Prof. Obschonka is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Section Head of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation section in Amsterdam Business School. Previous to this role, he was the Director of the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research and Professor in Entrepreneurship at QUT (Queensland University of Technology) in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Prior to that he was Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessor) for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Psychology at Saarland University in Germany. He had earned his PhD and Habilitation in entrepreneurship psychology from the University of Jena (Germany) and a Diploma in psychology from the University of Hamburg (Germany). In 2018, he was appointed as International Faculty Fellow at MIT Sloan School of Management. He is Associated Editor of Small Business Economics and International Journal of Psychology. He is on the Editorial Board of Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and Current Research in Ecological and Social Psychology.
With his focus on person-environment interactions and transaction, his research aims at advancing the knowledge of psychological and economic factors and mechanisms relevant for human agency in context. His research involves projects on entrepreneurial development over the lifespan, entrepreneurial regions and culture, public policy, human capital, personality, geographical psychology, organizational behavior, well-being and stress, and social and economic change. He has an interest in interdisciplinary projects, cross-cultural perspectives, innovative data and methods, and also in the practical application of new scientific knowledge.
He has published his research in psychology journals (e.g., Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, American Psychologist, Journal of Personality, European Journal of Personality, Journal of Vocational Behavior, European Psychologist), entrepreneurship journals (e.g., Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, Small Business Economics), economics journals (e.g., European Economic Review, Industrial and Corporate Change), economic geography journals (e.g., Journal of Economic Geography, Economic Geography, Regional Studies, Environment and Planning A), finance journals (Journal of Banking & Finance), and interdisciplinary journals (e.g., PLOS ONE).
His research received international media attention. Springer Nature selected his study on entrepreneurial personalities in political leadership study as one of 2018's most influential studies published by Springer Nature. In 2019, The Australian ranked him among the top performing 40 researchers in Australia who are less than 10 years into their research career (in the top five in the category: business, economics, management).
Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=bIIIpuMAAAAJ&hl=de&oi=ao
ResearchGate Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Martin-Obschonka