Professor Matthias Fink

Professor for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Business, management, leadership and law

Matthias Fink is a professor for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Institute for International Management Practice and head of the Institute for Innovation at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria.

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Before, he was professor for International Small Business Management and Innovation at Leuphana University Lüneburg Germany and head of the Research Institute for Liberal Professions at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria. Matthias holds a Ph.D. and a postdoctoral qualification (Habilitation) from WU Vienna University of Economics and Business. He was visiting professor at several universities e.g. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain and University of Twente, The Netherlands.

In research, his focus is on small business management and inter-firm relations. His current interests include entrepreneurship as a driver of change in regional contexts, entrepreneurial finance and ethical issues in business research. In his research designs, Matthias combines quantitative and qualitative methods. In total, Matthias has attracted external research funding well over 1 million GBP. His research was published in journals such as Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, British Journal of Management, Journal of Banking and Finance, International Small Business Journal and Entrepreneurship & Regional Development. Additionally, he has published three monographs and two edited volumes.

Selected recent publications

Kautonen, T., M. van Gelderen and M. Fink (2013). Robustness of the theory of planned behaviour in predicting entrepreneurial intentions and actions. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (ABS 4*)

Lundström, A., Vikström, P., Fink, M., Crijns, H., Glodek, P., Storey, D. and Kroksgård, A.: International Comparisons of the Costs and Coverage of SME and Entrepreneurship Policy: Sweden, Poland, Austria, UK and the Flanders Region of Belgium. Entrepreneurship, Theory & Practice (accepted for publication).

Fink, M., Lang, R. & Harms, R. (2013): Local responses to global technological change. Contrasting restructuring practices in two rural communities in Austria. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 80: 243-252.

Moro, A. & Fink, M. (2013): Loan managers' trust and credit access for SMEs. Journal of Banking and Finance 37: 927-936.

Kautonen, T., Moro, A. and Fink, M. (2012): How Do Banks Assess Entrepreneurial Competence? The Role of Voluntary Information Disclosure. International Small Business Journal (accepted for publication).