Professor and Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship. My research examines how, why and with what consequences entrepreneurial individuals and communities address wicked problems and create societal and ecological value through business activities; with or without economic return. It focuses on two areas: entrepreneurship, society and ecology and entrepreneurship in the periphery. Across these areas I look at the venturing process: its determinants, mechanisms and outcomes, individual and collective decision-making, territorial and social embeddedness, and the overall contribution of this form of entrepreneurship to sustainable development.
My work has been published in leading management journals, such as Journal of Business Venturing, California Management Review, Journal of Management Studies, International Small Business Journal, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Organization & Environment, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, among others. It has also been referenced in popular and specialised media such as Fast Company, Shareable, The European Business Review, The Telegraph, The Network for Business Sustainability and America Economia. I am Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship with the School of Business and Economics at Universidad del Desarrollo in Chile. I'm Associate Editor of the Journal of Business Venturing Insights, and part of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Business Venturing and the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research.
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