Research Talk - Entrepreneurial action: Impulsivity, Identity Work and Perceived Control

14. Sep

Jenny Gibb, Senior Lecturer Waikato Management School

Jenny Gibb (PhD) is a senior lecturer in the School of Marketing and Management, Waikato Management School, University of Waikato, New Zealand. She is a member of the Academy of Management Australia & New Zealand.
Jenny researches in behavioural strategy, in particular on new ways of organizing capability in goal setting environments. She teaches in the areas of strategic entrepreneurship and innovation and strategic management.

Entrepreneur scholars have started to become interested in how negative traits associated with mental disorders such as ADHD may have positive implications in entrepreneurship. While this research has the potential to provide important results the processes by which individual traits such as an entrepreneur’s impulsivity can be managed is still in its infancy. Using a single case study with longitudinal data that covers a 29 year period Jenny shows across four goal oriented situations how this entrepreneur has constructed his firm’s identity. In doing so the firm goal process moves between a logic of appropriateness & logic of consequence in growing the firm.

Research Talk:
14 September 2017, 10 am (room 7.320)