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CV Professor Kim Klyver (updated Nov 2017)

Personal Data
Kim Klyver. January 26, 1975
University of Southern Denmark, Dep of Entrepreneurship & Relationship Mng., Universitetsparken 1, 6000 Kolding, Denmark. kkl@sam.sdu.dk; +45 6550 1463
2005 PhD (Entrepreneurship), University of Southern Denmark (Nov 4)
1999 Master of Science (Business Administration), University of Southern Denmark
1997 Bachelor (Business Administration), Southern Denmark Business School
Academic Positions
2017 Visiting Scholar (partly), Stockholm School of Economics
2015 Head of Research Group: Organization & Entrepreneurship (approx. 25 academics)
2014 Professor, University of Southern Denmark
2013 Visiting Scholar, Department of Sociology, Stanford University
2013 Visiting Scholar, Queensland University of Technology.
2010 Professor MSO, University of Southern Denmark
2009-2010 Postdoc, Stanford University
2007-2008 Assistant Professor, University of Southern Denmark
2006-2007 Postdoc, Swinburne University of Technology
2002-2005 PhD student, , University of Southern Denmark
Scientific Awards and Honours
2016 Award for excellence: Outstanding Reviewer for Gender in Management: An International Journal in the Emerald Literati Network 2016
2011 Paper selected Emerald Reading ListAssist ‘Gender and Entrepreneurhip’: Klyver, K. & Grant, S. (2010). International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship
2010 Honorable Mention Paper Award: Senderovitz, M., Klyver, K., Steffens, P. & Davidsson, P. (2010). AGSE Conference.
2008 Scancor Postdoctoral Fellowship Award (Stanford University)
2008 Emerald LiteratiNetwork 2008 Highly Commended Award: K Klyver (2007). International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research
2007 Emerald LiteratiNetwork 2007 Highly Commended Award: Christensen & Klyver (2006). Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development
Keynotes (selective)
2012: International Entrepreneurship Autumn School, University of Évora, Portugal
2010: BIARI Conference, Brown University, U.S.
2008: AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
2008: RENT, University of Cardiff, Wales
2007: AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Invited sponsored talks (selective)
2017: RMIT, Australia
2016: Stockholm School of Economic, Sweden
2015: Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
2014: Vrije Universiteit, the Netherlands
2014: Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
2013: Stanford University, U.S.
2012: EU Commission/Chinese Government, Beijing, China.
2012: OECD and EU Commission Entrepreneurship Expert Meeting, Brussels.
2012: Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
2012: Victoria University, Australia.
2009: Stanford University, U.S.
2007: University of Adelaide, Australia.
2003: Jönköping International Business School, Sweden.
2003: Vrije Universiteit, the Netherlands.
Phd supervision
Martin Senderovitz (2012), Pia Schou Nielsen (2013), Mette Søgaard Nielsen (2014), Maryam Cheraghi (2017), Jakob Schlichter (in process).
PhD committees
Dhafar Al-Shanfari, Deakin University, Australia; Sabine Müller, Aarhus University, Denmark; Huanmei Li, University of Adelaide, Australia; Ian Alexander, Copenhagen University; No Name, Aarhus University.
PhD courses
Publish & Perish (2013-2016); Classic & Contemporary Entrepreneurship Theory (2015-), Responsible Research Conduct (2016-)
Principal Investigator (Selective)
1. Career change and social networks – the importance of instrumental and emotional support. Danish Council for independent research, Social Science. (DKK 3.400.000)
2. Career decisions and social support: Social Science (DKK 220.000)
3. Entrepreneurial networks hampering mechanisms, Social Science (DKK 172.000).
4. Designing local entrepreneurship policy. Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation (DKK 1.900.000).
5. Panel studie af spirende danske iværksættere, Brødrene Hartmanns Fond (DKK 135.000)
6. Visiting Scholar, Villum fonden (DKK 319.000)
7. Exploring the multi-level phenomenon of nascent entrepreneurship. The Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education - International Network Programme (DKK 240.000)
Memberships (selective)
1. Expert member of OECD and European Commission group: Self-employment (2012-13)
2. ECSB Country Vice President (2008-)
3. Member of Faculty of Social Science’s PhD Committee (elected) (2011-)
4. Member of Faculty of Social Science’s Academic Council (elected) (2012-)
5. Member of DR’s Economic Expert Panel (2010-2014)
Editorial work
1. Editorial board: International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship (2017), Journal of Small Business Management (2012-), International Small Business Journal (2017-), Gender in Management – An International Journal (2010-) and Entrepreneurship & Regional Development (2013-2015).
2. Ad hoc reviewer for many journals including, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Small Business Economics, Social Psychology Quarterly, etc.
3. Norway’s National Research Council 2012 +2014; Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research 2013
4. Co-editor of “Handbook of New Venture Creation Research”, Edward Elgar.
Activities (selective)
1. Member of BFI committee (group 25)
2. Organizing committee ACERE Conference
3. Member of Innovation Committee (Vejle Municipality)
4. Organizing committee: Nordic Small Business Conference (2010-)
5. Organizer: 16th Nordic Conference on Small Business Research (80 participants from 18 countries).
6. Co-PI: Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, Australia (2006)
Co-authors (selective)
Benson Honig (McMaster Univesity)
Patricia Thornton (Texas A&M University)
Paul Steffens (University of Adelaide)
Siri Terjesen (American University)
Mark Schenkel (Belmont University)
Gerrit Rooks (Eindhoven University of Technology)
Dennis Foley (Newcastle University)
Theresa Treffers (Private University Seeburg Castle)
Marilyn Ang Uy (Nanyang Technological University)
Pekka Stenholm (Univerity of Turku)
Yi Jiang (ECSB Europe)
Erno Tornikoski (Grenoble Ecole de Management)
Scientific Focus Area
Entrepreneurship; nascent entrepreneurhip/startups; entrepreneurial networks; network agency; social and human capital, entrepreneurial cognition, context

