dr. M.N. (Magdalena) Cholakova

Assistant Professor
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Associate Member ERIM
Field: Strategy & Entrepreneurship
Affiliated since 2013

Magdalena Cholakova is an Assistant Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship in the Department of Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

The research lines she is currently pursuing include:

  • Effective decision making heuristics under high uncertainty; She studies this topic in the context of angel investing (using verbal protocol analysis techniques) and crowdfunding (using quasi-experimental techniques).

 

  • The role of counterfactual reasoning in successful entrepreneurial idea validation; She studies this topic by using experiments with entrepreneurial and non-entrepreneurial populations, as well as by collecting longitudinal qualitative data from early-stage companies. She also develops conceptual work on the role of different types of entrepreneurial reasoning in the process of early-stage idea validation.

 

  • Microfoundations (cognitive and affective) of institutional complexity; She has studied how individuals with different levels of self-complexity perceive and respond to conflicting institutional logics differently. The work is both conceptual and qualitative.

 

  • Crowdfunding and the role of pecuniary and non pecuniary incentives in investment decisions. Her work here is based on quasi-experimental techniques.

Magdalena holds a PhD in Business Administration and Management from Bocconi University, a MPhil in Organizational Behavior from Trinity College Dublin and a MSc in Statistics from Trinity College Dublin. Her research has been published in the Journal of Management, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practrice Journal, International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior, and the Entrepreneurship Research Journal.

Research Interests: Cognition, Decision Making Heuristics, Knightian Uncertainty; Institutional Complexity, Self and Identity Complexity, Angel Investing, Crowdfunding, Entrepreneurial Reasoning.

Editorial positions (6)

  • Academy of Management Review

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Journal of Business Venturing

    Member Editorial Review Board

  • Journal of Management Studies

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Long Range Planning

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Research Policy

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Journal of Management

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

Organization Memberships (6)

  • Society for Judgment and Decision Making

    Member

  • Academy of Management

    Member

  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology

    Member

  • European Association of Personality Psychology

    Member

  • Strategic Management Society

    Member

  • Entrepreneurship Research Society

    Founding Member

2017
March
21
Research Seminar
As: Contact, Coordinator
2016
May
24
Research Seminar
As: Coordinator, Contact
2016
April
19
2015
March
17
Research Seminar
As: Coordinator, Contact

Address

Visiting address

Office: Mandeville Building T07-48
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands