Entrepreneurship as Strategic Network Creation and Design: Seizing Start-up Opportunities by Orchestrating Partners

Joerg Sydow

Freie Universtitaet Berlin

Dr. Jörg Sydow is a Professor of Management at the School of Business & Economics at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, and a Visiting Professor at Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow. Moreover, he is the director of the Research Unit “Organized Creativity”, sponsored by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Dr. Thomas Schmidt is a Senior Researcher at the Deparment of Management, School of Business & Economics at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.


As is well-known from research, entrepreneurship relies to a large extent on interpersonal and interorganizational networks. Respective relationships not only promote the discovery, creation and exploitation of opportunities... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Joerg Sydow (Freie Universtitaet Berlin)
  2. Thomas Schmidt (Freie Universtitaet Berlin)

Topic Area

Entrepreneurship and Innovation


PS - 2A » Innovation and Entrepreneurship 1 (14:30 - Wednesday, 30th August, Lecture Room 2)