Prof. Dr. Diemo Urbig

Diemo Urbig holds the chair for “Empirical Business and Economics Research and Transformation” at Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany. Diemo holds a Ph.D. in Management Science from Radboud University, The Netherlands.; the thesis titled “Outcome expectancies and the interaction of efficacy and control beliefs: Life, work, and entrepreneurship“ was accepted in 2010. He worked at the Max Planck Institute of Economics in Jena, Antwerp University, University of Wuppertal, Eindhoven University of Technology, and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

His work on cognition and decision making in the context of entrepreneurship and innovation was published, for instance, in the Journal of Management, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship, Theory & Practice, and Research Policy, but also in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). His publications received multiple awards from international and national institutions, including the Academy of Management.

Diemo’s teaching focuses on two topics:

  • Methods: Introduction into Econometric Data Analysis (Bachelor students), Research Methods in Business and Economics (Master students), Causal data Science in Business and economics (Master and Doctoral students)
  • Cognition and decision making:  Psychology of Entrepreneurship and Change (Master students), Individuals in transformation processes (Master students) Behavioral Resource Management (Bachelor students)

Diemo was associate editor for the Small Business Economics Journal (2015-2020) and guest editor for a special issue in the Journal of Business Venturing (2019). He has been on the review board for the Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation (2006-2013, the Academy of Management Perspectives (since 2016), the Journal of Business Venturing (since 2019), the Small Business Economics Journal (since 2020), and Entrepreneurship, Theory & Practice (since 2023).