Karen Williams Middleton

Docent at Department of Technology Management and Economics, Entrepreneurship and Strategy

Karen Williams Middleton is a Associate professor at the Division of Entrepreneurship and Strategy. Her focus is on nascent entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial behavior and entrepreneurship education. Karen’s research builds mainly upon qualitative methodology, from a creation theory and social learning theory perspective, and has direct application to the entrepreneurship educations in which she is involved at Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship and Gothenburg International Bioscience Business School. Karen's work is intended to have additional contribution to policy and practice, integrating entrepreneurship education and university technology transfer.

Source: chalmers.se

Projects

2007–2015

GoINN

Anna Aspgren Innovationskontor Väst
Mats Lundqvist Department of Technology Management and Economics, Entrepreneurship and Strategy
Karen Williams Middleton Department of Technology Management and Economics, Entrepreneurship and Strategy
VINNOVA

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Publications

2017

The role of social informal learning in the student/graduate entrepreneurs’ entrepreneurial process

Carla Quesada Pallares, Nigel Lockett, Antonio Padilla-Melendez et al
European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) conference, Aug 29-Sept 2, Tamppare Finland
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2017

‘Lost in Space’: The Role of Social Networking in University-based Entrepreneurial Learning

Nigel Lockett, Carla Quesada-Pallarès, Karen Williams Middleton et al
Industry & higher education. Vol. 31 (2)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

Trust-control relationships in new venture teams during organizational emergence

Pamela Nowell, Karen Williams Middleton,
FINT (First International Network on Trust) Conference, Dublin Ireland Nov. 16-18
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

Bridging the traditional-progressive education rift through entrepreneurship

Martin Lackéus, Mats Lundqvist, Karen Williams Middleton et al
International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research. Vol. 22 (6), p. 777-803
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

The contribution of universities to student and graduate entrepreneurs' social capital: a current fairytale?

Nigel Lockett, Carla Quesada Pallares, Antonio Padilla-Melendez et al
Engage HEI Conference, University of Central Lancashire, UK, May 19-20
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2016

The university is dead; long live the university: Are universities the principle source of social capital for student and graduate entrepreneurs?

Nigel Lockett, Carla Quesada-Pallarès, Karen Williams Middleton et al
ECSB Entrepreneurship Education (3E) Conference, May 11-13, Leeds UK, p. 1-15
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

Matching Time (T) to Learning – a unifying “2T Framework” for action-based entrepreneurial education

Mats Lundqvist, Karen Williams Middleton,
ECSB Entrepreneurship Education (3E) Conference; Leeds UK; May 11-13, p. 1-19
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

Examining the control-trust nexus in new venture teamwork

Pamela Nowell, Karen Williams Middleton,
ACERE 2016, February 2-5, Gold Coast, Australia
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

Strategies for creating new venture legitimacy

Tomas Karlsson, Karen Williams Middleton,
Industry & higher education. Vol. 29 (6), p. 469-479
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Entrepreneurial Identity and Role Expectations in Nascent Entrepreneurship

Mats Lundqvist, Karen Williams Middleton, Pamela Nowell et al
Industry & higher education. Vol. 29 (5), p. 327-344
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

The Bermuda Triangle in Entrepreneurship Education: The Role of Social Capital in Entrepreneurial Learning

Nigel Lockett, Carla Quesada-Pallarès, Karen Williams Middleton et al
Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship; November 11-12, Glasgow, Scotland
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

Mindful deviation through combining causation and effectuation: a design theory-based study of technology entrepreneurship

Marine Agoge, Mats Lundqvist, Karen Williams Middleton et al
Creativity and Innovation Management. Vol. 24 (4), p. 629-644
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Alice in Wonderland - An Experience Based Approach to Learning

Sabine Mueller, Karen Williams Middleton, Helle Neergaard et al
3E Conference, Lueneburg Germany, April 22-24
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

Opening the Black Box of Entrepreneurial Education - outline of an app-based research project

Martin Lackéus, Mats Lundqvist, Karen Williams Middleton et al
3E Conference; Lueneburg Germany, April 22-24
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

Venture Creation Programs: bridging entrepreneurship education and technology transfer

Martin Lackéus, Karen Williams Middleton,
Education + Training. Vol. 57 (1), p. 48-73
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

Experience-based learning in Entrepreneurship Education - a comparative study of four programmes in Europe

Karen Williams Middleton, Sabine Mueller, Per Blenker et al
RENT (Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business) XXVIII. Vol. November 19-21, p. 1-15
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

Strategies for Creating Nascent Venture Legitimacy

Tomas Karlsson, Karen Williams Middleton,
Institute for Small Business and Enterprise Conference, Nov. 5-6, Manchester UK, p. 1-13
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

Constructing entrepreneurial identity in entrepreneurship education

Anne Donnellon, Susanne Ollila, Karen Williams Middleton et al
International Journal of Management Education. Vol. 12 (3), p. 490-499
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

Relating the Process of Becoming Entrepreneurial to the I-NVC Dialogic

Karen Williams Middleton, Mats Lundqvist, Pamela Nowell et al
ECSB Entrepreneurship Education (3E) Conference, April 10-11, Turku Finland, p. 1-17
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

Teaching Design Theory to Entrepreneurs: An Effectual Use of Design

Marine Agogúe, Mats Lundqvist, Karen Williams Middleton et al
7th SIG Design Theory Conference, January 27-28, Paris, France, p. 1-10
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2014

