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Akhter, Naveed
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Fitz-Koch, S., Nordqvist, M. & Akhter, N. (2019). Portfolio Entrepreneurship as Pathway for Positive Identity Development in Family Businesses. In: Guclu Atinc (Ed.), Academy of Management Proceedings: . Paper presented at AOM Annual Meeting Proceedings, August 9-13 2019, Boston, USA. Academy of Management, 2019
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Portfolio Entrepreneurship as Pathway for Positive Identity Development in Family Businesses
2019 (English)In: Academy of Management Proceedings / [ed] Guclu Atinc, Academy of Management , 2019, Vol. 2019Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Drawing on identity theories and entrepreneurial identity, we examine how multiple identities relate and change across generation in the pursuit of portfolio entrepreneurship in the family business context. Using an inductive, qualitative approach based on multiple case study design of 12 farming business families, we discover that next generation family members engage in new business creation to build a positive work identity, that is to experience multiple identities as compatible with one another. We develop a process model that contribute towards our understanding of how next generation family members organize their multiple identities, which results in identity change over generations. A positive relationship between multiple identities leads moreover to beneficial outcomes such as positive emotions and finding meaningfulness in work. Our findings have implications for the literature on entrepreneurial identity, portfolio entrepreneurship and family business.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Academy of Management, 2019
Series
Academy of Management Proceedings, ISSN 0065-0668, E-ISSN 2151-6561 ; 1
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-47243 (URN)10.5465/AMBPP.2019.18574abstract (DOI)
Conference
AOM Annual Meeting Proceedings, August 9-13 2019, Boston, USA
Available from: 2020-01-07 Created: 2020-01-07 Last updated: 2020-01-07Bibliographically approved
Fitz-Koch, S., Nordqvist, M. & Akhter, N. (2019). Positive Identity Development and Portfolio Entrepreneurship: The Role of Entrepreneurial Identity in Family Businesses. In: : . Paper presented at International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA) 17-21 of June, Bergamo, Italy.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Positive Identity Development and Portfolio Entrepreneurship: The Role of Entrepreneurial Identity in Family Businesses
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-47242 (URN)
Conference
International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA) 17-21 of June, Bergamo, Italy
Available from: 2020-01-07 Created: 2020-01-07 Last updated: 2020-01-07
Lorenzo Gómez, J. D., Núñez-Cacho Utrilla, P., Akhter, N. & Chirico, F. (2018). Boundaries in innovation and path dependence in family business. In: : . Paper presented at 28th ACEDE Conference, June 24th-26th, Valladolid, Spain.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Boundaries in innovation and path dependence in family business
2018 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41038 (URN)
Conference
28th ACEDE Conference, June 24th-26th, Valladolid, Spain
Available from: 2018-07-23 Created: 2018-07-23 Last updated: 2018-07-23Bibliographically approved
Lesage, X., Akhter, N. & Jacquemin, A. (2018). Coach (es)! Let go! A critical approach to coaching practices in an incubator. In: : . Paper presented at Workshop, Repenser l’accompagnement entrepreneurial : formes, facettes et nouveaux enjeux, 30 and 31 January, 2018, Mons, Belgium.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Coach (es)! Let go! A critical approach to coaching practices in an incubator
2018 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-39408 (URN)
Conference
Workshop, Repenser l’accompagnement entrepreneurial : formes, facettes et nouveaux enjeux, 30 and 31 January, 2018, Mons, Belgium
Available from: 2018-05-14 Created: 2018-05-14 Last updated: 2018-05-14Bibliographically approved
Chirico, F., Salvato, C., Byrne, B., Akhter, N. & Arriaga Múzquiz, J. (2018). Commitment escalation to a failing family business. Journal of small business management (Print), 56(3), 494-512
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2018 (English)In: Journal of small business management (Print), ISSN 0047-2778, E-ISSN 1540-627X, Vol. 56, no 3, p. 494-512Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The overarching intent of this manuscript is to heighten awareness to the concept of commitment escalation as it bears on a failing family business. Specifically, drawing on the concept of emotional ownership, together with self-justification arguments, we a) identify factors considered to be most forceful in contributing to the presence of commitment escalation and thus, resistance to change in a failing family business (i.e., emotional ownership, feeling of responsibility, investment of capital, temporal distance from the founder’s business, individualism/collectivism), and b) model these related factors in a form that can serve heuristically to stimulate future empirical research capable of testing for the construct validity of commitment escalation in a family business context. We present potential items that may be useful for future scholars in measuring our constructs of interest as they relate to a failing family business.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2018
Keywords
family business, commitment entrapment, resistance to change
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-28154 (URN)10.1111/jsbm.12316 (DOI)000434973400007 ()2-s2.0-85013766056 (Scopus ID)IHHCeFEOIS (Local ID)IHHCeFEOIS (Archive number)IHHCeFEOIS (OAI)
Available from: 2015-10-12 Created: 2015-10-12 Last updated: 2018-07-05
Lesage, X., Akhter, N. & Jacquemin, A. (2018). Dialectic of emancipation and control: towards a critical approach to coaching practices in business incubators. In: : . Paper presented at 38th Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), June 6-9, 2018, Waterford, Ireland.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dialectic of emancipation and control: towards a critical approach to coaching practices in business incubators
2018 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Principal Topic

