Karen Williams Middleton

Docent at Chalmers, 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 Entrepreneurship and Strategy
Karen Williams Middleton Entrepreneurship and Strategy
VINNOVA

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Publications

2017

Learning to become entrepreneurial/fostering entrepreneurial identity and habits

Anne Donnellon, Karen Williams Middleton
Entrepreneurial Identity: The Process of Becoming an Entrepreneur, p. 103-126
Chapter in monograph, book
2017

How Entrepreneurial are Project-based Courses in Engineering

Karen Williams Middleton, Tom Adawi, Mats Lundqvist et al
45th SEFI Conference, 18-21 September 2017, Azores, Portugal, p. 1-8
Paper in proceedings
2017

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

Nigel Lockett, Sarah Jack, Karen Williams Middleton et al
Paper in proceedings
2017

Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin: Your Context influences Your Future - Are We Working with our Context in Entrepreneurship Education?

Michael Breum Ramsgaard, Marie Ernst Christensen, Helle Neergaard et al
ECSB Entrepreneurship Education (3E) Conference, May 10-12 Cork Ireland, p. 1-15
Paper in proceedings
2017

Transformative, Transactional and Transmissive Modes of Teaching in Action-based Entrepreneurial Education

Mats Lundqvist, Oskar Hagvall Svensson, Karen Williams Middleton
ECSB Entrepreneurship Education (3E) Conference, May 10-12 Cork Ireland, p. 1-15
Paper in proceedings
2017

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

Carla Quesada-Pallarès, Sarah Jack, Karen Williams Middleton et al
Industry & higher education. Vol. 31 (2), p. 67-80
Journal article
2016

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

Karen Williams Middleton, Antonio Padilla-Melendez, Sarah Jack et al
Conference contribution
2016

Examining the control-trust nexus in new venture teamwork

Pamela Nowell, Karen Williams Middleton
Paper in proceedings
2016

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

Nigel Lockett, Sarah Jack, Carla Quesada-Pallarès et al
ECSB Entrepreneurship Education (3E) Conference, May 11-13, Leeds UK, p. 1-15
Paper in proceedings
2016

Trust-control relationships in new venture teams during organizational emergence

Pamela Nowell, Karen Williams Middleton
Paper in proceedings
2016

Bridging the traditional-progressive education rift through entrepreneurship

Mats Lundqvist, Martin Lackéus, Karen Williams Middleton
International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research. Vol. 22 (6), p. 777-803
Journal article
2016

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

Karen Williams Middleton, Mats Lundqvist
ECSB Entrepreneurship Education (3E) Conference; Leeds UK; May 11-13, p. 1-19
Paper in proceedings
2015

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

Martin Lackéus, Karen Williams Middleton, Mats Lundqvist
Paper in proceedings
2015

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

Karen Williams Middleton, Nigel Lockett, Sarah Jack et al
Paper in proceedings
2015

Venture Creation Programs: bridging entrepreneurship education and technology transfer

Martin Lackéus, Karen Williams Middleton
Education and Training. Vol. 57 (1), p. 48-73
Journal article
2015

Alice in Wonderland - An Experience Based Approach to Learning

Richard Tunstall, Helle Neergaard, Sabine Mueller et al
Paper in proceedings
2015

Entrepreneurial Identity and Role Expectations in Nascent Entrepreneurship

Pamela Nowell, Mats Lundqvist, Karen Williams Middleton
Industry & higher education. Vol. 29 (5), p. 327-344
Journal article
2015

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

Marine Agoge, Karen Williams Middleton, Mats Lundqvist
Creativity and Innovation Management. Vol. 24 (4), p. 629-644
Journal article
2015

Strategies for creating new venture legitimacy

Karen Williams Middleton, Tomas Karlsson
Industry & higher education. Vol. 29 (6), p. 469-479
Journal article
2014

Teaching Design Theory to Entrepreneurs: An Effectual Use of Design

Marine Agogúe, Karen Williams Middleton, Mats Lundqvist
7th SIG Design Theory Conference, January 27-28, Paris, France, p. 1-10
Conference contribution
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
Journal article
2014

Constructing entrepreneurial identity in entrepreneurship education

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

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

Karen Williams Middleton, Per Blenker, Richard Tunstall et al
RENT (Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business) XXVIII. Vol. November 19-21, p. 1-15
Paper in proceedings
2014

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

Karen Williams Middleton, Christina Butler
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. Vol. 18 (1), p. 5-22
Journal article
2014

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

Pamela Nowell, Karen Williams Middleton, Mats Lundqvist
ECSB Entrepreneurship Education (3E) Conference, April 10-11, Turku Finland, p. 1-17
Paper in proceedings
2014

Strategies for Creating Nascent Venture Legitimacy

Karen Williams Middleton, Tomas Karlsson
Institute for Small Business and Enterprise Conference, Nov. 5-6, Manchester UK, p. 1-13
Paper in proceedings
2013

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

Susanne Ollila, Karen Williams Middleton
Paper in proceedings
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
Journal article
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
2013

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

Clemence Careel, Mats Lundqvist, Karen Williams Middleton
Paper in proceedings
2013

Becoming entrepreneurial: gaining legitimacy in the nascent phase

Karen Williams Middleton
International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research. Vol. 19 (4), p. 404-424
Journal article
2013

Transformative and transactional mechanisms in action-based entrepreneurship education

Mats Lundqvist, Karen Williams Middleton
Paper in proceedings
2013

How can Entrepreneurship Bridge Between Traditional and Progressive Education?

Mats Lundqvist, Karen Williams Middleton, Martin Lackéus
Paper in proceedings
2012

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

Karen Williams Middleton, Clemence Carreel, Mats Lundqvist
Paper in proceedings
2012

Entrepreneurial Identity Construction - what does existing literature tell us?

Susanne Ollila, Karen Williams Middleton, Anne Donnellon
Paper in proceedings
2012

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

Anne Donnellon, Karen Williams Middleton
Paper in proceedings
2011

Obstacles to Establishing Venture Creation Based Entrepreneurship Education Programs

Martin Lackéus, Mats Lundqvist, Karen Williams Middleton
Paper in proceedings
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

Facilitating entrepreneurial behavior development through learning

Karen Williams Middleton
Paper in proceedings
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
Journal article
2010

Developing Entrepreneurial Behavior

Karen Williams Middleton
Doctoral thesis
2010

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

Mats Lundqvist, Karen Williams Middleton, Daniel Alvarado
Paper in proceedings
2010

Promises of societal entrepreneurship: Sweden and beyond

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

The University as a Social Entrepreneur

Tomas Faxheden, Mats Lundqvist, Kristina Henricson Briggs et al
Paper in proceedings
2008

Interregional university-linked innovation - the potentials for Europe

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

Sustainable Wealth Creation beyond Shareholder Value

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

Promises and Challenges of Societal Entrepreneurship:Sweden and Beyond

Karen Williams Middleton, Mats Lundqvist
Paper in proceedings
2007

Developing identity: start-ups and aspirant entrepreneurs gaining authority

Karen Williams Middleton, Mats Lundqvist
Institute for Small Business & Entrepreneurship conference, 7-9 of November, Glasgow, proceedings, p. 14-
Paper in proceedings
2006

Promoting and Measuring University-Based Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Mats Lundqvist, Karen Williams Middleton
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
Paper in proceedings
2006

Shadow dancing: utilizing the strength of paradoxes in entrepreneuring education

Karen Williams Middleton, Susanne Ollila
Conference contribution
2005

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

Karen Williams Middleton, Mats Lundqvist
Paper in proceedings