CSSO Speaker Series

Thursday, November 16, 2023 15:00to17:00
Bronfman Building Room 301, 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 1G5, CA
Centre for Strategy Studies in Organizations (CSSO)

Christian Hampel

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy
Imperial College Business School

Publishing qualitative entrepreneurship research: A look behind the curtain

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2023
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Bronfman building, Room 301

Please contact lijuan.xue2 [at] mcgill.ca (subject: CSSO%20speaker%20series) (Lijuan Xue) for details.


In this workshop, we will focus on how to publish qualitative entrepreneurship research in leading journals. Taking the paper “The Art of the Pivot” (AMJ, 2020) as a starting point, we will take a behind-the-scenes look at the publication journey and explore key lessons for publishing such research. We will discuss practical, theoretical and methodological considerations for this. Participants will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions and explore their ideas further. If you can, please skim the paper below in order to get the most out of the workshop.

Suggested pre-reading: (Attached)

Hampel, Christian E., Paul Tracey, and Klaus Weber. "The art of the pivot: How new ventures manage identification relationships with stakeholders as they change direction." Academy of Management Journal 63.2 (2020): 440-471.


Christian Hampel is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at Imperial College Business School. Christian’s research interests lie at the intersection of entrepreneurship and organisation theory. In particular, he focuses on how new ventures manage social evaluations (e.g., stigma, legitimacy, identification) as they grow. Christian studies these dynamics with a focus on mission-driven ventures, especially in the social innovation and fintech spaces.

Christian's research has appeared in the Academy of Management Journal and Academy of Management Review, among other outlets. His dissertation was one of three finalists for the 2017 Grigor McClelland Doctoral Dissertation Award.

Christian currently teaches entrepreneurship and social innovation at master's and MBA level.

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