Niels Bosma is associate professor with Utrecht University School of Economics, Head of the Section of Entrepreneurship and Academic Director of the Utrecht Centre for Entrepreneurship.
He holds a PhD in Economic Geography, obtained at Utrecht University and an MSc degree in Econometrics (University of Groningen). Before moving to Utrecht University Niels was affiliated to London Business School, EIM Business and Policy Research (now part of the Panteia group), Erasmus University Rotterdam and the Tinbergen Institute.
Niels is particularly interested in individuals’ entrepreneurial and innovative behaviour in regional and social contexts and has several publications in leading academic journals. He is also cofounder and coordinator of the Utrecht University Social Entrepreneurship Initiative and was a member of GECES, an expert group advising the European Commission on activities related to the Social Business Initiative.