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Nicola Breugst focuses on the people side of entrepreneurship and analyzes the role of cognition, motivation and emotion in the entrepreneurial process. She also investigates the social and economic background of company founders. For example, she studies how the entrepreneurial team influences the founders, how entrepreneurs inspire their employees, or how they deal with uncertainty in their environment. Her work demonstrates that rather than being lonesome heroes entrepreneurs interact closely with one another and with their environment.

Nicola Breugst studied psychology at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and completed her PhD in entrepreneurship at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena. She has worked as a professor of Entrepreneurial Behavior at TUM since 2012. In her academic career, Nicola Breugst worked at the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany), the Max Planck Institute of Economics in Jena (Germany), the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University (USA) and the NUS Business School of the National University of Singapore.

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 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


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