Ewald Kibler

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    Ewald Kibler BA, MA, PhD

    Ewald Kibler is Senior Researcher at the Institute of Innovation Management (IFI) and Assistant Professor and the Director of the Master’s Program in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management at the Aalto University Business School. He received his PhD in Economic Geography from the University of Turku in Finland, and his MA and BA in Sociology from the University of Graz in Austria. He has held research and teaching positions in Finland, Austria and the UK.

    Ewald’s entrepreneurship research is pronouncedly multi-disciplinary, applying theories from psychology, sociology and geography. Combining quantitative and qualitative methods, his main research interests are: Social Legitimation of New Ventures and Venture Failure; Entrepreneurship Culture and Regional Development; Place Attachment in Sustainable Entrepreneurship; Venture Imagination and Everyday Enterprising in Adverse Contexts; Shared Emotions and Local Institutional Change; Wellbeing and Later Career Entrepreneurship.

    He is an Editorial Review Board Member of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and the International Small Business Journal. Ewald also act as peer-reviewer for academic outlets such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Small Business Economics, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development and Regional Studies (overview of review contributions). In 2017, he has been selected as an Outstanding Reviewer for Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. Further, Ewald is on the Advisory Board of the Amway Global Entrepreneurship Report and he is acting as Reviewer of Social Entrepreneurship Teaching Cases for Oikos International.

    Ewald’s research has been published in outlets such as the Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Economic Geography, Small Business Economics, Journal of Business Research, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Economic Psychology, Journal of Business Venturing Insights, and Regional Studies. His work has also been featured at the Best Papers proceedings of the Academy of Management Conference, ISBE Conference and the Frontiers for Entrepreneurship at the Babson Conference for Entrepreneurship.


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    Johannes Kepler University Linz
    Altenberger Straße 69
    4040 Linz, Austria

    Institute of Innovation Management (IFI)
    Managementzentrum, 3rd floor
    Room: MZ 302B

    e-mail: ewald.kibler@jku.at

    Aalto University, School of Business
    Department of Management Studies / Entrepreneurship
    PO Box 21230, FI-0076 Aalto, Finland

    e-mail: ewald.kibler@aalto.fi


Publications: Ewald Kibler

Contributions to peer reviewed journals

  • Kautonen, T., Kibler, E., Minnitti, M. (2017) Late-career entrepreneurship, income and quality of life. Journal of Business Venturing.32(3), 318–333.
  • Kibler, E., Mandl, E., Kautonen, T., & Berger, E. (2017). Attributes of legitimate venture failure impressions. Journal of Business Venturing. 32(2), 145-161.
  •  Muñoz, P. and Kibler, E. (2016) Institutional Complexity and Social Entrepreneurship: A Fuzzy-Set Approach. Journal of Business Research, 3: 24-29.
  •  Kibler, E. and Kautonen, T. (2016) The moral legitimacy of entrepreneurs: An analysis of early-stage entrepreneurship across 26 countries. International Small Business Journal. 34(1): 34-50.
  •  Kibler, E., Wainwright, T., Kautonen, T., Blackburn, R. (2015) Can social exclusion against ‘older entrepreneurs’ be managed? Journal of Small Business Management, 53(S1): 193–208.
  •  Kautonen, T., Hatak, I., Kibler, E., Wainwright, T. (2015) Emergence of entrepreneurial behaviour: The role of age-based self-image. Journal of Economic Psychology, 50: 41-51.
  •  Kibler, E., Fink, M., Lang, R., Muñoz, P. (2015) Place attachment and social legitimacy: Revisiting the sustainable entrepreneurship journey. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 3: 24-30.
  •  Wainwright, T. and Kibler, E. (2014) Beyond financialization: Older entrepreneurship and retirement planning. Journal of Economic Geography, 14 (4): 849-864.
  •  Kibler, E., Kautonen, T. and Fink, M. (2014) Regional social legitimacy of entrepreneurship: Implications for entrepreneurial intention and start-up behaviour. Regional Studies, 48(6): 995-1015.
  •  Lang, R., Fink, M. and Kibler, E. (2014) Understanding place-based entrepreneurship in rural Central Europe: A comparative institutional analysis. International Small Business Journal, 32(2): 204-227.
  •  Kibler, E. (2013) Formation of entrepreneurial intentions in a regional context. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 25(3-4): 293-323.
  •  Kautonen, T., Tornikoski, E. and Kibler, E. (2011) Entrepreneurial intentions in the third age: The impact of perceived age norms. Small Business Economics, 37(2): 219-234.