Montpellier Business School

Dr. Lasch Frank

Lasch Frank
Fonction Full Professor
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
Email: f.lasch[at]
Tel.: +33 (0)467102818
Fax: +33 (0)467451356

Short Bio

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). He 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' and leads the Global Entrepreneurship French national team. 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, copreneurship and entrepreneurial well-being. 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. In 2009, one of his articles in ETP received a most cited paper award. 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. 2021. 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. 2022. The couple business as a unique form of business: a review of the empirical evidence. Managerial Review Quarterly, 72(1): 115-147.

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)

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