Montpellier Business School

Dr. Thurik Roy

Thurik Roy
Fonction Full Professor
Research themes Entrepreneurship, Economy, Econometrics
Teaching department Strategy & Entrepreneurship

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Short Bio

Dr. Roy Thurik is emeritus professor of economics and entrepreneurship at Erasmus University Rotterdam and emeritus professor of entrepreneurship at the Free University of Amsterdam. He joined MBS as a visiting professor in 2013 and since 2016 he is full professor. 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 a research fellow at two renowned Dutch schools: the Tinbergen Institute for Economic Sciences and the Erasmus Research Institute of Management. He has published some 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. See for details.

Selected intellectual contributions

Thurik R., Benzari A., Fisch C., Mukerjee J. & Torrès O. 2023. Techno-overload and well-being of French small business owners: identifying the flipside of digital technologies. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development. []

Torrès O., Guiliani F. & Thurik R. 2022. Entrepreneurship and health: an existential perspective. Revue de l'Entrepreneuriat, 21(HS2): 11-32.

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.

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.

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