Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 455471
Sist endret: 19. desember 2017, 13:51

Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 455471
Sist endret: 19. desember 2017, 13:51
Prosjekt

Developing empirical research on entrepreneurial effectuation

prosjektleder

Gry Agnete Alsos
ved Handelshøgskolen ved Nord universitet

prosjekteier / koordinerende forskningsansvarlig enhet

  • Nord universitet

Finansiering

  • Norges forskningsråd
    Prosjektkode: 233895

Klassifisering

Emneord

Entreprenørskap

Kategorier

Prosjektkategori

  • Bidragsprosjekt

Tidsramme

Avsluttet
Start: 1. januar 2014 Slutt: 31. desember 2015

Beskrivelse Beskrivelse

Tittel

Developing empirical research on entrepreneurial effectuation

Vitenskapelig sammendrag

This project is a collaboration with RWTH Aachen Univeristy, Germany, related to the approaches entrepreneurs take when starting a new firm within the tourism sector, and the consequences these approaches have for the further development of the new firms. We work with recent development within entrepreneurship literature related to the Theory of Effectuation (Sarasvathy, 2001, 2008). The aim of this collaboration is to exchange knowledge and work together to develop instruments and improve empirical research on entrepreneurial effectuation. The collaboration is expected to result in joint publications.

Entrepreneurship is a key source of economic growth, job creation and social development – issues with which many European countries and policymakers currently struggle. Knowledge about how European entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses, is needed to stimulate and facilitate entrepreneurial behavior among the adult population in Europe. Entrepreneurial behavior involves the activities of individuals who are associated with creating new organization. The actions taken by entrepreneurs will have consequences for whether their venture ideas actually get implemented and for the further development of these ventures. Effectuation was introduced as a shift in the way we understand entrepreneurial behavior (Sarasvathy, 2001; 2008), with important implications for the way we understand entrepreneurial processes. Hence, it has consequences for how entrepreneurship is taught in universities and at lower education levels (e.g. related to youth enterprise initiatives), for entrepreneurial training initiatives as well as for advice and support schemes directed towards entrepreneurs. However, so far there is limited empirical evidence related to entrepreneurial behavior. One challenge in gathering empirical evidence in this area is related to the lack of good measurement instruments.

The research groups at HHB and RWTH Aachen have both worked with developing and refining measurement instruments on effectuation as part of a larger academic work on entrepreneurship. Through collaboration and joint work, we aim to strengthen this work, and thereby contribute to the development of better empirical research on effectuation.

The collaboration project spins out from the RCN-funded project “Northern Insights – Service Innovation and Tourist Experiences in the High North” where researchers at Bodø Graduate School of Business and Nordland Research Institute has worked with developing knowledge related to new business start-ups in the tourism industries.

prosjektdeltakere

prosjektleder
Aktiv cristin-person

Gry Agnete Alsos

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektleder
    ved Handelshøgskolen ved Nord universitet

Sølvi Solvoll

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Entreprenørskap, innovasjon og regional utvikling ved Nordlandsforskning

Tommy Høyvarde Clausen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Senter for entreprenørskap ved Universitetet i Oslo
  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Handelshøgskolen ved Nord universitet
1 - 3 av 3

Resultater Resultater

Disentangling the Role of Experience and Expertise in the Context of Effectuation and Causation.

Alsos, Gry Agnete; Mauer, Rene; Clausen, Tommy Høyvarde; Solvoll, Sølvi. 2017, Academy of Management Meeting. NORD, ESCP, NORDLFORSKVitenskapelig foredrag

Competence or context? Exploring the relationship of expertise, uncertainty and effectual behavior.

Alsos, Gry Agnete; Clausen, Tommy Høyvarde; Mauer, Rene; Solvoll, Sølvi. 2016, Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC). NORD, NORDLFORSKVitenskapelig foredrag

Entrepreneurs’ Social Identity and the Preference of Causal and Effectual Behaviours in Start-Up Processes.

Alsos, Gry Agnete; Clausen, Tommy Høyvarde; Hytti, Ulla; Solvoll, Sølvi. 2016, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development. Ty, NORD, NORDLFORSKVitenskapelig artikkel

Development of Effectual Behavior- an Entrepreneurial Learning Approach.

Solvoll, Sølvi; Alsos, Gry Agnete. 2014, Babson Conference Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC). NORD, NORDLFORSKVitenskapelig foredrag

Towards a better measurement scale of causation and effectuation.

Alsos, Gry Agnete; Clausen, Tommy Høyvarde; Solvoll, Sølvi. 2014, Academy of Management Meeting. NORD, NORDLFORSKVitenskapelig foredrag
1 - 5 av 5