Categoriearchief: ondernemerschap

Promotie Martin Haring 29-03-2019

“With a little help from my friends. A study of the development of social networks of student entrepreneurs over time during and after a venture creation program”

Op Vrijdag 29 maart zal Martin Haring zijn promotie onderzoek afsluiten met de verdediging van zijn Proefschrift. Je bent van harte uitgenodigd om hierbij aanwezig te zijn.

De bijeenkomst is in de aula van De Vrije Universiteit Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam.

13.40 –14.45 openbare verdediging proefschrift
14.45 -16.00 Receptie en gelegenheid tot feliciteren

Martin zal zijn proefschrift verdedigen ten overstaan van:

Prof. dr. Mirjam van Praag (CvB VU)
Prof. dr. Enno Masurel (VU)
Dr .ir. Thomas Lans (WUR)
Dr. Hein Roelfsema (UU)
Prof. dr. Oswald Jones (University of Liverpool)

Prof.dr. Tom Elfring (University of Liverpool)

Cadeau wens: Martin wil deze zomer starten met het maken van een documentaire over outdoor karaoke in het Mauerpark te Berlijn. Om deze ambitie te realiseren heeft hij geld nodig voor reis- en verblijfkosten, vergoeding voor mensen die met hem willen samenwerken enz… Mocht je het leuk vinden om hem te steunen bij het realiseren van deze ambitie dan, kun je een bedrag overmaken op NL42 INGB 0003471961 t.n.v. M.J.Haring onder vermelding van “promotie Martin”. Je kunt je bijdrage natuurlijk ook op de receptie geven.

Wil je aanwezig zijn bij de verdediging? Meldt je dan aan via deze link:

Proefschrift staat online: 

Tot 29 maart!

My final vlog on my thesis

Today I handed over my first chapter of my dissertation and in the next weeks I will be working on the first draft of my dissertation, so that I can deliver this to the reading committee. For writing this introduction chapter I benchmarked with the dissertations of Sylvia Hubner(2017) “How entrepreneurs develop and influence their employees“and Wouter Stam (2008) “Does networking work?” Especially the dissertation of Wouter was a great support.

Working on my third article

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. Lees verder Working on my third article

I handed in the final version of my second article

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.

Lees verder I handed in the final version of my second article

Create your own dreamjob

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”

Lees verder Create your own dreamjob

Entrepreneurship conference Cork 3E2017

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.

Vlog/blog about my thesis 170419

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…


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

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.