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Enno Masurel (born 6 December 1959) is Professor in Sustainable Entrepreneurship at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His educational background is business economics; in the last decade he has moved more into the direction of business administration and entrepreneurship.

He is a the Director-Founder of the Center for Entrepreneurship at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (CfE@VU) and contributes to bridging the gap between the academic world and the private sector, by showing mutual benefits and building long term relationships.  

He supervises PhDs and trains university lecturers in Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia and Zambia. 

 

Enno Masurel studied Business Administration at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (1979-1986). After his graduation, he joined the Economic and Social Institute of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam as a researcher. He received his PhD in 1993, and after that he became the Head of the Business Administration Department of the Economic and Social Institute. In 2004 he was appointed Professor in Sustainable Entrepreneurship at the Centre for Innovation and Corporate Sustainability of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (in the period 2004-2008 he was also the acting director). Since March 2008 he is a member of the Management Team of ACE, the partnership between the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the University of Amsterdam, the University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam and the Amsterdam School of the Arts. In 2014 he became the Acting Academic Director of ACE. In 2017, he founded the Center for Entrepreneurship at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (CfE@VU). 

 

Next to his academic role, he is advisor/coach of entrepreneurs and SMEs, advisor to international publishers in the field of entrepreneurship and speaker for various audiences.

Research

His main focus is entrepreneurship and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), with special reference to innovation, sustainable entrepreneurship and the lifecycle of the firm.

Teaching

Courses in the joint MSc Entrepreneurship and the BSc Business Administration at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, various electives in entrepreneurship at other faculties and supervision of PhDs.

Ancillary activities

  • Hemmink B.V. | Zwolle | Lid Raad van Advies | 2013-01-01 - present
  • Noordhoff Uitgevers | Groningen | Auteurschap; tentamenvragen maken | 2013-09-02 - present

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Research Output 1996 2019

Entrepreneurs’ personal values and CSR orientations: evidence from SMEs in Zambia

Choongo, P., Paas, L. J., Masurel, E., van Burg, E. & Lungu, J., 2019, In : Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development. 26, 4, p. 545-570 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Personal values
Zambia
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Entrepreneurs
Corporate Social Responsibility

Performance and environmental sustainability orientations in the informal economy of a least developed country

Eijdenberg, E. L., Sabokwigina, D. & Masurel, E., 14 Jan 2019, In : International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research. 25, 1, p. 129-149 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Developed countries
Informal economy
Environmental sustainability
Less developed countries
Intangibles

Causation and effectuation behaviour of Ethiopian entrepreneurs: Implications on performance of small tourism firms

Eyana, S. M., Masurel, E. & Paas, L. J., 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Tourism
Effectuation
Causation
Entrepreneurs
Firm performance

Small firm growth in a Least Developed Country: How small firm owners affect the growth of their firms in Zambia

Chabala, M., 2018, 196 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VUAcademic

Open Access
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Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Zambia: The engagement in and effect of sustainable practices in small and medium-sized enterprises

Choongo, P., 2018, 231 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VUAcademic

Open Access
File

Activities 1997 2016

  • 15 Lecture / Presentation
  • 1 Editorial work
  • 1 Membership

Emergency situations in family-owned firms: factors influencing preparedness

E. Kleijn (Speaker), C.A.G.M. van Montfort (Speaker), E. Masurel (Speaker)
2 Jul 2008

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

The relationship between universities and professional education and SMEs: Reasons for improvement

E. Masurel (Speaker), M.C. Mol (Speaker)
18 Jun 2007

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Use of patent information:Empirical evidence from innovation SMEs

E. Masurel (Invited speaker)
2005

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Integrative assessment of tourists' satisfaction; An empirical analysis of visitors of the Anna Frank House

E. Masurel (Speaker), P. Nijkamp (Speaker), J.L. Warmerdam (Speaker)
23 Aug 2005

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic