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Sense-making and entrepreneurial becoming in a family-based start-up - SBRC seminar series

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Time: 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Venue: KHKH0015, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB
Price: free
Speaker(s): Professor Ossie Jones (University of Liverpool)

Sense-making and entrepreneurial becoming in a family-based start-up - SBRC seminar series

Abstract
In this paper we examine the processes associated with the creation of a family-based entrepreneurial business. There appears to be a limited amount of research examining the early stages of businesses established by close family members. The study is informed by recent processual approaches to entrepreneurship including effectuation theory and entrepreneuring. We also draw on literature related to individual dispositions, routines and sensemaking. The empirical data are drawn from a longitudinal study of a rapidly growing business that was established in 2008 by two young brothers (18 and 16). Our findings illustrate the microprocesses associated with the creation of a family-based start-up company. The effectual approach to entrepreneuring adopted by the two brothers was shaped by familial influences on their dispositions. In turn, their sensemaking and learning activities led to the creation of nascent organizational routines during the process of business creating.

About the speaker
Ossie Jones is professor in entrepreneurship at the University of Liverpool Management School and Head of the Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEEL). He is a member of the British Academy of Management (BAM) Council and co-editor, with Caroline Gatrell, of the International Journal of Management Reviews. Recent publications have focused on dynamic capabilities and organizational learning in small firms, entrepreneurial learning, networks and networking, bootstrapping/resourcing start-up businesses, and enterprise education.

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Contact: Dr Hang Do
Email: H.Do@kingston.ac.uk

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