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Jacqueline Fendt is emeritus professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at ESCP Europe and founder and former Scientific Director of the school’s Chair of Entrepreneurship (now JB Say Institute). She holds bachelors in organization science and business administration (distinction), an MBA from GSBA/Boston University, a Ph.D. in mathematics (cum laude) from Leiden University, Netherlands, a PhD in business administration from JCME Boston/Zurich and a Habilitation in Management Science from Strasbourg University, France. After teenage years as a national swimming champion Jacqueline Fendt founded and managed her first company at age 23 in Malta: a translation and interpretation service. Back in her native Switzerland she then embarked upon a corporate career with executive positions at Ciba-Geigy Basel (now Novartis), Digital Equipment Corporation (now HP) in Zurich and Siber Hegner Group (now DKSH) in Tokyo. In 1994 she was appointed CEO of Swiss Shipping and Neptune Co. Ltd (now Rhenus) in Basel, and radically restructured this mythical but deficitary European inland navigation group. In March 1997 Jacqueline Fendt was appointed by the Swiss Government to head Expo.01, a large once-in-a-generation national exhibition for which she raised several hundred million Euros before leaving the project in a highly mediated political clash. In 1999 she founded and chaired Business Angels Schweiz,www.businessangels.ch), an organization that identifies, finances and coaches promising seed and start-up companies, mainly in bio- and nanotech. From 2001-2004 she was Dean of the Graduate School of Business Administration (www.gsba.ch). Jacqueline also serves on the boards of international companies in the life sciences and transportation industries and is a long-standing expert to the European Commission in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

 

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Journal Article

2018

JONSEN, K., J.FENDT, S.POINT

Convincing Qualitative Research: What Constitutes Persuasive Writing?

ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCH METHODS, 21(1), pp. 30-67

Journal Article

2017

FENDT, J., S.POINT, K.JONSEN

Qualitative Inquiry in Management: Methodological Dilemmas and Concerns in Meta-Analysis

EUROPEAN MANAGEMENT REVIEW, Vol. 14, Issue 2, pp. 185-204

Journal Article

2012

SALVADOR, E., S.BUREAU, J.FENDT

Small firms and the growth stage: can entrepreneurship education programmes be supportive ?

INDUSTRY AND HIGHER EDUCATION, 26, 79-100

Journal Article

2012

BUREAU, S., J.FENDT

La dérive situationniste. Le plus court chemin pour apprendre à entreprendre ?, in : Le management face à la complexité

REVUE FRANCAISE DE GESTION, 223, 181-200

Journal Article

2011

FENDT, J., R.KAMINSKA-LABBE

Relevance and creativity through design-driven action research: Introducing pragmatic adequacy

EUROPEAN MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, Vol. 29, Issue 3, pp.217-233 17 p.

Journal Article

2011

BUREAU, S., J.FENDT

Entrepreneurship in the informal economy: why it matters?

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION, 12, 85–94

Journal Article

2011

BUREAU, S., J.FENDT

Dériver pour apprendre à entreprendre

ENTREPRENDRE ET INNOVER, 3-4, 86-94

Chapter

2010

FENDT, J., S.BUREAU

Small business education in a grande nation : antinomy, opportunity or both ?

In: Handbook of Research in Entrepreneurship Education, Vol. 3: Perspectives International, FAYOL A. Edward Elgar, 86-109

Journal Article

2008

FENDT, J., W.SACHS

Grounded Theory Method in Management Research : Users' Perspectives

ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCH METHODS, vol.11, issue 3, pp 430-455 26 p

Journal Article

2008

KAMINSKA-LABBE, R., W.SACHS, J.FENDT

Producing and Socializing Relevant Management Knowledge: Re-turn to Pragmatism

EUROPEAN BUSINESS REVIEW, Vol. 20, Issue 6, pp. 471-491 21 p.