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Wadhwani, R. D., Kirsch, D., Welter, F., Gartner, W. B. & Jones, G. G. (2020). Context, time, and change: Historical approaches to entrepreneurship research. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 14(1), 3-19
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2020 (English)In: Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, ISSN 1932-4391, E-ISSN 1932-443X, Vol. 14, no 1, p. 3-19Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Research Summary We articulate the value of historical methods and reasoning in strategic entrepreneurship research and theory. We begin by introducing the papers in the special issue, contextualizing each within one of five broader methodological approaches, and elaborating on the applicability of each to other topics in entrepreneurship research. Next, we use the papers to induce a framework for integrating history into entrepreneurship theory. The framework demonstrates how historical assumptions play a formative role in operationalizing time and context in entrepreneurship research. We then show how variations in these treatments of time and context shape theoretical claims about entrepreneurial opportunities, actions, and processes of change. We conclude by discussing why this may be a particularly opportune time for strategic entrepreneurship research to develop a deeper historical sensibility. Managerial Summary History can serve as an especially important guide to understanding entrepreneurship during moments of change. We draw on articles from the special issue on "Historical Approaches to Entrepreneurship Research" to illustrate different forms of historical reasoning and research about entrepreneurship. Moreover, we use the articles to develop a framework for understanding how historical context and time shape entrepreneurial opportunities, actions, and processes of change. We emphasize, in particular, the value of history in understanding variations in entrepreneurial practices.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2020
Keywords
change, context, historical methods, opportunity, time
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-92996 (URN)10.1002/sej.1346 (DOI)000517883300001 ()
Available from: 2020-03-19 Created: 2020-03-19 Last updated: 2020-03-19Bibliographically approved
Gartner, W. B., Radu-Lefebvre, M. & Allen, M. (2020). 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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2020 (English)In: A research agenda for family business / [ed] Andrea Calabrò, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020
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: 2020-03-20
Gartner, W. B. & Lubinski, C. (2020). 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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2020 (English)In: A research agenda for family business / [ed] Andrea Calabrò, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020
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: 2020-03-20
Gartner, W. B. & Teague, B. T. (Eds.). (2020). Research handbook of entrepreneurial behavior, practice and process. Edward Elgar Publishing
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2020 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

What do entrepreneurs do? In a comprehensive and detailed exploration using three perspectives - behavior, practice and process - this Research Handbook demonstrates specific methods for answering that question and provides insights into the implications of pursuing that question.The authors demonstrate a variety of methods including ethnography, autoethnography, participant observation, diaries, social media platforms and multilevel research techniques to delve into the foundations of entrepreneurial behavior. In addition to reinvigorating this long dormant area of scholarship, these chapters provide scholars with the idea that the disparate perspectives on this topic are really headed in the same direction. They also demonstrate the notion that similar tools can be utilized to answer the same type of questions emanating from these different perspectives. The contributors go on to offer insights to a wide range of scholarship on organizations.Entrepreneurship scholars, PhD students, and upper level graduate and undergraduate students who want a current overview on the theories, methods and implications of studying entrepreneurship will welcome the insights explored in this Research Handbook.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020. p. 384
Series
Research Handbooks in Business and Management series
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-93019 (URN)9781788114516 (ISBN)9781788114523 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-03-20 Created: 2020-03-20 Last updated: 2020-03-20Bibliographically approved
Gartner, W. B. (2019). A good man is hard to find: project management, entrepreneurship and serendipity. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business/Emerald, 12(1), 114-119
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2019 (English)In: International Journal of Managing Projects in Business/Emerald, ISSN 1753-8378, E-ISSN 1753-8386, Vol. 12, no 1, p. 114-119Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Published
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)
Note

This article forms part of a special section “Exploring processual and critical avenues at the crossroad of entrepreneurship and project management”, guest edited by Olivier Germain and Monique Aubry.

Available from: 2019-04-26 Created: 2019-04-26 Last updated: 2019-12-03Bibliographically approved
Gartner, W. B. (2018). A multi-disciplinary approach to family entrepreneurship. In: Keynote Presentation at the BFI@SMU 5th Anniversary Celebration and STEP APAC Summit 2018, Singapore, July 26-27, 2018: . Paper presented at BFI@SMU 5th Anniversary Celebration and STEP APAC Summit 2018, Singapore, July 26-27, 2018.
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2018 (English)In: Keynote Presentation at the BFI@SMU 5th Anniversary Celebration and STEP APAC Summit 2018, Singapore, July 26-27, 2018, 2018Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-82287 (URN)
Conference
BFI@SMU 5th Anniversary Celebration and STEP APAC Summit 2018, Singapore, July 26-27, 2018
Available from: 2019-04-26 Created: 2019-04-26 Last updated: 2019-11-06Bibliographically approved
Gartner, W. B. (2018). Developing legacy for sustainable family business. In: Keynote Presentation at the Developing Legacy for the Sustainable Family Business Conference, Universitas Prasetiya Mulya, Jakarta, Indonesia, August 2, 2018: . Paper presented at Developing Legacy for the Sustainable Family Business Conference, Universitas Prasetiya Mulya, Jakarta, Indonesia, August 2, 2018.
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2018 (English)In: Keynote Presentation at the Developing Legacy for the Sustainable Family Business Conference, Universitas Prasetiya Mulya, Jakarta, Indonesia, August 2, 2018, 2018Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-82286 (URN)
Conference
Developing Legacy for the Sustainable Family Business Conference, Universitas Prasetiya Mulya, Jakarta, Indonesia, August 2, 2018
Note

Ej belagd 191106

Available from: 2019-04-26 Created: 2019-04-26 Last updated: 2019-11-06Bibliographically approved
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
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Institutionalization of entrepreneurship research
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
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