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Ramirez-Pasillas, MarcelaORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-9248-3705
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Ramirez-Pasillas, M., Uwase, E. & Lundberg, H. (2019). Contextualizing Sustainability in Water Project Management: The Case of the Bugesera District in Rwanda. In: A. Hesmati & P. Nilsson (Ed.), Efficiency, Equity and Well-Being in Selected African Countries: . Cham: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Contextualizing Sustainability in Water Project Management: The Case of the Bugesera District in Rwanda
2019 (English)In: Efficiency, Equity and Well-Being in Selected African Countries / [ed] A. Hesmati & P. Nilsson, Cham: Springer, 2019Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper explores sustainability in water project management with a contextual approach. We rely on an exploratory case study with interviews and field visits to three water project sites within the Bugesera district in Rwanda. The results show that water project management includes aspects of social, cultural, environmental and economic sustainability driven by a compliant organization logic. This implies that water project management was steered by existing policies, regulations and procedures. In particular, cultural sustainability was important to capture contextual practices in the project delivery process, such as Umuganda meetings and committees. Such practices allowed the inclusion of the local community by identifying their water needs, defining their benefits and conveying project ownership to the local community. This study proposes a model offering a contextual approach to sustainability in water project management. The model is useful to identify new contextual/empirical phenomena as well as to advance theory.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2019
Series
Economic Studies in Inequality, Social Exclusion and Well-Being Series, E-ISSN 2364-107X
Keywords
contextualizing, water project management, project managing, sustainability, triple bottom line, context, Rwanda
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42587 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-11419-0_13 (DOI)2-s2.0-85065342788 (Scopus ID)9783030114190 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-01-11 Created: 2019-01-11 Last updated: 2019-06-05Bibliographically approved
Ramirez-Pasillas, M. & Lundberg, H. (2019). Corporate social venturing: An agenda for researching the social dimension of corporate venturing by family-owned businesses. In: J. M. Saiz-Alvarez & J. M. Palma Ruiz (Ed.), Handbook of research on entrepreneurial leadership and competitive strategy in family business: . Hershey: IGI Global
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Corporate social venturing: An agenda for researching the social dimension of corporate venturing by family-owned businesses
2019 (English)In: Handbook of research on entrepreneurial leadership and competitive strategy in family business / [ed] J. M. Saiz-Alvarez & J. M. Palma Ruiz, Hershey: IGI Global, 2019Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hershey: IGI Global, 2019
Keywords
Corporate venturing, social enterprises, social dimension, family owned business, social entrepreneur
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42589 (URN)9781522580126 (ISBN)9781522580133 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-01-11 Created: 2019-01-11 Last updated: 2019-01-11Bibliographically approved
Evansluong, Q., Ramirez-Pasillas, M. & Nguyen Bergström, H. (2019). From breaking-ice to breaking-out: Integration as an opportunity creation process. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research
Open this publication in new window or tab >>From breaking-ice to breaking-out: Integration as an opportunity creation process
2019 (English)In: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & ResearchArticle in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper conducts an inductive case study to understand how the opportunity creation process leads to integration. It examines four cases of immigrant entrepreneurs of Cameroonian, Lebanese, Mexican and Assyrian origins who founded their businesses in Sweden. The study relies on process-oriented theory building and develops an inductive model of integration as an opportunity creation process. The model identifies entrepreneurial ‘breaking’ actions occurring in the integration process. This entails that immigrants act when they are socially excluded and discriminated in the labour market by developing business ideas and becoming entrepreneurs. By practicing the new language and accommodating native customers’ preferences, immigrants then reorient their entrepreneurial ideas. Finally, the immigrants tailor their ideas to suit their new customers by strengthening their sense of belonging to the local community. The suggested model shows immigrants’ acculturation into the host society via three successive phases: breaking-ice, breaking-in, and breaking-out. In the breaking-ice phase, immigrants trigger entrepreneurial ideas to overcome the disadvantages that they face as immigrants in the host country. In the breaking-in phase, immigrants articulate their entrepreneurial ideas by bonding with the ethnic community. In the breaking-out phase, the immigrants reorient their entrepreneurial ideas by desegregating them locally. The paper concludes by elaborating theoretical and practical implications of the research.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2019
Keywords
Entrepreneurship, Immigrants, Ethnic Groups, Opportunity
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42588 (URN)10.1108/IJEBR-02-2018-0105 (DOI)2-s2.0-85062456161 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-01-11 Created: 2019-01-11 Last updated: 2019-07-02