Personalizing Entrepreneurial Learning: A Pedagogy for Facilitating the Know Why

Karen Williams Middleton, Anne Donnellon,
Entrepreneurship Research Journal. Vol. 4 (2), p. 167-204
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

Team Conflict contributing to Entrepreneurial Learning: understanding conflict as positive within an Effectual Problem Space

Christina Butler, Karen Williams Middleton,
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. Vol. 18 (1), p. 5-22
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Transformative and transactional mechanisms in action-based entrepreneurship education

Mats Lundqvist, Karen Williams Middleton,
Nordic Academy of Management (NFF) Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland, August 21-23
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

Exploring entrepreneurial identity construction: the case of an action-based entrepreneurship education

Susanne Ollila, Karen Williams Middleton,
Nordic Academy of Management (NFF), Reykjavik Iceland August 21-23
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

Academic entrepreneurship revisited: university scientists and venture creation

Mats Lundqvist, Karen Williams Middleton,
Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development. Vol. 20 (3), p. 603-617
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Exploring effectuation in early-stage ventures using the C-K design theory

Mats Lundqvist, Karen Williams Middleton, Clemence Careel et al
Second Effectuation Conference, Lyon France
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

How can Entrepreneurship Bridge Between Traditional and Progressive Education?

Martin Lackéus, Mats Lundqvist, Karen Williams Middleton et al
ECSB Entrepreneurship Education Conference; Århus, Denmark; May 29-31
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

Becoming entrepreneurial: gaining legitimacy in the nascent phase

Karen Williams Middleton,
International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research. Vol. 19 (4), p. 404-424
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Team Dynamics for Sustainable Business Development

Karen Williams Middleton,
Sustainable Business Development - Frameworks for Idea Evaluation and Cases of Realized Ideas (eds. Alänge, S. and Lundqvist, M.), p. 127-133
Chapter in monograph, book
2012

Entrepreneurial Identity Construction - what does existing literature tell us?

Susanne Ollila, Karen Williams Middleton, Anne Donnellon et al
Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Annual Conference, Dublin Ireland
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2012

Path dependent path breaking: tracing innovative entrepreneurial behavior through C-K method

Mats Lundqvist, Karen Williams Middleton, Clemence Carreel et al
European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conference, Rotterdam
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2012

Beyond the Explicit: excavating a pedagogical approach to knowledge for entrepreneurial action

Anne Donnellon, Karen Williams Middleton,
European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conference, Rotterdam
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2011

Obstacles to Establishing Venture Creation Based Entrepreneurship Education Programs

Martin Lackéus, Mats Lundqvist, Karen Williams Middleton et al
Nordic Academy of Management Meeting (NFF) Conference, Stockholm
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2011

Facilitating entrepreneurial behavior development through learning

Karen Williams Middleton,
Nordic Academy of Management Meeting (NFF) Conference, Stockholm
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2011

Venture Creation Programs: entrepreneurial education through real-life content

Martin Lackéus, Karen Williams Middleton,
Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. Vol. 31 (9), p. 343
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
2011

The venture creation approach: integrating entrepreneurial education and incubation at the university

Susanne Ollila, Karen Williams Middleton,
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. Vol. 13 (2), p. 161-178
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2010

Developing Entrepreneurial Behavior

Karen Williams Middleton,
Doctoral thesis
2010

Challenges facing international students engaging in venture creation: a case study from Sweden

Karen Williams Middleton, Daniel Alvarado, Mats Lundqvist et al
13th McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference, September 18-19th, Montreal
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2010

Promises of societal entrepreneurship: Sweden and beyond

Mats Lundqvist, Karen Williams Middleton,
Journal of Enterprising Communities. Vol. 4 (1), p. 24-36
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2009

The University as a Social Entrepreneur

Kristina Henricson, Tomas Faxheden, Karen Williams Middleton et al
Annual Satter Conference on Social Entrepreneurship - NYU Stern
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2008

Interregional university-linked innovation - the potentials for Europe

Mats Lundqvist, Karen Williams Middleton,
Innovation Pathways and Knowledge Economy, p. 24-33
Journal/newspaper article
2008

Sustainable Wealth Creation beyond Shareholder Value

Mats Lundqvist, Karen Williams Middleton,
Innovative Approaches to Global Sustainability, p. 39-62
Chapter in monograph, book
2008

Promises and Challenges of Societal Entrepreneurship:Sweden and Beyond

Mats Lundqvist, Karen Williams Middleton,
Soci(et)al Entrepreneurship Conference, April 6-8 2008, VU University Amsterdam
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2007

Developing identity: start-ups and aspirant entrepreneurs gaining authority

Karen Williams, Mats Lundqvist,
Institute for Small Business & Entrepreneurship conference, 7-9 of November, Glasgow, proceedings, p. 14
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2006

Shadow dancing: utilizing the strength of paradoxes in entrepreneuring education

Susanne Ollila, Karen Williams,
DIME – LIEE/NTUA Entrepreneurship Conference in Athens Nov 30 – Dec 1, 2006
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2006

Promoting and Measuring University-Based Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Mats Lundqvist, Karen Williams,
Proceedings of the AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange 2006: the 3rd International Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship (AGSE) Research Exchange, Swinburne University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand, 07-10 February 2006, p. 573-592
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2005

Adding Licensing and Venture Creation to a University Mission of Open Exchange

Mats Lundqvist, Karen Williams,
Triple Helix conference 2005, May, Torino, Italy
Conference paper - peer reviewed