David B. Audretsch
David B. Audretsch is a Distinguished Professor and the Ameritech Chair of Economic Development at the Indiana University, where he is also serves as the Director of the Institute for Development Strategies. He is also an Honorary Professor of industrial economics and entrepreneurship at the WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany. In addition, he serves as a Visiting Professor at the King Saud University in Saudi Arabia and as an External Director of Research at the Kiel Institute for the World Economics, is Honorary Professor at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena in Germany, and is a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London. His research has focused on the links between entrepreneurship, government policy, innovation, economic development, and global competitiveness. His research has been published in over one hundred scholarly articles in the leading academic journals. His books include Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth, with Oxford University Press, in 2006, and The Entrepreneurial Society, also with Oxford University Press, in 2007. He is a Cofounder and a Coeditor of Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal. Moreover, he was awarded the 2001 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research by the Swedish Foundation for Small Business Research. In 2008, he received an honorary Ph.D. degree from the University of Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany, and in September 2010, he received an honorary Ph.D. degree from Jonkoping University, Sweden. In addition, he is a Member of the Advisory Boards to a number of international research and policy institutes including the Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (German Institute for Economic Analysis), the Basque Institute for Competitiveness, and the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum.
Biography Updated on 31 May 2012