Frank Lasch

Frank Lasch
Montpellier Business School · Entrepreneurship & Strategy

PhD

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Introduction
Dr. Frank Lasch is Full Professor in Entrepreneurship at Montpellier Business School where he chairs the scientific committee. His research interests are regional/international entrepreneurship, micro-firms, coopetition, antecedents/outcomes of entrepreneurship, entry modes of entrepreneurship, and copreneurship are published in ETP, ICC, SBE, ISBJ, ERD, etc. He currently serves as consulting editor for International Small Business Journal.
Additional affiliations
September 2002 - present
Montpellier Business School
Position
  • Associate Dean of Research
Description
  • Coordinator of the chair Entrepreneurship & Innovation (Labex) and the IECER Conference Research. Major topics of research are the regional entrepreneurship, new venture outcomes and performance, ICT entrepreneurship, and entrepreneur typologies.
September 2002 - present
Montpellier Business School
Position
  • Professor (Full)
Description
  • Master courses in International Entrepreneurship, research methodology, etc.
Education
October 1997 - June 2002
Universität Regensburg & University of Montpellier
Field of study
  • Entrepreneurship
September 1992 - September 1996
Universität Heidelberg
Field of study
  • Economic Geography

Publications

Publications (56)
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Ce rapport marque le retour de la France au sein du Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM). Le LabEx Entreprendre a été retenu pour mener les études annuelles sur l’activité entrepreneuriale auprès de la population française de 18 à 64 ans (Étude APS) et sur l’écosystème entrepreneurial auprès d’un panel d’experts (Étude NES). Ces deux études réalis...
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Les fusions sont des phénomènes complexes avec des résultats souvent décevants et difficilement explicables. Cette recherche étudie un processus d’intégration post-fusion sous le prisme de la pensée complexe. L’objectif est de comprendre comment des phénomènes dialogiques et des réponses des acteurs émergent et interagissent. Les résultats montrent...
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Businesses run by romantic couples—couple businesses—are an important social and economic phenomenon. These businesses are widespread and represent a distinct form of business; they can be large corporations or home-based businesses, they can make large or small revenues, and the couples running them can have high or low levels of education. Schola...
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Business takeovers and new venture start-ups are two important and distinct entry modes of entrepreneurship. They differ from resource-based and organizational ecology perspectives. We compare firm survival patterns and determinants associated with the two entry modes. From two large French datasets, we find that business takeovers have a higher su...
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Product innovations result frequently from inter-firm cooperation, rather than being developed in “isolation” from single firms. The question is not whether or not companies have to collaborate for innovation, but who is the best partner for innovation. Two opposite points of view exist in past research. In the first, competitors cannot be good par...
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Our paper investigates how the type of work experience from prior paid employment influences the entrepreneurship entry mode. We distinguish between two distinct entry modes: business takeover and new venture start-up. Using a large and rich French data set, we find that small firm experience increases the likelihood for business takeovers, whereas...
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Research on coopetition – the simultaneous occurrence of competition and cooperation among firms – is usually limited to the realm of large firms. While some research has examined the motives and outcomes of coopetition among small- and medium-sized business, little is known about how coopetition is managed among micro-firms. The French wine sector...
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We focus on the information and communication technology sector to verify links between founder profiles and outcomes. Using logistic regressions, this paper aims to detect differences among a pre-identified four-group typology of entrepreneurs. We find that these profiles differ strongly in terms of survival and observe unexpected human capital ef...
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We focus on the information and communication technology sector to verify links between founder profiles and outcomes. Using logistic regressions, this paper aims to detect differences among a pre-identified four-group typology of entrepreneurs. We find that these profiles differ strongly in terms of survival and observe unexpected human capital ef...
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Innovation strategies are increasingly inter-organizational, and yet firms may find it difficult to choose the appropriate type of cooperation: with competitors (coopetition) or with non-competitors (suppliers, customers, universities, etc.). Coopetition is frequently considered to be a riskier venture, which may lead to the conclusion that this st...
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Despite the rich literature addressing entrepreneurial business models and processes, the sources of entrepreneurial value creation are still under debate. Recent studies focus on the value creation processes applied by technology entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, and transformational entrepreneurs; however, the business models behind some of th...
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The tourism potential of rural areas represents a source of opportunities for entrepreneurship that can enhance regional development. The impact of tourism is, however, complex, representing a combination of benefits and costs. Despite the necessity to evaluate and understand in depth the relationship between tourism, community life and regional de...
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This article explores the extent to which the views of micro-firm owner-managers regarding growth and lifestyle issues affect their entrepreneurial behaviour. Semi-directive interviews were conducted with 79 owner-managers to inform a typology that consist of four owner-manager views associated with success, subsistence, hedonism and paternalism. W...
