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Frédérik Witte, PhD Candidate, Entrepreneurship

Frédérik Witte

Defended 22 September 2014. Joint degree with Lund University. Post-doc at Linköping University, Sweden.


He does research in Judgement and Decision Making (JDM) and Entrepreneurship Theory. Currently, he is trying to describe self-employment entry from a JDM perspective using experimental methods and observational data. For further information please visit: http://frederikwitte.com/


  1. October 2009 - May 2013 (expected) Ph.D. Candidate in Management - EMLYON Business School, Ecully, France
  2. September 2009 MSc in Management (Corporate Finance) - Ludwig-Maximillians- University (LMU), Munich, Germany
  3. September 2009 MSc in Management - Aston Business School, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  4. 2007 B.A., Philosophy & Economics - University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany


  • INTERPOL, International Criminal Police Organization, Lyon, France
  1. April 2009 - August 2000 Summer researcher 
  2. Co-organizer of the Interpol Working Group Meeting on Money
  3. April 20 - 21, 2009 Laundering and Terrorism Financing - Interpol IPSG, Lyon, France
  • BT British Telecom, Zurich, Switzerland
  1. March 2008 - August 2008 Junior Controller EMEA and Research Assistant 
  2. Finance and Controlling Department of BT Global Services
  3. Other projects included database analysis, literature reviews, and cost-benefit analysis
  • Data Processing Center, Bayreuth, Germany
  1. November 2005 - August 2006 Research Assistant 
  2. Research Assistant of Dr. Schönheiter at the IT Department of the University of Bayreuth


  • 2010 - 2011 Organizer of the EMLYON ESHIP TALKS Lecture Series. A biweekly seminar that discusses recent advances in entrepreneurship research, Lyon, France
  • Computer Skills
  1. Statistical Packages: STATA; some experience with SAS
  2. Applications: LATEX, common Windows database, spreadsheet, and presentation software
  3. Algorithms: Monte Carlo simulations
  • Languages
  1. German (native)
  2. English (high proficiency)
  3. French (fluent)

Courses taughtTop

  1. MSc in Management - Corporate Social Responsibility & Social Entrepreneurship (Summer 2010 - 2011)

Research InterestTop

Dissertation Topic: “Entering Self-Employment From Wage Employment As Decision Under Ambiguity: Theory and Experimental Evidence”

Advisor: Frederic Delmar