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SBRC Events

Upcoming events

Perceived Uncertainty and Types of Behavioral Logic: The Role of Unanticipated Consequences in New Venture Creation Process

Speaker: Professor Erno Tornikoski (Grenoble Ecole de Management, France)
Venue: Room KHBS 1006, Kingston Business School, Kingston Hill Campus
Date: Friday, 15 September 2017
Time: 1.00pm-2.00pm

In this study, drawing on effectuation theory, we combine analytical strategies for process data to inductively examine and theorize how founder teams’ perceptions of uncertainty and types of behavioral logic develop during the new venture creation processes. The results bring forth the notion of unanticipated consequences of actions, and refine the connections between uncertainty, effectuation, and causation. By combining decision-making and effectuation theory, we discuss the central role of unanticipated consequences in perceived uncertainty and types of behavioral logic, and offer revelatory insights on the topic of uncertainty and entrepreneurial action.

About the speakers

Erno has been a Professor of Entrepreneurship in Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) since September 2011. Earlier he was the Dean of the Faculty and Research in ESC Saint-Etienne, and Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship in EMLYON Business School. His academic research interests are related to new venture creation, sustainable venturing, and the development of entrepreneurial potential in individuals. He also serves as Member of Editorial Review Board of the key academic journals in entrepreneurship. In GEM Erno was the Scientifc Advisor of the Management, Technology, and Strategy department during the academic year 2013-14, and responsible of the research team of New Venture Creation and Growth during 2012-2014. In September 2015 he joined the Energy Management research team to foster the develop of a research in sustainable venturing in GEM. Erno has published in most major academic journals in his field, such as Journal of Business Venturing and Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice.

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: Dr. Alessandro Giudici (Cass Business School)
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