World-renowned researcher and professor, Dr. Erik Stam has amassed extensive knowledge pertaining to the role of entrepreneurship and innovation in economic development. He currently serves as the Chair of Strategy Organizations and Entrepreneurship at Utrecht University. Dr. Stam is also the Cofounder and Academic Director of the Utrecht Center for Entrepreneurship. Dr. Stam obtained a PhD in Economics and Geography from Utrecht University. Previously, he has held research fellowships at Erasmus University Rotterdam and the University of Cambridge.