Torben Bager

Ph.D. (Sociology); Ph.D. (Business Economics)

  • Universitetsparken 1

    6000 Kolding

    Denmark

19942019

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Research areas

Research interests fall into four areas:

• organisation theory and management
• entrepreneurship and firm growth
• entrepreneurship policy 
• entrepreneurship education

Curriculum

CURRICULUM VITAE

TORBEN BAGER
 

Personal information:
Business address: University of Southern Denmark, Universitetsparken 1, 6000 Kolding, Denmark Contact info: (+45) 65501391/60111391; e-mail: tob@sdu.dk
Born: April 1, 1950
Nationality: Danish
Foreign languages: English (fluent), German (intermediate), Spanish (intermediate), French (basic)

Positions:

2018- : Professor Emeritus 
1997- : Professor at the University of Southern Denmark, Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management
2010-2016: Director of IDEA Entrepreneurship Centre.
2005-2009: Managing Director of the International Danish Entrepreneurship Academy
2000-2005: Director of the Department of Organization and Management, University of Southern Denmark
1997-2000: Professor of Organization Theory and Management, University of Southern Denmark
1996-1997: Director of the Institute of Social and Industrial Development and Co-director of the Danish Institute of Migration and Ethnic Studies, University Centre of South Jutland
1989-1996: Director of the Institute of Social and Industrial Development, University Centre of South Jutland

Education/academic qualifications:
1996: Dr. Merc. (Post-Doctoral Habilitation in Business Economics), Copenhagen Business School 1983: Ph.D. (Sociology), University of Copenhagen
1976: Mag. Scient. Soc. (M. Sc. Sociology), University of Copenhagen

Research areas:
Organization theory and management
Entrepreneurship and firm growth
Entrepreneurship policy
Entrepreneurship Education

Teaching experience:
Has taught a variety of university courses at BA, MA, MBA and PhD level, particularly in the fields of organization, management and entrepreneurship
Has supervised 15+ PhD students


Publications (selected): 
Bager, T., K. Wickstrøm Jensen and Pia Schou Nielsen (2015): Enrollment of SME managers to growth-oriented training programs, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research.
Bager, T., K. Klyver and Pia Schou Nielsen (2015): Special interests in decision-making in entrepreneurship policy. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development. 
Bager, T. (2011): Entrepreneurship education and new venture creation: A comprehensive approach. In: Handbook of Research on New Venture Creation, ed. by K. Hindle and K. Klyver. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishers, pp. 299-315.
Klyver, K., T. Bager (2012): Entrepreneurship policy as institutionalized and powerful myths. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, 4(4), pp. 409-426
Nielsen, S.L., K. Klyver, M.R. Evald, T. Bager (2012): Entrepreneurship in Theory and Practice, paradoxes in play. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishers, pp. 1-236
Bager, T. (2011): The camp model for entrepreneurship teaching. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 7: 279-296.
Bager, T., H. Ottósson & T. Schott (2010): Intrapreneurs, entrepreneurs and spin off entrepreneurs: Similarities and differences. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business. 10(3): 339-358.
Evald, M.R. & T. Bager (2008): Managing venture team relationships in corporate incubators: A case study of network dynamics and political rivalry in a high-tech incubator. The International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, vol. 4: 349-364. Bager, T. & G. Heldbjerg (2004): Økonomisk sociologi, institutionalisme og historisk erhvervsanalyse. I: Bo Kaspersen, L. & F. Mikkelsen: Økonomisk sociologi – mødet mellem historien og samfundsvidenskaberne (311–354). Forlaget Sociologi.
Bager, T. (2003): Understanding international entrepreneurship through ethnic business: The case of Chinese business networking across the globe. In: New Movements in entrepreneurship, ed. by C. Steyaert & D. Hjort et al. (221-238). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
Bager, T., S. Rezaei (2003): Immigrant businesses in Denmark: Captured in marginal business fields? In: A. Forsander & M. Similä (eds.): Cultural diversity and integration in the Nordic welfare states (149-178). Helsingfors University.
Bager, T., J. Proost (1997): Voluntary regulation and farmers' environmental behaviour in Denmark and the Netherlands. Sociologia Ruralis, 37 (1): 79-96.
Bager, T. (1997): Institutional and organizational change in the European food sector: A meso-level perspective. In: Strategies and structures in the agro-food industries, 3-19 / J. Nilsson, G. van Dijk (eds.). Assen: Van Gorcum.
Bager, T. (1996): Organisations in sectors. Explaining the dissemination of populations of formal organisation in economic sectors: Bridging rational choice and institutional approaches (dissertation, part II). Esbjerg: Sydjysk Universitetsforlag.
Bager, T. (1994): Isomorphic processes and the transformation of cooperatives. Annals of Public and Cooperative Dynamics, 65 (1): 35-57. Bager, T. (1992): Andelsorganisering: en analyse af danske andelsorganisa-tioners udviklingsprocesser (dissertation, part I). Esbjerg: Sydjysk Universitetsforlag.

