Entrepreneure und Teams


Mehr als vier Millionen Menschen sind in Deutschland in der beruflichen Selbständigkeit tätig. Die Motive, Charakteristika und Rahmenbedingungen variieren von Person zu Person dabei ebenso sehr, wie deren Verortung und Ausgestaltung der selbständigen Tätigkeit. Im Zentrum des Kompetenzfelds „Entrepreneure und Teams“ steht daher einerseits die Untersuchung individueller und mikrosozialer Faktoren, die sich auf die unternehmerischen Intentionen sowie den unternehmerischen Erfolg von Individuen und Gründungsteams auswirken. Andererseits interessieren speziell auch Dynamiken innerhalb von Teams und privat-beruflichen Netzwerken und deren Effekte auf Innovationen, ökonomischen Erfolg und die Nachhaltigkeit von Gründungsprojekten. 
 
Die Untersuchung von Hintergründen, Charakteristika, Strategien und Verhaltensweisen von Entrepreneuren, sprich von unternehmerisch denkenden und handelnden Menschen, steht im Vordergrund des Kompetenzfeldes „Entrepreneure und Teams“. Dabei wird der Blick auf der einen Seite auf die Person des Gründers bzw. der Gründerin selbst gerichtet. Auf der anderen Seite wird der Entrepreneur in der Interaktion im Gründungsteam und mit dessen mikrosozialen Netzwerk einer näheren Analyse unterzogen. Im Forschungsfokus können dabei spezifische Gruppen von Entrepreneuren (z.B. Female Entrepreneurship) oder dezidierte Branchen (z.B. Technology Entrepreneurship) stehen. Hier wird der Blick sowohl auf die Ausstattung des Einzelnen mit Ressourcen wie Bildung, Erfahrung oder materiellem Kapital als auch auf Persönlichkeitsfaktoren gerichtet. Ebenso wird am ifm Mannheim erforscht, inwiefern sich individuelle und teambezogene Verhaltensaspekte und Rahmenbedingungen auf den unternehmerischen Erfolg und die Widerstandsfähigkeit in Zeiten der Krise (Resilienz) auswirken. Speziell auch Risikobranchen und hochdynamische Umwelten sind hierbei von Interesse.
Die Erforschung von Entrepreneurship aus der Mikroperspektive zeichnet sich zumeist durch eine interdisziplinäre Forschungsagenda aus. Neben ökonomischen und sozialwissenschaftlichen Ansätzen kommen dabei auch Konzepte aus der Managementlehre sowie Theorien aus der Psychologie und der sozialen Ökologie zum Einsatz. Gleichermaßen variiert auch je nach Zielsetzung die Wahl der Forschungsmethodik: von großzahligen quantitativen Analysen über Experimentaldesigns bis hin zu detaillierten und facettenreichen Fallstudien. Gerade um der Komplexität individueller Verhaltensweisen  und teambezogener Dynamiken gerecht zu werden, werden am ifm Mannheim multiple Methoden miteinander kombiniert (Mixed-Methods-Research).
 

Projekte zu diesem Thema

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Prof. Dr. Michael Woywode
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Dr. Suleika Bort
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Dr. Niclas Rüffer
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Robert Strohmeyer
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Asst. Prof. Andrew Isaak
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Publikationen

