Frank Janssen is the holder of the Brederode Chair in Entrepreneurship at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Belgium, where he also is the President for the Louvain School of Management Research Institute and the academic coordinator of the interdisciplinary program in entrepreneurship (CPME). He has taught entrepreneurship at UCL, HEC Paris (France) and EDHEC Business School (France) and has been a short-term visiting professor in American, African, Asian and European universities. He has received international teaching and research awards. He has an extended experience in the private sector and has worked as an expert for public and private organizations, both national and international.
Dr. Janssen holds a Master’s degree in Law (UCL), a Master’s degree in Economics (UCL), a MBA (Western Carolina University, USA) and a PhD in Business Administration (Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France).
He is a member of the Centre for Research on Entrepreneurial Change and Innovative Strategies (CRECIS, UCL), of the Institut de Recherche sur les PME (Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada), of the Board of the International French-speaking Research Association on SMEs and Entrepreneurship (AIREPME), of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship faculty group of the Community of European Management Schools (CEMS). He is Associated Editor of the Revue Internationale P.M.E. (leading French-speaking academic journal on SMEs and Entrepreneurship). He is ad-hoc reviewer for numerous international journals and has been a member of the scientific committees of many conferences.
His research interests and recent publications are in the fields of firm growth, corporate governance in SMEs, social entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial motivations, entrepreneurship and regulation, research methods in entrepreneurship, as well as entrepreneurial pedagogy. He has edited, authored and co-authored books, book chapters, scientific and professional articles on these topics.