Montpellier Business School

Dr. Thurik Roy

Thurik Roy
Fonction Full Professor
Research themes Entrepreneurship, Economy, Econometrics
Teaching department Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Technology, Innovation, Management

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Short Bio

Dr. Roy Thurik is professor of economics and entrepreneurship at Erasmus University Rotterdam and professor of entrepreneurship at the Free University in Amsterdam. He joined MBS as a visiting professor in 2013 and has been nominated Dean of Research in 2014. He is scientific advisor at EIM Business and Policy Research (a Panteia company) in Zoetermeer, the Netherlands, the largest private small business research institute in the world. Roy's research focuses on the role of small firms in markets, on the role of business owners in firms and on the consequences and causes of entrepreneurship in economics. He is visiting professor Groupe Sup de Co Montpellier Business School in France. He is a research fellow at two renowned Dutch schools: the Tinbergen Institute for Economic Sciences and the Erasmus Research Institute of Management. He co-edited Innovation, Industry Evolution and Employment with Cambridge University Press, Entrepreneurship: Determinants and Policy in a European-US Comparison with Kluwer Academic Publishers, Handboek Ondernemers en Adviseurs: Management en Economie van het Midden- en Kleinbedrijf with Kluwer Bedrijfsinformatie, The Handbook of Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth (International Library of Entrepreneurship) with Edward Elgar Publishing, The Handbook of Research in Entrepreneurship Policy with Edward Elgar Publishing and Business Regulation and Public Policy: the Costs and Benefits of Compliance and Entrepreneurship and Culture with Springer. He has published nearly two hundred scholarly articles in leading international academic journals and books. He consulted widely in the public and private sector. He is associate editor of Small Business Economics: an Entrepreneurship Journal.

Selected intellectual contributions

Wismans A., van der Zwan P., Wennberg K., Franken I., Mukerjee J., Baptista R., Barrientos Marín J., Burke A., Dejardin M., Janssen F., Letina S., María Millán J., Santarelli S., Torrès O. & Thurik R. Forthcoming. Face mask use during the COVID-19 pandemic: How risk perception, experience with COVID-19, and attitude towards government interact with country-wide policy stringency. BMC Public Health, 22: 1622. []

Wismans A., Lodder M.& Thurik R. 2022. Entrepreneurial intention of Dutch students during the COVID-19 pandemic: Are today’s students still tomorrow’s entrepreneurs? In: Audretsch D.B., Kunadt I.A.M. (eds.). The COVID-19 crisis and entrepreneurship. International studies in entrepreneurship, 54: 187-207. Springer: Cham. []

Belitski M., Guenther C., Kritikos A.S. & Thurik R. 2022. Economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on entrepreneurship and small businesses. Small Business Economics, 58(2): 593-609.

Fisch C., Franken I.H.A. & Thurik A.R. 2021. The role of behavioral and electrophysiological measures in entrepreneurship. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 16 (November): e00253.

Torrès O., Fisch C., Mukerjee J., Lasch F. & Thurik R. 2021. Health perception of French SME owners during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. International Review of Entrepreneurship, 19(2): 151-168.

Torrès O., Benzari A., Fisch C., Mukerjee J., Swalhi A. & Thurik R. 2022. Risk of burnout in French small business owners and the COVID-19 crisis. Small Business Economics, 58(2): 689-716.

Wismans A.,Thurik R., Batista R., Dejardin M., Janssen I. & Franken I. 2021. Psychological characteristics and the mediating role of the 5C Model in explaining students' COVID-19 vaccination intention. PlosOne, Aug 11;16(8):e0255382.

Mills M.C., Tropf F.C., ... , Thurik A.R. , ... , Barban N. & Day F.R. 2021. Identification of 371 genetic variants for age at first sex and birth linked to externalising behaviour. Nature Human Behaviour, 5: 1717-1730.

Torrès O., Benzari A., Swalhi A. &Thurik R. 2021. Confinement et risque de burnout des dirigeants propriétaires de PME: le syndrome d’épuisement d’empêchement. Revue internationale PME, 34(2): 62-80.

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