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In September 2019 Amba van Erkelens started as a PhD candidate at the Management and Organisation department, focusing on social and sustainable entrepreneurship. She completed the Bachelor 'Interdisciplinary Social Sciences' at the University of Amsterdam and holds a Research Master 'Business in Society' from both the VU and the UvA.


Amba conducts research in the fields of Social Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Circular Entrepreneurship and Hybrid Organizing. She is inspired by the Entrepreneurship as Practice lens and therefore mostly conducts ethnographic fieldwork. Her current research focuses on how circular entrepreneurs build and strengthen their resilience in times of crisis.


Organization Theory; Academic Skills; Academic Paper; Bachelor Thesis

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  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship
  • Circular Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship as Practice
  • Embeddedness
  • Resilience


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