Department of Strategy and Innovation

Assistant professor
Tenure Track Adjunkt

Room: KIL/14.A-2.93
E-mail: vr.si@cbs.dk

Vera Rocha is Assistant Professor in Economics and Management of Innovation and Entrepreneurship since September 2017. She finished her PhD in Economics in 2014 at University of Porto, and was distinguished with a prize by PricewaterhouseCoopers for the best PhD thesis in Economics and Management in Portugal. Afterwards, she joined the former department of Innovation and Organizational Economics at CBS for a PostDoc in Economics of Entrepreneurship.

Her main research interests include the dynamics of new ventures, strategic human capital, and entrepreneurial careers. She has been studying the antecedents and consequences of entrepreneurship, often using matched employer-employee data for Portugal and Denmark. Vera has also done research on Higher Education topics and International Business. Her work has been published in the Journal of Management Studies, Organizational Research Methods, International Journal of Industrial Organization, International Business Review, Public Administration Review, among other outlets.

At CBS, Vera teaches Entrepreneurship to master students and Applied Econometrics to PhD students.

Primary research areas
  • Entrepreneurship (e.g., new venture creation, startup performance)
  • Labor and Personnel Economics (e.g., occupational transitions; labor mobility; hiring)
  • Applied econometrics
Administrative tasks

Link to this homepage
  • Entrepreneurship (MSc level)
  • Applied Econometrics (PhD level)



Other teaching activities

Selected publications
  • Rocha, V., Carneiro, A., Varum, C., (2018), “Leaving employment to entrepreneurship: The value of coworker mobility in pushed and pulled-driven startups”, Journal of Management Studies, 55(1): 60-85.
  • Rocha, V., van Praag, M., Folta, T., Carneiro, A. (2018), “Endogeneity in strategy-performance analysis: An application to initial human capital strategy and new venture performance”, Organizational Research Methods, doi: 10.1177/1094428118757313.
  • Rocha, V., Carneiro, A., Varum, C., (2015), “Serial entrepreneurship, learning by doing, and self-selection”, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 40, 91-106.
Publications sorted by:
Vera Rocha; Mirjam Van Praag / Mind the Gap : The Role of Gender in Entrepreneurial Career Choice and Social Influence by Founders.
In: Strategic Management Journal, 17.1.2020
Journal article > peer review
Grace W Gu; Samreen Malik; Dario Pozzoli; Vera Rocha / Trade-induced Skill Polarization
In: Economic Inquiry, Vol. 58, No. 1, 1.2020, p. 241-259
Journal article > peer review
Vera Rocha; Mirjam Van Praag; Timothy B. Folta; Anabela Carneiro / Endogeneity in Strategy-Performance Analysis : An Application to Initial Human Capital Strategy and New Venture Performance.
In: Organizational Research Methods, Vol. 22, No. 3, 7.2019, p. 740-764
Journal article > peer review
Vera Rocha; Pedro N. Teixeira; Ricardo Biscaia / Mergers in European Higher Education : Financial Issues and Multiple Rationales.
In: Higher Education Policy, Vol. 32, No. 2, 6.2019, p. 185–202
Journal article > peer review
Vera Rocha; Olenka Kacperczyk / The Impact of Entrepreneurship on Community Integration : Evidence from a Quasi-Natural Experiment.
Paper presented at DRUID19 Conference, 2019
Paper > peer review
Vera Rocha / The Impact of Entrepreneurship on Community Integration : Evidence from a Quasi-natural Experiment.
In: Proceedings of the Seventy-ninth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Guclu Atinc. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2019, p. 918-922 (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Article in proceedings > peer review
Adrián L. Mérida; Vera Rocha / Entrepreneurial Beginning, Happy Ending? Entrepreneurship Upon Graduation and Lifetime Earnings
Paper presented at The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2018, 2018
Paper > peer review
Adrián L. Mérida; Vera Rocha / Entrepreneurship, Experimentation, and Career Dynamics
Paper presented at DRUID18 Conference, 2018
Paper > peer review
Vera Rocha; Anabela Carneiro; Celeste Varum / Leaving Employment to Entrepreneurship : The Value of Co-worker Mobility in Pushed and Pulled-Driven Start-ups.
In: Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 55, No. 1, 2018, p. 60-85
Journal article > peer review
Vera Rocha; Rhett Andrew Brymer / New Venture Pipeline Hiring and its Performance Implications
Paper presented at The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2018, 2018
Paper > peer review
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Academic Interests

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