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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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Academic Articles

2021

DRAGON JIANG, Y., C. STRAUB , K. KLYVER, R. MAUER

New Venture Ideation Under Radical Change – Aligned Cognition and Reliance on Recency

JOURNAL OF BUSINESS VENTURING, Vol. 36, Issue 5

Academic Articles

2020

SZAMBELAN, S., Y. DRAGON JIANG, R. MAUER

Breaking through innovation barriers: linking effectuation orientation to innovation performance

EUROPEAN MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, 38(3), 425-434

Academic Articles

2020

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

Effectual exchange: from entrepreneurship to the disciplines and beyond

SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMICS, 54 (3), 605-619

Academic Articles

2020

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, 58 (2), 333–361

Academic Articles

2020

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, 163 (1), 87–106

Academic Articles

2020

SCHOSS, S., D. URBIG, M. BRETTEL, R. MAUER

Deep-level diversity in entrepreneurial teams and the mediating role of conflicts on team efficacy and satisfaction

INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND MANAGEMENT JOURNAL

ESCP Impact Papers

2020

KUPP, M., R.MAUER

Building uncertainty competence: Applying the entrepreneurial method

ESCP Impact Papers, 2020-13-EN

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Media

2020

KUPP, M., R. MAUER

To create value in the COVID-19 era, set aside standard risk management

LSE Business Review

Academic Articles

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)

Other Intellectual Contributions

2019

MEISTER, A., R.MAUER

Understanding refugee entrepreneurship incubation - an embeddedness perspective

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENTREPRENEURIAL BEHAVIOUR AND RESEARCH, Vol. 24 No. 5, 1065-1092