Types of entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are not alike and the question how to manage this diversity remains widely unanswered in research. Such heterogeneity requires the creation of typol¬ogies that acknowledge the entrepreneur’s context. Typologies are useful tools for understanding entrepreneurs and new firms, as they provide structures for organizing diversity, help to describe patterns in a complex phenomenon, and provide knowledge for a better prediction entrepreneurial behavior and outcomes. The research group focuses on a greater understanding of entrepreneurs to clarify the effects on processes, strategies, behavior, intention, support, survival and growth.

Current projects include:
- Types of ICT entrepreneurs and firm performance
- Microfirm entrepreneurs and growth intentions
- Necessity and opportunity dimensions in firm survival and growth

Selected presentations:
Den Besten M. & Nakara W.A. 2014. Innovation as strategy among budding freelancers in France. European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), July 3-5, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Lasch F., Robert F. & Le Roy F. 2012. Does the type of entrepreneur impact new firm survival? European Council for Small Business (ECSB), November 21-23, Lyon, France.
Lasch F., Robert F. & Le Roy F. 2012. Types of ICT entrepreneurs and new firm survival. International Network of Business & Management Journals Conference (INBAM), March 20-22, Valencia, Spain.
Lasch F., Robert F. & Le Roy F. 2012. Pick the winners: Linking types of ICT entrepreneurs to new firm survival. Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurship Research (IECER), February 15-17, Regensburg, Germany.

Accepted publications (selected):
Jaouen A. & Lasch F. 2013. A new typology of micro-firm owner-managers. International Small Business Journal. [DOI:10.1177/0266242613498789]
Nakara W.A. et Fayolle A. 2012. Les « bad » pratiques d’accompagnement à la création d’entreprise : le cas des entrepreneurs par nécessité. Revue Française de Gestion. 38(228/229), p. 231-251.
Gurău C., Dana L.-P. & Lasch F. 2012. Academic entrepreneurship in UK biotechnology firms: alternative models and the associated performance. Journal of Entreprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, 6(2).
Heumann S., Schmude J. & Lasch F. 2010. Academic entrepreneurship in knowledge and technology based industries: Fundamental determinants at German research universities and universities of applied sciences. International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Small Business, 10(1): 5-29.
Robert F., Marquès P., Lasch F. & Le Roy F. 2009. Entrepreneurship in emerging high-tech industries: ICT entrepreneurs between experts and kamikazes. International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Small Business, 7(3): 258-283. 

Members: Annabelle Jaouen, Frank Lasch, Walid Nakara, Mathijs den Besten & Frank Robert
Contact: Annabelle Jaouen