While entrepreneurship has traditionally been centered on individuals engaging in opportunity recognition and stressing disruptive innovations, entrepreneurship is changing, with more women, minorities, and people from different cultural backgrounds starting businesses. Motives and aspirations for entrepreneurship are also evolving, with an increasing number of entrepreneurs prioritizing creating businesses that align with their values and beliefs and contribute to society in a meaningful way.
In his inaugural lecture, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Florian Noseleit discusses these changes in the societal function of entrepreneurship. These changes are driven by the increasing diversity of entrepreneurs in terms of their backgrounds and motives, the changing societal demand for a different type of entrepreneur, as well as the impact of new technologies that will require entrepreneurs to utilize different skills and abilities.
Noseleit suggests that the traditional focus on disruption and the "Move fast and break things" mentality is becoming less prevalent, with many entrepreneurs seeking to create businesses that have a positive impact on society and the environment. Additionally, new technological developments will require entrepreneurs to have skills, knowledge, and tools that enable them to address the ethical and societal implications of these technologies. These changes in entrepreneurship have important implications for research in entrepreneurship and the education of future entrepreneurs.
Florian Noseleit’s inaugural lecture will take place on Friday 24 February 2023, 16:15 - 17:00, in the Aula of the Academy Building.
Livestream on 24 February, see: www.rug.nl/digitale-oratie.
Questions? Please contact Florian Noseleit.
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