Roy Thurik


Universities & Institutions

  • Erasmus University Rotterdam

Areas of Interest

  • Small Business Economics
  • Economics of Entrepreneurship

Roy Thurik is a Professor of Economics and Entrepreneurship at the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) and a Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Free University in Amsterdam (VU).

He is scientific advisor at Panteia in the Netherlands, directeur de recherches at GSCM-Montpellier Business School in France and a research fellow at two renowned Dutch research schools: the Tinbergen Institute for Economic Sciences and the Erasmus Research Institute for Management.

Professor Thurik’s research focuses on the role of small firms in markets, the role of business owners in firms, industrial organisation and policy, geno-economics, nascent entrepreneurship and the consequences and causes of entrepreneurship in economies.

His research has been published in more than two hundred articles in leading international academic journals. He is (co)-editor of several scholarly books and serves on the editorial boards of many academic journals. He consults regularly for firms and (international) institutions.

Roy’s courses include Small Business Economics, Economics of Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship and Small Business at EUR, and Economics and Management of SMEs at the Free University Amsterdam. He coordinates the master’s program Entrepreneurship and Strategy Economics, the bachelor III major Entrepreneurship and Organization and the campus minor Entrepreneurship in the Modern Economy at ESE. He set up the famous Erasmus Masterclass Entrepreneurship.

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