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.




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Tentative Program




_ September 25 (Wednesday)







Key Note: Martin Ruef “Entrepreneurial Groups”



17:30 – 18:00




18:00 - 19:30

Presentations: Mapping Groups Across Time I
   1 Frederic Delmar (emlyon)

   2 Karin Hellerstedt (Jönköping University)




Networking Dinner




_ September 26 (Thursday)


  9:00 –   10:15

Key Note: Ugo Corte “Collaborative Circles”



 10:15 – 11:00

Presentation: Co-Working
   1 Anna Brattström (LUND University)



11:00 – 11:30




11:30 – 13:00

Presentation: Exit

   1 Rebecca Preller (TU Munich)

   2 Christian Schade (HU Berlin)



13:00 – 15:30

FORUM: Poster Session on New Research

(Flying Lunch)



15:30 – 17:00

Presentations: Mapping Groups Across Time II
   1 Isabell Stamm (TU Berlin)

   2 Michael Weinhardt (TU Berlin)



17:00 – 17:30




17:30 – 19:00

Presentations: Sense-Making of Future and Failure 

   1 Marie Gutzeit (TU Berlin)

   2 Orla Byrne (UCD Dublin)








_ September 27 (Friday)


  9:00 –  10:30

Presentations: Contextualizing Entrepreneurial Groups

   1 Brooke Harrington (Dartmouth College)

   2 Arnold Windeler (TU Berlin)



10:30 – 11:00




11:00 – 12:30

Presentations: Trends in Collective Entrepreneurship
   1 Friedericke Welter (IfM Bonn, Universität Siegen)

   2 Miriam Bird (Universität St. Gallen)




12:30 – 13:00

Closing Remarks




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