Finlands Akademi
Sökande / Kontakt person Heikkilä, Jukka-Pekka
Organisation Aalto-universitetet
Projektets titel Entrepreneurship in challenging institutional environments
Beslutnr 307765
Beslutsdatum 13.06.2017
Finansierings period 01.09.2017 - 31.08.2020
Finansiering 325 678
WebFOCUS Report
Beskrivning av projektet
Current knowledge of entrepreneurship is rich in terms of the entrepreneur as an individual and the regulatory aspects of the environment. However, we know little about how culture shapes entrepreneurship. This longitudinal project investigates the entrepreneurial behaviour in institutionally challenging environments. The research draws upon institutional and sensemaking theories and adopts a multi-level approach, addressing the role of cultural norms at the levels of the individual, higher education institutions, and society. In so doing, the project analyses challenges and enhances the current theoretical and practical knowledge of how entrepreneurship is shaped by, but also how it can shape institutions over time and how it affects the formation of capitalism.