Head of Entrepreneurship, Strategy & Innovation Department.
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I am a full professor at Audencia Businesss School. I am the head of Entrepreneurship, Strategy & Innovation Department. I acutally focus my research on sustainable entrepreneurial growth, entrepreneurial identity, entrepreneurship as a relational practice and networks for resourcefulness. I focus on practices and processes.
September 2014 - present
- Professor (Associate)
January 2011 - present
Académie de l'Entrepreneuriat et de l'Innovation (AEI)
- L'Académie de l’Entrepreneuriat a été créée par des enseignants d’univers différents : université, lycée, école de commerce et d’ingénieur, IUT, …
La Revue de l’Entrepreneuriat (RE) fête ses 20 ans. Plutôt qu’une rétrospective narrative des aventures de la revue, nous avons adopté un parti pris objectivant la revue, faisant de cette dernière notre objet de recherche. Pour cela, nous avons décidé d’étudier tous les articles publiés dans la revue. Au cours des vingt dernières années, la RE a pu...
TV shows such as “Dragons’ Den” and “Shark Tank” have become common teaching materials in entrepreneurial finance classrooms because they offer a window into the process of pitching to investors. TV exposure to pitch communication and business angels’ feedback is certainly a well-documented source of vicarious learning. It enables students to obser...
Over the past three decades, research on entrepreneurial identity (EI) has grown particularly rapidly, yet in seemingly disparate directions. To lend structure to this fragmented field of inquiry, our systematic integrative review maps and integrates EI research based on antecedents, content, outcomes as well as their relationships. In so doing, we...
Drawing on social representation theory, this chapter highlights the cultural anchoring of the role of successors in our countries. Based on the empirical analysis of French Bandes Dessinées (comics) and French press discourse, we reveal the content of the social representation of successors in the French culture by focusing on its distinct prearra...
This paper explores and explains how, why and with what consequences business angels’ trust in the entrepreneur affects their decisions to invest, reinvest or withdraw funding in the Valley of Death (VoD). Drawing on the VoD literature and on business angel research, we retrospectively study two contrastive cases of success and failure of French st...
This article presents an exercise designed for successors and other business family members with the aim to enable them to communicate their understandings of their family and family business’ past legacies and to express their future-related projections. First initiated in France in 2014, then duplicated in United States in 2019, the exercise has...
Les business angels prennent une décision d’investissement sur la base de plusieurs critères relatifs au projet de création et à l’équipe entrepreneuriale. Parmi ces critères, la confiance apparaît comme un facteur déterminant, sans lequel la relation d’investissement ne peut pas démarrer, évoluer et s’achever efficacement. La confiance des busines...
This paper provides a Systematic Literature Review (‘SLR’) of the emerging ‘entrepreneurship-as-practice’ (EaP) research field. It advances EaP as a ‘platform of expression’ that enriches entrepreneurship research. Following the ‘practice turn’ in social sciences, entrepreneurship is also interested in this new approach. The goal of this article is...
Ce Livre Blanc réalisé en collaboration avec les étudiants de la majeure Entrepreneuriat d'Audencia a un double objectif : identifier les problèmes liés à l'acte d'entreprendre en famille et à l'attractivité des entreprises familiales et proposer des solutions.
Cet ouvrage a été réalisé en collaboration avec les étudiants de la majeure Entrepreneuriat d'Audencia. Un double objectif : identifier les freins et faire des propositions pour les lever.
Notre thèse s'inscrit dans un contexte français marqué par l'augmentation des réseaux d'entrepreneurs, dont on connaît encore peu le fonctionnement et les bénéfices, la recherche en entrepreneuriat s'intéressant davantage au réseau personnel de l'entrepreneur au détriment de l'analyse des réseaux fermés d'entrepreneurs. Pourtant, leur importance po...
A key assumption in family business research and practice is that for family businesses to have a future, succession must be secured. Because family businesses are hybrid organizations with partially or totally overlapping family and business identities, a second consensual assumption is shared by most family business scholars and entrepreneurs: th...
This article argues that entrepreneurial learning is genuinely connected to entrepreneurial networking activities, within a co-evolving dynamics. We take a longitudinal network approach to study the combined development of network dynamics and learning in a French formal entrepreneurial network over a period of 4 years (2005–2009). Our aim is to ex...
