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Dr. Karen Verduijn is employed by the School of Business and Economics of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Department of Management and Organization). Her research projects revolve around understanding the intricacies of entrepreneurial everyday life. She has published in such journals as OrganizationEntrepreneurship and Regional Development, Journal of Management Inquiry, International Small Business Journal, the International Review of Entrepreneurship, and the Journal of Enterprising Communities. She is a board member of the Entrepreneurship Studies Network (special interest group of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship), and the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business.


Chair of Faculty Examination Board

Teaching and coordinating bachelor BA course “Filming Entrepreneurship” (part of the SBE minor Entrepreneurship), and supervising various (Master’s & PhD) theses.

Project leader of “Pilots in Blended Learning” – part of the IXANext Programme on (advancing) Entrepreneurship Education in Amsterdam.



Current research activities include:

The co-editing of a Special Issue for Entrepreneurship Education & Pedagogy on ‘Unsettling Entrepreneurship Education’, with Karin Berglund, Ulla Hytti and Marco van Gelderen

Collaboration in Research Project called ‘Regional’ (collective of local food artisans)

Selected publications include:

Berglund, K., & Verduyn, K. (Eds.) (2018). Revitalizing Entrepreneurship Education. Adopting a Critical Approach in the Classroom. New York: Routledge. 

Essers, C., Dey, P., Tedmanson, D., & Verduyn, K. (2016). Critical Perspectives on Entrepreneurship. Challenging Dominant Discourses. New York: Routledge.

Verduyn, K. (2015). Entrepreneuring and process. A Lefebvrian perspective. International Small Business Journal, 33(6), p. 638-648.

Tedmanson, D., Essers, C., Dey, P., & Verduyn, K. (2015). An uncommon wealth… Transforming the commons with purpose, for people and not for profit! Journal of Management Inquiry, 24(4), p. 439-444.  

Verduyn, K., P. Dey, D. Tedmanson & C. Essers (2014). Emancipation and/or Oppression? Conceptualizing Dimensions of Criticality in Entrepreneurship Studies. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, 20(2), p. 98-107.

Verduyn, K. & Essers, C. (2013). Questioning dominant entrepreneurship assumptions. The case of female ethnic minority entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 25(7-8), p. 612-630.

Tedmanson, D., K. Verduyn, C. Essers & W.B. Gartner (2012). Critical Perspectives of Entrepreneurship Research. Organization, 19(5), p. 531-541.


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  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Critical theory

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Entrepreneurship Business & Economics
Entrepreneurs Business & Economics
Entrepreneurship education Business & Economics
Emancipation Business & Economics
Evaluation Business & Economics
Ethnic minorities Business & Economics
Learning process Business & Economics
Entrepreneurial activity Business & Economics

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Research Output 2003 2020

An uncommon wealth… Transforming the commons with purpose, for people and not for profit!

Tedmanson, D., Essers, C., Dey, P. & Verduijn, J. K., 2015, In : Journal of Management Inquiry. 24, 4, p. 439-444

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review


Entrepreneuring and process. A Lefebvrian perspective

Verduijn, J. K., 2015, In : International Small Business Journal. 33, 6, p. 638-648

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Everyday life

Pedagogical invention in entrepreneurship education. Adopting a critical approach in the classroom.

Verduyn, K. & Berglund, K., 2020, In : International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research. DOI 10.1108/IJEBR-04-2018-0274.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Activities 2009 2019

  • 4 Lecture / Presentation
  • 2 Editorial work
  • 1 PhD thesis examination
  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

Enacting Resistance

Karen Verduijn (Speaker), Malin Tillmar (Speaker)
3 Apr 2019

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

'Alternative’ conversations in the entrepreneurship landscape?!

Karen Verduijn (Speaker)
9 May 2019

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Stockholm Business School

Karen Verduijn (Visiting researcher)
1 Jan 201831 Dec 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution


Practice theory