Not all companies contribute to economic growth. One specific group of ambitious entrepreneurs make the difference. U.S.E. focuses on the backgrounds: why are some people more ambitious than others? Why do some people become entrepreneurs and others do not? How do institutions influence this? Research is the basis for policy decisions of Dutch, Belgian and Danish governments and the OECD.  

Key Publications (selection)

  • Duran, P., Kammerlander, N., Van Essen, M., & Zellweger, T. (2016). Doing more with less: Innovation input and output in family firms. Academy of Management Journal, 59(4), 1224-1264.
  • Jong, J. P. D., Parker, S. K., Wennekers, S., & Wu, C. H. (2015). Entrepreneurial behavior in organizations: does job design matter?. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 39(4), 981-995.
  • Stam, E. (2015) Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Regional Policy: A Sympathetic Critique. European Planning Studies 23.9: 1759-1769.
  • Uzunca, B. (2018). A Competence-Based View of Industry Evolution: The Impact of Submarket Convergence on Incumbent− Entrant Dynamics. Academy of Management Journal, 61(2), 738-768.
  • Uzunca, B. (2018) Biological Children Versus Stepchildren Interorganizational Learning Processes of Spinoff and Nonspinoff Suppliers. Journal of Management. Forthcoming
  • Wu, C. H., Parker, S. K., & De Jong, J. P. (2014). Need for cognition as an antecedent of individual innovation behavior. Journal of Management, 40(6), 1511-1534.

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