Hello, I'mAlisa Sydow

Entrepreneur & Researcher

Academic life

Research Topic

My research interests lie in the field of entrepreneurship and more precisely on how individuals are able to create long-lasting impact by building up institutions and by creating social change through their new ventures.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

My focus is on entrepreneurs in developing economies.
More recently, I have started to explore particular challenges of female entrepreneurs in developing economies.

IMPACT

Our world needs impactful and long-lasting businesses. That is why, I want to illuminate what we can learn from multigenerational family businesses that have overcome severe crisis.

BLOCKCHAIN & AI

New businesses that are build on blockchain do have the potential to cope with severe institutional problems such as corruption and they can promote societal inclusion.

Teaching

I fully enjoy interacting with young students and I love to get stimulated by their ideas and opinion. Luckily, I started to teach right from the start of my PhD program. So far, I taught strategy and entrepreneurship courses from the undergraduate level up to the executive level within an international context.

VIDEOS

Publications

  • Cannatelli, B.L., Smith, B., and Sydow, A. (2019). “Entrepreneurship in the Controversial Economy:
    Toward a Research Agenda." Journal of Business Ethics.
  • Sydow, A., Ciambotti, G., Sottini, A. & Argiolas, A., (2019). Ecotact: Making public restrooms in Kenya sustainable and attractive. In SAGE Business Cases. 2019. 10.4135/9781526489036
  • Sydow, A., Ciambotti, G. & Sottini, A., (2019). Inclusive fish farming in Uganda: The success of co-building at ifish farm. In SAGE Business Cases. 2019. 10.4135/9781526487520
  • Sydow, A., Cannatelli, B. L., Giudici, A., & Molteni, M. (2020). Entrepreneurial workaround practices in severe institutional voids: Evidence from Kenya. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 1042258720929891.
  • Sydow, A., Sunny, S. A., & Coffman, C. D. (2020). Leveraging blockchain’s potential–The paradox of centrally legitimate, decentralized solutions to institutional challenges in Kenya. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 14, e00170.