I was recently interviewed for The Annex, a sociology podcast hosted by Joseph Cohen at Queens' University. We talked about entrepreneurship (mostly these two pieces) and veered into a discussion of the effects of Covid on innovation in first-responder organizations (this piece). Here's a link to the episode.

Learning, distorted.

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.

Slow Management

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

Six theories of why fast-growing start-ups are disappearing

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

How to Read

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