Martin Haring

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Working on my third article

Posted on | oktober 29, 2017 | No Comments

Last week I put a lot of hours in writing my third article for my dissertation. This article is about the way the employees of (former) student entrepreneurs use their social capital in favor of the company. I interpreted the data I collected at three of the companies of former students of mine and I also got inspired by the dissertation of Sylvia Hubner about “How entrepreneurs develop and influence their employees” and the article of Thomas Lans, Vincent Blok and Judith Gullikers about social competence and social capital of early-stage entrepreneurs. Read more

Finishing my first draft of my third article

Posted on | september 29, 2017 | No Comments


Today I started with the last interpretations of the data I gathered for the third article of my thesis. At the end of the weekend I want to deliver a first draft to my promotor and within the next week I will discuss this draft with him and make a plan to deliver the thesis by the end of this year.
For the interpretation of the data I used the tool MaxQda that was provided by the university. A student of the university put the nine interviews I made into text files and I imported all these data into MaxQda. In this tool I was able to label the most important quotes of the employees. I used labels like: Online relatives, cooperation among members, associability to collective goals, bussines contacts, five different labels for building trust, etc…

The quotes of the employees were used to draw conclusions about the way employees of former student entrepreneurs used their network in favor of their company and how the former student entrepreneur was able to motivate his employees to do so.

I handed in the final version of my second article

Posted on | juni 16, 2017 | No Comments

I handed in the final version of my second article. The first version is of september 2014, so it has seen a lot of revisions over the years. I really did my best to go into the needed details and I hope my promotor(s) will like this version, so I can start with searching a scientific magazin to get it published.

This is the abstract:

“This article explores the development of strong and weak ties in the social network of nascent student entrepreneurs and the role the five mechanisms of social networking play in the process of opportunity recognition and resource mobilization, through a longitudinal case study among seventeen student start-ups in the period 2009-2013.
Recent studies have focused on which networks would help entrepreneurs to become successful and what would be the best mix of strong ties and weak ties to build an organization upon. Only a few studies focused on how networks develop over time and the role the mechanisms of social networking play in this development.

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Create your own dreamjob

Posted on | mei 23, 2017 | No Comments


At thenextweb conference I interviewed several former students of the Amsterdam University of applied sciences about their career and spoke educators and Entrepreneurs about dream jobs, education and social networks.

I spoke Mark Randall(Chief Strategist of Adobe) about creating a dream job and the way he hires his staff. ” I look at peoples work, when hiring. Their CV doesn’t interest me at all. Great work and referrals make my clock tick!” So how will our students fit in a company like Adobe and how could they create their dream job? “Well at first they have to realize a portfolio of their work and search for a great manager or entrepreneur they would like to work for, cause your education starts after college and better work for an inspiring manager at a small firm than an asshole at a big corporate”

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Entrepreneurship conference Cork 3E2017

Posted on | mei 13, 2017 | No Comments


This week I went to the 3E2017 Conference in Cork to share some insights about entrepreneurial education with my colleagues from all over the world. I hosted two workshop with my lector Ingrid Wakkee about “Graduating in your own company” and “Intrinsik Motivation” We had a good discussion with the participants and took some valuable lessons with us to Amsterdam. One of the insights was about the alumni association of entrepreneurs that still is not in place in Amsterdam.
My coleague from Munich gave me the push to make a start and not to wait for another five years. So I hope to write about this for the end of the year. Concerning to my thesis I learned again to remain critical and be open to suggestions of others. A colleague from Norway was so kind to state some interesting remarks sitting at the airport with a Beer.

Conducting interviews at Greenclaim

Posted on | mei 6, 2017 | No Comments

This wednesday I was visiting Greenclaim to interview a couple of their employees about the way they use their social network for the company. I did the same at the facility of Mr Prezident on Thursday. So now I’ve got some new data to analyse for my third article.

Vlog/blog about my thesis 170419

Posted on | april 19, 2017 | No Comments

Last week I was visiting the Simon and Garfunkel story in the theatre and heard the song “Homeward bound” again. It was one of the first songs I learned to play on my guitar, so I thaught I’d play a part of it for my vlog. The phrase “I’m heading for my destination” is one I want to label to the phase I am in right now. My second article almost finished and starting with the data collection for my third article gives me the impression I’m heading somewhere. Still “I am a poet and a one man band” so I have to make a couple of miles…

Faalverhalen

Posted on | april 17, 2017 | No Comments

Marijke startte in 2010 met Talking French Haarlem. Op 23 mei 2013 zette ze dit op haar facebookpagina:

“Na 3 jaar keihard gevochten te hebben tegen de economie is vandaag duidelijk geworden dat ik de strijd verloren heb. Het einde van Talking French Haarlem.

Wat waren er mooie momenten! Stralende bruidsmoeders, hysterische shoppingnights, stijlvolle modeshows, ludieke acties, emotionele make-overs & serieuze Talking French-verslavingen 😉.

Dit weekend zal ons laatste weekend open zijn. Jouw laatste kans om nog zo’n mooi TF-item te bemachtigen of om mij gewoon even een knuffel te komen geven in de Zijlstraat. Jammer he?! ”

Aanstaande woensdag om 16:30 uur is ze te gast op de HvA om haar verhaal te doen en haar ervaringen te delen. Ze is hier niet alleen, maar samen met een aantal andere gasten die door onze lector ondernemerschap Ingrid Wakkee zijn uitgenodigd om te vertellen waarom falen en ondernemen onlosmakelijk aan elkaar verbonden zijn. Wil je meer weten over dit onderwerp, kom woensdag om 16:30 uur langs in het Wibauthuis bij de Research Meetup!

vlog/blog about my thesis 170411

Posted on | april 11, 2017 | No Comments

Last week I was busy reading new articles and making my interview list for the employees I’m going to meet of Greenclaim and Mrprezident. I also looked into tools for transcripting these interviews and started to work on the transcription of an earlier interview using MaxQDA12. On the 25th of April I will have my next meeting with my promotors to make the interview list definitive so I can start interviewing.

Vlog/blog 2 April about my thesis

Posted on | april 2, 2017 | No Comments


Last week I did a lot of reading for my third article and a I adjusted my research framework and my research questions. I also made a new version of my second article and sent it to my promotors. The will adjust it now in a way that it can be submitted to a journal. I also talked to the entrepreneurs that are subject of my study and they gave me permission to interview there employees for my third article.

So my research question will be this: “How do student entrepreneurs build trust and associability in order to make their employees use their social network to find resources for the company?”

This is the conceptual model I will use to build my third article around:

 

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