This course seeks to provide students with an enlightened understanding of the special world of family entrepreneurship. The course (Family, Entrepreneurship and Society) will consider the key components that comprise the interface family – entrepreneurship – society with special attention on the aspects that are culturally specific.
The course will be of interest to all because family supports formally or informally nascent entrepreneurs. Also, considering the widespread nature of family businesses many students may work in a family firm as employee. The course will be of special interest for students that come from families that own and/or manage one or more business enterprises. Family plays an important role in developing entrepreneurial behaviors of family members and family businesses.
Kathleen Randerson is an Associate Professor at Audencia Business School, visiting professor at the University of Bergamo (Italy), and affiliate researcher at the EMLyon Business School. She obtained her PhD from the University of Grenoble (2012), where she was adjunct faculty member. Before joining academia, she worked in several high-tech firms and institutions of higher education.
Her research interests include Family Entrepreneurship, Corporate Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Orientation, and Internationalisation. Currently, she is the Coordinator of the ECSB special interest group dedicated to Corporate Entrepreneurship, Chair of the AOM Entrepreneurship Division Communications Committee, and coordinator of the French STEP (Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices) team.