Master Theses are offered: Family Firms in the US (10.07.19)
Family Firm Researchers at the Chair of SME Research and Entrepreneurship offer master students a unique opportunity to write their theses on family firms in the US context. Students will have a chance to learn and apply the state-of-the-art techniques in research by compiling and using a unique dataset of S&P 1500 firms in the US. mehr...
MAN 770 Spring 2019 evaluation is online: rated 1,1 by students (29.05.19)
The seminar "Leadership and (Family-) CEOs, Restructuring & Financial Performance" achieved very high grades and was described by students as "the best seminar in MMM" and the "best course in my whole studies!" The guest lectures were perceived as "amazing" and the course's roleplay formats were positively mentioned by students. The complete course evaluation is attached. The application for MAN 770 Fall/Winter is open. mehr...
Forschung: Artikel von ifm Mitarbeiter im renommierten Journal „Administrative Science Quarterly“ (VHB A+) erschienen (16.03.19)
Der Artikel „Gender Gaps in Perceived Start-up Ease: Implications of Sex-based Labor Market Segregation for Entrepreneurship across 22 European Countries” von Vartuhi Tonoyan (ehemalige ifm Mitarbeiterin), Robert Strohmeyer (Mitarbeiter am ifm) und Jennifer E. Jennings (University of Alberta) ist in der renommierten Fachzeitschrift „Administrative Science Quarterly“ erschienen. mehr...
Die Familiennachfolge als Wettbewerbsvorteil! IfM Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice Publikation (VHB: A) für wenige Tage frei verfügbar (02.02.19)
New article provides pioneering evidence that a family affiliation of the CEO successor is positively related to post-succession performance. Authored by Jan-Philipp Ahrens, Andrea Calabrò, Jolien Huybrechts, & Michael Woywode.
Unlocked for 7 days here: https://buff.ly/2Wxp5VF mehr...
Forschung: Artikel von Jan-Philipp Ahrens und Michael Woywode in Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice erschienen (VHB: A) (29.01.19)
Unter dem Titel "The Enigma of the Family Successor–Firm Performance Relationship: A Methodological Reflection and Reconciliation Attempt" stellen die Forscher eine neue theoretische Konzeptionierung von Familiennachfolgen in Familienunternehmen vor. Sie präsentieren neue empirische Hinweise dafür, dass ein Familienhintergrund, abseits anderen CEO-relevanten Eigenschaften, eine positive "soziale" Kraft ist: Der Familienhintergrund des CEOs spiegelt sich positiv in der Performance der Familienunternehmen wider. Die Forscher argumentieren, dass ursächlich hierfür ist, dass durch die Familiennachfolge das gesammelte Sozialkapital der Familie auf den Nachfolger projiziert werden kann. mehr...
Publikation: Promotion “Topics in Family Business Succession, Technological Foresight & Innovation” (01.08.16)
Am 31.5.2016 schloss Jan Zybura seine Promotion unter dem Titel “Topics in Family Business Succession, Technological Foresight & Innovation” mit der Bestnote "summa cum laude" erfolgreich ab. Die Dissertationsschrift befasst sich in den ersten 3 Kapiteln mit dem Thema Nachfolge in Familienunternehmen und in weiteren 3 Kapiteln mit der Entwicklung neuer technologischer Felder und der Frage, ob und unter welchen Umständen das Silicon Valley replizierbar ist. Im Folgenden finden Sie das Abstract der Dissertationsschrift (in englischer Sprache) und Verweise auf die bereits veröffentlichten Kapitel. mehr...
Publikation: Ecopreneurship, rent-seeking, and free-riding in global context: Job-creation without ecocide - Artikel im Journal Small Enterprise Research veröffentlicht (25.07.16)
Neue Publikation von Prof. Robert Isaak (ifm, Visiting Professor im Bereich Entrepreneurship) im Journal Small Enterprise Research (Juli 2016). mehr...
Publikation: Replicating Silicon Valley: talent and techno-management in a culture of serendipity - Kapitel in Edward Elgar Research Handbook (03.03.16)
Prof. Robert Isaak, Andrew Isaak und Jan Zybura (ifm, Entrepreneurship) haben ein Buchkapitel in "Entrepreneurship and Talent Management from a Global Perspective: Global Returnees" veröffentlicht. mehr...
Publikation: An alignment approach for an industry in the making - new Article published online (05.11.15)
Potstada, M., & Zybura, J. (2016). An alignment approach for an industry in the making: DIGINOVA and the case of digital fabrication. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 102, 182-192. mehr...
Publikation: It is not just about Competition with "free" - Artikel im Journal of Management Information Systems zur Veröffentlichung angenommen (15.10.15)
In dem Forschungsartikel untersuchen das ifm-Mitglied Dennis Steininger und seine Co-Autoren inwiefern neue digitale Kanäle wie Apps für Smartphones Tablets einen Ausweg aus dem Dilemma der Kostenlosmentalität für die News-Industrie darstellen und zu neuen Zahlungsbereitschaften führen können. mehr...
ifm Mannheim research fellows receive Best Paper Award from the 2015 Diana International Research Conference in Babson College, USA, June 8-9 (17.07.15)
The study on “Cross-Country Gender Gaps in Perceived Start-up Ease: Second-Order Effects of Labor Market Segregation” authored by Vartuhi Tonoyan, Robert Strohmeyer and Jennifer E. Jennings received the Best Paper Award at the 2015 Diana International Research Conference on “Women’s Entrepreneurship and Ecosystems” in Babson College, Wellesley, USA. Using a large dataset of over 15,000 employees working within 22 European countries, this multi-level study reveals how sex-based segregation in traditional labor markets exerts ‘second-order’ effects upon entrepreneurship mehr...
Wie werden Service-Geschäftsmodelle von Startups skalierbar? (16.06.15)
Eine Fallstudie zur digitalen Transformation von Web-Dienstleistern

