1st Edition

Team Academy Leadership and Teams

Edited By Elinor Vettraino, Berrbizne Urzelai Copyright 2022
    154 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    154 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Within Entrepreneurship Education, Team Academy is seen by some as an innovative pedagogical model that enhances social connectivity, as well as experiential, student-centred and team-based learning. It also creates spaces for transformative learning to occur.

    In this book, the third book in the four part Routledge Focus on Team Academy series, the contributors explore the concepts of leadership and teams in the context of TA. Topics including the way in which learners attempt to navigate the complexity of leadership and team dynamics, whilst understanding their place and impact on the processes involved, will be examined.

    This book is aimed at academics, practitioners, and learners engaged in the Team Academy methodology, pedagogy, and model, as well as those interested in the area of entrepreneurial team learning. Readers will be inspired to innovate in their delivery methodologies and to explore learning-by-doing approaches to creating value. The book also aims to challenge the discourse around entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial activities, offering insights, research, stories, and experiences from those learning and working in the Team Academy approach.

    Introduction: Team Academy: Leadership and Teams

    Elinor Vettraino and Berrbizne Urzelai 

    1. Understanding team performance indicators in Team Academy

    Marcellin Grandjean and Colin Dargent 

    2. Team companies as communities of practice: Considerations and reflections for future practice

    Berrbizne Urzelai 

    3. Is it all in the mindset? Team coaching, psychological capital and the collaborative development of an entrepreneurial mindset

    Carol Jarvis, Hugo Gaggiotti, and Selen Kars-Unluoglu 

    4. Friend leadership as a novel leadership style

    Heikki Toivanen 

    5. Part I: The phenomenon of ‘It’ as leadership in the Team Academy model: Context and overview

    Karolina Ozadowicz 

    6. Fitting my own oxygen mask: On the challenges of leading the self as a team coach

    Elinor Vettraino 

    7. The influence of the physical working environment on employee collaboration with a highlight on team performance: Analysis of co-working sites in the Basque Country

    Amaia Aranceta Zubeldia, Saoia Arando Lasagabaster, and Izaskun Agirre Aranburu 

    8. Dimensions of leadership: Team Academies as systems

    Peter Tasi and Ann-Cathrin Scheider 

    9. Part II: The phenomenon of ‘I as leader’ in the Team Academy model: Characteristics and attributes

    Karolina Ozadowicz

    Concluding thoughts: Contributors’ conversation

    Elinor Vettraino and Berrbizne Urzelai


    Dr Elinor Vettraino is Head Coach and Programme Director of the Business Enterprise Development portfolio at Aston University, UK.

    Dr Berrbizne Urzelai is Team Coach and Senior Lecturer in areas of International Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of the West of England, UK.