Prof. Dr. Silke Tegtmeier


Dr. Silke Tegtmeier is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at University of Southern Denmark. Before, she worked at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany. She built up the Leuphana Conference on Entrepreneurship and co-lead the research project “Herself ‒ Self-employment in the Professional Career of Female Graduates”, granted by the BMBF. From 2017-2019, Dr. Tegtmeier is President of the European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Her research focus is on cognitive perspectives of the individual in entrepreneurship. Among others, she investigates entrepreneurial opportunities, entrepreneurial decision-making, engineering entrepreneurship education and women’s entrepreneurship. Dr. Tegtmeier has published about 30 articles and 3 books, e.g., in Small Business Economics, and with Elgar. She Initiated and hosted several conferences, has management experience as section head and as project leader. She has been PhD supervisor and evaluator.

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