#6 Asma Fattoum

Asma Fattoum joined the department of innovation and organizational economics as assistant professor of Entrepreneurship in September 2013. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Lyon and a Ph.D. in Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship at EMLYON business School. Her research examines the consequences of entrepreneurs' cognitive biases on venture performance, with a particular focus on the IPO context.

Asma Fattoum



Assistant professor
Tel:+45 38153581
E-mail: af.ino@cbs.dk
Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics

What is your understanding of entrepreneurship?
Entrepreneurship is a process that starts with turning problems into opportunities, and then exploiting these opportunities by combining required resources, knowledge and people. Opportunity exploitation enables entrepreneurs to realise both economic and social goals.
What characterises an entrepreneur as an individual?
An entrepreneur is a passionate, creative and determined person. It should be noted, however, that several academic studies have shown that entrepreneur’s excessive passion and determination may reflect other cognitive biases such as high locus of control and over-optimism. Such biases may instead be sources of problems for the entrepreneur.
What does this mean for university education, or education more generally?
Being an entrepreneur requires specific skills and knowledge. The role of university education is to provide students with all necessary techniques, methods and tools to be able to orchestrate, plan, manage and effectively combine resources, knowledge and people in order to successfully implement the project. Entrepreneurship education makes students aware of the different stages of the entrepreneurial process and provides guidance on how to overcome obstacles to venture success.
What is the role and function of entrepreneurship for private companies and
for the public sector?

Entrepreneurship represents a fundamental instrument through which private companies and the public sector are able to take advantage of innovative solutions that address emerging opportunities in an efficient way.
In what sense is entrepreneurship important for society?
Entrepreneurship plays an important role for society by providing creative solutions for unmet needs. Entrepreneurship produces economic value, creates jobs and enhanced social welfare through social profit projects. For these reasons, it is important that public regulation encourages entrepreneurship.
To whom do you pass on the baton?

Ester Barinaga


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