24 January 2019, 18:30 - 19:30
What makes an entrepreneur? Although they are becoming economic and social "heroes" as innovators and job creators, we still lack considerable knowledge about this figure. Throughout the years, the academic approaches to identify and understand the entrepreneur have been evolving. Overall, we have now an interesting and enlightening (albeit partial) picture of what entrepreneurship is. The lecture will review the different contributions and will point out some of the more promising present lines of research.
Professor Francisco Linan is a professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Anglia Ruskin University (part-time), and Associate Professor at Universidad de Sevilla, Spain. His research interests include the cognitive aspects of entrepreneurship behaviour and the entrepreneurial process. Francisco Liñán got his PhD on the study of entrepreneurial intention models and entrepreneurship education (2004, University of Seville).
Prof. Liñán has participated in projects funded by the Spanish national government, EU and OECD. He is the Principal Investigator in the ELITE Project (Spanish National R+D Strategy, Ref.: ECO2016‐75655‐P). Professor Liñán is an Associate Editor at the Journal of Organizational Change Management and Editorial Board Member at the International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research and the International Journal of Management Science and Information Technology.