dr. L. (Laura) Rosendahl Huber

Laura Rosendahl Huber
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Associate Member ERIM
Field: Strategy & Entrepreneurship
Affiliated since 2019

Laura Rosendahl Huber is an Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship at the Department of Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).

Her research focuses on two interrelated themes. First, she examines how the development and formation of human capital at the individual and team level influence entrepreneurial decision making and performance. Thereby, she focuses on the empirical analysis of entrepreneurship training, entrepreneurial teams, and the evaluation of policies aimed at fostering entrepreneurship and innovation. In her second line of research, Laura examines how differences in personal characteristics might affect strategic decision making. To this end, she compares strategic decision makers along two different dimensions: male vs. female and entrepreneurs vs. managers. One of her key interests is gaining a better understanding of the gender inequality among entrepreneurs. In her work, she aims to tease out the underlying mechanisms and identify potential factors that could mitigate gender differences in entrepreneurship and encourage more women to become entrepreneur. Most of Laura’s work is based on field experiments. This method is becoming increasingly popular in the fields of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Strategy and is often referred to as the gold standard.

Laura Rosendahl Huber’s work has been published in the Journal of Business Venturing, Research Policy, European Economic Review, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organizations and Labour Economics. Her paper “Yes, I can! - A Field Experiment on Female Role Model Effects in Entrepreneurship” has been awarded Best Empirical Paper Award of the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management Conference in 2018 and Best Paper Award at the Diana International Research Conference in 2019. She has served as an ad-hoc reviewer for several high-profile academic journals such as Management Science, Journal of Business Venturing, Research Policy, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Small Business Economics, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Labour Economics, and Journal of Human Resources.

Laura Rosendahl Huber teaches courses on Entrepreneurship and Economics in the Bachelor Business Administration at the Rotterdam School of Management. She is also frequently asked as a guest lecturer on field experiments by other institutions.

Laura Rosendahl Huber holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Amsterdam. Before joining RSM, she worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich (Germany). In spring 2019, she was a Visiting Fellow at the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard (USA).


  • Academic (5)
    • Kleine, M., Heite, J., & Huber, L. R. (2022). Subsidized R&D collaboration: The causal effect of innovation vouchers on innovation outcomes. Research Policy, 51(6), Article 104515. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2022.104515

    • Rosendahl Huber, L., Sloof, R., Van Praag, M., & Parker, S. C. (2020). Diverse cognitive skills and team performance: A field experiment based on an entrepreneurship education program. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 177, 569-588. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2020.06.030

    • Nagel, H., Rosendahl Huber, L., Van Praag, M., & Goslinga, S. (2019). The effect of a tax training program on tax compliance and business outcomes of starting entrepreneurs: Evidence from a field experiment. Journal of Business Venturing, 34(2), 261-283. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2018.10.006

    • Huber, L. R., Sloof, R., & Van Praag, M. (2017). The effect of incentives on sustainable behavior: evidence from a field experiment. Labour Economics, 45, 92-106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.labeco.2016.11.012

    • Huber, L. R., Sloof, R., & Van Praag, M. (2014). The effect of early entrepreneurship education: Evidence from a field experiment. European Economic Review, 72, 76-97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euroecorev.2014.09.002

  • Academic (3)
    • Bechthold, L. A., & Huber, L. R. (2020). Peer effects in entrepreneurship education - Field experimental evidence on the role of emotional intelligence in teams. Paper presented at 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management 2020: Understanding the Inclusive Organization, AoM 2020, Virtual, Online. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2020.190

    • Streicher, M., Huber, L. R., Moberg, K., Jørgensen, C., & Redford, D. T. (2019). Filling in the blanks? The impact of entrepreneurship education on european high school students. Paper presented at 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management 2019: Understanding the Inclusive Organization, AoM 2019, Boston, United States. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2019.168

    • Bechthold, L. A., & Huber, L. R. (2018). Yes, I can! – A field experiment on female role model effects in entrepreneurship. Paper presented at 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2018, Chicago, United States. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2018.209


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