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Prof. Dr. Christian Fisch

Christian Fisch

Associate professor in Business Economics and Entrepreneurship

Department Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and New Technology
Postal Address Campus Kirchberg, Université du Luxembourg
6, rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi
L-1359 Luxembourg
Campus Office L 117A
Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 4651

Christian Fisch is Associate Professor for Business Economics and Entrepreneurship with a focus on the space sector at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability, and Trust (SnT), University of Luxembourg.

Prof. Fisch received a Master’s degree in business administration from Trier University (DE) in 2012. After that, he received a Ph.D. degree from the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) at Erasmus University Rotterdam (NL) in 2016. He received his habilitation from Trier University in 2020 for the thesis “Essays on new and established types of entrepreneurial finance” and joined SnT in February 2022.

As head of SnT’s research group for Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and New Technology (EINT), Prof. Fisch's research focuses on entrepreneurship and innovation management and his research topics are diverse. In the area of entrepreneurship, his research focuses on the financing, growth, success, and failure of start-up companies, the creation and development of young technology companies, digital transformation, sustainable entrepreneurship, and space entrepreneurship. In the area of innovation, he assesses intellectual property (e.g., patents and trademarks), innovation strategy, sustainable innovation, and innovation in the space sector. His research is predominantly quantitative-empirical and I am particularly interested in interdisciplinary research projects that combine innovative data and analytical methods.

Prof. Fisch's research was published in the leading journals in entrepreneurship and innovation research (e.g., Journal of Business Venturing, Research Policy). He regularly participates in international conferences and cooperates with researchers from all over the world. Moreover, he strives to create impactful research and his research has received worldwide press coverage.

He has extensive teaching experience in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation management, strategy, space, and quantitative-empirical methods. He has taught courses in undergraduate, graduate, and MBA programs at public and private universities in Germany, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. He gained much of his teaching experience at Trier University, where his courses won several teaching awards. Currently, he is deeply involved in the SnT's Interdisciplinary Space Master (ISM), in which he teaches courses on space business and space entrepreneurship.

Besides, Prof. Fisch is passionate about entrepreneurship and he actively promotes the creation and development of start-ups and spin-offs. He also possesses own entrepreneurship experience, which gathered from founding and managing a consulting firm that specializes in start-ups and SMEs.

Last updated on: Monday, 14 February 2022

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See detailCOVID-19 and the global venture capital landscape
Bellavitis, Cristiano; Fisch, Christian; McNaughton, Rod

in Small Business Economics (in press)

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See detailReplication studies in top management journals: an empirical investigation of prevalence, types, outcomes, and impact
Block, Jörn; Fisch, Christian; Kanwal, Narmeen; Lorenzen, Solvej; Schulze, Anna

in Management Review Quarterly (in press)

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See detailThe CEO beauty premium: Founder CEO attractiveness and firm valuation in initial coin offerings
Colombo, Massimo; Fisch, Christian; Momtaz, Paul; Vismara, Silvio

in Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal (in press)

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See detailDoes blockchain technology democratize entrepreneurial finance? An empirical comparison of ICOs, venture capital, and REITs
Fisch, Christian; Meoli, Michele; Vismara, Silvio

in Economics of Innovation and New Technology (in press)

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See detailHistorical institutional differences and entrepreneurship: socialist legacy in Vietnam
Fisch, Christian; Wyrwich, Michael; Nguyen, Thi Lanh; Block, Jörn

in International Review of Entrepreneurship (in press)