Incubators at their best of abilities embrace the practices to not only foster the entrepreneurial initiatives, but also influence the activities and outcomes of the incubated entrepreneurs (Apa et al., 2017). Nevertheless, the support function of coaching is not always appropriate, especially when it comes to guiding and helping the incubated entrepreneurs to successfully overcome the adversities. In a typical incubator setting, novice entrepreneurs go through phases of doubt that make them reluctant to continue the entrepreneurial adventure. Yet, despite the importance of the role of coaching as the support function of the incubators, there is a dearth of studies on the coaching practices that incubators adopt and their influence on the incubated entrepreneurs. This research aims at questioning the coaching practices of business incubators. Specifically, we ask: 1) how the coaching practices of the incubators impact the attitudes of novice entrepreneurs to live up to the expectations of the success of the start-ups and; 2) why some novice entrepreneurs are more likely to be successful than others under the coaching practices of the incubators.

Method

Our research design is a longitudinal multiple case study reflexive approach. The research setting is entrepreneurial incubated start-ups at a business school in France. We followed project leaders of 62 start-ups, over a 5-year period (October 2012 – April 2017) of observations. We purposefully sampled cases of incubated start-ups, from which we have extreme cases of 10 successful ventures and 10 failed ventures, we labelled these cases as ‘winners’ and “losers”.

Findings and Implications

Multiple insights emerge from the study. First, we observed that the incubated novice entrepreneurs adopt both causal and effectual behaviors. Our data showed that the so-called incubated entrepreneurs labelled as ‘winners’ provided concrete illustrations of the difficulties experienced under this implacable logic of control, further improvising to embark on the logic of emancipation. Meanwhile the incubated entrepreneur labelled as ‘losers’ suggested that the control should be put ‘in good hands’ and ‘to good use’. It calls for a genuine change – we call it emancipation - in the way the coaches are accompanying the entrepreneurs throughout the development of their own ventures.

National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41039 (URN)
Conference
38th Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), June 6-9, 2018, Waterford, Ireland
Available from: 2018-07-23 Created: 2018-07-23 Last updated: 2018-07-23Bibliographically approved
Akhter, N. & Ning, E. (2018). Resourcefulness and Informal Economy:: From Pluriactivity to Portfolio Entrepreneurship. In: Marita Rautiainen, Peter Rosa, Timo Pihkala, Maria José Parada, Allan Discua Cruz (Ed.), The Family Business Group Phenomenon: Emergence and Complexities (pp. 145--174). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Resourcefulness and Informal Economy:: From Pluriactivity to Portfolio Entrepreneurship
2018 (English)In: The Family Business Group Phenomenon: Emergence and Complexities / [ed] Marita Rautiainen, Peter Rosa, Timo Pihkala, Maria José Parada, Allan Discua Cruz, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, p. 145--174Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42064 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-98542-8 (DOI)978-3-319-98541-1 (ISBN)978-3-319-98542-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-11-19 Created: 2018-11-19 Last updated: 2018-11-19Bibliographically approved
Konsti-Laakso, S., Heikkilä, J., Rautiainen, M., Rinkinen, S. & Akhter, N. (2018). The Contribution of Family Business Groups to the Local Innovation Environment. In: Marita Rautiainen, Peter Rosa, Timo Pihkala, Maria José Parada, Allan Discua Cruz (Ed.), The Family Business Group Phenomenon: Emergence and Complexities (pp. 287-314). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Contribution of Family Business Groups to the Local Innovation Environment
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2018 (English)In: The Family Business Group Phenomenon: Emergence and Complexities / [ed] Marita Rautiainen, Peter Rosa, Timo Pihkala, Maria José Parada, Allan Discua Cruz, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, p. 287-314Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42065 (URN)978-3-319-98541-1 (ISBN)978-3-319-98542-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-11-19 Created: 2018-11-19 Last updated: 2018-11-19Bibliographically approved
Parada, M. J., Akhter, N., Basco, R., Cruz, A. D. & Fitz-Koch, S. (2018). Understanding the Dynamics of Business Group Development: A Transgenerational Perspective. In: Marita Rautiainen, Peter Rosa, Timo Pihkala, Maria José Parada, Allan Discua Cruz (Ed.), The Family Business Group Phenomenon: Emergence and Complexities (pp. 201-222). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Understanding the Dynamics of Business Group Development: A Transgenerational Perspective
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2018 (English)In: The Family Business Group Phenomenon: Emergence and Complexities / [ed] Marita Rautiainen, Peter Rosa, Timo Pihkala, Maria José Parada, Allan Discua Cruz, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, p. 201-222Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42066 (URN)978-3-319-98541-1 (ISBN)978-3-319-98542-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-11-19 Created: 2018-11-19 Last updated: 2018-11-19Bibliographically approved
Lesage, X., Akhter, N. & Jacquemin, A. (2017). Dialectic of Emancipation and Control: Towards a Critical Approach to Coaching Practices in Business Incubators. In: : . Paper presented at RENT XXXI, November 15-17, 2017, Lund, Sweden. European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dialectic of Emancipation and Control: Towards a Critical Approach to Coaching Practices in Business Incubators
2017 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM), 2017
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-38500 (URN)
Conference
RENT XXXI, November 15-17, 2017, Lund, Sweden
Available from: 2018-01-14 Created: 2018-01-14 Last updated: 2018-09-11Bibliographically approved
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