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Roy Thurik is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Economics at the Montpellier Business School in France. He is Emeritus Professor of Economics and Entrepreneurship at the Erasmus School of Economics in Rotterdam and the Free University in Amsterdam. He is a Research Fellow at two renowned Dutch research schools: the Tinbergen Institute for Economic Sciences and the Erasmus Research Institute for Management. He is director of the Centre for Advanced Small Business Economics and the Erasmus University Rotterdam Institute for Biology and Behavior.

Roy's research focuses on the role of small firms in markets, the role of business owners in firms, industrial organisation and policy, nascent entrepreneurship and the consequences and causes of entrepreneurship in economies. Recently he moved to the field of health, biology and behaviour. His research has been published in more than two hundred articles in leading international academic journals. He consulted widely for commercial and public organisations.



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