We have a new working paper on how the Entrepreneurship Industry might impact entrepreneurial learning out on SSRN. Here's the abstract: "This conceptual study challenges the assumption that entrepreneurial learning increases entrepreneurial effectiveness. Entrepreneurial learning is filtered through myths about entrepreneurship brought about by the Entrepreneurship Industry. When this is the case, entrepreneurial learning can … Continue reading Learning, distorted.
A paper co-authored with Dan Kärreman and André Spicer and (fittingly) slow in the making has just been published: Slow Management. Here's the abstract: Management is a practice that runs on ideas. Unfortunately, ideas that organizations must constantly change are prevalent. This can easily lead to junky ‘Fast Management’: management that is change-obsessed, attention-starved and … Continue reading Slow Management
The second assignment a course I teach asks students to theorize and analyze, again in a 1000-word essay. This time, the evidentiary basis for their essays is an interview with Impossible Foods CEO Patrick Brown on Vergecast, but the rules are same as the first assignment. By now, students have had more classes and have … Continue reading Analyze
The first assignment for a course I teach on managing innovation in organizations asks students to compose a 1000-word essay (i.e. the much maligned five paragraphs) where they theorize an innovation-related issue in a given podcast. The 'rules' for the assignment are pretty clear: use theory from class (i.e. theory that your reader also knows), … Continue reading Theorize
There is absolutely no doubt that the organizations on the frontlines of responding to the Corona Pandemic have been faced with immense challenges over the past year, and many still are. Mia Hartmann and I have a new paper out on what these challenges might mean for police organizations in particular, building on the work … Continue reading Frontline innovation in times of crisis
I was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal for a piece about the (maybe) declining quality of entrepreneurship in the US, based on a recent working paper. It's a good piece with a nicely nuanced take: it highlights an interesting fact to be explained and understood, raises some (methodological) issues with the state of that … Continue reading Six theories of why fast-growing start-ups are disappearing
Today, I interviewed Dan Kärreman of Copenhagen Business School about academic reading. We talked about why reading academic papers is difficult (by design, almost), the different genres of academic papers and how papers are actually meant to be read. In these times, where the interactive parts of university education are locked-down and studying is homework … Continue reading How to Read
There is (US) data to suggest that young firms are not growing as fast as they used to. There is also data to suggest that young (US) firms increasingly intend to grow. The ‘quality’ of entrepreneurship in other words, is declining: despite young firms wanting to grow, they seem increasingly unable to do so in … Continue reading Conspicuously consuming entrepreneurship
Over this semester, I am going to be doing a series of interviews with Thomas Basbøll of Copenhagen Business School, author of the (excellent) Inframethodology blog, about the practice of academic writing. The first interview is up here, where I'll also post the coming ones.
Last week, I was invited to give a talk at Copenhagen Business School. The Department of Management, Society and Communication organizes a seminar on Blended Learning, where I presented some ideas on teaching without lectures and moving towards a more tutorial mode of higher education teaching, based on two of the courses that I'm involved … Continue reading Teaching without lectures