Workshop: From startup to scale-up

During the last decade, ’Scale-Ups’ have increasingly become an established feature of the business policy landscape. However, research in entrepreneurship and management provides limited insight into the factors that enable successful transitions from start-ups to scale-ups. To fill in the gaps Henley Business School, Indiana University and Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum will organize a workshop Oktober 29-30 in Stockholm, Sweden and requests your papers.

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Swedish GEM-results shows a decline in entrepreneurship

In 2017, Swedish entrepreneurship decreased, 7.3 percent of the Swedish population is now active at an early stage or operates a young company. Even growth ambitions, as well as level of innovation, have decreased according to the entrepreneurs. The decline in entrepreneurial activity depends solely on a decrease in women’s entrepreneurship.

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Philanthropy: the art of putting wealth to work for the common good

Johanna Palmberg and Pontus Braunerhjelm, both Research Directors at Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum, contributed to HistPhil‘s forum on philanthropy in Sweden with an article on a new social contract. The two authors describe shifting intellectual currents in Sweden which are making it increasingly favorable for philanthropy and conclude by suggesting ways for philanthropic giving to play an increasingly greater […]

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Prize Lecture: Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research 2018

Welcome to the  Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research ceremony and prize lecture at Grand Hôtel in Stockholm on May 14. This year, Olav Sorenson, Professor Yale School of Management, is awarded the foremost international award in entrepreneurship research with a prize sum of € 100,000. Sorenson is awarded for showing how entrepreneurial activity and innovation are strongly embedded in socially and spatially bounded relationships.

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Concentrated ownership reduces capital market efficiency

In an efficient economy, capital should be rapidly redistributed – from companies and sectors in decline – to more profitable investment opportunities. In a working paper, cited by the Asian NewsLens, Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum’s Johan Eklund and Sameeksha Desai, Kauffman Foundation, write that a more concentrated ownership reduces capital market efficiency. Economies with highly concentrated […]

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