New research project: The Entrepreneurial Age: Rethinking Entrepreneurship in Society
DKK 19.9 million for groundbreaking research on entrepreneurship to Christina Lubinski
Professor Christina Lubinski were awarded a Semper Ardens: Advance grant by the Carlsberg Foundation (Carlsbergfondet) on 30 January 2023.
Christina Lubinski is professor at the Department of Business Humanities and Law, CBS. With her project she wishes to understand how entrepreneurship as a social discourse shapes society.
»Today, our ideas of entrepreneurship shape public debates. From Wolt drivers to labour union activists, everybody relates to entrepreneurial ideas. As managers urge their employees to become more entrepreneurial and newspapers debate the controversial role of the entrepreneurial “gig economy”, this project studies how entrepreneurship as a social discourse shapes society and what the long-term consequences of this process are. By examining both the societal strengths and costs of our ideals of entrepreneurship, this project aims to help businesses, policy-makers and the public develop agency over entrepreneurship on our time. There is no one-size-fits-all mold for entrepreneurship. Our contributions explore the social mechanisms by which entrepreneurship as a discourse links to processes of social change«, says Christina Lubinski.
The project will run for 5 years and will involve a project team of Christina Lubinski, Dan Wadhwani, Hannah Tucker, and Peter Koerver Schmidt who together with a number of PhDs and Postdocs will combine history, law and organisational studies to explore the discourse and ideals of entrepreneurship.
The aim of the grants is to create groundbreaking scientific results to ensure a leading position for Denmark in international top research and contribute to solving the grand challenges facing the world.