My research examines the role of entrepreneurs in human-centric smart cities. In particular, I hope to gain a deeper understanding of how entrepreneurs navigate the city system in order to acquire and utilise resources to increase their impact. I would like to speak with all types of entrepreneurs (serial entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, commercial entrepreneurs, ecopreneurs, etc) to identify different sources of support and challenges experienced in different initiatives. This will provide me with a nuanced understanding of the entrepreneurial process, the relationship between entrepreneurs and their environment, and the impact of this relationship from the perspective of the entrepreneurs.
It is not necessary for participants to be working on a particular smart city project. Rather, I am interested in how entrepreneurs operate within the city environment and how they interact with the city.
I am conducting research to examine the extent to which social entrepreneurs leverage resources to meet the needs of the groups they set out to serve. I would be very interested to interview any entrepreneurs who set out to achieve social change.