distributed experimentation
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-75846 (URN)10.1016/j.jbusvent.2017.12.010 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-06-13 Created: 2018-06-13 Last updated: 2018-08-13Bibliographically approved
Ramoglou, S. E., Gartner, W. B. & Tsang, E. W. K. (2018). Logic matters: A meta-theoretical analysis of the entrepreneur. In: Guclu Atinc (Ed.), Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings: . Paper presented at the Academy of Management Meeting, Chicago, August 10-14, 2018.. Academy of Management, 1, Article ID 18011.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Logic matters: A meta-theoretical analysis of the entrepreneur
2018 (English)In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings / [ed] Guclu Atinc, Academy of Management , 2018, Vol. 1, article id 18011Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper responds to calls for aligning our investigations with a fundamental concern for truth and objectivity through a meta-theoretical analysis of “the question of the entrepreneur”, viz., what explains the empirical puzzle that it is only some and not others to act entrepreneurially under similar conditions. While many entrepreneurship scholars search for the unique constitution of entrepreneurs, a growing contingent of scholars attributes this research enterprise to non-rational factors, such as ideological motives. Our analysis demonstrates that both approaches are logically unwarranted and emerge out of an unreflective engagement with the core puzzle. The mainstream view that entrepreneurs are fundamentally different from non-entrepreneurs emerges as an unreflective solution of the puzzle. Meta-theoretical reflexivity suggests that we already have a more plausible explanation: it is not anyone to exercise a widely held potential because prior to their successful exploitation opportunities are not seen uniformly as real opportunities. We do not need to find some well-hiding “entrepreneurial gene” in order to solve the puzzle; rather, we need to understand how we tend to lose sight of rather commonsensical insights in moments of academic abstraction. Having criticized the puzzle-solving process of mainstream research, we also criticize anti-mainstream critiques for failing to engage constructively with the empirical puzzle. We underscore that valid critiques require that we first engage thoroughly with the reasoning processes underlying a research practice, instead of being dogmatically dismissive – let alone accuse scholarly communities for being ideologically motivated. This study carries a further message of interest to the broader management studies community: closer attention to seemingly “trivial” logical subtleties reveals that we may need novel discoveries less often than we conventionally presume.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Academy of Management, 2018
Series
Academy of Management. Annual Meeting Proceedings, ISSN 0065-0668, E-ISSN 2151-6561
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-82285 (URN)10.5465/AMBPP.2018.18011abstract (DOI)
Conference
the Academy of Management Meeting, Chicago, August 10-14, 2018.
Available from: 2019-04-26 Created: 2019-04-26 Last updated: 2019-05-15Bibliographically approved
Apfelthaler, G., Gartner, W. B. & Kammel, A. J. (2018). One size does not fit all: generalising entrepreneurial insights in a world of differences. European Journal of International Management
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2018 (English)In: European Journal of International Management, ISSN 1751-6757, E-ISSN 1751-6765Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
Abstract [en]

This article is an introduction to the special issue on 'Entrepreneurship: Cross-National and Cross-Cultural Perspectives'. Besides providing overviews of the six articles published in the special issue, we discuss some of the challenges that arise when scholars explore cross-national and cross-cultural perspectives in entrepreneurship.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Geneva: InderScience Publishers, 2018
Keywords
entrepreneurship, cross-cultural entrepreneurship, cross-national entrepreneurship
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation; Economy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-75843 (URN)10.1504/EJIM.2017.10004253 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-06-13 Created: 2018-06-13 Last updated: 2019-05-16
Gartner, W. B. (2018). Past, present and future.  Understanding family entrepreneurship in successors’ prospective and retrospective thinking through visual narrative analysis. In: Paper presented at the Babson Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Waterford (Ireland), June 6-9, 2018: . Paper presented at Paper presented at the Babson Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Waterford (Ireland), June 6-9, 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Past, present and future.  Understanding family entrepreneurship in successors’ prospective and retrospective thinking through visual narrative analysis
2018 (English)In: Paper presented at the Babson Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Waterford (Ireland), June 6-9, 2018, 2018Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-82288 (URN)
Conference
Paper presented at the Babson Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Waterford (Ireland), June 6-9, 2018
Note

Ej belagd 20190515

Available from: 2019-04-26 Created: 2019-04-26 Last updated: 2019-05-15Bibliographically approved
Nielsen, S. L. & Gartner, W. B. (2017). Am I a student and/or entrepreneur?: multiple identities in student entrepreneurship. Education + Training, 59(2), 135-154
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Am I a student and/or entrepreneur?: multiple identities in student entrepreneurship
2017 (English)In: Education + Training, ISSN 0040-0912, E-ISSN 1758-6127, Vol. 59, no 2, p. 135-154Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to study different aspects and tensional forces that play a role in the internal and contextual negotiation that takes place within students in the exploration of the possible identity of entrepreneur. It expands the knowledge of how the university context influences student entrepreneurial processes from a multiple identity perspective. The findings are related to discussions of entrepreneurship education.

Design/methodology/approach: A conceptual paper that presents a framework on student entrepreneurial identity sense making that is grounded in a multiple identity perspective. The framework is illustrated by ten narrative cases on student entrepreneurship.

Findings: The framework suggests four different ways students make sense of identity in the process of exploring the entrepreneurial identity along with their university studies. In this process students negotiate between the two identities of “student” and “entrepreneur”, both demanding in time, effort and commitment, and they in different manners struggle with balancing university belonging and entrepreneurial distinctiveness.

Originality/value: The framework serves as a point of departure for discussing the psychological processes and tensions associated with students’ entrepreneurial identity construction, and what it means to entrepreneurship education. It is suggested that universities to a higher degree have to view themselves as psychological institutional moratoriums and thus as platforms of identity explorations rather than deterministic systems preparing students for certain careers to support students in becoming entrepreneurs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2017
Keywords
University, Entrepreneurship education, Multiple identities, Student entrepreneurship
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-64315 (URN)10.1108/ET-09-2014-0122 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-05-23 Created: 2017-05-23 Last updated: 2017-05-23Bibliographically approved
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