vrsi

Department of Strategy and Innovation

Vera
Rocha
Associate professor


Room: KIL/14.A-2.93
Tel:
+4538152563
E-mail: vr.si@cbs.dk
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Vera Rocha is Associate Professor in Economics and Management of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Copenhagen Business School (Department of Strategy and Innovation). Before, Vera was an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) at the same Department and a PostDoc in Economics of Entrepreneurship at the former Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics at Copenhagen Business School. She holds a PhD in Economics from University of Porto (Portugal). Her PhD thesis was distinguished by Price Waterhouse Coopers as the best PhD thesis in Economics in Portugal in 2014. Vera’s research is at the intersection of entrepreneurship, strategic human capital, and labor market inequality. Most of her work has been focused on the antecedents, processes, and consequences of entrepreneurial activity. Among other questions, Vera has been studying the determinants of career transitions into entrepreneurship, the causes and implications of hiring strategies as firms emerge and mature, how entrepreneurial activity can affect both individual careers and society at large, and how organizations contribute to expand or reduce labor market inequalities, often using matched employer-employee data for Portugal and Denmark. Vera’s research has been distinguished by several awards and published in highly recognized journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy, Journal of Management Studies, and Organizational Research Methods. Vera is currently the Principal Investigator of a large project funded by Carlsberg Foundation (Denmark) investigating multi-level pathways for integrating marginalized groups in the labor market and broader society. Vera is also co-Principal Investigator in another large project funded by the ROCKWOOL Foundation (Denmark) to study questions related to individual behavior and tax evasion in the digital economy. Vera is Co-Editor-in-Chief at Industry & Innovation and serves in the Editorial Review Board of Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, and Small Business Economics.

Primary research areas
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Human Capital
  • Labor Market Inequality
Links
Link to this homepage
www.cbs.dk/en/staff/vrsi
Courses
  • Entrepreneurship (MSc level)
  • Applied Econometrics (PhD level)

 

Selected publications
  • Merida, A., Rocha, V. (2021) “It’s About Time: The Timing of Entrepreneurial Experience and the Career Dynamics of University Graduates”. Research Policy, 50(1): 104-135.
  • Rocha, V., van Praag, M. (2020) “Mind the gap: The role of gender in entrepreneurial career choice and social influence by founders”, Strategic Management Journal, 41(5): 841-866.
  • Rocha, V., van Praag, M., Folta, T., Carneiro, A. (2019), “Endogeneity in strategy-performance analysis: An application to initial human capital strategy and new venture performance”, Organizational Research Methods, 22(3): 740-764.
  • 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 Studies55(1): 60-85.
Publications sorted by:
2022
Grace Gu; Samreen Malik; Dario Pozzoli; Vera Rocha / Chinese Import Competition, Offshoring and Servitization
In: Economic Inquiry, Vol. 60, No. 2, 4.2022, p. 901-928
Journal article > peer review
Pedro N. Teixeira; Ricardo Biscaia; Vera Rocha / Competition for Funding or Funding for Competition? : Analysing the Dissemination of Performance-based Funding in European Higher Education and its Institutional Effects.
In: International Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 45, No. 2, 2022, p. 94-106
Journal article > peer review
2021
Grace Gu; Samreen Malik; Dario Pozzoli; Vera Rocha / Chinese Import Competition, Offshoring and Servitization
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School [wp] 2021, 39 p. (Working Paper / Department of Economics. Copenhagen Business School, No. 05-2021)
Working paper > peer review
Vera Rocha; Dario Pozzoli / Give it Another Shot : Startup Experience and the Mobilization of Human Resources in New Ventures.
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School [wp] 2021, 49 p. (Working Paper / Department of Economics. Copenhagen Business School, No. 11-2021) (IZA Discussion Paper, No. 14493)
Working paper > peer review
Vera Rocha; Dario Pozzoli / Give it Another Shot : Startup Experience and the Mobilization of Human Capital Resources in New Ventures.
Paper presented at DRUID21 Conference, 2021
Paper > peer review
Rhett Andrew Brymer; Vera Rocha / Hiring in Entrepreneurial Firms : Pre-founding Affiliations & the Origins of Organizational Diversity.
In: Proceedings of the Eighty-first Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Sonia Taneja. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2021, 1 p. (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Adrián L. Mérida; Vera Rocha / It's about Time : The Timing of Entrepreneurial Experience and the Career Dynamics of University Graduates.
In: Research Policy, Vol. 50, No. 1, 1.2021
Journal article > peer review
Grazia D. Santangelo; Vera Rocha; Wolfgang Sofka / Refugee Human Capital and Firm Performance
In: Proceedings of the Eighty-First Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Sonia Taneja. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2021, 1 p. (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Vera Rocha; Dario Pozzoli / Startup Experience and the Mobilization of Human Capital Resources in New Ventures
In: Proceedings of the Eighty-first Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Sonia Taneja. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2021, 1 p. (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Rita Bonvicini; Keld Laursen; Vera Rocha / Which Employees Benefit from Employers' Open Innovation Activities?
Paper presented at DRUID21 Conference, 2021
Paper > peer review
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