Dr. Frank Lasch
Research themes :
Entrepreneurship, regional entrepreneurship, international entrepreneurship, ICT, inter-firm cooperation, outcomes of entrepreneurship, types of entrepreneurs, 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
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Dr. Frank Lasch, Professor in Entrepreneurship at Montpellier Business School. 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 the chair Entrepreneurship & Innovation funded by a French government grant (Labex Entrepreneurship; U. Montpellier) and is academic coordinator of the annual entrepreneurship conference Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurship Research. Major topics of research are regional entrepreneurship, international entrepreneurship, inter-firm cooperation, antecedents/types of entrepreneurs, outcomes of entrepreneurship, entry modes of entrepreneurship, and copreneurship. His research has been published in a variety of journals including Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Small Business Economics, International Small Business Journal, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, Management Decision, International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Journal of Asia Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, etc.
Selected Intellectual Contributions
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.
El Shoubaki A, Cozarenco A., Lasch F. & Dana L.-P. 2017. Spouses of female entrepreneurs: Lubricant or brakes? Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 37(7): 179-180.
Robert F., El Shoubaki A., Lasch F. & Dana L.-P. 2017. Linking types of ICT entrepreneurs to new firm survival. International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Small Business, 30(1): 110-146.
Gurău C., Lasch F. & Dana L.-P. 2015. Sources of entrepreneurial value creation: A business model approach. International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Small Business, 25(2): 192-207.
Landström H., Thurik R. & Lasch F. 2015. David Storey: Un pont entre recherche et politique en faveur des petites entreprises. In K. Messeghem & O. Torrès (Eds), Les grands auteurs en entrepreneuriat: 387-408. Paris, Editions EMS.
2014-: International Entrepreneurship (MBS master program)
2010-: Research methods and BBA thesis writing (MBS bachelor program)
2010-2013: Research methods and MBA thesis writing (MBS MBA program)