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Jonah Zankl.

PhD Candidate

BA, BSc (University of Calgary), MPhil (University of Cambridge)

Research topic

Essays on Healthy Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Biography

Jonah Zankl is a PhD Candidate in the Organisational Theory & Information Systems group at Cambridge Judge Business School. He is interested in understanding how entrepreneurial ecosystems ­– communities of support and resources for entrepreneurs – are formed and maintained, and importantly, how they can be arranged to develop healthy entrepreneurial ventures. Methodologically, he explores this through qualitative approaches including longitudinal participant observations, interviewing, and archival sources. He is supported in his research as a Benavitch Scholar at St Catharine’s College and further funded by Cambridge Judge Business School.

Jonah completed his Master of Philosophy in Innovation, Strategy & Organisation from the University of Cambridge where he studied at Hughes Hall. He completed his undergraduate at the University of Calgary, with a BA (Hons) Economics and BSc Applied Mathematics. Prior to beginning his PhD, he was a Product Manager at ATB Financial in Calgary, Canada, where he managed technologies for international money movement and personal financial wellness.

Outside of studies, Jonah is a captain with Hughes Hall Boat Club and can often be found on the River Cam.

Research interests

Entrepreneurship; entrepreneurial ecosystems; institutional theory; responsible innovation; identity.

Jonah Zankl is a member of the Organisational Theory & Information Systems subject group.

Publications & papers

Conference presentations

Zankl, J. and Grimes, M. (2021) “Addressing the unicorn in the room: establishing systems for regenerative entrepreneurship.” In: EGOS Colloquium (37th), 8-10 July 2021, Amsterdam, Netherlands (virtual).

Zankl, J. and Grimes, M. (2020) “Shared identity, says who? How diverse organizations interact in entrepreneurial ecosystems.” In: Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (80th), 7-11 August 2020, Vancouver, Canada (virtual).

Zankl, J. and Grimes, M. (2020) “Serendipity and virtual communities: designing interventions in entrepreneurial ecosystems.” In: Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (80th), Cognition in the Rough PDW, 7-11 August 2020, Vancouver, Canada (virtual).

Zankl, J. and Grimes, M. (2020) “Shared identity, says who? How diverse organizations interact in entrepreneurial ecosystems.” In: EGOS Colloquium (36th), 2-4 July 2020, Hamburg, Germany (virtual).

Practitioner articles

Zankl, J. and Grimes, M. (2021) “How to build a great board of directors for your startup.” Barclays Eagle Labs, August 2021

Zankl, J. and Grimes, M. (2021) “The role of guardrails in maintaining board integrity.” Barclays Eagle Labs, August 2021

Zankl, J. and Grimes, M. (2021) “How to recruit great teams through serendipity.” Barclays Eagle Labs, August 2021

Contact details

Jonah Zankl
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG
UK

[email protected]

@jonahzankl

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Year of entry

2019

Supervisor

Dr Matthew Grimes

Pathway

Organisational Theory & Information Systems