Les réseaux formels d’entrepreneurs (RFE) peuvent prendre différentes appellations et fonctionner selon des formes organisationnelles et juridiques variées, mais ils partagent des dynamiques d’accompagnement propres aux communautés de pratique, aux communautés de liens faibles et aux communautés mimétiques. Leurs objectifs sont de répondre aux atte...
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This track organized during the 15th congress of the RIODD - Réseau International de Recherche sur les Orgsanisations et le Développement Durable - International Research Network on Organization and Sustainable Development. It will take place in Montpellier - France - 1st and 2nd October http://entrepreneuriat.com/j-15-d-15-riodd-2020-submission-soumission-montpellier-30-sept-2-oct-track-entrepreneurship-growth-and-or-sustainable-scaling-an-oxymoron-track-entrepreneuriat-croissance-et-ou-scalabili/ Anticipating or living (high) growth and scalability of new ventures or new organizations is one of the least studied elements of the entrepreneurial process, especially if you focus on: how do new ventures grow? (Gilbert, McDougall, and Audretsch 2006). Taking this element into account adopting a CSR and/or sustainable development perspective would however be crucial. Indeed, it is by developing and implementing that sustainability and responsibility are practiced within the new venture/organization. If at a startup level, taking CSR into account is a real creative catalyst in the design of an entrepreneurial project (Lefebvre and Radu-Lefebvre 2012), what about the growth stage? How do entrepreneurs deal with it? The literature on entrepreneurship offers different trends. When it comes to taking into account corporate social responsibility or sustainable development in the field of entrepreneurship, the outcome of the new venture/organization used to prevail on taking into account the whole dimensions of CSR or Sustainable Development in the overall entrepreneurial process. Social entrepreneurship is thus defined more in opposition to traditional entrepreneurship, the economic outcome vs the social one (Peredo and McLean 2006). For its part, “sustainable entrepreneurship is focused on the preservation of nature, life support, and community in the pursuit of perceived opportunities to bring into existence future products, processes, and services for gain, where gain is broadly construed to include economic and non-economic gains to individuals, the economy, and society” (Shepherd and Patzelt 2011, 137). However, the concept is still emerging, but it received more interest from the sustainability community that from the entrepreneurship one (Sarango-Lalangui, Santos, and Hormiga 2018). We suggest to authors wishing to fully engage in the theoretical integration of CSR and sustainable development in entrepreneurship to take it into account across the entire entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial process by focusing on the most counter-intuitive level: growth and scalability with a sustainable vocation (Bergin 2001). 3 main questions can be addressed for this session: – What is (high) sustainable growth / scalability in entrepreneurship? – Are ecosystems adapted to (high) sustainable growth / scalability carried by entrepreneurs? – What is / are the processes and specific practices involved? And, how can these processes and practices be supported?
FROM FAMILY ENTREPRENEURSHIP TO FAMILY ENTREPRENEURING Nantes, 12-13 October 2020 The Chair Family Entrepreneurship and Society of Audencia Business School and the Group Entrepreneurship Society Transformations of University of Quebec in Montréal invite you to the 3rd Paper Development Workshop Series in Family Entrepreneurship KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Jenny HELIN Alistair ANDERSON William B. GARTNER Jenny Helin is Senior lecturer at the Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden Alistair Anderson is Distinguished Professor at the Management School of Lancaster University, UK William B. Gartner is the Bertarelli Foundation Distinguished Professor of Family Entrepreneurship at Babson College, USA ABOUT THE WORKSHOP SERIES Audencia Business School hosts an annual Paper Development Workshop on family entrepreneurship, and the school is among the international leaders in this emerging area of scholarship. The Chair Family Entrepreneurship and Society launched this Paper Development Series in Family Entrepreneurship in 2017. After a first edition on ‘Family entrepreneurship writing workshop’ (2017) and a second edition on ‘Theorizing family entrepreneurship’ (2018), we are happy to announce the third edition of this series of research workshops organized in collaboration with the Group Entrepreneurship Society Transformations of University of Quebec in Montréal (GEST ESG UQAM), at Montréal. GEST is a research center of the University of Québec in Montréal’ School of Management (ESG UQAM) which addresses entrepreneurial practices, identities and discourses in marginalized contexts and for minorized people. It aims at participating to a change for a new inclusive and fruitful relation between entrepreneurship and social transformations and then addressing the dark side of entrepreneurial practices. The GEST members