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Professor G. Tyge Payne

Professor of Entrepreneurship Louisiana State University

Certificate of attendance available

One of the core questions that is being asked by family business leaders in today’s fast-paced and uncertain environment is: How do we develop and sustain entrepreneurial thinking and behaviors over time? While not unique to family businesses, the involvement of the family in business decisions and actions does create unique differences that should be considered when addressing entrepreneurial proclivities such as creativity, innovativeness, and proactiveness. This presentation is geared towards better understanding this issue of family entrepreneurship—the starting, growing, changing, and transforming of businesses involving family collectives—by examining it through the lens of social capital.  Social capital is important—arguably, fundamental—to understanding both entrepreneurship and family-controlled enterprises, thus making it essential for understanding the challenges presented by our primary question about developing and sustaining entrepreneurship.  Specifically, we will discuss how social networks can be utilized to develop and sustain entrepreneurship in family businesses by providing conduits for social capital in the form of information, knowledge, financial capital, and other resources. Practical examples are given that may help families and family business leaders foster an environment that builds and supports the pursuit of opportunities. These will also be used to highlight research opportunities in the field.


About the presenter:

G. Tyge Payne is the H. Norman Saurage Jr. and Community Coffee Company Inc. Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship in the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems, E.J. Ourso College of Business, Louisiana State University (LSU). He previously held the Kent R. Hance Regents Chair of Entrepreneurship at Texas Tech University. Dr. Payne has published work at the intersection of entrepreneurship and strategic management more than 80 times, including publications in top journals such as Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Family Business Review (FBR), Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Organizational Science, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, among others. He recently completed a three-year term as the Editor-in-Chief of FBR, which is the leading journal dedicated to the study of family businesses.

About Our Webinar Series

This event is part of our regular webinar sessions for social capital researchers including PhD/master students. These sessions include invited presentations from prominent scholars as well as presentations by PhD students and experts in professional practice.

For social capital researchers, these sessions are an opportunity to hear about the latest social capital research and insights from scholars working on the concept. They can be a great way to connect with people, to get advice, discuss ideas or issues, get suggestions for literature to read, or you can just listen.

Are you researching social capital and want to present your research? Click here for more information and to submit a proposal.

Generally, presentations can be 20 to 30 mins. The content of your presentation will depend on your research stage.

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