Wouter Stam
VU Amsterdam

Wouter Stam ( is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Academic Director of the Amsterdam Business Research Institute at the School of Business and Economics of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Prior to this, he was a faculty member at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and visiting scholar at the Wharton School and Bocconi University. He now serves on the editorial boards of several top tier journals and is editor at Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, a leading journal in the field of entrepreneurship. Stam’s research interests include strategic entrepreneurship, networks and social capital, and the emergence of new organizational forms and fields. He has published on these and other topics in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management Studies, Long Range Planning, Organization Studies, and Research Policy. He has also received several research and teaching awards, including the Karen Legge Prize from the Journal of Management Studies, the Emerald Citations of Excellence Award, and Outstanding Reviewer Awards from Academy of Management Journal and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.