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Associate Professor Martin Obschonka

QUT Business School,


Associate Professor Martin Obschonka
Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship
QUT Business School,
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Business and Management
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PhD (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena)

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Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ACE)

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



  • Martin Obschonka is a psychologist working in the research fields vocational development, personality science, economic culture, social and economic change, and applied psychology.

  Short CV:

  • After completing an advanced vocational training as a wholesale and foreign trade manager in Germany, Martin earned a diploma in psychology (highest honors) from the University of Hamburg, Germany, and a PhD (highest honors) and a habilitation in psychology from the University of Jena, Germany. He was a postdoctoral fellow of the Pathways International Postdoc Programme, funded by the Jacobs Foundation. Until recently, he was Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Psychology at Saarland University, Germany. He was a member of the “SaarLorLux Greater Region Consortium for Entrepreneurship and Innovation”.
  • His research involves projects on entrepreneurial development over the lifespan, entrepreneurial regions and culture, public policy, human capital, personality, organisational behaviour, well-being and stress, and social and economic change. He has an interest in interdisciplinary projects, cross-cultural perspectives, innovative data and data collection methods, and also in the practical application of new scientific knowledge.
  • He has published his research in psychology journals (e.g., Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Personality, European Journal of Personality, Journal of Vocational Behavior, European Psychologist), entrepreneurship journals (e.g., Journal of Business Venturing, Small Business Economics), economics journals (e.g., European Economic Review, Industrial and Corporate Change), and interdisciplinary journals (e.g., PLOS ONE).
  • He works as Associate Editor of Small Business Economics and International Journal of Psychology.
  • He worked in regional capacity building projects for the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) and was a member of the Standing Committee for Publication and Communication (SCPC) of IUPsyS.
  • He is chair of the Research & Development Committee of the School of Management, QUT.

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