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See detailThe determinants of bootstrap financing in crises: evidence from entrepreneurial ventures in the COVID-19 pandemic
Block, Jörn; Fisch, Christian; Hirschmann, Mirko

in Small Business Economics (2022), 58(2), 867-885

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See detailTrademarks as an indicator of regional innovation: evidence from Japanese prefectures
Block, Jörn; Fisch, Christian; Ikeuchi, Kenta; Kato, Masatoshi

in Regional Studies (2022), 22(2), 190-209

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See detailBeyond the bubble: will NFTs and digital proof of ownership empower creative industry entrepreneurs
Chalmers, Dominic; Fisch, Christian; Matthews, Russell; Quinn, William; Recker, Jan

in Journal of Business Venturing Insights (2022), 17

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See detailVC investors’ venture screening: the role of the decision maker’s education and experience
Moritz, Alexandra; Diegel, Walter; Block, Jörn; Fisch, Christian

in Journal of Business Economics (2022), 92(1), 27-63

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See detailRisk of burnout in French entrepreneurs during the COVID-19 crisis
Torrès, Olivier; Benzari, Alexandre; Fisch, Christian; Mukerjee, Jinia; Swalhi, Abdelaziz; Thurik, Roy

in Small Business Economics (2022), 58(2), 717-739

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See detailA comprehensive review of the global development of initial coin offerings (ICOs) and their regulation
Bellavitis, Cristiano; Fisch, Christian; Wiklund, Johan

in Journal of Business Venturing Insights (2021), 15(6), 00213

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See detailWhich criteria matter when impact investors screen social enterprises?
Block, Jörn; Hirschmann, Mirko; Fisch, Christian

in Journal of Corporate Finance (2021), 66

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See detailHow does entrepreneurial failure change an entrepreneur’s digital identity? Evidence from Twitter data
Fisch, Christian; Block, Jörn

in Journal of Business Venturing (2021), 36(1), 106015

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See detailAre behavioral and electrophysiological measures of impulsivity useful for predicting entrepreneurship?
Fisch, Christian; Franken, Ingmar; Thurik, Roy

in Journal of Business Venturing Insights (2021), 16

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See detailMotives and profiles of ICO investors
Fisch, Christian; Masiak, Christian; Vismara, Silvio; Block, Jörn

in Journal of Business Research (2021), 125(3), 564-576

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See detailEditorial comments for the special issue on digital innovation management
Pinkwart, Andreas; Block, Jörn; Proksch, Dorian; Fisch, Christian

in International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management (2021), 18(2), 2002001

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See detailBankruptcy regulation and self-employment entry: the moderating roles of income share, parenthood, and hybrid entrepreneurship
Schulz, Matthias; Schwens, Christian; Fisch, Christian

in Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice (2021), 45(6), 1522-1549

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See detailLearning from invention failure among research organizations: the role of top management team founding experiences and exposure to US culture
Semrau, Thorsten; Fisch, Christian; Klingbeil, Caren

in Industry and Innovation (2021), 28(6), 704-724

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See detailHealth perception of French SME owners during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic
Torrès, Olivier; Fisch, Christian; Mukerjee, Jinia; Lasch, Frank; Thurik, Roy

in International Review of Entrepreneurship (2021), 19(2), 151-168

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See detailEight tips and questions for your bibliographic study in business and management research
Block, Jörn; Fisch, Christian

in Management Review Quarterly (2020), 70(3), 307-312

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See detailReligion and entrepreneurship: a map of the field and a bibliometric analysis
Block, Jörn; Fisch, Christian; Rehan, Farooq

in Management Review Quarterly (2020), 70(4), 591-627

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See detailIn which regions do governmental, independent, and corporate venture capital firms invest? An empirical investigation across 402 German regions
Masiak, Christian; Fisch, Christian; Block, Jörn

in Moritz, Alexandra; Block, Jörn; Golla, Stephan; Werner, Arndt (Eds.) Contemporary Developments in Entrepreneurial Finance (2020)

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See detailHow do labor market institutions influence the preference to work in family firms? A multilevel analysis across 40 countries
Block, Jörn; Fisch, Christian; Lau, James; Obschonka, Martin; Presse, André

in Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice (2019), 43(6), 1067-1093

