Entrepreneurship Research Group


Who we are

In ITIM, the research and teaching activities within the field of entrepreneurship are centered in the Entrepreneurship Research Group.

We are engaging teaching- and research community, whose members support each other in creating and developing entrepreneurial knowledge and capabilities that can be unfolded by both individuals and institutions, so these can realise economic, social, cultural as well as personal value. Our vision is to offer a vibrant and stimulating research environment dominated by the intellectual fellowship crucial for nurturing researcher satisfaction, talent development and retention. We wish to retain and enhance this diversity in the future, as entrepreneurship is in itself a trans-disciplinary phenomenon, where the combination of diverse insights from different disciplines creates truly novel research at the forefront of the field.

What we do


Our members operate within at least nine main streams of research under the heading enterprising behaviour or entrepreneurship as everyday practice

  • Faciliatation of entrepreneurial learning processes (PACE project)
  • Transformative processes and the genesis of opportunities
  • The entrepreneurial identity and narratives
  • Entrepreneurship contextualized
  • Gender in entrepreneurship
  • New venture creation and business models
  • Internationalization
  • Understanding the impact of entrepreneurship in the wider society
  • Social entrepreneurship

Externally Funded Research Projects

The 20 mill PACE Project is the biggest European entrepreneurship education research project with an international scope.

It collects longitudinal data to establish what works and what does not in specific educational environments to contribute to the evidence-based development of entrepreneurial education.





International Partners

The Entrepreneurship group has very strong network at the national, European and global level including but not limited to Aalborg University

  • Copenhagen Business School
  • University of Southern Denmark
  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • Gothenburg, Centre for Entrepreneurship University of Oslo
  • Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning at Luleå University of Technology
  • Leeds University Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies ESC Dijon
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • OTH Regensburg
  • Babson College
  • California Lutheran University
  • Yale School of Management
  • New York University  
  • Washington University in St. Louis.


We are currently among the frontrunners in the area of entrepreneurship education in Europe. We develop and deliver pedagogically and didactically innovative entrepreneurship education across a broad range studies from undergraduate to post-graduate within and outside Aarhus University.