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Southampton Business School
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Dr Reiner Schaefer Phd, Ma, Ba

Lecturer in Entrepreneurship

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Dr Reiner Schaefer is a lecturer in entrepreneurship at the University of Southampton.

Reiner applies his previous PhD and research in philosophy to core concepts in entrepreneurship research.

He is particularly interested in how entrepreneurship scholars can more fruitfully understand venture ideas, entrepreneurial opportunities, and entrepreneurial uncertainty in ways that respect practicing entrepreneurs’ perspectives.

Research interests

  • Venture idea development process
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Entrepreneurial uncertainty
  • Research relevance
  • Ethics
  • Neo-pragmatist philosophy


Affiliate research groups

Centre for Inclusive and Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CISEI), Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Book Chapter

  • Programme Leader of MSc in International Entrepreneurship and Management.
  • ENTR2004: Innovation, Technology and the Environment
  • MANG3066: Managing High-Growth Businesses
  • MANG2057: Philosophy of Management and Organisations
Dr Reiner Schaefer
Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

Room Number : 2/3065

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