Mapping Entrepreneurial Group Trajectories

Research Conference, 25-27 September 2019, Technische Universität Berlin, organized by the Research Group “Entrepreneurial Group Dynamics” and the DFG-Research Network “Venturing Together!”

It is the goal of this research conference to create a platform for researchers interested in mapping entrepreneurial group trajectories over time and space. The tentative program features keynote speeches by Martin Ruef and Ugo Corte, who will reflect upon entrepreneurial groups as social orders and their collaborative trajectories. Invited and commented presentations will address the dynamics in the formation of groups, key transitional events such as member entry / exit or further business founding and closing (habitual entrepreneurship), and contextual influences on the trajectories of entrepreneurial groups. Please find a tentative program below.

If you are interested in attending the conference (or presenting a full paper), please contact the conference coordinator Marie Gutzeit at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There will be no registration fees charged. We have limited seats available on a first come, first serve basis. 

Currently, we are still accepting contributions for our FORUM: Poster Session for New Research. Interested scholars can submit an abstract of 200 words until April 30th to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Final posters should fulfill academic standards and depict the research question, theoretical framework, methodological design, expected findings and contributions. The call for posters is available here.

 

 

 

__ mapping entrepreneurial
     group trajectories

 

Tentative Program

 

 _ September 25 (Wednesday)

 

16:00

OPENING REMARKS

 

 

16:15 – 17:30

KEYNOTE

 

  “From Entrepreneurs to Entrepreneurial Groups”
    Martin Ruef, Duke University

 

 

17:30 – 18:00

COFFEE BREAK

 

 

18:00 – 19:30

MAPPING GROUPS ACROSS TIME I


   _   “Longitudinal Development”

  Rebecka Persson, Lund University & Frédéric Delmar, emlyon business school

  Commented by Dries Lens, University of Antwerpen


_ _   “Entries and Exits”
          Karin Hellerstedt, Jönköping University
          Commented by Michael Weinhardt, Technische Universität Berlin

20:00

DINNER

 

_ September 26 (Thursday)

 

 9:00 – 10:15

KEYNOTE

 

“Collaborative Circles”

Ugo Corte, University of Stavanger

   

10:15 – 10:30

COFFEE BREAK

   

10:30 – 12:15

EXIT DECISIONS

 

_       “The parting of board members from entrepreneurial groups”

  Karl Wennberg, Linköping University

  Commented by Cyrine Ben-Hafaïedh, IÉSEG School of Management

 

 

_ _    “How entrepreneurial teams recover from co-founder exit”
           Rebecca Preller & Nicola Breugst, Technische Universität München
           Commented by Lars Mojem, Technische Universität Berlin

 

 

_ _ _ “Exit decisions in the lab: real options vs. psychological drivers

  Christian D. Schade, Humboldt Universität Berlin

  Commented by Nicola Breugst, Technische Universität München

 

 

 

12:45 – 14:30

LUNCH

11:45 – 13:00

KEYNOTE

 

“Collaborative Circles”

Ugo Corte, University of Stavanger

 

 

14:30 – 16:00

MAPPING GROUPS ACROSS TIME II


  
_   “Trajectories and Transitions of Entrepreneurial Groups”

Isabell Stamm, Technische Universität Berlin

Commented by Hans J. Pongratz, LMU München

 

_ _  Longitudinal Patterns of Entrepreneurial Groups: A Cohort Comparison of Trajectories”

Michael Weinhardt, Technische Universität Berlin

Commented by Sophie Mützel, Universität Luzern

 

 

16:00 – 16:30

COFFEE BREAK

   

16:30 – 18:45

SENSE MAKING IN GROUPS

 

_       “Stage Dependence of Imagined Futures”

  Marie Gutzeit, Technische Universität Berlin

  Commented by Lisa Suckert, MPIfG Köln

 

 

_ _    “Narratives of identity reconstruction following business failure”
           Orla Byrne, UCD Dublin
           Commented by Gerhard Krauss, Université Rennes 2

 

 

_ _ _ “Identity Change across time in entrepreneurial families

  Jan Philipp Ahrens, Universität Mannheim

  Commented by Eleni Georgiadou, Nord University

 

   

19:00

DINNER

 

 

 

_ September 27 (Friday)

 

  9:00 –  10:30

GROUP COMMUNICATION AND NARRATIVES  

 

_     “Conflict, conversation and action in new venture teams”

Anna Brattström, Lund University

Commented by Matthias Waldkirch, EBS Universität

 

_ _  “A narrative approach to theorizing entrepreneurial family groups”

Allan Discua Cruz, Lancaster University

Commented by Alfred Kieser, Universität Mannheim

 

 

10:30 – 11:00

COFFEE BREAK

 

 

11:00 – 12:30

GROUP CONTEXT  

 

_     Contextual entrepreneurship - some reflections

Friedericke Welter Institut für Mittelstandsforschung Bonn & Universität Siegen

Commented by Dieter Bögenhold, Universität Klagenfurt

 

_ _  Entrepreneurs in Innovation Fields

Arnold Windeler, Technische Universität Berlin

Commented by Katharina Scheidgen, Technische Universität Berlin

 

 

12:30 – 13:00

CLOSING REMARKS

 

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