Uppsala Lectures in Business 2019

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  • Location: Ekonomikum
  • Lecturer: Professor Saras D. Sarasvathy
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  • Organiser: Department of Business Studies
  • Contact person: Fredrik Tell
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Uppsala Lectures in Business is a series of lectures that has been arranged annually by the Department of Business Studies at Uppsala University since 1984.

The speaker of 2019 is Professor Saras D. Sarasvathy, Paul Hammaker Professor, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, and Jamuna Raghavan Chair in Entrepreneurship at IIM, Bangalore.


Wednesday 13 November at 13.00–15.00, Lecture Hall 1, Ekonomikum
Lecture 1: Twenty Year Journey of Effectuation Research: Toward Building The Entreprenurial Method

Thursday 14 November at 15.00–17.00, Lecture Hall 2, Ekonomikum
Lecture 2: Effectuation: Lessons from Expert Entrepreneurs

Friday 15 November at 9–12, WORKSHOP: Data Driven Theory Building: Current and Future Research Projects (FYLLY BOOKED!)


Saras D. Sarasvathy is Paul Hammaker Professor at University of Virginia’s Darden School and also holds the Jamuna Raghavan Chair in Entrepreneurship at IIM, Bangalore. A leading scholar on the cognitive basis for high-performance entrepreneurship, Sarasvathy serves as advisor to entrepreneurship education and doctoral programs in Europe, Africa and Asia. Her book Effectuation: Elements of Entrepreneurial Expertise was nominated for the 2009 Terry Book Award by the Academy of Management. And her Gold-medal winning co-authored textbook Effectual Entrepreneurship is used by over 4000 educators around the world.

Effectuation is a rigorous framework for understanding how entrepreneurs starting with very few resources can nonetheless create enduring ventures with high economic and social impact. Relevant multimedia materials from around the world can be found at www.effectuation.org.

Sarasvathy’s scholarly work has been published in leading journals in economics, ethics, psychology, marketing and management and has won several awards from the Academy of Management (most recently the Foundational Paper Award from the Entrepreneurship Division) and the American Marketing Association. Sarasvathy has served on the editorial boards of top journals in management and entrepreneurship and has academic chairs in entrepreneurship in Germany, India, China and Sweden.  Babson College recognized her contributions to entrepreneurship education with an honorary doctorate and Fortune Small Business magazine named her one of top 18 entrepreneurship professors. Sarasvathy received her Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University.  Her thesis was supervised by Herbert Simon, 1978 Nobel Laureate in Economics. 

Uppsala Lectures in Business 2019