Michiel Verver


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Michiel Verver holds a BSc in anthropology and a MSc in Culture, Organization and Management. His 2016 PhD dissertation examines the revitalization of entrepreneurship in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, since the demise of the Khmer Rouge regime. His research focuses on Cambodia’s private sector dynamics as well as the country’s ethnic Chinese minority, and more broadly on migrant entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship and family businesses in Southeast Asia and beyond. He has published in journals in the fields of entrepreneurship studies and Asian studies.

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entrepreneurship Social Sciences
Cambodia Social Sciences
elite Social Sciences
politics Social Sciences
institutionalization Social Sciences
regional development Social Sciences
clientelism Social Sciences
natural resources Social Sciences

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Research Output 2012 2019

  • 8 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 PhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VU
Open Access
Ethnic minorities
International migration

Toward a kinship perspective on entrepreneurship

Verver, M. J. & Koning, J. B. M., 23 Jan 2018, In : Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice. 42, 4, p. 631-666 36 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Qualitative research
Theoretical framework

Politics and society in contemporary Cambodia

Verver, M. J. & Wieczorek, J., 2017, In : IIAS Newsletter. Autumn, 78, p. 29-31 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademic

people's party
natural resources

The connected and the bereft, or the politics of business in Phnom Penh

Verver, M. J., 2017, In : IIAS Newsletter. Autumn, 78, p. 40-41 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademic

Small and medium-sized enterprises
Private sector
Economic sectors

Chinese Capitalism in Cambodia An anthropological-Institutional Approach to Embedded Entrepreneurship

Verver, M. J., 2016, Amsterdam: Vrije Universiteit. 220 p.

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

Open Access