Professorial Fellow, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), United Nations University
Wim Naudé is Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT and Professor in Business and Entrepreneurship at Maastricht University. He is also Visiting Professor at RWTH Aachen University in the research area Technology, Innovation, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, and a Research Fellow at the IZA Institute of Labor Economics. His research is broadly concerned with the role of entrepreneurship, innovation and technology in economic development, and how this is mediated by institutions, trade, geography and human nature.
Currently he is working on the impacts of artificial intelligence on development, growth and security, and on the consequences of the 4th Industrial Revolution for development. He is the author of more than 50 scientific articles and have edited five volumes for Oxford University Press on entrepreneurship, industrialization, fragile states and structural change. His most cited work is a chapter on entrepreneurship and development in the Oxford Handbook of International Development (which contains a foreword by Amartya Sen) and an article on entrepreneurship and human development in a special issue of the Journal of Public Economics edited by Thomas Piketty.
He has been associate editor of Small Business Economics, and Guest Editor of the Journal of Development Studies, Oxford Development Studies, Journal of International Development and Journal of Conflict Resolution. He has consulted widely for virtually all the global development organizations on the developmental implications of entrepreneurship and technological innovation, most recently for the World Trade Organization’s World Trade Report on Digitization and Trade.
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