Research Group

Dr. Isabell Stamm - Group Leader

In the year of 2012 Isabell Stamm finished her doctorate at the Freie University of Berlin presenting a qualitative study on German entrepreneurial families. After that she started working as a Post-Doc on her research project at UC Berkeley called 'Life Course Dynamics in American Entrepreneurial Families and their effect on business continuity." In addition, Isabell is a member of the 'Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practise' (STEP) Team at Stetson University Florida, works in a research team on the analysis of work-life-boundary construction in entrepreneurial families, and is a board member of the Humanities and Social Sciences Association (HSSA) at UC Berkeley. Since the beginning of 2017 she is leading our FREIGEIST research group on "Entrepreneurial Group Dynamics" funded by the Volkswagen foundation.

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Phone: +49 (0)30 314 279 42


Marie Gutzeit - Research Assistant

Marie Gutzeit joined the project "Entrepreneurial Group Dynamics" in June 2017.  As a research assistant and PhD candidate she is working in the Sub-Project "Implementing imagined future: Innovation projects in entrepreneurial groups". She holds a Diplom in sociology (2016) with a minor in psychology from the TU Dresden. In her diploma thesis she conducted an ethnograpical study in an intentional community in Saxony. She investigated the community´s  group dynamics through the category of time. Using Bourdieu´s field theory, she outlined, for example, the importance of (having) time for the everyday life and for the community identity. In 2014, she studied sociology and history at the New University of Lisbon (NOVA) . During this period she was also a student assistant in the project "ESCXEL - Network of School of Excellence" at the Centre for Sociolgy Studies (former CESNOVA, now CICS.NOVA).

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Michael Weinhardt - Research Assistant

Michael Weinhardt joined the project group in July 2017. As postdoctoral researcher he is heading the Sub-Project „Long-term development of entrepreneurial groups”.  Previously, Michael worked as a survey manager for the European Social Survey (ESS) at Bielefeld University and as postgraduate student at the Socio-economic Panel Study (SOEP) at DIW Berlin. He has studied social economics at Hamburg University, gained a masters in sociology from the London School of Economics, and – after an interims stop as data manager – became a graduate fellow at DIW and Freie Universität Berlin. In 2014 he completed his doctoral work on "The influence of values on career selection and the transgenerational transmission of social inequality – micro analysis for Germany“. His research interests include methods of social research, the sociology of organizations and social stratification. Recent articles appeared in the Journal of Economics and Statistics, Organizational Dynamics and Methods, Data, Analyses (mda).

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Steffen Heth - Student Assistant

In the beginning of 2017, Steffen Heth joined the research project to start exploring entrepreneurial group dynamics. He holds a Bachelordegree in Sociology and Statistics.

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