Michael S. Dahl

DCER Founding member
Professor at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, Department of Management
Professor at Aalborg University (on leave)


Michael S. Dahl (MSD) is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Organizational Behavior at the Department of Management, Aarhus BSSAarhus University, Denmark. He has a PhD (2004) and a MSc in Industrial Economics (1999) both from Aalborg University. Previously, he held visiting scholarships at Carnegie Mellon University, SCANCOR at Stanford University, and Eindhoven Center for Innovation Studies. He has been awarded with the Spar Nord Foundation Research Award 2005, the Tietgen Gold Medal Research Award 2006, the Tuborg Foundation Business Research Award 2001, and the European Management Review Best Paper Award 2009. He is a member of the board of directors of DRUID and serves the Independent Research Council | Social Science by appointment of the Danish Minister of Science.

MSDs research focuses on broad issues related to the organization and performance of new businesses, economic geography, migration, gender and health outcomes. This research has been published in journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Management Science, American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Journal of Urban Economics, Research Policy and European Management Review.

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