Entrepreneurial Learning and University Start-ups
January 11, 3:30 – 5:00PM
Location: SB 117
Professor of Management and Human Resources
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Miner’s current research focuses on organizational entrepreneurial learning. She has examined improvisation in start-ups, the emergence of routines and capabilities in new organizations, and vicarious learning by new firms. In this talk, Miner will explore issues of organizational learning about and by University spin-offs. She will update prior work on possible unintended outcomes of the world-wide vicarious learning that has led to a proliferation of programs to promote university start-ups. This work implies that no single recipe can provide value in all locations. Miner will then present early results from work in progress on microprocsses related to the creation and impact of university start-ups.
Miner directs the Initiative for Studies in Technology Entrepeneurship (INSITE), the G. Steven Burrill Technology Business Plan Competition and Research and Cross-Campus programs at the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship. Miner was founding director for the new MBA concentration in Strategic Management in the Life and Engineering Sciences (SMILES) and teaches a course on technology strategy in SMILES, along with Executive MBA and courses in the M.S.in Biotechnology. Miner’s research highlights organizational learning, including learning from the failure of other organizations and improvisation by new organizations. The Technology and Innovation Management Division of the Academy of Management named Miner the Scholar of the Year for 2004.
The colloquium is sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation’s Science and Art of Strategic Innovation with the collaboration of the Center for Organizational Research and the Organization & Management area of The Paul Merage School of Business.