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Laura Rosendahl Huber is an Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship at the Department of Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).

Her research focuses on two interrelated themes. First, she examines how the development and formation of human capital at the individual and team level influence entrepreneurial decision making and performance. Thereby, she focuses on the empirical analysis of entrepreneurship training, entrepreneurial teams, and the evaluation of policies aimed at fostering entrepreneurship and innovation. In her second line of research, Laura examines how differences in personal characteristics might affect strategic decision making. To this end, she compares strategic decision makers along two different dimensions: male vs. female and entrepreneurs vs. managers. One of her key interests is gaining a better understanding of the gender inequality among entrepreneurs. In her work, she aims to tease out the underlying mechanisms and identify potential factors that could mitigate gender differences in entrepreneurship and encourage more women to become entrepreneur. Most of Laura’s work is based on field experiments. This method is becoming increasingly popular in the fields of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Strategy and is often referred to as the gold standard.

Laura Rosendahl Huber’s work has been published in the Journal of Business Venturing, Research Policy, European Economic Review, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organizations and Labour Economics. Her paper “Yes, I can! - A Field Experiment on Female Role Model Effects in Entrepreneurship” has been awarded Best Empirical Paper Award of the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management Conference in 2018 and Best Paper Award at the Diana International Research Conference in 2019. She has served as an ad-hoc reviewer for several high-profile academic journals such as Management Science, Journal of Business Venturing, Research Policy, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Small Business Economics, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Labour Economics, and Journal of Human Resources.

Laura Rosendahl Huber teaches courses on Entrepreneurship and Economics in the Bachelor Business Administration at the Rotterdam School of Management. She is also frequently asked as a guest lecturer on field experiments by other institutions.

Laura Rosendahl Huber holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Amsterdam. Before joining RSM, she worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich (Germany). In spring 2019, she was a Visiting Fellow at the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard (USA).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

External positions

Affiliated Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

1 Sept 2019 → …

Associate, Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard

1 Jul 2019 → …


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