Category: Innovation

Theory of effectuation in entrenpreurship examined in special edition of academic journal

Have you heard of a concept called effectuation, the theory of entrepreneurship pioneered by University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor Saras Sarasvathy? Well, it is pretty important, at least to the editors of Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal. They devoted a special issue that includes 13 articles related to effectuation.

Mike Benn shaped by love for music, inspiration from his mother, and tough love from a college professor

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first article in a five-part series spotlighting the start-ups that participated in the latest “What’s the Big Idea 48-Hour Pitch Competition” organized by the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center and held on March 1 at Knoxville’s Scruffy City Hall. Today’s spotlight is on Mike Benn, the winner