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28 MSEK to new research program on digital innovation

16 October 2020
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has awarded 28 MSEK to a new research program focused on digital innovation, combining scientific excellence with societal impact. The program will be conducted at the Swedish Center for Digital Innovation (SCDI), with nodes at the Stockholm School of Economics House of Innovation, Umeå University and the University of Gothenburg. SCDI partners with RISE Digital Innovation for the project.

There is still time to register for our Digital Day conference

29 September 2020
How can we build smart, sustainable and prosperous environments through digital innovation, while attending to the social aspects of technological change? Join us on 2 October in a free digital conference where we will explore three intertwined themes: smart regions, smart global knowledge networks, and smart organizations.

Join our Digital Day conference

22 September 2020
How can we build smart, sustainable and prosperous environments through digital innovation, while attending to the social aspects of technological change? Join us on 2 October in a free digital conference where we will explore three intertwined themes: smart regions, smart global knowledge networks, and smart organizations.

Growth intentions in family-based new venture teams

22 September 2020
Business success, especially for entrepreneurs who are just starting out, is often measured in terms of new venture growth. Unfortunately, this kind of growth can be hard to achieve for entrepreneurs who don’t have access to many resources.

Coordinating occupational work through a temporal perspective

11 September 2020
Groups of professionals hardly ever work alone. Often, occupational groups benefit from exchanging and relying on the expertise of other occupational groups. Or they many need to collaborate to complete a given project. These exchanges of knowledge and services require a considerable amount of coordination.

Advancing qualitative entrepreneurship research

09 September 2020
New work co-authored with the House of Innovation provides guidance for authors wishing to use qualitative methods by outlining four characteristics of entrepreneurship research that qualitative research is uniquely designed to address.

Roberto Verganti, professor of leadership and innovation at SSE, appointed to the Harvard Business School's faculty

26 August 2020
Roberto Verganti, professor at SSE's House of Innovation and co-director of The Garden – Center for Design and Leadership, will teach Integrated Design to selected students who participate to the double degree program conducted by the Harvard Business School and the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Social Innovation Scholarship 2020: meet the winners!

26 August 2020
This year’s Social Innovation Scholarship has been awarded to Anuj Agrawal and Zelmeg Otgontogoo, two talented SSE students. The scholarship is an opportunity for them to spend the summer working for and supporting a social entrepreneur on-site or digitally, and to leverage their business skills to create positive change. Social innovation and social entrepreneurship are initiatives aimed to improve what is missing or not working in the social structure: new solutions, methods and ideas that create a sustainable society – economically, socially and ecologically.

Next generation external venturing practices in family owned businesses

26 August 2020
Many daughters and sons growing up in a successful family business and who have their own entrepreneurial ideas struggle to become autonomous from the family’s business. Most research tends to examine how younger, next generation family members build their careers by engaging in internal venturing as a way of growing their existing family business. What is lacking here is research that looks at the ways in which these daughters and sons rely on external venturing, that is, to start their own business outside the existing family business, to achieve greater autonomy and pursue their independent business ideas.

Path dependence in new ventures’ capital structures

21 August 2020
The way that new ventures are financed is very important. It has substantial implications for a company’s survival, growth, and performance. For this reason, a lot of research exists that examines what explains startups’ choices of financing sources, typically drawing on rational economic theories such as pecking order or trade off theories.
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