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Developing Entrepreneurs: a context-sensitive process – by Francisco Liñán

March 10, 2015

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Entrepreneurship is a process that takes place in its context. Although there is no full agreement on the concept of entrepreneurship, emphasis has recently been put on the idea of interaction with the environment. But, as Professor Francisco Liñán explains, the influence of the environment -or context- goes much further than simply shaping opportunity.

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Entrepreneurship – a brief overview by Robert D. Hisrich

October 16, 2014

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How do you think and act entrepreneurially? What are the conditions that allow entrepreneurs to thrive? Robert D. Hisrich, Professor of Global Entrepreneurship at Thunderbird School of Global Management, considers what is involved in successful entrepreneurship. […]

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Making Waves: entrepreneurs, social change and going for a swim – an interview with Rafael Ziegler

October 2, 2014

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“[T]here is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things…” So wrote Machiavelli in 1532.  Social entrepreneurs today might be inclined to agree.  We talk to Rafael Ziegler, co-ordinator of the Social Entrepreneurship Research Plattform GETIDOS at Universität Greifswald and the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW), about entrepreneurism and the challenge of social change.

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How can we encourage entrepreneurs to take that risky first step? – by Franz Lohrke

November 22, 2013

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What is entrepreneurship, why does it occur, and why do some people succeed at it while others fail?  Answering these seemingly simple questions may hold the key to encouraging future entrepreneurship.

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