Dr. Roy Thurik
Research themes :
Entrepreneurship, Economy, Econometrics
Teaching department :
Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Technology, Innovation, Management
Phone +33 126.96.36.199.18
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
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.
Leung Y.K., Mukerjee J & Thurik R. 2020. The role of family support on work-family balance and subjective well-being of SME owners. Journal of Small Business Management, 58(1): 130-163.
Bernoster I., Khedhaouria A. & Thurik R. 2019. Positive affect, the entrepreneurial process, and the entrepreneurial success of sole proprietors. M@n@gement, 22(2): 273-296.
Bernoster I., Mukerjee J. & Thurik R. 2020. The role of affect in entrepreneurial orientation. Small Business Economics, 54(1): 235-256.
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.
Lerner D.A, Verheul I. & Thurik R. Forthcoming. Entrepreneurship and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a large-scale study involving the clinical condition of ADHD. Small Business Economics.
Hessels J., Rietveld C.A., Thurik R. & van der Zwan P. 2018. Mental health and entrepreneurial exit. Academy of Management Perspectives, 90: 342-359.