Entrepreneurial Group Dynamics

Isabell Stamm

This sociological research project understands entrepreneurship as collective action and draws attention to entrepreneurial groups as key social units involved in this collective action. Such entrepreneurial groups are constituted by a small number of family members, friends, or former colleagues that jointly engage in an entrepreneurial venture. These entrepreneurial groups share a history, develop a distinct idioculture, and draft an image of their joint future. The project analyzes the dynamics of such entrepreneurial groups by studying their trajectories and transitions and their capacity to negotiate the future. This research group is funded by a Freigeist Fellowship of the Volkswagen Foundation and was located at the Technische Universität Berlin from 2017 to 2021. For more information please visit: www.entrepreneurialgroups.org.

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