Professor Per Davidsson

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Faculty of Business & Law,
School of Management

Personal details


Faculty of Business & Law,
School of Management


Entrepreneurship, Growth of firms, Quantative Research Methods., Small Business


Business and Management

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • PhD (Stockholm School of Economics)

Professional memberships and associations

2021 -- Presented with the Karl Vesper Entrepreneurship Pioneer Award for contributions to entrepreneurship scholarship; 2018 -- Declared #1 in “Lifetime Achievement” among Australian researchers in Business, Economics & Management by The Australian Research Supplement; 2017 -- Inducted into "21st Century Entrepreneurship Research Fellows; 2014 -- Honorary Doctorate, Leuphana University, Germany; 2013 -- Presented with “The Mentor Award” Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management;  2011 -- Appointed Field Editor of the Journal of Business Venturing (#1 scholarly journal in entrepreneurship) 2007 - Elected Officer of the (US) Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division, culminating with being Chair of Division in 2011. 2006 - Appointed ‘Oz Reader’ for the Australian Research Council (ARC); 2001 - Elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, IVA. 1996 - Member of the (US) Academy of Management


MGN534 Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research Guest lecturing in other units from undergraduate to postgraduate levels Teaches doctoral class ENT750 "Issues and Developments in the Quantitative Approach to Entrepreneurship Research" at the University of Louisville, KY., USA.

Selected publications

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