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

Ansprechpartner zum Thema

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

Publikation: Science Fiction Prototyping as a Tool to Turn Patents into Innovative Marketable Products (01.07.14)
Publikation in Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Intelligent Environments von Jan Zybura, Volume 18, 2014, Pages 235–246. mehr...
Publikation: REACHING FOR SCALABLE ENTREPRENEURSHIP: IMPLICATIONS FOR GROWTH AND JOB CREATION (20.02.14)
Bruce Bachenheimer, Robert Isaak (ifm, Visiting Professor Entrepreneurship)
and Andrew Isaak (ifm, Entrepreneurship) haben ein neues Buchkapitel veröffentlicht. mehr...
Publikation: The role of context in science fiction prototyping: The digital industrial revolution (10.12.13)
Publikation in Technological Forecasting & Social Change von Michael Potstada und Jan Zybura,Volume 84, May 2014, Pages 101–114.
mehr...
Publikation: Exploring Competitive Advantage of Social Networking Sites (01.07.13)
D. Steininger, P. Wunderlich, F. Pohl (2013)
Exploring Competitive Advantage of Social Networking Sites: A Business Model Perspective
In: Proceedings of the 21st European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2013), 5th to 8th of June 2013, Utrecht, Netherlands. [VHB: B]

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Publikation: Using the Wisdom of the Crowd to Predict Popular Music Chart Success (01.07.13)
D. Steininger, S. Gatzemeier (2013)
Using the Wisdom of the Crowd to Predict Popular Music Chart Success
In: Proceedings of the 21st European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2013), 5th to 8th of June 2013, Utrecht, Netherlands. [VHB: B]

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Liu Yipeng veröffentlicht seine Dissertationsschrift mit dem Titel "High Tech Entrepreneurship in China" (20.12.12)
Between 2009 and 2012 Liu Yipeng completed his dissertation at Mannheim University while working in the Entrepreneurship team at the ifm Mannheim. His research interests center on high-tech entrepreneurship in China and the globalization of Chinese firms, especially Chinese cross-border M&As in Europe. In November 2012 Dr. Liu Yipeng took an academic position as lecturer at Kent Business School in England. mehr...
Publikation: High-Tech Start-up Innovation and the Role of Guanxi (21.11.11)
Liu Yipeng, Michael Woywode und Xing Yijun veröffentlichen ihren Beitrag
"High-Tech Start-up Innovation and the Role of Guanxi: An Explorative Study in China from An Institutional Perspective"
in: Prometheus. Critical Studies in Innovation
Voraussichtlicher Erscheinungstermin:
Juni 2012 mehr...
Publikationen: Neuer Artikel zu High tech Entrepreneurship in China erschienen (24.06.11)
Liu Yipeng veröffentlicht seinen Beitrag: "High-tech ventures' innovation and influences of institutional voids: A comparative study of two high-tech parks in China", im Journal of Chinese Entrepreneurship, Vol. 3 Iss: 2, pp.112 - 133.
Publikation: Cross-National Study of Individual and Institutional Determinants of Women's Entrepreneurship Is Published In Edward Elgar (30.11.10)
The book chapter "Exploring the Heterogeneity of Women's Entrepreneurship: The Impact of Family Structure and Family Policies in Europe and the US" by Vartuhí Tonoyan, Michelle Budig & Robert Strohmeyer has been published in Edward Elgar. mehr...
Publikation: New Study about “Corruption and Entrepreneurship” is Published in a Leading Entrepreneurship Journal (02.11.10)
The study “Corruption and Entrepreneurship: How Formal and Informal Institutions Shape Small Firm Behavior in Transition and Mature Market economies” by Vartuhí Tonoyan, Robert Strohmeyer, Mohsin Habib and Manfred Perlitz, has been published in the 2010 September issue of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (ET&P). mehr...
Dissertationsverteidigung mit Auszeichnung von Frau Dr. Vartuhi Tonoyan (26.07.09)
Vartuhi Tonoyan, hat ihre Promotion zum Thema „Corruption, Entrepreneurship and Institutional Environment - A Cross-National Comparison between Emerging and Mature Market Economies“ am 3. Juni 2009 an der Betriebswirtschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Mannheim mit Auszeichnung („summa cum laude“) abgeschlossen. mehr...
Publikation: From collective learning to Silicon Valley replication: The limits to synergistic entrepreneurship in Sophia Antipolis - Artikel in Research in International Business and Finance (25.07.09)
Prof. Robert Isaak (ifm, Visiting Professor in Entrepreneurship) hat einen Artikel im Journal "Research in International Business and Finance" publiziert. mehr...
Wo finden Geringqualifizierte noch Arbeit (24.01.07)
René Leicht, Silke Fehrenbach, Sabine Dann, Harald Strotmann (2007):
Wo finden Geringqualifizierte noch Arbeit? Potenziale bei der Schaffung von Einfacharbeitsplätzen (am Beispiel der Region Rhein-Neckar).
in: BEST 3S e.V. (Hrsg.): Handbuch für soziale Beschäftigungsunternehmen. Betriebliche Strategien und betriebswirtschaftliche Instrumente für soziale Beschäftigungsunternehmen, S. 12-24, Neu-Ulm mehr...

Vorträge

"Ultimate Dream Management" - A new management technique for crowdfunding and the sharing economy unveiled (VHB: A publication - open access) (11.12.19)
Young researchers from the University of Mannheim and the IfM describe a new management technique that centers around dreams of many and is particularly apt and performance enhancing in the information systems-enabled context of our modern digital society. The technique is generalizable, for instance managing shared desires or dreams of a crowd is also of relevance for the current debate on climate change. The researchers will present their results at the worlds leading information systems conference. The publication and full read can be openly accessed via the link below. mehr...
Evaluation of the course "Strategic Management, Sociology and Psychology in the Family Business" is online! (07.10.19)
The seminar "Strategic Management, Sociology and Psychology in the Family Business" achieved very high grades and was described by students as "best and most comprehensive course I have participated in during my business studies" and to have an "outstanding & inspiring atmosphere". Overall, the course was rated 1,2 and was held by Assistant Prof. Dr. Ahrens and Dr. Iuliia Shkrabaliuk (lecturers rated 1,0), while the STATA-tutorial was given by Baris Istipliler and Marc Kowalzick (both PhD students). The complete course evaluation is attached. The application for MAN 770 Spring is open. mehr...
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...
 
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Prof. Dr. Michael Woywode
Asst. Prof. Andrew Isaak
Dr. Niclas Rüffer
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