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Alisa Sydow is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the ESCP Business School, Turin Campus. She primarily teaches entrepreneurship, and strategic management with a focus on sustainability and impact. She earned her doctorate in Management and Innovation at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. Alisa’s research interests are in entrepreneurship in developing economies (ie. Kenya & Uganda), entrepreneurial decision-making processes and family entrepreneurship. She is author of articles published in top-tier management journals (ie., Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice), case studies and papers presented at international conferences (ie., AOM, EGOS, & EURAM). For instance, she discusses in her research workaround practices of entrepreneurs to overcome severe institutional voids. Moreover, Alisa is one of the founders of Nampelka GmbH – a start-up that focus on natural products such as biodynamic wine and coffee. 

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Conference Proceedings

2021

DE BERNARDI, C., A. SYDOW

Am I an environmental entrepreneur? On the evolution of entrepreneurial identity

Academy of Management (AOM)

ESCP Impact Papers

2021

SYDOW, A., M. FUNKE

Female Entrepreneurship in Rural Kenya – Frugal Innovation within Tribal Constraints

ESCP Impact Papers, 2021-39-EN

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Academic Articles

2020

SYDOW, A., B. CANNATELLI, A. GIUDICI, M. MOLTENI

Entrepreneurial Workaround Practices in Severe Institutional Voids: Evidence From Kenya

ENTREPRENEURSHIP THEORY AND PRACTICE

Conference Proceedings

2020

SYDOW, A., C. DE BERNARDI, L. FERRI

Familiness as Driver for Sustainable Innovation–Evidence from Family Businesses in the Wine Sector

Academy of Management (AOM)

ESCP Impact Papers

2020

SYDOW, A., F.RATTALINO

Two sides of the same coin: Why entrepreneurs can transform the crisis into business opportunities to create more impactful and long-lasting ventures

ESCP Impact Papers, 2020-37-EN

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Academic Articles

2019

CANNATELLI, B., B.SMITH, A.SYDOW

Entrepreneurship in the Controversial Economy: Toward a Research Agenda

JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS, 155, 837-851

Chapters

2019

SYDOW, A., G.CIAMBOTTI, A.SOTTINI

Ecotact: Making Public Restrooms in Kenya Sustainable and Attractive

In: SAGE Business Cases Originals, Sage Publications Sage Publications

Chapters

2019

SYDOW, A., G.CIAMBOTTI, A.SOTTINI

Inclusive Fish Farming in Uganda: The Success of Co-Building at iFish Farm

In: SAGE Business Cases Originals, Sage Publications Sage Publications