Hello, I'mAlisa Sydow

Entrepreneur & Researcher


Never lose faith in your ideas

Have a look at this new podcast in which I talk about my personal experience as a scholar, teacher and entrepreneur: https://the-choice.org/podcast/never-lose-faith-in-your-ideas/
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Bringing the next generation into your family business?

Family firms are the backbone of European economies, making up more than 60% of all companies in Europe. Moreover, as outlined by some scholars, “one hundred years ago, ‘business’ meant ‘family business,’ and thus the adjective ‘family’ was redundant.”
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The Emergence of Impact Entrepreneurship: Is it really something new?

The year 2020 has been shaped by Covid-19. The pandemic has revealed some of our main economic flaws, such as global overconsumption of natural resources, lifestyle of fast-consumption, and increasing social injustice.
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Entrepreneurial Workaround Practices in Severe Institutional Voids: Evidence From Kenya

Entrepreneurs in developing economies try to cope with weak or absent formal institutions—often referred to as “institutional voids”—by relying extensively on intermediary organizations such as business incubators...
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Navigation under uncertainty – why we should all follow the saying “if life gives you lemons, make some lemonade”

In these days, we have realized that the assumed unexpected and impossible might actually happen. Every now and then I think about the moment when I took my flight from Milan to Hanover on the 20th of February 2020.
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Leveraging blockchain’s potential – The paradox of centrally legitimate, decentralized solutions to institutional challenges in Kenya

Blockchain technology is generating excitement as a technological disruptive innovation. However, a lot of this excitement has been focused on its use for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.
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Two sides of the same coin: Why entrepreneurs can transform the crisis into business opportunities to create more impactful and long-lasting ventures

Entrepreneurs play a critical role in our market economies and are typically described as the powerhouse of a national economy, activating and facilitating economic activity.
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