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Ewald Kibler
Department of Management Studies

Ewald Kibler

Assistant Professor

Contact information

Mobile phone
+358403538442
Full researcher profile
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Description

I am an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and the Director of the Master's Progamme in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management at the Aalto University Business School. I received my my MA and BA in Sociology from the University of Graz in Austria, and my PhD in Economic Geography from the University of Turku in Finland. I have held research and teaching positions in Finland, Austria and the UK.

My entrepreneurship research is pronouncedly multi-disciplinary, applying theories from (social) psychology, (organizational) sociology and (human) geography. Combining quantitative and qualitative methods, my main research interests are: Social Legitimation of New Ventures and Venture Failure; Entrepreneurship Culture and Regional Development; Place Attachment in Sustainable Entrepreneurship; Venture Imagination and Everyday Enterprising in Adverse Contexts; Shared Emotions and Local Institutional Work and Change; Wellbeing and Later Career Entrepreneurship.

My research has been published in outlets such as the Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Economic Geography, Environment & Planning A, Small Business Economics, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, International Small Business Journal, Journal of Small Business Management, and Regional Studies. My work has also been featured at the Best Papers proceedings of the Academy of Management Conference, ISBE Conference and the Frontiers for Entrepreneurship at the Babson Conference for Entrepreneurship.

I am an Editorial Review Board Member of Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice and the International Small Business Journal. I also act as peer-reviewer for academic outlets such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Small Business Economics, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, Journal of Small Business Management and Regional Studies. In 2017, I have been selected as an Outstanding Reviewer for Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. Further, I am on the Advisory Board of the Amway Global Entrepreneurship Report and I am acting as Reviewer of Social Entrepreneurship Teaching Cases for Oikos International.

Besides being Director of the Master's Programme, I am currently responsible for five Master's -level courses: Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship & Society, Project Work, Researching Entrepreneurship and Master's Thesis Seminar. I am currently also responsible for around ten Entrepreneurship Master's thesis supervisions, and I am supervising three PhD students working in the following areas: Legitimation of Sustainable Enterprises, Entrepreneurial Identity Construction in Extreme Contexts, and The Sketching of a Philosophy of Entrepreneurship.

I also regularly collaborate with policy-makers and practitioneers, including advising ILO, the OECD, the European Commission and Eurostat on entrepreneurship matters.

Honors and awards

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Management Studies
Sep 2013

Awarded the Best Doctoral Thesis at the Turku School of Economics and as one of the Best Five Doctoral Theses at the University of Turku in 2012

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Management Studies
Jan 2012

Best Paper Award in the International PhD Program on Economic Geography Theme: Geography of knowledge, networks and clusters, organized by the Utrecht University

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Management Studies
Aug 2012

Best Student Paper Award in the Entrepreneurship track at the Academic of Management Annual Meeting 2012

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Management Studies
Nov 2011

Best Paper Award in the ‘Business Creation, Resource Acquisition, Business Closure’ track at the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Management Studies
Nov 2007

Science GenoPortal Award 2007, Best Papers in Research on Regional Health Care Management, 3rd Place

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Management Studies
Jan 2017

Outstanding Reviewer Award, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice Awarded as Outstanding Reviewer of the year 2017 for Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (ET&P), ranked as one of the leading FT50 Journal in the Field of Entrepreneurship Research.

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Management Studies
Jan 2012

Best Doctoral Thesis, Turku School of Economics Awarded the Best Doctoral Thesis at the Turku School of Economics and as one of the Best Five Doctoral Theses at the University of Turku in 2012, by Turun Suomalainen Yliopistoseura.

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Management Studies
Jan 2018

Publons Peer Review Award 2018 Publons Peer Review Award 2018 - For Placing in the Top 1% Reviewers in Economics & Business

Research groups

Sustainability in Business

Publications

Department of Management Studies, Sustainability in Business

Mindfulness and taking action to start a new business

Publishing year: 2018 Journal of Small Business Management
Department of Management Studies, Sustainability in Business

Living on the slopes: entrepreneurial preparedness in a context under continuous threat

Publishing year: 2018 Entrepreneurship and Regional Development
Department of Management Studies, Sustainability in Business

Can prosocial motivation harm entrepreneurs' subjective well-being?

Publishing year: 2018 Journal of Business Venturing
Department of Management Studies, Sustainability in Business

Elite entrepreneurship education

Publishing year: 2018 ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING A
Department of Management Studies, Sustainability in Business

Collective Emotions in Institutional Creation Work

Publishing year: 2018 Academy of Management Journal
Department of Management Studies, School Services, BIZ, Sustainability in Business

Towards a mythic process philosophy of entrepreneurship

Publishing year: 2018 Journal of Business Venturing Insights
Department of Management Studies, Sustainability in Business

Volunteer Retention in Prosocial Venturing: The Role of Emotional Connectivity

Publishing year: 2018 Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice
Department of Management Studies, Sustainability in Business

The evaluative legitimacy of social entrepreneurship in capitalist welfare systems

Publishing year: 2018 Journal of World Business
Department of Management Studies, Sustainability in Business

Why Social Entrepreneurs Are So Burned Out

Publishing year: 2018 HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
Department of Management Studies

Starting a Business Can Increase Older Workers’ Quality of Life (Even When It Doesn’t Pay Well)

Publishing year: 2017 HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW