New Faculty Seminar - Peter Jaskiewicz

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

This seminar series was launched by the Telfer School of Management Research Office to promote its new professors. It represents an excellent opportunity for professors, students and community members to meet new faculty and to learn more about their research programs.

Please join us for a presentation by Peter Jaskiewicz: When and where do children of entrepreneurial business owners become entrepreneurial?

Entrepreneurial legacies are rhetorical reconstructions of past entrepreneurial achievements or resilience. Research shows that entrepreneurial legacies motivate successors to engage in entrepreneurship, but does not explain their effects on “bypassed siblings”. We develop theory on entrepreneurial exaptation – the extent to which entrepreneurial capabilities developed in one context are applied in others. From qualitative data on 13 German winery-owning families, we theorize that when families are highly cohesive but rigid, entrepreneurial legacies encourage local entrepreneurial exaptation, but when families have moderate cohesion and flexibility, entrepreneurial legacies encourage distant entrepreneurial exaptation. Our findings, however, do not apply to female bypassed siblings due to a historically grounded gender bias. A key implication is that the historical stories business families tell encourages entrepreneurship even among bypassed siblings.

A light lunch will be served.


Thursday, March 30, 2017
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Telfer School of Management
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170
55 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
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About the speaker

Peter conducts quantitative and qualitative research on family business and entrepreneurship. His current research interests involve transgenerational entrepreneurship, family entrepreneurship, and corporate governance in founder and family firms.

His research has been published in journals such as Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Venturing, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Academy of Management Annals, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Family Business Review, Journal of Small Business Management, and Journal of Business Research.

Peter’s research findings have been featured in the media by Bloomberg, MacLean’s Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, USA News, the Reputation Magazine, The Academic Minute, Campbden FB, etc.

He is also regularly invited to speak at practitioner conferences and in executive education programs about topics such as transgenerational entrepreneurship, business owner legacy, family firm performance, and executive compensation in founder and family firms.

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