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René Mauer holds the Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at ESCP Europe, Berlin campus. He is the academic head of the Executive Master in Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership (EMDIEL), of the MIM specialization in entrepreneurship (Option E) on the Berlin campus, and he also shares the academic lead of U-School, the entrepreneurial leadership certificate programme for executives at ESCP Europe. Prior to joining ESCP Europe he was Assistant Professor at RWTH Aachen, where he worked in the fields of entrepreneurship, start-up and growth management and led the university’s start-up centre. 

His area of expertise is entrepreneurial decision-making in venture and corporate contexts. In practice projects he has been working together with SMEs and larger companies such as BASF, BMW, Deutsche Post DHL or P&G. René has worked for 3M, in start-ups and in management consulting. He co-owns a family business, co-founded a technology-start-up and was involved in a variety of other venture projects, one of which is the expert network Effectuation Intelligence that he is a partner of.

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23 publications

Journal Article

2019

ALSOS, G., T.CLAUSEN, R.MAUER, S.READ, S.SARASVATHY

Effectual exchange: from entrepreneurship to the disciplines and beyond

SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMICS

Journal Article

2019

FURLOTTI, M., K.PODOYNITSYNA, R.MAUER

Means Versus Goals at The Starting Line: Performance and Conditions of Effectiveness of Entrepreneurial Action

JOURNAL OF SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Journal Article

2019

VAN DE SANDT, N., R.MAUER

The Effects of Action-Based Entrepreneurship Education on Ambiguity Tolerance and Entrepreneurial Alertness

JOURNAL OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION, 22(4)

Journal Article

2018

KREER, F., R.MAUER, S.STRESE, M.BRETTEL

On private equity exits of family firms in the German Mittelstand

JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ECONOMICS, 88(3-4), pp. 503–529

Journal Article

2018

MAUER, R., R.WUEBKER, J.SCHLÜTER, M.BRETTEL

Prediction and control: An agent-based simulation of search processes in the entrepreneurial problem space

STRATEGIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP JOURNAL, 12(2), pp. 237-260

Journal Article

2018

WERTHES, D., R.MAUER, M.BRETTEL

Understanding challenges and entrepreneurial self-efficacy during venture creation for entrepreneurs in cultural and creative industries

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SMALL BUSINESS, 33(2), 265-288

Journal Article

2018

FISCHER, D., M.BRETTEL, R.MAUER

The Three Dimensions of Sustainability: A Delicate Balancing Act for Entrepreneurs Made More Complex by Stakeholder Expectations

JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS

Journal Article

2016

KARMANN, T., R.MAUER, T. C.FLATTEN, M.BRETTEL

Entrepreneurial orientation and corruption

JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS, Vol. 133, Issue 2, pp. 223-234 (12 p.)

Journal Article

2016

MAUER, R., D.APPELHOFF, V.COLLEWAERT, M.BRETTEL

The conflict potential of the entrepreneur’s decision-making style in the entrepreneur-investor relationship

INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, 12(2), 601-623

Journal Article

2016

MAUER, R., C.WELTER, R., J.WUEBKER

Bridging Behavioral Models and Theoretical Concepts: Effectuation and Bricolage in the Opportunity Creation Framework

STRATEGIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP JOURNAL, 10(1), 5-20