Dr. Emiel Eijdenberg is a Senior Lecturer and the Singapore Director of the Centre for International Trade and Business in Asia (CITBA). In addition, dr. Eijdenberg is a Visiting Fellow at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Dr. Eijdenberg’s research interests are about entrepreneurs(hip) in emerging countries. Dr. Eijdenberg is particularly interested in the personal attributes of entrepreneurs and how these attributes are related to the sustainable growth of their businesses. Dr. Eijdenberg’s work has been presented at international management conferences such as AoM, ANZAM, EGOS, ESU, EURAM, ICSB and RENT.

For research and consulting projects, dr. Eijdenberg has secured in collaboration with others close to € 500,000 in funding from multiple organisations such as the Dutch organisation of internationalisation in education (NUFFIC), Volkswagen Foundation and World Wide Fund for Nature. In these projects, dr. Eijdenberg is involved as an expert for short and long-term assignments in sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and Southeast Asia.

  • BU3102: Multidisciplinary Project (Level 3; SIN)
  • CP3102: Multidisciplinary Project (Level 3; SIN)
  • LB5133: Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship (Level 5; SIN)
  • 2022 to present - Visiting Fellow, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
  • 2016 to 2019 - Postdoctoral researcher, University of Hohenheim (Germany)
  • 2011 to 2016 - PhD researcher, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
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Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2022 - Professional Engagement Excellence Award. James Cook University, Singapore.
  • 2015 to 2022 - Most Cited Article, Journal of Enterprising Culture. "Eijdenberg, E.L. & Masurel, E. (2013). Entrepreneurial motivation in a least developed country: Push factors and pull factors among MSEs in Uganda. Journal of Enterprising Culture, 21(1), 19-43."
  • 2020 - Research Recognition Award. James Cook University, Singapore. "In recognition of one A* or A rated or equivalent research paper in the relevant calendar year."
  • 2020 - Research Recognition Award. James Cook University, Singapore. "In recognition of 3 or more publications in the one calendar year in journals which are rated as B or C by the Australian Business Deans Council or equivalent discipline quality criteria."
  • 2020 - Research Recognition Award. James Cook University, Singapore. "In recognition of 3 or more book chapters in the one calendar year in edited works from quality publishers with ISBN recognition."
  • 2018 - Best Teacher Award. University of Honenheim, Germany. “BSc - Profilseminar zur Marktorientierten Unternehmensführung”.
  • 2018 - Emerald Literati Awards 2018, Highly Commended Paper. "Eijdenberg, E.L., Paas, L.J., & Masurel, E. (2017). Decision-making and small business growth in Burundi. Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies, 9(1), 35-64."
  • 2023 - Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Reference # PR256851, United Kingdom Professional Standards Framework.
  • 2022 - Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA), Reference # PR245893, United Kingdom Professional Standards Framework.

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