Doctoral dissertation: Debunking the heroic social entrepreneurship myth

Social entrepreneurship is about mundane work and not about heroism, argues Eeva Houtbeckers in her dissertation to be defended on 28 October. Social entrepreneurship has been developed as a reaction to “conventional” entrepreneurship, which is connected with maximising profits and taking risks. The uncritical understanding of social entrepreneurship repeats the myth of a heroic individual, … Continue reading Doctoral dissertation: Debunking the heroic social entrepreneurship myth

Revisiting Barcelona

Although I feel I have nothing wise to say today, I decided to use the possibility to do some blogging. Unfortunately for blogging, I've been too busy finalizing conference papers for summer research conferences, writing texts for blogs, like the EMES Junior Expert's Blog, and planting our allotment (garden). Currently, I'm in Barcelona for a … Continue reading Revisiting Barcelona

A research conference, police, and a good laugh

I attended a research conference on social entrepreneurship. In conferences I try to talk to one new person on every break. Not because I am supposed to, as research practices are socially constructed by humans, but because I have found it a great way to get to know jolly people. I would have never heard … Continue reading A research conference, police, and a good laugh