Sean Patrick Sassmannshausen


Universities & Institutions

  • Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule OTH Regensburg

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Family Business
  • Small and Medium Enterprsies
  • Owner Management
  • KMU Management
  • Start-ups
  • Spin-offs
  • High Growth Ventures
  • Gazelles
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Intrapreneurship
  • Executive Education

Dr. Sean Patrick Sassmannshausen is Professor for Business Administration and Entrepreneurship and Head of the Start-up Center at OTH Regensburg, Germany (Technical University).

He previously had been Interim-Professor for Business Administration, Management of SME and Entrepreneurship at University of Siegen, Germany, Managing Director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Institute “IGIF” at Schumpeter School of Business and Economics, University of Wuppertal, and Visiting Professor for Entrepreneurship at Aarhus University, Denmark. Besides research projects and teaching obligations, his responsibilities include research funding, start-up support and fostering academic spin-offs.

Patrick was born in Wexford, Ireland. He had studied Intercultural Management and Evolutionary Economics at the Friedrich-Schiller-University and the Max Planck Institute in Jena, Germany, and Scandinavian Area Studies in Odense, Denmark. He earned a Doctorate in Entrepreneurship, Business and Economics at Schumpeter School, University of Wuppertal, Germany.

In summer 2007 he visited Harvard Business School where he participated in a program on entrepreneurship. During 2008 he was a Visiting Professor at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona. He holds Visiting Faculty Positions in Austria and the Baltics. He has presented scientific papers at leading international conferences including Babson and AOM and has published in various entrepreneurship journals and is member of the Review Board of IJEBR, the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research.

See a selection of work by this Author

The Scientometrics of Social Entrepreneurship and Its Establishment as an Academic Field

Details Year: 2018 Published in: Journal of Small Business Management, 56: 251-273. Cited as: Sassmannshausen, S. P., & Volkmann, C. 2018. The scientometrics of social entrepreneurship and its establishment as an academic field. Journal of Small Business Management, 56: 251-273. Abstract This paper provides an overview of the state of art of research on social [...]