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DELMAR Frédéric

Frédéric DELMAR

Associate Dean for Research and Level 1 Professor of entrepreneurship and innovation

Frédéric Delmar is the associate dean for research of emlyon business school.
He is a leading scholar in entrepreneurship research. His interest lies in the early development of new ventures and new venture growth. His current interest is in new venture team dynamics. He has also worked as an expert for the OECD and EU. He has been active in several start-ups.


Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden, Economic Psychology, PhD, 1996
Umeå University Umeå, Sweden, Business administration, Bachelor of Science, 1991


The 2006 Office of Advocacy, U. S. Small Business Administration Award, for the Best Paper Exploring the Importance of Small Businesses to the U.S. Economy or a Public Policy Issue of Importance to the Entrepreneurial Community. Babson-Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Research Conference              2006

The 2006 Gate2Growth Third Best Paper Award. Gate2Growth is supported by the European Commission. at “Research on Entrepreneurship and Small Business” RENT XX.       2006

The 2003 Michael H. Mescon/ Coles College of Business, ”Best Empirical Paper Award” based on the Recommendation of the Research Committee of the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management             2003

Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Award for the best paper with the most Significant Implications for Practitioners. Babson-Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Research Conference  2002

The Swedish Foundation for Small Business Research’s (FSF) & Nutek’s national price for young, Swedish researchers in entrepreneurship and small business              2002

Kauffman Foundation Award for Paper of Distinction: Babson-Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Research Conference       1999

Kauffman Foundation Award  Best Paper Award: Babson-Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Research Conference       1998


Full professor, directly appointed    Lund School of Economics and Management    2012-2018
Deputy Vice Dean    Lund School of Economics and Management    2015-2017
Full professor    Strategy and Organization, EM LYON Business School    2005-2013
Affiliated professor    IFN, Research Institute of Industrial Economics    2008-2013
Associate professor (docent)     The Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Creation Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden    2001-2005
Researcher    Esbri (Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research Institute).
Esbri was created in 1996 thanks to a private endowment from the Swedish entrepreneur Leif Lundblad. Delmar was one of the two creators (Aronsson). ESBRI had at Delmar’s time of departure a staff of 4 researchers (1 professor, 1 associate professor, 2 PhDs), 4 doctoral students, and 3 administrative staff.     1996-2001

Scientific CommitteesTop

Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice (2005-)

Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research (2008-2011)

International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal (2006-2016)

Journal of Business Venturing (2005-)

Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal (2009-) Associate editor (2012-)

Organization Studies (Senior editor, 2010-2015)

Strategic Organization (2006-)



New venture

Firm growth

Team behavior


Research design

Quantitative analysis

Courses taughtTop

Entrepreneurship Theories in Action, PhD course

Research InterestTop

New Venture Team Dynamics

New Venture Process

New Venture Growth