Category Archives: Faculty voice

We’re hiring: Part-time Research Associate in Entrepreneurship

This is a part-time appointment, competitively compensated on an hourly basis, to start as soon as possible. The position will offer first-hand exposure to the scholarship of leading LBS faculty – Prof. Olenka Kacperczyk, Prof. Ioannis Ioannou and Prof. Luisa Alemany – and practitioners in the fields of venture capital, entrepreneurship and sustainability. It will […]

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Evidence that investors penalize female founders for lack of industry fit

Behind the Research with LBS Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour Dana Kanze. We “sat down” with LBS Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour Dana Kanze to talk about the work she and her colleagues—Professors Mark A. Conley of Stockholm School of Economics, House of Innovation; Tyler G. Okimoto of The University of Queensland; Damon J. Phillips […]

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Blowing the whistle on the founding penalty

New research by Olenka Kacperczyk and Peter Younkin shows that ex-entrepreneurs often struggle to find ‘regular’ employment. Jeff Skinner explains how the ‘founding penalty’ works. The implications of bias against entrepreneurs are problematic for businesses and entrepreneurs alike. Businesses are missing out on a talent pool of highly motivated individuals, and aspiring entrepreneurs may find […]

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How to Become a CEO in Your Early Thirties

Many people have ideas about “what they’d do if they were an entrepreneur.” But many young MBA graduates don’t view entrepreneurship as a viable near-term career option. Simon Webster, company director, LBS alumnus, investor and LBS guest lecturer, is teaching a Strategy & Entrepreneurship course at London Business School in collaboration with Luisa Alemany, Associate […]

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Fireside Chat with Akriti Dokania (Octopus Ventures) and Gary Dushnitsky (LBS)

Gary Dushnitsky, Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at London Business School, talks to his former MBA student Akriti Dokania, Investor at Octopus Ventures. Have you always dreamt about finding and funding innovative startups? Does the venture capital sector interest you? Are you a technology person who wants to play an active role in supporting […]

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To grow or not to grow: that is the question – isn’t it?

When teaching entrepreneurship, we focus attention on the trials and tribulations attendant on starting a business. But starting a business is only the start of the trial. For London Business School entrepreneurs who have been able to satisfactorily answer Hamlet’s more famous existential question regarding their new businesses, the more difficult questions come afterwards and […]

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