Our research fellows at the Institute for Development Strategies include scholars, policy makers, and entrepreneurs who are shaping how places perform and identifying what needs to be done to make them better.
We provide a forum for discussion, as well as collaboration on research projects and publications. We invite influential leaders and emerging leaders to join our Institute.
London School of Economics (U.K.), Department of Management
Research interests: Entrepreneurship and economic development, philanthropy and advanced capitalism, knowledge spillovers and entrepreneurship, innovation and technical change, and institutions and incentives
Kogod School of Business: American University, Regional Innovation Chair and Associate Professor (USA)
Research interests: Geographic clusters; disruptive technologies; clean technologies; new venture performance; international entrepreneurship; entrepreneurship in emerging economies, social entrepreneurship
University of Augsburg (Germany), Director of Global Business Management
Research interests: Links between corporate governance in family and entrepreneurial firms, innovation, public policy, education and innovation systems, financial constraints and regional and global competition
University of Augsburg (Germany), Assistant Professor at the Chair of Management and Organization
Research interests: Corporate governance and innovation in family firms, female and immigrant entrepreneurship, public policy
Maha Aly, MBA Aly is a PhD candidate in entrepreneurial psychology at the University of Erfurt. She focuses on research activities in entrepreneurial behavior and mindset, and customer/user-experience design concepts. She is a consultant for nascent entrepreneurs helping them implement lean-startup strategies, design thinking, user-experience design & usability principles, as well as offering them entrepreneurial coaching and emotional education. She was selected by Microsoft Egypt in 2015 and 2016 to mentor fresh graduates for employability and entrepreneurship.
Sebastian Aparicio, M.Sc, M.Phil Aparicio is pursing an International Doctorate in Entrepreneurship & Management (IDEM) at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain. His research interests include: entrepreneurship, institutional Economics, economic growth, economic Development, applied Econometrics, and system dynamics.
Kathrin Bischoff, MScBA Bischoff is a Ph.D. candidate in sustainable entrepreneurship at the University of Wuppertal where she is involved in research and teaching activities in entrepreneurship education, sustainable entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, and stakeholder management.
Farzana Chowdhury, Ph.D. Chowdbury successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation at O'Neill in the summer of 2015. Her research focuses on the impact of corruption on entrepreneurship and social welfare.
Ludvig Levasseur, Ph.D. Ludvig Levasseur serves as a post-doctoral researcher at Oklahoma State University Spears School of Entrepreneurship. His research interests are time perspective, alertness, mixed methods, family business, and venture capital. He received his Ph.D. in Management from PSL-Université Paris-Dauphine.
Hugo Menendez, MPA Menendez graduated from O'Neill with his MPA in May of 2016. During his time at O'Neill, he served as a graduate assistant at the IDS, as well as Director Audretsch’s teaching assistant. He currently serves in the Office of Education Innovation, in the Indianapolis Mayor's Office, as the Financial Performance Analyst. His responsibilities include monitoring and evaluating the financial performance of Mayor-sponsored charter schools.
Jonah M. Otto, MPA Otto is a Research and Teaching Fellow at the Chair of Management and Organization at the University of Augsburg (Germany). His research insterests include the effects of internationalization in higher education, strategic management in economic development, public policy and management.
Christina Theodoraki Theodoraki is a PhD candidate at the University of Montpellier, funded by the Labex Entrepreneurship in the School of Business. Her teaching areas are Management, Business Plan, and Entrepreneurial Support. Her areas of research include entrepreneurial ecosystems, entrepreneurial support, and inter-organizational strategies with a focus on business incubators.