Evansluong, Q. & Ramirez-Pasillas, M. (2019). The role of family social capital in immigrants’ entrepreneurial opportunity creation processes. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 36(1-2), 164-188
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The role of family social capital in immigrants’ entrepreneurial opportunity creation processes
2019 (English)In: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, ISSN 1476-1297, E-ISSN 1741-8054, Vol. 36, no 1-2, p. 164-188Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper conducts an inductive case study to build a theory on the role of family in both the host and home countries in immigrant entrepreneurs' attempts at creating entrepreneurial opportunities. We used the perspectives of the opportunity creation process and family social capital. We relied on data collected from four cases of immigrant entrepreneurs from Lebanon, Syria, Cameroon and Mexico who have established businesses in Sweden. The paper identified three sources of family social capital: family duties, family trust and family support as being relevant for creating opportunities. While family duties triggered the process of forming an entrepreneurial idea, this process was advanced by the existence of family trust. Family support was then the building block for launching an entrepreneurial idea. By identifying these three sources of family social capital, we show that families in the host and home countries contribute to immigrant entrepreneurs' opportunity creation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
InderScience Publishers, 2019
Keywords
immigrant entrepreneurship; opportunity creation; family social capital; entrepreneurial ideas; home country; host country; family duty; family trust
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-35554 (URN)10.1504/IJESB.2019.096973 (DOI)2-s2.0-85058788727 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-05-17 Created: 2017-05-17 Last updated: 2019-01-14Bibliographically approved
Evansluong, Q. & Ramirez-Pasillas, M. (2018). A missing link in immigrant entrepreneurship: family functions and opportunity creation processes. In: : . Paper presented at British Academy of Management, BAM2018, "Driving Productivity in Uncertain and Challenging Times", Bristol Business School, Bristol, UK, 4-6 September 2018. British Academy of Management
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A missing link in immigrant entrepreneurship: family functions and opportunity creation processes
2018 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper employs an inductive case study to explore the relevance of the family functions in the opportunity creation process by immigrant entrepreneurs. We employ the perspective of the opportunity creation process and the family functions for theory building purposes. We conducted four cases of immigrant entrepreneurs who established businesses in Sweden and that have their origins in Lebanon and Syria, Cameroon, Mexico, and Syria. The paper identifies three family functions -- or family ways of working -- facilitating the opportunity creation process: (I) changing family roles, (II) family (acting) as a springboard, (III) family (acting) as trusting bedrock. These family functions were not static features rather processes influencing the opportunity creation process. The functions were connected to a specific opportunity creation process in the same order: (I) the triggering process, (II) the exploration of an entrepreneurial idea and (III) the exploitation of the entrepreneurial idea. The family functions changed as needed during the opportunity creation processes. Such change was however limited to the pool of resources available to the immigrant entrepreneur and the family in the home and host countries.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
British Academy of Management, 2018
Keywords
immigrant entrepreneurship, opportunities, functions, family, opportunity creation
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42583 (URN)
Conference
British Academy of Management, BAM2018, "Driving Productivity in Uncertain and Challenging Times", Bristol Business School, Bristol, UK, 4-6 September 2018
Available from: 2019-01-11 Created: 2019-01-11 Last updated: 2019-01-11Bibliographically approved
Ramirez-Pasillas, M., Lundberg, H. & Umuhire, S. (2018). Entrepreneurship Policy for the Health Sector in Rwanda: A Quest for Contextual Social Inclusion. In: Leo-Paul Dana, Vanessa Ratten, Ben Q. Honyenuga (Ed.), African entrepreneurship: challenges and opportunities for doing business (pp. 289-324). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Entrepreneurship Policy for the Health Sector in Rwanda: A Quest for Contextual Social Inclusion
2018 (English)In: African entrepreneurship: challenges and opportunities for doing business / [ed] Leo-Paul Dana, Vanessa Ratten, Ben Q. Honyenuga, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, p. 289-324Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Entrepreneurship policy assumes that venture creation is important due to its contribution to the economy. Such a policy shapes the institutional environment in which entrepreneurs take their decisions and start their ventures. However, the question of if and how entrepreneurship policy influences entrepreneurial activity positively is far from being answered. Also, the influence of context on entrepreneurship policymaking is far from being addressed. This chapter therefore conducts a content analysis of entrepreneurship policies for the health sector in Rwanda. It specifically looks at the discourses linked to an entrepreneur- and business-enabling environment and analyzes how they contribute in promoting entrepreneurship in the health sector in Rwanda from a contextual perspective. Our study contributes theoretically to research on contextualizing entrepreneurship and research on entrepreneurship policy in two ways: First, by actually undertaking an empirical study on entrepreneurship policy in a developing country rather than applying Western policymaking to developing countries; second, by focusing on a case where the entrepreneurship policy explicitly aims at the betterment of society.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
