Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person Heikkilä, Jukka-Pekka
Organisation Aalto University
Project title
Entrepreneurship in challenging institutional environments
Decision No. 307765
Decision date 13.06.2017
Funding period 01.09.2017 - 31.08.2020
Funding 325 678
WebFOCUS Report
Project description
Current knowledge of entrepreneurship is rich in terms of the entrepreneur as an individual and the regulatory aspects of the environment. However, we know little about how culture shapes entrepreneurship. This longitudinal project investigates the entrepreneurial behaviour in institutionally challenging environments. The research draws upon institutional and sensemaking theories and adopts a multi-level approach, addressing the role of cultural norms at the levels of the individual, higher education institutions, and society. In so doing, the project analyses challenges and enhances the current theoretical and practical knowledge of how entrepreneurship is shaped by, but also how it can shape institutions over time and how it affects the formation of capitalism.