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Howard E. Aldrich

Kenan Professor of Sociology / Sociology / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Women Entrepreneurs Have Limited Chances to Lead Their New Businesses
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Women who start new businesses with men have limited opportunities to move into leadership roles, according to a study we conducted at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and when they Read More...
Why a Sociologist Studies Entrepreneurship
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When I attend entrepreneurship conferences or give talks at business schools, I’m often asked why an organizational sociologist has an interest in entrepreneurship. I once had a hard time answering Read More...
Hackers, Makers, and Crowd Funding: Lowering the Barriers to Entrepreneurship
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Not too long ago, hackers were engineers with a propensity for mischief and anarchy; makers tinkered with hand tools in their basements; and crowdfunding required nothing more than a guitar, a hat Read More...
Personal and Extended Networks are Central to the Entrepreneurial Process
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From a practitioner’s viewpoint, networking is a useful tool for entrepreneurs who wish to enlarge their span of action and save time. Admonitions to “network,” however, may not be enough. Read More...
A Father/Son Sitdown: Howard and Steven Aldrich
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Successful entrepreneur Steven Aldrich, now CPO of GoDaddy, sits down with his earliest mentor. Read More...
Coin Toss Game Examines Interplay of Skill and Fate
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Americans tend to believe that abilities, traits, and efforts help anyone get ahead. This game examines the huge impact of social and economic factors. Read More...
'Group Work' Has Lasting Benefits Beyond K-12
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College students may resist, but cooperative projects, done right, can help them grow socially and professionally. Read More...
The McDonaldization of Everything: Teaching Weber to Undergraduates
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Max Weber argued that the process of rationalization transformed social life forever. By loosening the hold of tradition, rationalization led to new practices that were chosen due to their Read More...
How Entrepreneurial Legends, Heroes and Meccas are Born
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Legendary people and settings often emerge by accident, but it takes deliberate effort to cement their impact on entrepreneurial history. Read More...
Scholars Should Study Everyday Entrepreneurs, Not Gazelles
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Google and Uber are fascinating, but millions of ordinary businesses need research that helps them be more successful. Read More...
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