The rapid and formative rise in research on social innovation and entrepreneurship means that theoretical frameworks are still being created, while traditional notions of economic efficiency and social welfare are tested. The field is progressing fastest in the measurement and measuring of social entrepreneurial effectiveness. Social innovators, who draw from philanthropy, as well as capital markets, for financial resources, have adopted the lean start up as a paradigm for their organization logics.
Sondos G. Abdelgawd joined IE in 2013, having earned her PhD with distinction “Cum Laude” from ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain.
Sondos’s research focuses on entrepreneurial capabilities and their role in inducing and exploiting variety and novelty in existing companies. Her research interest includes corporate and strategic entrepreneurship as well as organizational learning. She is specifically interested in examining different types of opportunities across multiple contexts and how they shape and get shaped by firms’ entrepreneurial actions. In her research, she draws upon multiple theoretical perspectives such as the dynamic capability perspective, organizational learning theory, and social exchange theory among others.
Sondos’s research has appeared in several academic journals such as Journal of Management Inquiry, and Journal of Leadership and Organizational studies. Sondos regularly presents her papers in several leading academic conferences such as the Academy of Management conference. She is a member in its Entrepreneurship division and serves as a reviewer for the division and other academic journals.