Franziska Günzel-Jensen and Sarah Robinson win Best Paper Award at 3E conference

Franziska Günzel-Jensen and Sarah Robinson have won the Best Paper Award at the annual European Entrepreneurship Education Conference in Turku, Finland.

In their award winning paper Franziska and Sarah investigate the barriers to teaching effectuation theory (a decision-making technique for situations of uncertainty which is used by expert entrepreneurs) to bachelor students (who are novices). Thus far effectuation has not been explored in the context of novices. Therefore, the paper makes an important contribution to the current development of entrepreneurship theory and practice. 

The data is drawn from a 3rd semester bachelor level course taught together with Steffen Korsgaard and Rune Thorbjørn Clausen in 2013. Both authors have enjoyed the challenge of stepping out of the teacher's shoes and taking the role of researchers to turn the data into a strong research paper that presents original insights for both entrepreneurship and education literature.  

This research was funded by a research grant from the Danish Business Authority, the European Social Fund and the Danish Strategic Research Council (PACE).

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