Buchbeitrag von Dennis Steininger und Anna Budrevich erschienen mehr...
Paper or Screen – Differences in Customer Preferences (08.01.15)
B. Berger, C. Matt, D. Steininger, T. Hess (2015)
Paper or Screen – Differences in Customer Preferences and Willingness to Pay between Traditional and Digital Content Services
In: HICSS 2015 Proceedings, 5th to 8th of January 2015, Kauai, USA. [VHB C]
Institutional entrepreneurs on opportunity formation and exploitation in strategic new industry (25.07.14)
Two cases of solar energy industry development in China
New Article published in:
International Journal of Emerging Markets
Vol. 9 No. 3 pp. 439-458
2014
Authors: Xuanwei Cao, Yipeng Liu, Chunhui Cao
Award: ifm Mannheim’s article receives the Best Paper Award from the 2014 Diana International Research Conference in Stockholm, Sweden, June 15-17 (01.07.14)
Robert Strohmeyer, Research Fellow at the ifm Mannheim, and his co-authors - Assistant Professor Vartuhi Tonoyan from the Stevens Institute of Technology in the US, and Professor Jennifer E. Jennings from the University of Alberta in Canada - have received the Best Paper Award at the Diana International Research Conference for their study “Jacks and Jills of All Trades: Implications for Firm Innovativeness”. mehr...

Vorträge

For a better future! Conference track on sustainability and family firms organised by Prof. Hauser (HTW Chur) and Assistant Prof. Ahrens (Uni Mannheim) (16.07.19)
Bringing together researchers from multiple backgrounds and countries to discuss how family firms can adress critical societal challenges of our time and transition towards a sustainable, green and equitable economy, Prof. Hauser (HTW Chur) and Assistant Prof. Ahrens (Uni Mannheim) organize a track at the 17th Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurship Research which this year takes place in the Netherlands. mehr...
Master Theses are offered: Family Firms in the US (10.07.19)
Family Firm Researchers at the Chair of SME Research and Entrepreneurship offer master students a unique opportunity to write their theses on family firms in the US context. Students will have a chance to learn and apply the state-of-the-art techniques in research by compiling and using a unique dataset of S&P 1500 firms in the US. mehr...
Assistant Prof. Dr. Ahrens teaches "Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Theoretical Foundations and Practical Approaches" at the Summer School of Mannheim University (10.07.19)
Today’s economic landscape is influenced by highly innovative ventures of two major groups: Young entrepreneurial start-ups such as Tesla, and existing firms such as IBM or Google with strong intrapreneurial activities and innovation management. But how can we manage innovation, how can we lever entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial resources and capabilities? What are key entrepreneurial competencies of founders and (future) top level executives in today’s fast moving digital business world? These are the topics covered at this year's summer school at Mannheim University. Light is also shed on techniques for competitive positioning and strategic dimensions of recent developments such as digitalization and their implications for new ventures and business models.
Jan-Philipp Ahrens und Baris Istipliler organize conference track on family firm management & governance at the European Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Lisbon (24.06.19)
Together with co-proponents from the USA (Columbia University, Wharton School, University of North Carolina, University of Nevada Las Vegas), France (INSEAD), Hong-Kong (HKU), Switzerland (HTWC), Belgium (University of Antwerp), The Netherlands (University of Nyenrode), Italy (University of Foggia and Tor Vergata), and Germany (University of Hamburg and University of Magdeburg) scientists of the IfM/Management Area organize a conference track on family firm management & governance at Europe's largest annual management conference. The track was initiated and is chaired by Assistant Prof. Jan-Philipp Ahrens. mehr...
Assistant Prof. Dr. Ahrens holds executive workshop on the secrets of German Family Firm Management (18.06.19)
What are typical strategic leadership techniques in German family firms? Why do family firm leaders so often emphasize investments in human capital, responsibility, and a unique and vibrant firm culture? How can family firms ensure a continuous and sustainable innovation culture while they often operate in remote regions? These were some of the questions adressed in the executive workshop organized by the chair for Entrepreneurship and SME-Research of the University of Mannheim.
Assistant Prof. Dr. Ahrens gives speech on "Intergenerational Responsibility" at Lemberg University (07.06.19)
Under the title "Responsibility across Generations" Lemberg Catholic University hosted an international conference on the responsibility of family businesses for society – e.g. sustainability, responsible consumption, charity, social responsibility – as well as responsibilities of family companies for themselves – e.g. family constitutions, stakeholder agreements, succession planinng, and social capital nuturing. As a platform for family businesses, civil society actors, and research institutions fostering sustainable economic development, the conference was co-organized by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
Prof. Woywode and Assistant Prof. Ahrens hold workshop on management techniques with Chinese entrepreneurs from the digital and media industry (06.06.19)
What can China learn from typical management techniques applied in market-leading German firms, especially family firms, and what can we learn from China? How do German start-ups and SMEs manage to become global leaders in their niche? These were the key questions discussed in the workshop held at University of Mannheim that was attended by 30 entrepreneurs and decision makers of the digital and media industry from China.
MAN 770 Spring 2019 evaluation is online: rated 1,1 by students (29.05.19)
The seminar "Leadership and (Family-) CEOs, Restructuring & Financial Performance" achieved very high grades and was described by students as "the best seminar in MMM" and the "best course in my whole studies!" The guest lectures were perceived as "amazing" and the course's roleplay formats were positively mentioned by students. The complete course evaluation is attached. The application for MAN 770 Fall/Winter is open. mehr...
Evaluation of Course MAN 450 "Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Business Model Design" (09.05.19)
In course MAN 450 bachelor students develop and present their business idea in a professional and judged setting. This year the jury ranked "TimeFrame - an e-Ink Wall Calendar" as a winner. We congratulate the winning team and all course participants for their convincing and well-delivered pitch presentations. The course's evaluation is available as an attachment. mehr...
Two-day seminar in restructuring consulting (powered by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants) - Application opens (06.05.19)
Are you interested in strategic consulting and business restructuring? The Institute for SME Research at the University of Mannheim offers a two-day training to gain insights into this arcane profession. The workshop includes a restructuring simulation of a challenging real-life restructuring scenario. Participants will solve realistic and typical turnaround case issues and – using role play exercises – will put themselves into the position of various parties involved (banks, enterprise, consultants, etc.) to experience what operative turnaround management is about mehr...
The Leading Wallet - Founder Talk with Björn Goß (Stocard) (06.03.19)
Stocard - How to gain 35 mio. customers and transform tomorrow’s shopping and banking experience with THE leading wallet.