challenge theoretical assumptions and consider entrepreneuring in a process perspective. Scientific committee : Miruna Radu-Lefebvre, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Head of the Chair Family Entrepreneurship and Society, Audencia Business School Christina Constantinidis, Professor of Entrepreneurship, School of Management of the University of Quebec in Montréal Olivier Germain, Full Professor, School of Management of the University of Québec in Montréal Vincent Lefebvre, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Head of the Entrepreneurship education, Audencia Business School TOPIC OF THE 2020 PAPER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP For several decades, the fields of entrepreneurship and family business developed as separate knowledge domains (Holt, Pearson, Payne, & Sharma, 2018; Zahra & Sharma, 2004). Recently, the field of family entrepreneurship (Neubaum, 2018; Payne, 2018; Short, Sharma, Lumpkin, & Pearson, 2016) emerged at the intersection of family, entrepreneurship, and family business. While there has been an increasing interest in combining the distinct academic fields of entrepreneurship and family business (Aldrich & Cliff, 2003; Anderson, Jack & Drakopoulou Dodd, 2005), the early stages of creation of family businesses in entrepreneurial families (Alsos, Carter & Ljunggren 2014) and the emergence of entrepreneurial behaviours, identities and projects in the context of family businesses are underdeveloped areas of inquiry. We would like to invite the authors interested in submitting to the special issue « From Family Entrepreneurship to Family Entrepreneuring » of the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research (https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/call_for_papers.htm?id=8869) to present their work-in-progress to the Guest editors - Miruna Radu-Lefebvre, Olivier Germain and William B. Gartner during the Paper Development Workshop which will take place on October 12th and 13th 2020 in Nantes, France. The special issue and the Paper Development Workshop aim to draw attention to the emergence and becoming of family businesses and the actualizing of entrepreneurial behaviours, identities and projects in already existing family businesses. For this Paper Development Workshop, we call for papers addressing the topic of family entrepreneuring with a focus on processes and practices relative to how business family members, couples and families do entrepreneurship. Steyaert (2007, p. 453) coined the notion of entrepreneuring to call for more processual inquiries in the field of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneuring is a processual, material, and relational phenomenon (Champenois, Lefebvre, & Ronteau, 2019; Hjorth, 2014; Hjorth & Reay, 2018) leading to the creation of new organizations (Gartner, 1993; Johannisson, 2011). We recognize that “familiness” does not always pre-exist entrepreneurial practices but also emerges through the process of entrepreneuring. We call for more processual inquiries in the field of family entrepreneurship, within an ontology of becoming (Chia, 1995). We think that this perspective of combining entrepreneuring and family business is unexplored and requires further theoretical and empirical explorations. Indicative list of anticipated (but not exclusive) topics : - How processes and practices of entrepreneuring occur in the context of enterprising families and family businesses? - What are the tensions arising between what already exists and the emergence of newness in the context of enterprising families and family firms? - How the various kinds of processual approaches in entrepreneuring (see Steyaert, 2007) can highlight various dimensions of family entrepreneuring? - How the familiness emerges – as a family becoming – through the entrepreneuring process rather than pre-exists the organization creation in a non-reified perspective? - What are the sub-processes and practices involved in family entrepreneuring? How to deal with the complexity of possible intersections of multiple sub-processes and multiple practices in the succession process (succeeding) and family entrepreneuring? - Which practices and processes are at work to maintain the familiness of organizations in the unstable flow of action(s)? - From a methodological perspective, how to study and write about family entrepreneuring? - How should multiple cultural, social and economic contexts be accounted for and included in the study of family entrepreneuring? - How the various anthropological approaches of family forms (e.g., monoparental families, LGBTQ+ families, etc.) are embedded in practices and processes of entrepreneuring? - How do the processes of entrepreneuring intersect with the doing of gender in enterprising families? - How doing (social) identity work within family businesses can be understood as an entrepreneuring process and practice within an ontology of becoming (and relating)? - How can we study, problematize and challenge family entrepreneuring in a critical perspective? STRUCTURE OF THE WORKSHOP The Paper Development Workshop will be held in Nantes over two full days, October 12-13, 2020. The workshop will include keynote lectures, reading workshops and paper development sessions. ABSTRACT/PAPER