PhD defence: Stefan Kirkegaard Sløk-Madsen

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Stefan Kirkegaard Sløk-Madsen has submitted his thesis entitled: Entrepreneurial Judgment and Commercialization

Mandag, 27 maj, 2019 - 14:00 to 16:00

In this thesis is explored research questions concerning commercialization and entrepreneurial choices. For this purpose, the thesis considers entrepreneurship as the exercise of judgment under uncertainty. This view of entrepreneurship is investigated explicitly in the context of firm-based commercialization. The thesis outlines the theoretical implications of this view as well as the state of commercialization research within management science. From here, the thesis empirically engages maritime offshore service firms to investigate the heuristics of commercial entrepreneurial judgments in resource-scarce but information rich environments and the optimal capability investment for value capture in complex and highly uncertain derived-demand markets. The thesis also proposes a middle-range theory to explain under which conditions entrepreneurs might judge nonmarket commercialization superior to market commercialization for the attainment of their desires.

Primary Supervisor:
Associate Professor Henrik Sornn-Friese
Department of Strategy and Innovation 
Copenhagen Business School

Secondary Supervisors:
Professor Thomas Ritter
Department of Strategy and Innovation
Copenhagen Business School

Assessment Committee:
Professor MSO Mark Lorenzen  (Chair)
Department of Strategy and Innovation
Copenhagen Business School

Professor Peter Klein
Hankamer School of Business
Baylor University

Professor Siri Ann Terjesen 
Kogod School of Business
American University, Washington DC 

The thesis will be available here

The PhD School of Economics and Management will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence in the area outside the defence room.

Organised by: The PhD School of Economics and Management
Date: 27 May 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
LocationCopenhagen Business School, Kilevej 14A (Ks48), 2000 Frederiksberg

Sidst opdateret: Communications // 02/09/2020