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Research Output 2002 2019

43 Downloads (Pure)

Collective Efficacy: Linking Paternalistic Leadership to Organizational Commitment

Chen, Y., Zhou, X. & Klyver, K., Oct 2019, In : Journal of Business Ethics. 159, 2, p. 587-603

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Collective efficacy
Organizational commitment
Organizational Commitment
Team cohesion

Det følelsesladede aspekt af råd til iværksættere

Nielsen, M. S. & Klyver, K., 31. Jan 2019, Det gode råd. Freytag, P. V., Klyver, K. & Storvang, P. (eds.). Syddansk Universitetsforlag, p. 105-111 (CESFO Årsrapport; No. XXVII, Vol. 2018).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Open Access
147 Downloads (Pure)

Feel the commitment: From situational emotional information to venture goal commitment

Treffers, T., Klyver, K., Nielsen, M. S. & Uy, M. A., 1. May 2019, In : International Small Business Journal. 37, 3, p. 215-240

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Goal commitment

Life-course and entry to entrepreneurship: embedded in gender and gender-egalitarianism

Cheraghi, M., Wickstrøm, K. A. & Klyver, K., 15. Mar 2019, In : Entrepreneurship & Regional Development. 31, 3-4, p. 242-258

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Life course
Global Entrepreneurship Monitor

Who is more likely to walk the talk? The symbolic management of entrepreneurial intentions by gender and work status

Thornton, P. H. & Klyver, K., Jan 2019, In : Innovation: Management, Policy and Practice. 21, 1, p. 102-127

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Gender and work
Entrepreneurial intention
New business

Activities 2000 2019

Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management (Organisational unit)

Kim Klyver (Member)
30. Apr 2019

Activity: MembershipMembership of review committee

Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference (ACERE)

Kim Klyver (Organizer)
5. Feb 20198. Feb 2019

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses or seminars

ESU Network on entrepreneurship (External organisation)

Kim Klyver (Member)
1. Jan 2019 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership of commitees, commissions, boards, councils, associations, organisations, or similar

Research Seminar: Examining grit as catalyst in accelerating emerging ventures w/Scott Gordon

Kim Klyver (Organizer)
27. Nov 2018

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses or seminars

Scott Gordon

Kim Klyver (Host)
26. Nov 201827. Nov 2018

Activity: Hosting a guest lecturer

Projects 2009 2020


Paper selected Emerald Reading ListAssist

Kim Klyver (Recipient), 1. Jan 2011

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Paper selected Emerald Reading ListAssist

Kim Klyver (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions


Honorable Mention Paper Award

Kim Klyver (Recipient), 5. Feb 2010

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Honorable Mention Paper Award

Kim Klyver (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

honors and awards

Teaching & Supervision

Network, resources and entrepreneurship strategy

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Course: Teaching

Internationalization and growth

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Course: Teaching

Bi-vejleder på masterprojekt

Kim Klyver &


Course: Supervision

Intra- og Entreprenørskab

Majbritt Rostgaard Evald


Course: Teaching

Ph.d. Supervisor

Kim Klyver

15/08/2010 → …

Course: Supervision