Dr. Frank Lasch
Research themes :
Entrepreneurship, regional entrepreneurship, international entrepreneurship, inter-firm cooperation, antecedents/types of entrepreneurs, outcomes of entrepreneurship, entry modes of entrepreneurship, and copreneurship
Teaching department :
Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Technology, Innovation, Management
Montpellier Business School (membre de Montpellier Recherche en Management)
2300, Avenue des Moulins - 34185 Montpellier Cedex 4, France
Tel.: +33 (0)467102818
Fax: +33 (0)467451356
Dr. Frank Lasch is Full Professor in Entrepreneurship at Montpellier Business School where he chairs the scientific committee. He holds a joint PhD from U. Regensburg, Germany & U. Montpellier, France (2002) and a French habilitation of supervising doctoral research in Management science (2007, “HDR”, U. Montpellier). Board member of the State accredited research center Montpellier Research in Management (U. Montpellier), he also supervises a chair and a program on 'Innovation, context and entrepreneurial outcomes' (LabEx Entrepreneurship; U. Montpellier). Since 2012, he is an academic coordinator of the annual 'Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurship Research'. Major topics of research are regional entrepreneurship, international entrepreneurship, micro-firms, inter-firm cooperation, coopetition, types of entrepreneurs, antecedents and outcomes of entrepreneurship, entry modes of entrepreneurship, and copreneurship. His research has been published in a variety of journals including Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Industrial and Corporate Change, Small Business Economics, International Small Business Journal, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, Management Decision, etc. He currently serves as consulting editor for the International Small Business Journal.
Selected Intellectual Contributions
Torrès O., Fisch C., Mukerjee J., Lasch F. & Thurik R. Forthcoming. Health perception of French SME owners during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. International Review of Entrepreneurship, 19(2): 151-168.
Missonier A., Lasch F., Missonier S. & Thelisson A.S. 2021. Comprendre un processus de fusion sous le prisme de la pensée complexe: un éclairage prometteur. Revue Française de Gestion, 47(297): 99-121.
El Shoubaki, Block J. & Lasch F. 2021. The couple business as a unique form of business: a review of the empirical evidence. Managerial Review Quarterly.
Xi G., Block J., Lasch F., Robert F. & Thurik R. 2020. The survival of business takeovers and new venture start-ups. Industrial and Corporate Change, 29(3): 797–826.
Welter F. & Lasch F. 2008. Entrepreneurship research in Europe: taking stock and looking forward. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, 32(2): 241-248. Reprint in: Welter F. 2019. Entrepreneurship and context: 45-52. Cheltenham, Edward Elgar.
Le Roy F., Lasch F. & Robert M. 2018. Are competitors the best partners in innovation networks? In: Fernandez A.-S., Chiambaretto P., Le Roy F. & Czakon W. (eds.). The Routledge companion to coopetition strategies: 93-104. New York, NY, Routledge.
Xi G., Block J., Lasch F., Robert F. & Thurik R. 2018. Mode of entry into hybrid entrepreneurship: new venture start-up versus business takeover. International Review of Entrepreneurship, 16(2): 217-240.
Xi G., Block J., Lasch F., Robert F. & Thurik R. 2018. Work experience from paid employment and the path to entrepreneurship: business takeover versus new venture start-up. Revue de l’Entrepreneuriat, 17(2): 91-112.
Granata J., Lasch F., Le Roy F. & Dana L.-P. 2018. How do micro-firms manage coopetition? A study of the wine sector in France. International Small Business Journal, 36(3): 331-355.
2014-: International Entrepreneurship (MBS master and MSc program)
2010-: Research methods and BBA thesis writing (MBS bachelor program)
2010-2013: Research methods and MBA thesis writing (MBS MBA program)