Judith Behrens is Professor of Entrepreneurship at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management. She is Directeur of iCite (The International Centre for Innovation, Technology and Education Studies) and a research fellow of CEBRIG. In her research, Judith Behrens conducts studies in the areas of entrepreneurship, decision making and innovation outcomes. She was a Habilitand at Technische Universität München and a visiting scholar at Kelley School of Business. She did her Ph.D. at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. She studied economics at Universität Witten Herdecke and general management at Stockholm University – School of Business. Before starting in academia, she worked several years in the banking sector at Deutsche Bank AG.


Research gate

  • Directeur at International Centre for Innovation, Technology and Education Studies (iCite).
  • Co-director of the Management of Science Master’s program.
  • Supervisor of PhD students.
  • Program Director for International Field Studies, Innovation track.
  • Chair of the Competence Center for Teaching in Management.
  • Brownbag series with VUB
  • Hiring Committee Chair Strategy, Chair Health Innovation and Society and Chair Non-Profilée
  • Member of Management of Science Master’s program reform group.
  • IPDMC Innovation and Product Development Management Conference, Conference Board & Scientific Committee.
  • Track Chair Corporate Venturing, Entrepreneurship and Business Model Innovation for the Journal of Product Innovation Management Research Forum, PDMA.
  • Member of the Belgium BERG Board.
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Business Planning
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
  • Patzelt, H., Behrens, J., Wolfe, M., & Shepherd, D. (2020): “Perceived project transition support and employees´ assessments of entrepreneurial project performance, Journal of Business Venturing, 35 (1), 1-25.”
  • Behrens, J., & Patzelt, H. (2017): “Incentives, resources, and combinations of innovation radicalness and innovation speed, British Journal of Management, 29 (4), 691-842.”
  •  Behrens, J., & Patzelt, H. (2016): “Corporate entrepreneurship managers’ project terminations: Integrating portfolio-level, individual-level, and firm-level effects, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice”, 40 (4), 815-842.
  •  Behrens, J., Ernst, H., & Shepherd, D. A. (2014): “The decision to exploit an R&D project: Divergent thinking across middle and senior managers, Journal of Product Innovation Management,” 31 (1), 144-158
  • Papers published in international peer-reviewed journals.
  • Editorial review board of Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice and Journal of Product Innovation Management.
  • Editor book Studies in Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Springer.
  • Honorable Mention for 2020 paper in Family Business Review.
  • Best Teacher Award ULB.
  • Johannes B. Ortner-Stiftung, Excellence in Research Award.