I’m a social scientist trying to do useful research, mostly at the intersection of entrepreneurship, society and ecology. 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. In this space, I look at alternative venturing processes, individual and collective action in challenging environments, human-nature relationships, territorial embeddedness, unconventional forms of organising and value exchange, and whether and how these emerging forms of entrepreneurial action can contribute to building a better future.
My work has been published in leading management journals, such as Journal of Business Venturing, California Management Review, Journal of Management Studies, Academy of Management Discoveries and Academy of Management Perspectives; in innovation studies journals such as Research Policy and Technological Forecasting and Social Change; as well as in regional and environmental studies outlets, e.g. Business Strategy and the Environment, Organization & Environment, Regional Studies and Journal of Cleaner Production. It has also been referenced in popular and specialised media such as Fast Company, Shareable, The Conversation, The European Business Review, The Telegraph, The Network for Business Sustainability and America Economia. I am Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at the School of Business and Economics, Universidad del Desarrollo in Chile and Associate Editor of the Journal of Business Venturing Insights.
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