Invitation For PhD Defence - Jacek Piosik

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 - 14:00 to 16:00

                      In order to obtain the PhD degree, Jacek Piosik has submitted his thesis entitled:
                                                       Essays on Entrepreneurial Finance

This thesis investigates the role of human capital in the entrepreneurial economy through three empirical essays that leverage unique population data. Each chapter addresses a different research question, aiming to enhance our understanding of human traits that determine entrepreneurial outcomes and the expected impact of various policy measures. The first chapter explores the composition of skills in individuals' decisions to become entrepreneurs. The second chapter emphasizes the importance of accounting for human capital in self-selection into entrepreneurship when designing financial policies. The third chapter examines the impact of angel investors' human and social capital on value creation in the economy.
The thesis will be available from

Primary Supervisor:
Department Head
Carsten Sørensen
Department of Finance
Copenhagen Business School

Secondary Supervisor:
Professor Steffen Andersen
Department of Finance
Copenhagen Business School

Assessment Committee:
Associate Professor Ulf Nielsson (Chair)
Department of Finance
Copenhagen Business School

Professor Charlotte Christiansen
Department of Economics and Business Economics
Aarhus University

Professor Hans K. Hvide
Department of Economics
University of Bergen

Date: 6 December 2023
Time: 14:00-16:00
Location: Solbjerg Plads Room: SP201 Danske Bank Aud.
Reception: FUHU (third floor above the canteen)
*The CBS PhD School will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence.

Zoom-link: Link
Meeting ID: 622 3361 1205
Passcode: 625406
*Please note that the microphone and camera of all spectators must be turned off.

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