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Professor Per Davidsson

Director, Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research
QUT Business School
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rofessor Per Davidsson the Talbot Family Foundation Chair in Entrepreneurship at the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ACE) in the QUT Business School (Management). Per is especially known for his extensive research on start-up and growth of firms as well as the societal well-being and job creation effects of those activities. He has published over 70 peer reviewed articles in scholarly journals as well as a large number of books, reports, and book chapters. With over 27,000 citations (Google Scholar, Oct. 2018) he is one of the best cited scholars in entrepreneurship globally. He has led several major research programs including the Comprehensive Australian Study of Entrepreneurial Emergence (CAUSEE), the largest study of business start-ups ever undertaken in Australia. Per was an elected Officer of the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management for the 2007-12 period and served as its Chair in 2010/11. He has served as Associate Editor for three of the leading scholarly journals in entrepreneurship and currently serves on the  editorial boards for several other journals. He is also an award-winning mentor. Several of his disciples have become internationally successful researchers in their own right, and two of them were recently appointed Vice Chancellors (Presidents) of universities in their respective home countries.

Research Interests

  • External enablers of entrepreneurship
  • New venture creation
  • Firm growth
  • Research methods


Author publications, as listed on QUT ePrints http://eprints.qut.edu.au/view/person/Davidsson,_Per.html

Research areas

Small Business
Growth of firms
Quantative Research Methods.
Business and management


Name: Professor Per Davidsson
Phone: +61 7 3138 2051
Fax: +61 7 1980 1989


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