During this workshop, we will present and discuss the results of a set of sociological studies focusing on innovation and entrepreneurship in the “Start-up Nation.” We will look at the ins and outs of different sociological approaches to these phenomena. We will also try to identify some of the new frontiers of sociological research on the Start-up Nation.

9:00 – 9:10: Introduction by Claude Rosental (CNRS / CRFJ) and Vincent Lemire (Director of CRFJ) 

9:10 – 9:20: Amalya Oliver (HUJI) and Gili Drori (HUJI). Introduction to the Special Issue of Israeli Sociology on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Start-up Nation

9:20 – 9:50: Efrat Asulin (HUJI) and Amalya Oliver. Technological Entrepreneurship in the Southern Periphery: Motivations for Founding Technological Ventures Far from the Technological Core in Israel. Discussant: Vincent Lemire

9:50 – 10:20: Muhammed Abu Nasra (HUJI). Human and Social Capital and Ethnically Heterogeneous Founding Teams in High-tech Industries. Discussant: Ben Bornstein (TAU)

10:20 – 10:30: Break

10:30 – 11:00: Sharone April (HUJI). Made in USA? Glocalization Processes in Adopting an Innovation Model in Israel. Discussant: Noga Keidar (HUJI)

11:00 – 11:30: Assaf Amit (HUJI). From Pedagogical Vision to High-tech Industry: How Israeli Non-Profit Entrepreneurs Created a New Technological Industry. Discussant: Nestor Souq (EHESS)

11:30 – 12:00: Rotem Rittblat (HUJI). Professional Fluidity of Corporate Innovation Experts in Israel. Discussant: Martin Chevallier (EHESS)

12:00 – 12:30: Netta Avnoon (HUJI), Dan Kotliar (UH), and Shira Rivnai-Bahir (BGU). What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Algorithmic Ethics? The Case of Israeli Data Scientists. Discussant: Julia Velkovska (Orange Labs / SENSE)

12:30 – 12:40: Break

12:40 – 13:00: General Discussion. Chair: Claude Rosental 

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