Erhalten Sie Einblicke aus erster Hand in innovative digitale Lösungen. Björn Goß, Mitgründer von Stocard, wird das Geheimnis teilen, wie man 35 Millionen Kunden gewinnen und mit der führenden Wallet die Einkaufs- und Bankerfahrung von morgen verändern kann. mehr...
MAN 770 Spring 2019 - Application is open until 18.02.2018 (22.01.19)
Students that wish to apply for a space in the chair's master thesis seminar in spring 2019 may apply now. Non-MMM students and incoming students are also welcome. mehr...
Skalierung von B2B Tech Startups: MCEI Founder Talk mit Philipp Ortwein (InstaFreight) (14.11.18)
Erhalten Sie tiefe Einblicke in Dinge, die Sie bei der Skalierung eines (B2B-) Tech Ventures beachten sollten. Philipp Ortwein ( Uni Mannheim Alumnus und Mitbegründer von Instafreight) wird aus eigener Erfahrung berichten. mehr...
Two-day seminar in restructuring consulting (powered by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants) - Application opens (06.04.18)
Are you interested in strategic consulting and business restructuring? The Institute for SME Research at the University of Mannheim offers a two-day training to gain insights into this arcane profession. The workshop includes a restructuring simulation of a challenging real-life restructuring scenario. Participants will solve realistic and typical turnaround case issues and – using role play exercises – will put themselves into the position of various parties involved (banks, enterprise, consultants, etc.) to experience what operative turnaround management is about. mehr...
Course MAN 770: Research Seminar - Topics and Application Period for FSS 2018 Released! (17.01.18)
The application period and syllabus details of the research seminar MAN 770 in spring term/FSS 2018 are released. More details below. mehr...
 
Initiativen und Portale des ifm:
Prof. Dr. Michael Woywode
Dr. Niclas Rüffer
Dr. Suleika Bort
Asst. Prof. Andrew Isaak
Robert Strohmeyer
Dr. Niclas Rüffer
Dr. Suleika Bort
Prof. Dr. Michael Woywode
Asst. Prof. Andrew Isaak
Robert Strohmeyer