J.S. (Stefan) Breet

RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Erasmus University Rotterdam
ERIM Doctoral Student
Field: Strategy & Entrepreneurship
Affiliated since 2012

Stefan Breet is a PhD candidate at the Department of Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship of the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University.

His research focuses on the role of organizational social networks in promoting entrepreneurial behavior and innovation.

Stefan obtained his MSc degree at the Rotterdam School of Management after completing the Master of Philosophy in Business Research — a two-year research master programme focused on the development of academic competencies and skills. In 2012 he received his BSc degree in Business Administration from the University of Groningen.

Entrepreneurial Behavior: A Multi-Level Challenge. The effect of organizational contexts and social capital on entrepreneurial behavior and firm performance

Organizations increasingly rely on the entrepreneurial behavior of their employees as a way to respond to changes in their competitive environments. While management scholars have acknowledged people’s entrepreneurial behavior as the cornerstone of corporate entrepreneurship and designated the latter as a phenomenon that spans hierarchical levels, a complete multi-level understanding remains still to be developed. Prior research has examined either the effects of entrepreneurial behavior at the firm-level or the antecedents that determine entrepreneurial behavior of individuals. Unfortunately, it is still unclear under which conditions people’s entrepreneurial behavior leads to firm success and under which it leads to failure. Moreover, despite numerous calls for its inclusion, the effect of people’s social context

— that consists of their relationships with others — has been largely ignored. This PhD project therefore aims to develop our understanding of the way in which firms can create a social context that fosters people’s entrepreneurial behavior that will contribute to firm performance. To achieve this aim, a multi-level model will be developed and tested via the conduction of a meta-analysis and several primary studies.

Keywords
Entrepreneurial Behavior; Corporate Entrepreneurship; Social Capital; Behavioral Theory of the Firm; Social Network Analysis; Multi-Level Modelling
Time frame
2015 -

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Address

Visiting address

Office: Mandeville Building T07-46
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

Latest publication

J.S. Breet & L. Glaser (2017). Brokerage and Entrepreneurial Behavior in Organizations: The Role of Political Skill. In Academy of Management Proceedings 2017

Supervisory team

Stefan Breet
Professor of Corporate Entrepreneurship
Promotor
Stefan Breet
Daily supervisor