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Michiel Verver holds a BSc in anthropology and a MSc in Culture, Organization and Management. His PhD dissertation examines the revitalization of entrepreneurship in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, since the demise of the Khmer Rouge regime. His academic expertise lies in Cambodia’s private sector dynamics as well as the country’s ethnic Chinese minority. More broadly, his research focuses on migrant and ethnic minority entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship and family businesses in a comparative perspective. He has published in journals in the fields of entrepreneurship studies and Asian studies. At the VU, he teaches courses on globalization and qualitative/ethnographic methodology in the context of organizations. 

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  • Universiteit van Amsterdam | Amsterdam | Docent | 2022-11-01 - 9999-12-23

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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 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

User created Keywords

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Migrant and ethnic minority entrepreneurship
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Family business
  • Southeast Asia
  • Cambodia
  • Ethnography
  • qualitative methods


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