Entrepreneurship and Embeddedness: Dynamic, Processual and Multi-layered Perspectives

Wigren-Kristofersen C., Korsgaard S., Brundin E., Hellerstedt K., Alsos G.A., Grande, J.
Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, forthcoming, 2022



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Guest Editors

Steffen Korsgaard, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Caroline Wigren-Kristofersen, Lund University, Sweden,

Ethel Brundin, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden

Karin Hellerstedt, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden

Gry Agnete Alsos, Nord University, Norway

Jorunn Grande, Nord University, Norway



Contemporary research has demonstrated that entrepreneurship is a fundamentally contextualized phenomenon and unfolds differently in different contexts. Despite the extensive coverage of the importance of embeddedness for entrepreneurial activities, the research predominantly relies on somewhat static, single layered, and binary notions of embeddedness. We argue that there is a strong need for studies that problematize embeddedness and the relationship between entrepreneur and context. This call for papers, thus invites contributions that explore embeddedness as dynamic, processual and multi-layered, as well as elaborate on the paradoxes of embeddedness?


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