Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics is the proud host of a very prestigious donation from the ‘A. P. Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fond til almene Formaal’. The Foundation has donated 40 million Danish kroner to the establishment of an Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship and thus provided CBS with the opportunity to strengthen its research and education activities within entrepreneurship.
With this significant grant, CBS has been able to attract an extraordinary capacity in the entrepreneurship area, namely Professor Mirjam van Praag, who joins CBS from a position as Professor in Entrepreneurship at the University of Amsterdam. The goal is that Mirjam van Praag will contribute positively so as to ensure that CBS will become one of the leading European universities within entrepreneurship.
Mirjam van Praag’s research focus is on the effects of heredity and environment in relation to entrepreneurial success. In a variety of research projects, she has also studied the impact of entrepreneurial education. Mirjam Van Praag has also been a key figure in establishing the Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship (ACE), a center offering training and coaching to young entrepreneurs.
Professor Mirjam van Praag took on the position as Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Professor on January 1 2014. The donation also covers funding for PhD and postdoctoral positions at CBS. The donation will be running until 2023 at which point the area will be an integrated part of CBS with a number of tenured positions.
Go to the website of Mirjam van Praag.