Series
Palgrave Studies of Entrepreneurship in Africa
Keywords
Entrepreneurship policy, Context, Entrepreneurship, Rwanda, Health sector
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42366 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-73700-3\_13 (DOI)000441599000014 ()9783319736990 (ISBN)9783319737003 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-12-19 Created: 2018-12-19 Last updated: 2018-12-19Bibliographically approved
Ramirez-Pasillas, M., Lundberg, H. & Nordqvist, M. (2018). Everyday practices of corporate venturing. In: 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2018, Academy of Management , 2018, Vol. 1: . Paper presented at 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2018, Chicago, Ill., United States, 10 - 14 August 2018. Academy of Management, 2018
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Everyday practices of corporate venturing
2018 (English)In: 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2018, Academy of Management , 2018, Vol. 1, Academy of Management , 2018, Vol. 2018Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

While research on corporate venturing is growing, most existing studies are conceptual or designed to uncover broader empirical patterns and they take a managerial approach. Recently scholars have called for taking into account the role of the ownership context in corporate venturing as well as the practices that constitute the micro processes of corporate venturing. This paper heeds this call by studying the corporate venturing activities of next generation members in family owned businesses (FOBs), and drawing on a practice theory lens inspired by Michel de Certeau to address the following research question: How do next generation family members go about in everyday life to realise their new venture ideas? Empirically the study is based on in-depth case research into three Mexican FOBs where next generation family members are engaged in launching new ventures. The study reveals five everyday practices of corporate venturing associated with motivation and relating logics of owning family members and show how these practices emanate out of existing dominant strategic orders that are present in the owning family context. The five practices represent appropriation efforts of family members to make-do corporate venturing part of their daily life. The findings suggest that although the dominant strategic orders limit the corporate venturing efforts of family members temporarily, individuals may find ways around them to overcome power issues. The study extends the understanding of everyday practices of corporate venturing in the FOB context as well as the meaning of Certeau’s practice theory.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Academy of Management, 2018
Series
Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings, ISSN 2151-6561
Keywords
everyday practices, corporate venturing, family, Mexico, next generation
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42582 (URN)10.5465/AMBPP.2018.18120abstract (DOI)
Conference
78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2018, Chicago, Ill., United States, 10 - 14 August 2018
Available from: 2019-01-11 Created: 2019-01-11 Last updated: 2019-01-11Bibliographically approved
Evansluong, Q. & Ramirez-Pasillas, M. (2018). Family resilience in immigrants’ entrepreneurial opportunity creation process. In: : . Paper presented at RENT Conference “Sustainable entrepreneurship: a win-win strategy for the future”, November 14-16, Toledo, Spain 32nd RENT conference “Sustainable entrepreneurship: A win-win strategy for the future”, Toledo, Spain, November 14-16, 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Family resilience in immigrants’ entrepreneurial opportunity creation process
2018 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42584 (URN)
Conference
RENT Conference “Sustainable entrepreneurship: a win-win strategy for the future”, November 14-16, Toledo, Spain 32nd RENT conference “Sustainable entrepreneurship: A win-win strategy for the future”, Toledo, Spain, November 14-16, 2018
Available from: 2019-01-11 Created: 2019-01-11 Last updated: 2019-01-11Bibliographically approved
Ramirez-Pasillas, M. (2018). Sustainable entrepreneuring practices. In: : . Paper presented at 32nd RENT conference “Sustainable entrepreneurship: A win-win strategy for the future”, Toledo, Spain, November 14-16, 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sustainable entrepreneuring practices
2018 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Keywords
Sustainable development, sustainability, sustainable entrepreneurship, entrepreneuring, practices
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42585 (URN)
Conference
32nd RENT conference “Sustainable entrepreneurship: A win-win strategy for the future”, Toledo, Spain, November 14-16, 2018
Available from: 2019-01-11 Created: 2019-01-11 Last updated: 2019-01-11Bibliographically approved
Lundberg, H., Ramirez-Pasillas, M. & Nordqvist, M. (2018). ‘The Other Within’ as Entrepreneurial Agency. In: : . Paper presented at 3rd Annual Entrepreneurship as Practice Conference and PhD Consortium, April 17-20, 2018, Växjö, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>‘The Other Within’ as Entrepreneurial Agency
2018 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42586 (URN)
Conference
3rd Annual Entrepreneurship as Practice Conference and PhD Consortium, April 17-20, 2018, Växjö, Sweden
Available from: 2019-01-11 Created: 2019-01-11 Last updated: 2019-01-11Bibliographically approved
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