Research information

Member of the Scientific Committee of ESU (European University Network on Entrepreneurship)

Member of the Danish Global Entrepreneurship Monitor team

Advisory Board member of the PACE program at Aarhus University (Promoting a Culture of Entrepreneurship)

Referee in entrepreneurship journals

Research areas

  • Economics and Business
  • Society, Politics and Law

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Research Output

Knowledge Exchange and Management Research: Barriers and Potentials

Bager, T., 2018, In : European Business Review. 30, 2, p. 169-182

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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    SMV'er på skolebænken

    Schou Nielsen, P., Jensen, K. W. & Bager, T., 2018, De mørke sider af ledelse og drift af mindre virksomheder. Klyver, K., Rind Christensen, P. & Freytag, P. V. (eds.). Kolding: Syddansk Universitetsforlag, p. 25-33 (CESFO rapportserie; No. XXVII, Vol. 2017).

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

    Entrepreneurship in Theory and Practice: Paradoxes in Play

    Nielsen, S. L., Klyver, K., Evald, M. R. & Bager, T., 2017, 2. ed. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. 334 p.

    Research output: Monograph/anthology/thesis/reportMonographResearchpeer-review

    Effekten af projekt Vækst via Ledelse: Efter-analyse udarbejdet for projekt Vækst via Ledelse

    Bager, T. & Heath, D. B., 15. Nov 2016, Kolding: Center for Småvirksomhedsforskning, Syddansk Universitet. 30 p.

    Research output: Monograph/anthology/thesis/reportReportCommunication

    Activities

    EURAM Conference

    Torben Bager (Speaker)

    19. Jun 201822. Jun 2018

    Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

    Strategic Research Council

    Torben Bager (Evaluator)

    Mar 2017

    Activity: Public and private sector consultationPublic sector consultancy

    EIT Health (a large-scale European Health innovation program with 150 partners)

    Torben Bager (Evaluator)

    Jan 2017

    Activity: Public and private sector consultationPublic sector consultancy

    European Business Review (Journal)

    Torben Bager (Peer reviewer)

    2017 → …

    Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewEditor of research journalResearch

    Journal of Small Business Management (Journal)

    Torben Bager (Peer reviewer)

    2017

    Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewEditor of research journalResearch

    Projects

    Vækst Via Ledelse

    Bager, T. & Piihl, J.

    01/01/201231/01/2015

    Project: Research

    IDEA HOUSE

    Bager, T.

    01/02/200631/12/2012

    Project: Research

    IDEA-Syd

    Bager, T.

    01/09/200531/12/2012

    Project: Research

    IDEA

    Bager, T.

    01/09/200431/12/2012

    Project: Research

    Press / Media

    I DAG

    Torben Bager

    01/04/2020

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    rundt i dag

    Torben Bager

    01/04/2020

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    RUNDE FØDSELSDAGE ONSDAG DEN 1. APRIL

    Torben Bager

    01/04/2020

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Politiken vrøvler om Sass Larsen som kapitalens lakaj

    Torben Bager

    24/09/2019

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Prizes

    DSEBs Innovations- og entreprenørskabspris 2016

    Bager, Torben (Recipient), Nov 2016

    Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

    Teaching & Supervision

    Idea Generation

    Suna Løwe Nielsen & Pia Storvang

    01/09/201431/01/2018

    Course: Teaching

    Forandringsledelse

    Marianne Storgaard & Torben Bager

    01/09/201531/01/2018

    Course: Teaching

    Internationalization and growth

    Kim Klyver

    01/09/201431/01/2018

    Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching