1998 …2024

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Professor Patzelt (b. 1974) conducts research on business ventures, strategic entrepreneurship and startup failure. His work covers both psychological aspects, such as cognition and decision-making by entrepreneurs, and economic factors, such as the behavior and success of entrepreneurial organizations.

Professor Patzelt obtained his degree in chemistry from TUM and the University of Karlsruhe. He completed his PhD in molecular biology at the University of Heidelberg. Parallel to this he completed post-graduate coursework in business administration at the Distance Education University Hagen (Fernuniversität Hagen) and a PhD in business administration from the University of Bamberg. He later served as associate director at the Max Planck Institute of Economics in Jena and completed his postdoctoral teaching qualification (habilitation) at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel. He has conducted research at ETH Zurich and the Leeds Business School of the University of Colorado in Boulder, USA. Prof. Patzelt joined TUM in 2010.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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