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Dr. B. (Balazs) Szatmari

Faculty of Economics and Business
Section Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Visiting address
  • Plantage Muidergracht 12
  • Room number:M4.27
Postal address
  • Postbus 15953
    1001 NL Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile


    Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation

    Coordinator of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation MSc BA track


    Dissertation title

    We are (all) the champions: The effect of status in the implementation of innovations

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    2017: ISPIM Best PhD Dissertation Award (1st prize)

    2018: ABCD Reviewer Award given by the OMT Division of the Academy of Management

    2018: 'That's Interesting!' Award: EGOS sub-theme on 'The Micro and Macro of Social Evaluations'


    Research interests

    Innovation, status, social networks, creative industries


    International ties

    2016: Visiting Scholar at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2021: Visiting Scholar at LUISS Guido Carli University

  • Teaching

    Current courses

    Theories of Entrepreneurship & Innovation (MSc)

    Innovation Management (MSc & BSc)

    Thesis Proposal in Entrepreneurship & Innovation (MSc)

    Digital Business Models (BSc)


    Previous courses

    E-business (BSc)

    Cases in Entrepreneurship (BSc)

    Entrepreneurship & Innovation (BSc)

  • Publications


    • Szatmari, B. (Accepted/In press). Young stars and red giants: The moderating effect of age diversity on the relationship between the proportion of high performers and team performance. Journal of Applied Psychology.
    • Szatmari, B., Deichmann, D., van den Ende, J., & King, B. G. (2021). Great successes and great failures: The impact of project leader status on project performance and performance extremeness. Journal of Management Studies, 58(5), 1267-1293.


    • Szatmari, B., Deichmann, D., & van den Ende, J. (2014). Irrational Resistance or Irrational Support? Performance Effects of Project Leader Status. Academy of Management. Annual Meeting Proceedings, 2014(1), 1697-1702.



    • Szatmari, B. (2017). The trouble with track records: Why project managers with a high status can perform worse than their lower-ranking colleagues. Edge, 2017(Summer), 44-47.


    • Szatmari, B. (2017). 2017 ISPIM Best PhD Dissertation Award (1st prize).
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