Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Entrepreneurship

Failure, Recovery & Entrepreneurial Resilience

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Media, policy makers and researchers are giving attention to entrepreneurship training. The usual content is focused on how to start, grow and be successful. However, the process of entrepreneurship is characterized by many trials and errors, where we can see failure and success of companies. In our research, we fill the gap of understanding the context and the decisions taken before a failure and find ways to learn and overcome those episodes. As a result, we aim to derive lessons for (future) entrepreneurs, students in entrepreneurship, policymakers, and professionals supporting entrepreneurs.

WHAT DO WE DO?

We strive to create awareness regarding the occurrence of failure and the steps leading to recovery. By doing so, we show that failure and recovery are usual steps of the entrepreneurial process.

We focus on the decisions taken in a context where a failure is identified, and the strategies to learn from and overcome those episodes. As a result, we derive lessons for (future) entrepreneurs, students in entrepreneurship, policymakers and professionals supporting entrepreneurs.

Contact details

JuanFra j.f.alvarado.valenzuela@hva.nl

Jeanne j.w.g.m.martens@hva.nl