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See detailA personality perspective on business angel syndication
Block, Jörn; Fisch, Christian; Obschonka, Martin; Sandner, Philipp

in Journal of Banking and Finance (2019), 100

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See detailPrivate equity investment criteria: An experimental conjoint analysis of venture capital, business angels, and family offices
Block, Jörn; Fisch, Christian; Vismara, Silvio; Andres, René

in Journal of Corporate Finance (2019), 58

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See detailInitial coin offerings (ICOs) to finance new ventures
Fisch, Christian

in Journal of Business Venturing (2019), 34(1), 1-22

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See detailThe impact of acquisitions on Chinese acquirers' innovation performance: An empirical investigation of 1,545 Chinese acquisitions
Fisch, Christian; Block, Jörn; Sandner, Philipp

in Journal of Business Economics (2019), 89(2), 125-153

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See detailEntrepreneurship in Islamic communities: how do Islamic values and Islamic practices influence entrepreneurship intentions?
Rehan, Farooq; Fisch, Christian; Block, Jörn

in Journal of Enterprising Communities (2019), 13(5), 557-583

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See detailQuantity and quality of jobs by entrepreneurial firms
Block, Jörn; Fisch, Christian; Van Praag, Mirjam

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy (2018), 34(4), 565-583

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See detailSix tips for your (systematic) literature review in business and management research
Fisch, Christian; Block, Jörn

in Management Review Quarterly (2018), 68(2), 103-106

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See detailWhat drives the intellectual property output of high-tech firms? Regional- and firm-level factors
Masiak, Christian; Fisch, Christian; Block, Jörn

in Presse, André; Terzidis, Orestis (Eds.) Technology Entrepreneurship (2018)

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See detailEntrepreneurial personalities in political leadership
Obschonka, Martin; Fisch, Christian

in Small Business Economics (2018), 50(4), 851-869

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See detailThe Schumpeterian entrepreneur: a review of the empirical evidence on the antecedents, behaviour and consequences of innovative entrepreneurship
Block, Jörn; Fisch, Christian; Van Praag, Mirjam

in Industry and Innovation (2017), 24(1), 61-95

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See detailTrademark or patent? The effects of market concentration, customer type, and venture capital financing on start-ups’ initial IP applications
De Vries, Geertjan; Pennings, Enrico; Block, Jörn; Fisch, Christian

in Industry and Innovation (2017), 24(4), 325-345

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See detailThe value of Chinese patents: An empirical investigation of citation lags
Fisch, Christian; Sandner, Philipp; Regner, Lukas

in China Economic Review (2017), 45

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See detailUsing digital footprints in entrepreneurship research: A Twitter-based personality analysis of superstar entrepreneurs and managers
Obschonka, Martin; Fisch, Christian; Boyd, Ryan

in Journal of Business Venturing Insights (2017), 8

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See detailWho prefers working in family firms? An exploratory study of individuals’ organizational preferences across 40 countries
Block, Jörn; Fisch, Christian; Lau, James; Obschonka, Martin; Presse, André

in Journal of Family Business Strategy (2016), 7(2), 65-74

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See detailChinese university patents: quantity, quality, and the role of subsidy programs
Fisch, Christian; Block, Jörn; Sandner, Philipp

in Journal of Technology Transfer (2016), 41(1), 60-84

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See detailSocialist Heritage and Image of Entrepreneurs in Europe: Micro-Level Evidence
Adam-Müller, Axel; Andres, René; Block, Jörn; Fisch, Christian

in Business Administration Review (2015), 75(4), 211-232

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See detailWhy do SMEs file trademarks? Insights from firms in innovative industries
Block, Jörn; Fisch, Christian; Hahn, Alexander; Sandner, Philipp

in Research Policy (2015), 44(10), 1915-1930

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See detailUniversity patenting: a comparison of 300 leading universities worldwide
Fisch, Christian; Hassel, Tobias; Sandner, Philipp; Block, Jörn

in Journal of Technology Transfer (2015), 40(2), 318-345

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See detailTrademark families: characteristics and market values
Block, Jörn; Fisch, Christian; Sandner, Philipp

in Journal of Brand Management (2014), 21(1), 150-170

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See detailTitel: Die Bedeutung des CEO für die Internationalisierung von kleinen und mittleren Unternehmen
Fisch, Christian; Block, Jörn

in Wirtschaftspolitische Blätter (2013), 60(1), 139-153

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