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Presentation by Anna Steinkamp and Jarina Kühn on entrepreneurial habitus in the workshop "East German Crisis Experiences and their Consequences" at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

On 8 and 9 November 2019, the workshop "East German Crisis Experiences and their Consequences" took place in Göttingen. To mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, scientists from various disciplines presented a range of topics on the effects of transformation: life satisfaction and well-being, immigration in East Germany, right-wing populism, life in the GDR and its consequences as well as about labour market, career paths and institutional differences.

Anna Steinkamp and Jarina Kühn together held a lecture on the topic: "Entrepreneurial Habitus in East Germany - the Aftermath of Socialism?". Therein, they explained different concepts of entrepreneurial habitus in the context of systemic change.

The research of Anna Steinkamp and Jarina Kühn is embedded in the project "Obstacles to Modernization in Economy and Science of the GDR" (Mod-Block-DDR). Both scientists research on the entrepreneurial habitus dispositions of the transitional generation (sub-project 6). It looks at entrepreneurial habitus and identity constructions of founders and managers in East Germany, as well as in the old federal states and Poland.

Jarina Kühn und Dr. Anna M. Steinkamp