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Veranstaltungen von M.Sc. Leonie Anika Eising


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Qualitative Research Methods - Exploring Social Entrepreneurship (Übung)

Dozent/in: Leonie Anika Eising

Termin:
wöchentlich | Montag | 08:15 - 09:45 | 14.10.2024 - 31.01.2025 | C 6.317 Seminarraum

Inhalt: This course offers students a basic introduction to qualitative research methods. In this tutorial, students come together at Leuphana and discuss the online lecture's content in more detail. The students will conduct their qualitative research projects, and we will have time to answer questions and look at published studies as examples of how to conduct qualitative research. A primary goal of this tutorial is advancing students' research projects, which will make up 70% of the final grade. The research projects are group-based projects of about three students. The students will conduct their qualitative study and present interim results within this tutorial (30% of final grade). While the students themselves will develop their individual research questions, the broader focus of this seminar will be on 'Social Entrepreneurship'. Students are asked to interview people for their research projects and maybe even collect further qualitative data, if applicable. The online lecture will be used to discuss current challenges, and the students will apply the lecture's theoretical constructs in practice. In this seminar, we will explore Social Entrepreneurship further: What motivates social entrepreneurs? How do they identify entrepreneurial opportunities? How do they perceive their role in society? How do they create impact and what does this 'impact' look like? All these and many more are questions we can explore using qualitative methods.

Qualitative Research Methods - Exploring Entrepreneurial Ecosystems (Übung)

Dozent/in: Leonie Anika Eising

Termin:
wöchentlich | Montag | 10:15 - 11:45 | 14.10.2024 - 31.01.2025 | C 5.019 Seminarraum

Inhalt: This course offers students a basic introduction to qualitative research methods. In this tutorial, students come together at Leuphana and discuss the online lecture's content in more detail. The students will conduct their qualitative research projects, and we will have time to answer questions and look at published studies as examples of how to conduct qualitative research. A primary goal of this tutorial is advancing students' research projects, which will make up 70% of the final grade. The research projects are group-based projects of about three students. The students will conduct their qualitative study and present interim results within this tutorial (30% of final grade). While the students themselves will develop their individual research questions, the broader focus of this seminar will be on 'Entrepreneurial Ecosystems'. Students are asked to interview people for their research projects and maybe even collect further qualitative data, if applicable. The online lecture will be used to discuss current challenges, and the students will apply the lecture's theoretical constructs in practice. Next to psychological and social factors that shape entrepreneurship, the environment, specifically the ‘ecosystem,’ is vital for the process and outcome of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurial ecosystems consist of interacting actors and factors relevant to entrepreneurship in a specific territory. Stam and Van de Ven (2021) propose an entrepreneurial ecosystem model of institutions and resources with ten mutually interdependent and measurable elements: formal institutions, culture, networks, physical infrastructure, demand, intermediaries, talent, knowledge, leadership, and finance. Exploring entrepreneurial ecosystems is essential to identify ecosystems' strengths and weaknesses and consider mechanisms to further desirable developments. Ideally, the output of the ecosystem is some value creation or ‘productive entrepreneurship’ (Audretsch et al. 2021; Stam and Van de Ven 2021). Thus, scholars have investigated entrepreneurial ecosystems in regions or cities emphasizing stimulating high growth (Audretsch et al. 2021; Stam and Van de Ven 2021). However, sustainable entrepreneurship solves societal and environmental problems (Schaltegger and Wagner 2011) and needs different institutions and relations (Volkmann et al. 2021) than entrepreneurship aiming at profit maximization and growth. What kind of entrepreneurial ecosystem is conducive to entrepreneurship for sustainable development? What dynamics unfold in entrepreneurial ecosystems? What are the drivers and barriers to impact creation in the entrepreneurial ecosystem? All these and many more are questions we can explore using qualitative methods.