Dr. Emiel Eijdenberg is an Associate Professor. He was the Singapore Director of the Centre for International Trade and Business in Asia (CITBA) from 2022 to 2024. In his role of Singapore Director of CITBA, he led a range of academia-industry connected consultancy projects, data collection assignments, as well as interactive lectures, seminars, webinars, workshops and events including the flagship international SEIGOP Conference (Singapore, March 2023). Dr. Eijdenberg’s research interests are about entrepreneurship and tourism in emerging countries, especially in the Tropics. 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 ACERE, AOM, ANZAM, EGOS, ESU, EURAM, ICSB, ISBE and RENT.

For research and consulting projects, dr. Eijdenberg has secured in collaboration with others more than € 550,000 in funding from multiple organisations such as the Dutch organisation of internationalisation in education (NUFFIC), Volkswagen Foundation and World Wide Fund for Nature. Recently (2023), he has also been involved in projects with the Australian Chamber of Commerce, Singapore (AusCham), and Mandai. In all of these projects, dr. Eijdenberg is involved as an expert for and coordinator of short and long-term assignments in the tropical regions of 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)
  • 2024 to present - Associate Professor, Business, James Cook University (Singapore)
  • 2022 to present - Visiting Fellow, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
  • 2022 to 2024 - Singapore Director of CITBA, James Cook University (Singapore)
  • 2019 to 2023 - Senior Lecturer, Business, James Cook University (Singapore)
  • 2016 to 2019 - Postdoctoral researcher, University of Hohenheim (Germany)
  • 2011 to 2016 - PhD researcher, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Research Disciplines
  • 2023 - Quarterly Employee Recognition Award. James Cook University, Singapore.
  • 2023 - Teaching Excellence Award. James Cook University, Singapore.
  • 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 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 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 book chapters in the one calendar year in edited works from quality publishers with ISBN recognition."
  • 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."
  • 2018 - Best Teacher Award. University of Honenheim, Germany. “BSc - Profilseminar zur Marktorientierten Unternehmensführung”.
  • 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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  • Customer citizenship behavior (CCB), customer switching intention and the mediating role of customer engagement in hotel corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. A case study in Phu Quoc hotels (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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