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Two Cass academics in the top 100 entrepreneurship professors list 2015

Professor Vangelis Souitaris and Dr Susan Hill both named in the top 100 entrepreneurship professors list for 2015.

Vangelis Souitaris, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Dr Susan Hill, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation were named in the top 100 entrepreneurship professors list for 2015.

Professor Souitaris joined the School in 2004 and became Cass’s youngest full professor in 2006 at age 34. He specialises in behavioural and social aspects of technology entrepreneurship. His behavioural portfolio includes studies on entrepreneurial inspiration, polychronicity, analysis versus intuition, halo effects, and escalation of commitment.

Dr Susan Hill joined Cass in 2013. Dr Hill’s research focuses on innovation and entrepreneurship in large, established firms, and she has received numerous prestigious awards for her research, including the Heizer Award for Outstanding Research in the Field of New Enterprise Development.

Writing about the announcement, Jack Hershman of Hot Topics said, “The goal of entrepreneurial study is to create world-changing companies. Something in no short supply on this list, unicorns have been created under the tutelage of some of these 100 top professors of entrepreneurship. And those featured have unquestionably contributed to the entrepreneurial revolution, teaching entrepreneurship formally to those changing the world.”

The academics on the list have been nominated by the tech executives, entrepreneurs and investors making up the Hot Topics community, and had to meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Have worked within a Tier 1 university or business school
  • Have helped shape the direction of formal entrepreneurship learning globally
  • Have had articles of significant impact around the subject of entrepreneurship published in academic journals
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