Management Seminar - Professor Mike Lounsbury

Seminar Room 10.039, Level 10, The Spot Bld, 198 Berkeley Street.


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Dr Vanessa Pouthier

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PRESENTER: Professor Mike Lounsbury (University of Alberta, Canada)      
TOPIC: “Cultural Entrepreneurship: A New Agenda for the Study of Entrepreneurial Processes and Possibilities”

Mike will be presenting his book manuscript on cultural entrepreneurship, co-authored with Mary Ann Glynn (Boston College). The book builds on their seminal paper (SMJ 2001) on cultural entrepreneurship which they defined as "the process of storytelling that mediates between extant stocks of entrepreneurial resources and subsequent capital acquisition and wealth creation." Their work drew scholarly attention to the deployment of cultural resources by entrepreneurs to legitimate their new ideas and ventures. Their book sketches an agenda for future research in that important area.

Professor Michael Lounsbury is the Canada Research Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Alberta School of Business.  His research focuses on the relationship between organizational and institutional change, entrepreneurial dynamics, and the emergence of new industries and practices.  In addition to serving on a number of editorial boards, Professor Lounsbury is the series editor of Research in the Sociology of Organizations.  He has previously served as Chair of the Organization and Management Theory Division of the Academy of Management, and Co-Editor of Organization Studies and Journal of Management Inquiry. His Ph.D. is in Sociology and Organization Behavior from Northwestern University.

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