- Zoltan J. Acs, Ph.D.
Zoltan J. Acs, Ph.D.
London School of Economics (U.K.), Department of Management
Research interests: Entrepreneurship and economic development, philanthropy and advanced capitalism, knowledge spillovers and entrepreneurship, innovation and technical change, and institutions and incentives
- Maksim Belitski, Ph.D.
Maksim Belitski, Ph.D.
University of Reading (U.K.), Henley Business School
Research interests: Innovation, market entry, entrepreneurship, and the leadership needs of top decision-makers and professional leaders at SMEs
- Werner Bönte, Ph.D.
Werner Bönte, Ph.D.
University of Wuppertal (Germany), Chair of Industrial Organization and Innovation; Max Planck Institute of Economics (Germany)
Research interests: Entrepreneurship, innovation, competitiveness, and gender difference and gaps in the work force
- Mehmet Akif Demircioglu, Ph.D
Mehmet Akif Demircioglu, Ph.D
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (Singapore), Assistant Professor
Research interests: Public management, public sector innovation, social media in the public sector, and employee attitudes
- Johan Eklund, Ph.D.
Johan Eklund, Ph.D.
Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum (Sweden), Managing Director; Jönköping International Business School (Sweden), Professor of Economics
Research interests: Entrepreneurship, innovation, corporate governance, industrial organization, competitiveness, regulation
- Brett Gilbert, Ph.D.
Kogod School of Business: American University, Regional Innovation Chair and Associate Professor (USA)
Research interests: Geographic clusters; disruptive technologies; clean technologies; new venture performance; international entrepreneurship; entrepreneurship in emerging economies, social entrepreneurship
- Jack Harding
eSilicon, President and CEO (USA)
Interests: In addition to his work at eSilicon, a global semiconductor company, Harding maintains a balanced career, providing his services to industry, academia and government.
- Monika Herzig, D.M.E.
Monika Herzig, D.M.E.
Indiana University, SPEA (USA), Senior Lecturer
Accomplishments: Jazz pianist, composer, cofounder of not-for-profit organization "Jazz from Bloomington," executive board member of Jazz Education Network, author, and educator
- Torben Klarl, Ph.D.
Torben Klarl, Ph.D.
University of Augsburg (Germany), Associate Professor of Economics
Research interests: Urban/regional/spatial economics, environmental economics, endogenous growth theory, entrepreneurship, numerical methods solving DSGE models, spatial econometrics
- Alexander Kritikos, Ph.D.
Alexander Kritikos, Ph.D.
DIW Berlin (Germany), Director of Entrepreneurship
Research interests: Entrepreneurship, empirical industrial organization and institutional economics, experimental and behavioral economics, and microfinance
- Donald F. Kuratko, Ph.D.
Donald F. Kuratko, Ph.D.
Indiana University, Kelley School of Business (USA), Jack M. Gill Chair of Entrepreneurship
Research interests: Entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship, corporate innovation, entrepreneurial leadership
- Albert Link, Ph.D.
Albert Link, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Greensboro (USA), Virginia Batte Phillips Distinguished Professor
Research interests: Entrepreneurship, technology and innovation policy, the economics of R&D, and policy/program evaluation
- Erik Lehmann, Ph.D.
Erik Lehmann, Ph.D.
University of Augsburg (Germany), Director of Global Business Management
Research interests: Links between corporate governance in family and entrepreneurial firms, innovation, public policy, education and innovation systems, financial constraints and regional and global competition
- Matthias Menter, PhD
Matthias Menter, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Business Dynamics, Innovation and Economic Change at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany)
Research interests: aspects of entrepreneurial and innovative ecosystems, academic entrepreneurship, university-industry collaborations and public policy.
- Mark Sanders, Ph.D.
Mark Sanders, Ph.D.
Universiteit Utrecht (the Netherlands), Associate Professor Economics of Transition and Sustainability
Research interests: Growth theory, sustainability, entrepreneurship, innovation
- Siri Terjesen, Ph.D.
Siri Terjesen, Ph.D.
American University (USA), Interim Director of the Center for Innovation and Chair in Entrepreneurship; Norwegian School of Economics (Norway), Professor of Strategy
Research interests: Entrepreneurship, corporate governance, strategy, gender, development
- Alexandra Tsvetkova, Ph.D.
Alexandra Tsvetkova, Ph.D.
The Ohio State University (USA): Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics
Research interests: Regional economics; local economic development; entrepreneurship; innovation; business dynamics; energy economics
- Roy Thurik, Ph.D.
Roy Thurik, Ph.D.
Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands), Professor of Economics and Entrepreneurship
Research interests: Entrepreneurship, industrial economics, industrial organization and policy, and small business economics
- Diemo Urbig, Ph.D.
Diemo Urbig, Ph.D.
University of Wuppertal (Germany), Assistant Professor for Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Corporate Change
Research interests: Economic and managerial psychology, entrepreneurship and innovation, and organizational behavior
- Silvio Vismara, Ph.D.
Silvio Vismara, Ph.D.
University of Bergamo (Italy), Department of Economics and Technology Management, Assistant Professor
Research interests: Corporate finance, business valuation, entrepreneurial finance, and banking
- Juergen Weigand, Ph.D.
Juergen Weigand, Ph.D.
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany), Chairholder of the Institute for Industrial Organization
Research interests: Corporate governance and business competition
- Katharine Wirsching, Ph.D.
Katharine Wirsching, Ph.D.
University of Augsburg (Germany), Assistant Professor at the Chair of Management and Organization
Research interests: Corporate governance and innovation in family firms, female and immigrant entrepreneurship, public policy
- Junior Research Fellows
Sebastian Aparicio, M.Sc, M.Phil
Aparicio is pursing an International Doctorate in Entrepreneurship & Management (IDEM) at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain. His research interests include: entrepreneurship, institutional Economics, economic growth, economic Development, applied Econometrics, and system dynamics.
Kathrin Bischoff, MScBA
Bischoff is a Ph.D. candidate in sustainable entrepreneurship at the University of Wuppertal where she is involved in research and teaching activities in entrepreneurship education, sustainable entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, and stakeholder management.
Farzana Chowdhury, Ph.D.
Chowdbury successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation at SPEA in the summer of 2015. Her research focuses on the impact of corruption on entrepreneurship and social welfare.
Ludvig Levasseur, Ph.D.
Ludvig Levasseur serves as a post-doctoral researcher at Oklahoma State University Spears School of Entrepreneurship. His research interests are time perspective, alertness, mixed methods, family business, and venture capital. He received his Ph.D. in Management from PSL-Université Paris-Dauphine.
Hugo Menendez, MPA
Menendez graduated from SPEA with his MPA in May of 2016. During his time at SPEA, he served as a graduate assistant at the IDS, as well as Director Audretsch’s teaching assistant. He currently serves in the Office of Education Innovation, in the Indianapolis Mayor's Office, as the Financial Performance Analyst. His responsibilities include monitoring and evaluating the financial performance of Mayor-sponsored charter schools.
Jonah M. Otto, MPA
Otto is a Research and Teaching Fellow at the Chair of Management and Organization at the University of Augsburg (Germany). His research insterests include the effects of internationalization in higher education, strategic management in economic development, public policy and management.
Theodoraki is a PhD candidate at the University of Montpellier, funded by the Labex Entrepreneurship in the School of Business. Her teaching areas are Management, Business Plan, and Entrepreneurial Support. Her areas of research include entrepreneurial ecosystems, entrepreneurial support, and inter-organizational strategies with a focus on business incubators.