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Dr. Holger Patzelt

Dr. Holger Patzelt

Holger is Professor of Business Administration and Entrepreneurship at the TUM School of Management. He conducts research on business ventures, strategic entrepreneurship and startup failure, with a focus on psychological aspects such as cognition and decision-making by entrepreneurs. 

Holger obtained his degree in chemistry from TUM and the University of Karlsruhe. He completed his PhD in molecular biology at the University of Heidelberg. Parallel to this, he completed post-graduate coursework in business administration at the Distance Education University Hagen (Fernuniversität Hagen) and a PhD in business administration from the University of Bamberg. He later served as associate director at the Max Planck Institute of Economics in Jena and completed his postdoctoral teaching qualification (habilitation) at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel. He has conducted research at ETH Zurich and the Leeds Business School of the University of Colorado in Boulder, USA. Prof. Patzelt joined TUM in 2010.

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