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Webinar: Researching Entrepreneurship for Scholarly Impact

  • 1.  Webinar: Researching Entrepreneurship for Scholarly Impact

    Posted 06-20-2022 09:34
    Researching Entrepreneurship for Scholarly Impact

    Prof. Pablo Muñoz (Durham)

    Time: Wednesday, 22 June 2022 at 10am (Eastern) / 3pm (London) / 7.30pm (Delhi). This webinar is scheduled for 90 min (incl. Q&A).

    Registration: Please register here to receive a personalized Zoom link and a reminder prior to the event.

    This talk will introduce a new Prospective Practical Inquiry framework for entrepreneurship. It leverages co-creation and prospective theorizing to lay the ground for a new research space, which involves the collective exploration, generation, and evaluation of alternatives to the present, as (desired) theories for the future. Prospective theories can be envisioned, shared and experienced as the future unfolds, constituting the basis for new phenomena to be studied.  Prospective Practical Inquiry comprises three distinct research elements: defining mutually meaningful space, devising requisite interventions, and reflecting on emergent phenomena. This framework can expand our scope of action as entrepreneurship scholars, through new research efforts that operate in between and connect the tasks of retrospective theory-driven research (i.e., describe, explain, and predict) and the tasks of practice (i.e., inform, prescribe, and control). Our work re-frames the understanding of the research-practice gap in entrepreneurship to remove self-imposed boundaries, introduces prospective theorizing to the entrepreneurship research toolkit, opens new pathways to materialize the elusive "scholarly impact" and advances the conversation and practice of engaged scholarship.

    About the speaker:

    Pablo Muñoz is Professor of Entrepreneurship at Durham University Business School in the UK. His research looks at how entrepreneurship, in its mundane and complicated forms, creates value for society. With a focus on engaged scholarship, he explores how individuals use entrepreneurship to overcome challenging circumstances and build a more sustainable future and how to better conceptualize and measure the value of entrepreneurship. Prof Muñoz is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Business Venturing Insights.

    For queries, please contact Ibrat Djabbarov: i.djabbarov@cranfield.ac.uk

    Ibrat Djabbarov
    Cranfield School of Management