Inaugural Lecture: Collaborating for Enterprise Success

LDN001, Loughborough University London

Join the Director of the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Professor Wilfred Dolfsma, as he delivers the next in a series of inaugural lectures at Loughborough University London.

There is a commonly-held, heroic view that the entrepreneur is an innovator, who single-handedly develops a new product and starts a new firm in order to sell successfully to a market. However, this view is a false one. Innovators and entrepreneurs must cooperate in order to find and maintain success in today's world.
In his lecture, Professor Wilfred Dolfsma will discuss the importance of the structure, type and content of these connections when analysing the success of entrepreneurial activity. He will share the latest developments in the study of innovation and entrepreneurship, and reveal the research discoveries that are making new and existing firms more effective and successful.

About Professor Wilfred Dolfsma

Trained as an economist and philosopher, focuses his research and teaching on collaboration within and between organisations to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship. His approach to research includes the use of social network analysis, (gift) exchange theory and institutional theory. In addition to his role as Director of the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Professor Dolfsma is an Editor-in-Chief of the Review of Social Economy, Associate Editor of Innovation Management Policy and Practice, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Organisational Change Management.

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