SUBMISSION Please note that the aim of this Paper Development Workshop is to enable authors improve their manuscripts before submission to the special issue but also to discuss emerging ideas and research projects. As a consequence, two types of Abstracts can be submitted to the workshop : • Extended Abstracts of 3000 words (including references and appendices) presenting the purpose of the paper, the theoretical background, the research gap, the methodological approach (in empirical papers), the main findings and expected contributions. • Short Abstracts of 1500 words (including references and appendices) presenting the research topic, a tentative theoretical background and research gap, and the (collected or to be collected) empirical material. All those are interested to attend the workshop should submit either an extended or a short abstract by July 31, 2020 to email@example.com. Authors will be notified of acceptance or otherwise by August 15, 2020. Full working papers of about 10-15 pages are due for September 13, 2020 for the authors who would like to receive a written feedback from the Guest editors. Participation to the Paper Development Workshop does not guarantee publication in the special issue and submission to the special issue is not restricted to Paper Development Workshop participants. Double track PDW The program comprises two different tracks. The Full Paper Track will enable those authors who already developed an advanced paper to discuss the paper in detail with the guest editors and the other participants. A Short Paper Track will give the opportunity to PhD students and other authors who recently began to develop research on family entrepreneuring or who plan to do so in the following months to further develop their work. • Full paper track The authors who submit a full paper before September 13th will be able to take part to the Full paper track. The Full paper track will include a detailed discussion of the paper by full paper track participants and written feedback from guest editors. • Short paper track The authors who will not be able to submit a full paper before September 13th will take part to the Short paper track. The short paper track will include discussion with the short paper track participants and oral feedback from guest editors. IMPORTANT DATES July 31, 2020: Abstract submission deadline (to firstname.lastname@example.org) August 15, 2020: Notification of acceptance September 1, 2020: registration to email@example.com (no registration fee) September 13, 2020: Full paper submission deadline (to firstname.lastname@example.org; optional, connected to receiving written feedback from IJEBR Guest editors) October 12-13, 2020: Paper Development Workshop. REFERENCES Aldrich, H. E., & Cliff, J. E. (2003). The pervasive effects of family on entrepreneurship: Toward a family embeddedness perspective. Journal of business venturing, 18(5), 573-596. Alsos, G. A., Carter, S., & Ljunggren, E. (2014). Entrepreneurial families and households. The Routledge Companion to Entrepreneurship London: Routledge, 165-177. Anderson, A. R., Jack, S. L., & Drakopoulou Dodd, S. (2005). The role of family members in entrepreneurial networks: Beyond the boundaries of the family firm. Family Business Review, 18(2), 135-154. Chia, R. (1995). From Modern to Postmodern Organizational Analysis. Organization Studies, 16, 579–604. Champenois, C., Lefebvre, V., & Ronteau, S. (2019). Entrepreneurship as practice: systematic literature review of a nascent field. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 1-32. Gartner, W. B. (1993). Words lead to deeds: Towards an organizational emergence vocabulary. Journal of business venturing, 8(3), 231-239. Helin, J. (2011), Living moments in family meetings : A process study in the family business context, PhD dissertation, Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership. https://hj.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2%3A410092&dswid=-20 Helin, J., Jabri, M. (2015). Family business succession in dialogue: The case of differing backgrounds and views. International Small Business Journal 34 (4), 487-505 Hjorth, D. (2014). Entrepreneuring as organisation-creation. In R. Sternberg & G. Krauss, Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship and Creativity (pp. 97–121). Edward Elgar Publishing. Hjorth, D., & Reay, T. (2018). Moving Entrepreneurially Ahead. Organization Studies, 39, 7–18. Holt, D., Pearson, A., Payne, G., & Sharma, P. (2018). Family business research as a boundary-spanning platform, Family Business Review, 31(1), 14-31. Johannisson, B. (2011). Towards a practice theory of entrepreneuring. Small Business Economics, 36, 135–150. Neubaum, D. (2018). Family business research: Roads travelled and the search for unworn paths, Family Business Review, 31(3), 259-270. Payne, G. (2018). Reflections on family business research: Considering domains and theory, Family Business Review, 31(2), 167-175. Short, J., Sharma, P., Lumpkin, G., & Pearson, A. (2016). Oh, the places we’ll go! Reviewing past, present, and future possibilities in family business research, Family Business Review, 29(1), 11-16. Zahra, S., & Sharma, P. (2004). Family business research: A strategic reflection, Family Business Review, 17(4), 331-346.