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PhD Defense T. Zabara

Title: Evolution of Entrepreneurial Teams in Technology-Based New Ventures
Supervisors: Prof. A. van Witteloostuijn, Prof. C. Boone

The doctoral dissertation consists of one literature review and two empirical studies in the field of entrepreneurial teams in technology-based new ventures. The first chapter is a systematic literature review that critically maps the current state of the art in research on teams in academic entrepreneurship. The second chapter examines the role of a lead founder’s personality in the entrepreneurial team formation. The third chapter investigates multilevel antecedents of a new managerial hire in technology-based new venture teams.

Tatiana Zabara (Tscheljabinsk, Russia, 1984) obtained a B.A. degree in Social Science (2010) at the University College Maastricht and a M.Sc. degree in Organizational Psychology at Maastricht University (2013). She pursued her research interests as a joint PhD candidate first at University of Antwerp (2013-2015) and later at Tilburg University (2015-2018), under the supervision of Prof. dr. Arjen van Witteloostuijn and Prof. dr. Christophe Boone. During her PhD studies, she visited the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich at the invitation of Prof. dr. Bart Clarysse to collaborate on Tatiana’s dissertation chapters. The third dissertation chapter of Tatiana was published in the Academy of Management Perspectives journal in 2018. Since September 2018, Tatiana is working as a postdoctoral researcher at Vlerick Business School in Brussels.

Location: Cobbenhagen building, Auditorium (access via Koopmans building)

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When: 18 February 2019 16:00