Foo Maw Der is an Associate Professor and Acting Head of the Division of Engineering & Technology Management, National University of Singapore. He holds honorary professorships in Jilin University and in Nankai University. He co-founded Startup@Singapore and a lead organizer of MIT’s 50K, now $100K, business plan competition. He is interested in fair and sustainable business practices. To promote these practices, he is on CaseTrust’s Advisory Council, judges the NUS-DBS Social Venture Challenge Asia (organized by NUS Enterprise), serves as faculty associate of the Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy (hosted by NUS Business School), and on the advisory board of the Annual Sustainability, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship Conference (based in the US).
His research uses management concepts to understand entrepreneurial processes in high technology startups and in academic entrepreneurship. Past projects have delved into cognition, teams, and emotions and how these processes impact individual well-being, team functioning, and venture success. More recently he is interested in leadership issues. In particular, how women, especially women in STEM and in startups, can emerge as leaders. This research has appeared in premier journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Business Venturing, Management Science, and Strategic Management Journal.
He serves as an Editor of Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice and Field Editor of the Journal of Business Venturing as well as on the editorial review boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Perspectives, and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. He teaches engineering leadership, management, and technology-based entrepreneurship courses.
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