Provided by Ali Aslan Gümüsay, University of Hamburg/Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society
Guiding questions: How do entrepreneurial ventures and established companies engage with societal challenges such as the Covid crisis? What is the role of technology?
George, G., Merrill, R. K., & Schillebeeckx, S. J. D. (2020): Digital sustainability and entrepreneurship: How digital innovations are helping tackle climate change and sustainable development. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, in print. PDF
Contemporary news article
Lanier, J., & Weyl, E. G. (2020): How Civic Technology Can Help Stop a Pandemic. Foreign Affairs, March 20.
Identify an entrepreneurial venture, write a brief summary of the organization and explain how it engages with the Covid crisis. Also review the success/failure of this venture (300-400 words).
Gümüsay, A.A. (2018): Hybrid Organizing in the Face of Grand Challenges. BOS Blog, July 3.
Günzel-Jensen, F., Siebold, N., Kroeger, A., Korsgaard, S. (2020): Do the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals matter for social entrepreneurial ventures? A bottom-up perspective. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 13:e00162. PDF via Journal
Tracey, P. (2020): The Corporate Pivot: Radical change in times of crisis. Cambridge Social Innovation Blog, March 25.
Watson, I., Jeong, S., Hollingsworth, J., & Booth, T. (2020): How this South Korean company created coronavirus test kits in three weeks. CNN, March 12.