‘Rock Star’ Theory: How to explain and predict entrepreneurial success

A man helps another to summit a large rock wall

G. Christopher Crawford, PhD is Assistant Professor of Professional Practice of Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Management at Rutgers Business School in Newark and New Brunswick. His research focuses on entrepreneurship and new venture growth, with a particular interest in studying how the largest, fastest growing companies develop and evolve. In recent work, he models the emergence of outliers – whom he […]

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An African champion on the global stage: Openness, innovation and entrepreneurship in Nollywood

A chair representing leadership within Nollywood

Nigeria’s booming film industry, colloquially known as Nollywood, has become one of the most influential in the world, and one of Nigeria’s largest economic sectors. University of Ottawa Professor Dr Chidi Oguamanam, working as part of the Open African Innovation Research (Open AIR) network, examines Nollywood as an example of how innovation, openness and entrepreneurship have unfolded in this unique […]

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Estimating Entrepreneurship: Do Current Metrics Work?

Researchers disagree on the definition of ‘entrepreneur’.

Entrepreneurship makes a vital contribution to economic prosperity. However, this activity is difficult to measure and compare between countries. One reason is that current metrics fail to distinguish between small-scale entrepreneurs without growth potential or ambition, which are common to developing nations – such as taxi drivers or street vendors – and entrepreneurial firms with high growth potential. Accordingly, Magnus […]

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