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MISGANAW Bisrat

PhD, Management

Bisrat A. Misganaw is Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, and Associate Director of the M.Sc. Entrepreneurship & Innovation program at NEOMA Business School. He received his PhD in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, Norway.  His research focuses on entrepreneurship, in particular on entrepreneurial teams, academic spinoffs, and entrepreneurship in the informal economy. He is also interested in informal financial institutions in developing countries, gender in entrepreneurship, and corruption. His research has been published in academic journals such as Journal of World Business, Technovation, and International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business. He regularly presents his research at academic conferences such as the European Academy of Management (EURAM), the Academy of Management (AoM), and European International Business Academy (EIBA). He also serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for different journals and academic conferences. Bisrat teaches courses in entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable business at master and undergraduate levels. Prior to joining academia, Bisrat has worked in the banking industry in Ethiopia for about four years.

Areas of research

  • Entrepreneurial Teams
  • Academic Spinoffs
  • Entrepreneurship in the Informal Economy
  • Informal Financial Institutions

Recent academic contributions

  • COLOVIC, A., B. MISGANAW, D. ASSEFA, "Liability of informality and firm participation in global value chains", Journal of World Business, January 2022, vol. 57, no. 1, pp. 101279
    DOI : 10.1016/j.jwb.2021.101279
  • ASSEFA, D., C. T. LIAO, B. MISGANAW, "Unpacking the negative impact of initial informality on innovation: The mediating roles of investments in R&D and employee training", Technovation, June 2022, vol. 114
    DOI : doi.org/10.1016/j.technovation.2022.102455
  • JEVNAKER, B. H., B. MISGANAW, "Technology transfer offices and the formation of academic spin-off entrepreneurial teams", Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, June 2022, pp. 1-24
    DOI : 10.1080/08985626.2022.2080867

Academic Journals

  • COLOVIC, A., B. MISGANAW, D. ASSEFA, "Liability of informality and firm participation in global value chains", Journal of World Business, January 2022, vol. 57, no. 1, pp. 101279
    DOI : 10.1016/j.jwb.2021.101279
  • ASSEFA, D., C. T. LIAO, B. MISGANAW, "Unpacking the negative impact of initial informality on innovation: The mediating roles of investments in R&D and employee training", Technovation, June 2022, vol. 114
    DOI : doi.org/10.1016/j.technovation.2022.102455
  • JEVNAKER, B. H., B. MISGANAW, "Technology transfer offices and the formation of academic spin-off entrepreneurial teams", Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, June 2022, pp. 1-24
    DOI : 10.1080/08985626.2022.2080867
  • MISGANAW, A. B., "Why we know what we know about entrepreneurial teams? Unlocking implicit assumptions in entrepreneurial team research", International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, June 2018, vol. 33, no. 3
    DOI : 10.1504/IJESB.2018.090218
  • MISGANAW, A. B., K.KOSTAS, L.FENG, "Are there Financial Benefits to Join RoSCAs? Empirical Evidence from Equb in Ethiopia", Procedia Economics and Finance, January 2012, vol. 1, pp. 229-238
    DOI : 10.1016/S2212-5671(12)00027-5

Book chapter

  • MISGANAW, B., "Entrepreneurial team formation, task allocation in new ventures, and the theory of imprinting" in Rethinking the Social in Innovation and Entrepreneurship., Beniamino Callegari, Bisrat A. Misganaw, and Stefania Sardo Eds, Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 26-42, 2022
  • CALLEGARI, B., B. MISGANAW, S. SARDO, "Introduction to Rethinking the Social in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Studies" in Rethinking the Social in Innovation and Entrepreneurship., Beniamino Callegari, Bisrat A. Misganaw, and Stefania Sardo Eds, Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 1-25, 2022

Academic conferences

  • MISGANAW, B., D. ASSEFA, C. T. LIAO, "'In this bright future you can't forget your past': Unpacking the negative impact of initial informality on innovation" in European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conference, 2021, Montreal (online), Canada
  • COLOVIC, A., B.MISGANAW, D.ASSEFA, "Is starting and staying unregistered beneficial for firms in developing countries? The moderating role of the institutional context" in 10th annual conference of Atlas-AFMI, 2020, France
  • ASSEFA, D., B.MISGANAW, A.COLOVIC, "Is Starting Unregistered Beneficial for Firms? The Moderating Role of Institutional Context" in Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2020
    DOI : 10.5465/AMBPP.2020.17683abstract
  • ASSEFA, D., B.MISGANAW, "Could Gender Determine Firms’ Involvement in Corruption? The Mediating Role of Bribery Request" in European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conference, 2020, Ireland
  • COLOVIC, A., B.MISGANAW, D.ASSEFA, "What role do firms that started out unregistered play in global value chains? Testing the “liability of informality” hypothesis" in EIBA 2020 online conference, 2020, Viena, Austria
  • MISGANAW, B., B.JEVNAKER, "How do entrepreneurial teams form? On mechanisms leading to entrepreneurial team formation" in European Academy of Management (EURAM) Annual Conference (Paper nominated for Best Paper Award by the Interest Group on Entrepreneurship of SIMA - Società Italiana di Management), 2019
  • MISGANAW, A. B., B.CALLEGARI, O.MIKHAILOVA, "Through a glass darkly: national innovation policy and academia", European Academy of Management, 2016, Paris, France
  • MISGANAW, A. B., B.JEVNAKER, "Entrepreneurial teams – what are they? On foundational assumptions and methodological avenues" in Annual Conference, European Academy of Management, 2015, Warsaw, Poland
  • MISGANAW, A. B., B.JEVNAKER, "Entrepreneurial teams in action: emergence, co-creation, and up-hill battles" in 1st Developmental Workshop on Entrepreneurial Teams and Collective Entrepreneurship Research, 2014, Troyes, France
  • MISGANAW, A. B., B.CALLEGARI , O.MIKHAILOVA, "Through a glass darkly: national innovation policy and academia" in Eu-SPRI Early career researcher conference, 2013, Lund, Sweden
  • MISGANAW, A. B., K.KARANTININIS, F.LI, "Membership and transaction costs in Rotating Savings & Credit Associations: The Ethiopian Equb" in EAAE seminar, 2012, Uppsala, Sweden
  • MISGANAW, A. B., K.KARANTININIS, F.LI, "Are there Financial Benefits to Join RoSCAs? Empirical evidence from Equbs in Ethiopia" in International Conference on Applied Economics, 2012, Uppsala, Sweden
  • MISGANAW, A. B., "Gender based affirmative action and higher education in Ethiopia: Prospects and challenges" in IUFRO 6.08 – Gender and Forestry Conference Environmental governance and four decades of gender research: Where do we stand?, 2012, Wondo Genet, Ethiopia

Dissemination activity

  • MISGANAW, B., "Entrepreneurial team formation and the theory of imprinting" in NORSI Workshop (Paper development workshop for an edited book), 2019, Oslo, Norway