Karen Verduijn

Karen Verduijn
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam | VU ·  Department of Management & Organization Studies

PhD

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January 2002 - present
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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Critical perspectives of entrepreneurship have gained increasing traction over the last two decades. The transformative potential of critical research resides in challenging some of entrepreneurship research's epistemological, ontological and theoretical assumptions, with a view to offering a range of alternatives. Critical research in entrepreneur...
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Building on Alistair Anderson’s work, this paper proposes transforming enterprise education to deeply address questions of sustainability, social justice and hope in our time of multiple and complex crises. New pedagogies, practices, vocabularies and connections help us to enact crises in entrepreneurial, ethical and creative ways, enabling us to r...
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The chapter criticises existing theoretical perspectives on opportunity structures, in relation to minority entrepreneurs, for the predominant insistence on they being objective, material rules and resources, and the same for everyone. In this chapter, an intersectional approach is adopted considering opportunity structures as discursive and diverg...
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Entrepreneurship and families are inextricably intertwined. However, there is limited research on how female ethnic minority entrepreneurs achieve belonging and how they navigate the values and norms of their family, the ethnic community, and, for instance, clients. This article theorizes the processes of entrepreneurial belonging through an empiri...
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This article offers reflections based on the special issue on unsettling entrepreneurship education (EEP 3(3)) in which contributions have resisted the tendency to see students as consumers with the ‘right’ to take part in entrepreneurship education (EE) so as to effectively shape their enterprising selves. Here we resume our editorial discussions...
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This special issue confronts taken-for-granted views on entrepreneurship education (EE), raises critical questions both about EE and how it is taught, and allows investigations of the potential dark sides of entrepreneurship and EE. The contributions in this issue challenge our teaching positions and evoke a pedagogical approach to invention where...
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In this article, we contend that entrepreneurship studies would greatly benefit from engagement with contemporary theorizations of practice. The practice tradition conceives of the process of entrepreneuring as the enactment and entanglement of multiple practices. Appreciating entrepreneurial phenomena as the enactment and entanglement of practices...
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Purpose Following the example of the critical management education tradition, the purpose of this paper is to argue whether we should keep EE vital by disturbing it, in particular by interrogating that which has seemingly become “untouchable” from interrogation. Design/methodology/approach This paper takes inspiration from Paolo Freire’s work by p...
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In this chapter, the authors have introduced three recent conversations within entrepreneurship research that diverge from ‘mainstream’, functionalist entrepreneurship research: Critical Entrepreneurship Studies, Entrepreneurship as Practice and the Radical Processual Approach. They have used the question of “Why do some become entrepreneurs and ot...
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Purpose Entrepreneurship research in the context of developing countries has typically investigated the ways in which culture, politics or economic institutions prohibit or enable entrepreneurial activities using macro-level surveys and deductive designs. In contrast, the purpose of this paper is to take a micro-institutional perspective to study...
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The value of Entrepreneurial, Innovative and Sustainable (EIS) ecosystems has seen increasing recognition from policymakers and researchers alike. Policymakers employing New Public Management (NPM) have come to understand that the intricate links between diverse EIS stakeholders play a vital role in advancing sources of local transformation – entre...
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Entrepreneurship is largely considered to be a positive force, driving venture creation and economic growth. Critical Perspectives on Entrepreneurship questions the accepted norms and dominant assumptions of scholarship on the matter, and reveals how they can actually obscure important questions of identity, ideology and inequality. The book s dis...
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In lieu of an abstract, here is a short excerpt from the chapter: This edited book on Critical Entrepreneurship Studies aims to explore, and thereby expand our understanding of entrepreneurship by elaborating on this popular and widely invoked discourse using different critical perspectives. The reason to write (and read!) this book is at least tw...
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In lieu of an abstract here a short snippet from the introduction: Critical entrepreneurship studies (CES), a dispersed and multidisciplinary field of inquiry, emerged from a general sense of dissatisfaction with how entrepreneurship is usually conceived of within the scholarly community: as a market-based and individualist phenomenon predi- cated...
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This article engages with processual thinking building upon contributions that posit entrepreneuring as fluid, not necessarily intentional nor necessarily planned, yet as open and indeterminate taking inspiration from the works of French philosopher Henri Lefebvre. Lefebvre’s rhythmanalysis connects ‘becoming’ to ‘everydayness’, considering lived r...
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The overemphasis on individualism in much normative entrepreneurship discourse belies the powerful role played by local level and communal forms of barter, culturally based collectivist models of organization, social enterprise, and other forms of co-investment. Following Rindova et al., we argue innovation in entrepreneurship can be an emancipator...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to use the attribute “critical” as a sensitizing concept to emphasize entrepreneurship's role in overcoming extant relations of exploitation, domination and oppression. It builds on the premise that entrepreneurship not only brings about new firms, products and services but also new openings for more liberatin...
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The aim of this paper was to shake up the entrepreneurship ideal by problematizing what seems to have become naturalized, i.e. the ideologized tale of optimism associated with entrepreneurship. We have chosen a particular group of entrepreneurs (one usually and typically excluded in not only popular discourse but also in mainstream entrepreneurship...
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Een commissaris als toezichthouder kan frictie, voortkomend uit de scheiding van leiding en eigendom in een onderneming, beperken. Naast toezicht is advies een basistaak van de commissaris. Familiebedrijven onderscheiden zich van nietfamiliebedrijven vanwege de sterke samenhang tussen leiding en eigendom. Dit leidt tot de veronderstelling dat famil...
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Dit artikel bespreekt een onderzoek naar (veranderingen in) de betekenis die wordt toegekend aan het familiebedrijf in de Nederlandse zakelijke media. De methode die wordt gehanteerd is de contentanalyse: we onderzochten de ‘typische taal’ (sleutelwoorden) in artikelen die gaan over familiebedrijven. Drie tijdsperioden zijn vergeleken: 2001, 2003 e...
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This paper presents a set of feature films in which entrepreneurship plays a lead role and tries to convince the reader of the usefulness of using film in the classroom. The special characteristics of feature films as an instructional medium are discussed and the expected benefits of using films are derived. It reports evaluation results of two cou...

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To determine the effect of the virtual reality experience on cognitive presence, the increase of knowledge levels of the students of both the experimental and control group is compared. Besides, results are compared with the results of the CoI survey. This enables us to answer our fourth research question: How does an immersive media experience affects students’ cognitive presence?
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With this special issue we aim at furthering the entrepreneurship as practice perspective by grounding the broader and contemporary ‘practice turn’ in social science into entrepreneurship studies. Through this special issue, we aim to unite, exhibit and bring to the fore, the principal social practice argument in entrepreneurship studies. We adopt the view that entrepreneurship practices are habitually, socially situated and organized human activities for which entrepreneurship practitioners use specific skills and tools.