Talk by Dr. Ronald Dyers, University of Liverpool

Killers, Achievers, Socializers & Explorers: What's your Entrepreneurial Intent?

2017.02.22 | Anne-Mette Pedersen

Date Tue 14 Mar
Time 13:00 15:00
Location IMC Meeting Room, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, Building 1483-312


There exist a burgeoning amount of research regarding entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship and business start-ups by extension occupy the corner stones of economic growth and job creation. The identification of entrepreneurial individuals has become more relevant as we seek to better understand criteria which affect entrepreneurial competencies and activity. Participation in entrepreneurial activity represents utility-maximizing occupational choices between self/paid-employment. Therefore, the choice of individual(s) to purse an independent approach toward securing economic rents is perceived to lie in the nature of the individual’s psychological make-up. Decisions to pursue entrepreneurship allude to “entrepreneurial behaviour” representing intent. There is an underlying belief that intent plays a critical role in entrepreneurial pursuits. The discussion/speech focuses on  the Exploration of entrepreneurial behaviour through the lens of player behaviour as a potential determinant of entrepreneurial intent. It propositions a linkage between player types and the nature of their innovative activities, which may have an influence innovation approaches follows i.e. radical/disruptive, incremental etc.

Biographical Sketch


Ronald Dyer is a Lecturer in Project Management at the University of Liverpool’s Management School. He has over 20 years of project management experience across financial service, education, agriculture and energy focused organizational transformation initiatives. He has worked on several large IT integration projects at Goldman Sachs, Citi-Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. His research focus on technology project implementation & risk. He also has a strong interest in serious games both for pedagogical innovation and as a tool to support ideation/innovation in organizations. Dr. Dyer attended Grenoble Ecole de Management, France, where he attained a Doctorate in Business Administration, He also possesses an MBA in Project Management from - Henley Graduate School of Business University of Reading, UK and an undergraduate degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada in Business Administration.


Contact: Dr. Ronald Dyers, University of Liverpool