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Professor Per Davidsson

QUT Business School,
Management,
Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research

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Name
Professor Per Davidsson
Position(s)
Director, Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research
QUT Business School,
Management,
Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research
Professor
QUT Business School,
Management
Discipline *
Business and Management
Phone
+61 7 3138 2051
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD (Stockholm School of Economics)

Professional memberships
and associations

2011 — Appointed Field Editor of the Journal of Business Venturing (#1 scholarly journal in entrepreneurship)

2007 – Elected Officer of the (US) Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division. This entails a five year commitment culminating with position as Chair of Division in 2011.

2006 – Appointed ‘Oz Reader’ for the Australian Research Council (ARC)

2005 – Appointed Ad Hoc Faculty, School of Business & Public Administration, University of Louisville, US.

2004 – Visiting Professor and Joint Director of the Human Resources and Entrepreneurship Research Center, Management College, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. Adjunct Professor, Jonkoping International Business School, Sweden

2001 – Elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, IVA.

1996 – Member of the (US) Academy of Management

Keywords

Entrepreneurship, Growth of firms, Quantative Research Methods., Small Business

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Professor Per Davidsson is Director Director and Talbot Family Foundation Chair in Entrepreneurship at the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ACE) in the QUT Business School (Management). Per is especially known for his extensive research on start-up and growth of small firms as well as societal well-being and job creation effects of those activities. Apart from many books, book chapters and research reports he has published over 50 peer reviewed articles in, e.g., Strategic Management Journal, Regional Studies, Journal of Management Studies,  Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, and Journal of Business Venturing, including the most cited articles ever published in the latter two journals. He has also consulted for companies and international organizations. Per was an elected Officer of the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management for the 2007-12 period and served as its Chair in 2010/11. He is Field Editor of Journal of Business Venturing and serves on the  editorial boards for several other journals. He has led several major research programs including the Comprehensive Australian Study of Entrepreneurial Emergence (CAUSEE) which attracted  the largest ARC Discovery grant awarded to business/economics in its year of application.

Research Interests

  • New venture creation
  • Firm growth
  • Research methods
This information has been contributed by Professor Per Davidsson.

Teaching

MGN534 Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research

Guest lecturing in other units from undergraduate to postgraduate levels

Teaches doctoral class ENT750 “Issues and Developments in the Quantitative Approach to Entrepreneurship Research” at the University of Louisville, KY., USA.

This information has been contributed by Professor Per Davidsson.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Comprehensive Australian Study of Entrepreneurial Emergence (CAUSEE)
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP0666616
Start year
2006
Keywords
Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Organizational Emergence, Start up process, Multidisciplinary.
Title
Firm Early Development and Performance (FEDP): A Panel Study
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0776845
Start year
2007
Keywords
Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Organizational Emergence, Multidisciplinary, Start up Process
Title
Pursuing the right opportunities: the actor-opportunity nexus and new venture performance
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP130100415
Start year
2013
Keywords
Title
What Facilitates or Hinders the Discovery and Exploitation of Entrepreneurial Opportunities? A Systematic Comparison of the Independent and Corporate Contexts
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP1096477
Start year
2010
Keywords
Opportunity Discovery and Exploitation, Entrepreneurship, Corporate Entrepreneurship, Innovation

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