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Prof. Dr. Vivien Procher

Researcher in the research department "Environment and Resources“

Prof. Dr. Vivien Procher

Vivien Procher is Associate Professor at the Department for Management, Technology and Strategy at the Grenoble École de Management (GEM) in France. She is team leader of the research group “Entrepreneurship & Innovation”. Since 2018, she has also been a researcher at the department “Environment and Resources” at RWI. She studied Economics, Government and International Management at the LSE in London and HEC in Paris. In 2005 she became a scholarship holder of the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics (RGS Econ) and completed her doctorate at the Ruhr University Bochum in 2010. From 2010 to 2012 she was Managing Director of the RGS Econ and researcher at the former department "Enterprise and Innovation” at RWI. Afterwards she became assistant professor for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Corporate Change at Wuppertal University, where she was involved in developing and managing the interdisciplinary Jackstädt Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Her research interests lie in R&D activities of firms and firm internationalization (e.g. investment and divestment decisions). In addition, she pursues a broad research portfolio in Entrepreneurship including hybrid entrepreneurship and competitive preferences of entrepreneurs.  

Research Interests

Innovation, Entrepreneurship and International Business

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Prof. Dr. Vivien Procher

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