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The co-opetition literature has long focused on the explanatory variables for competitors engaging in cooperative relationships. Yet, there is a gap in understanding the evolution of coopetition. In this article, we re-visit an embryonic cluster in New Zealand and investigate changes over time. The paper examines a regional wine cluster against a b...
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Coopérer avec ses amis ou avec ses ennemis Quelle stratégie pour l'innovation produit ? Cette recherche 1 s'inscrit dans les nouvelles approches de l'innovation qui mettent l'accent sur l'importance des stratégies de coopération. Les auteurs étudient le lien entre les différentes stratégies de coopération et l'innovation produit, en fonction du typ...
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The role of regional determinants in new entrepreneurs’ location decisions is analyzed in the French information and communication technologies (ICT) sector. As we focus on the emergence of this industry, our dataset includes every new ICT firm in France in the period 1993–2001. We find evidence for the positive effect of co-location with incumbent...
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An important stream of literature in the past 20 years focuses on the impact of new firm formation, i.e., entrepreneurship, for the economic development of regions and nations. Addressing the importance of small business and new firm formation for economic growth (Audretsch 1995), a considerable outpouring of literature presented empirical evidence...
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Purpose The purpose of this study is to attempt to provide an insight into the individual aspects of academic entrepreneurship, defining a series of entrepreneurial profiles and investigating the challenges associated with each specific role as well as their impact on firm's performance. Design/methodology/approach The presented findings are based...
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In the last ten years, the paradigm of open innovation has modified the way in which the research and development process is organised and managed by high-technology firms. However, this model should be adapted to the specific characteristics and conditions of each industrial sector. Using the data collected through interviews with 23 managers of U...
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Emerging industries, like the information and communication technology (ICT), have become a major source of entrepreneurship and job generation. Most literature focuses on human and social capital approaches to explain the emergence of high-tech entrepreneurship, but little attention is given to the effect of the regional environment on new firm fo...
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Entrepreneurship has been a strategic driver in facilitating the adjustment to technological change and supporting competitiveness in terms of place. Only two decades ago the conventional wisdom predicted that globalisation would destroy the region as a meaningful unit of economic analysis. Yet the obsession of policy-makers around the globe to "cr...
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Both independent since 1991, the Kyrgyz Republic and Uzbekistan have taken different paths of post-communism reflected by contrasting models of transition. The Kyrgyz Republic, with agriculture contributing half its GDP, has an open economy, encouraging foreign collaboration and reflecting the values of its secular society. In contrast, Uzbekistan...
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A biopharmaceutical company is a knowledge-based organisation. Rapid change, increased competition, faster life cycles, globalisation, new process models, breakthrough technologies – all contribute to the complexity of the organisational and business context of modern biopharmaceutical firms. In this context, an appropriate structure and use of the...
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Research on the institutional-level determinants of academic start-up activity is mostly focused on research universities. Examining German Universities of Applied Sciences (UASs), this article illustrates that there are also other types of institutions of higher education that not only comprise a valuable potential for academic entrepreneurship, b...
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Résumé Malgré la forte croissance du secteur des TIC, les recherches concernant ses spécificités entrepreneuriales sont peu nombreuses. Or, les entrepreneurs ne constituent pas une entité homogène et il est nécessaire d’élaborer des typologies pour montrer leurs différentes caractéristiques. Nous cherchons donc à déterminer si les entrepreneurs TIC...
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Ces dernières années ont été marquées par une très forte croissance de l'esprit entrepreneurial en Asie, les économies autrefois planifiées et régulées par les pouvoirs publics laissant peu à peu la place à une économie de marché favorable à l'esprit d'entreprise. La nature de l'entrepreneuriat aujourd'hui diffère toutefois assez fortement entre le...
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Since 2003, the Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurship Research (IECER) has become an important forum for interdisciplinary entrepreneurship research in Europe. After five editions, the founders and organisers take stock and look forward. The attendant structures, outreach, participation of disciplines, thematical focus of the re...
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This study addresses a paradox: stakeholders agree upon the strategic importance of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) entrepreneurship, but little research provides empirical results to understand the ICT sector/entrepreneur. Analysing 469 entrepreneurs, the following specificities of ICT entrepreneurship in France were revealed: subse...
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This study addresses a paradox: stakeholders agree upon the strategic importance of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) entrepreneurship, but little research provides empirical results to understand the ICT sector/entrepreneur. Analysing 469 entrepreneurs, the following specificities of ICT entrepreneurship in France were revealed: subse...
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With the demise of the USSR in 1991, five new countries became independent in Central Asia. This study presents an overview about transition, emergence and nature of entrepreneurship in a world’s region that displays amongst the most important energy resources in gas and oil.
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This article gives an overview of the specificities of entrepreneurship research in France, paying attention to its emergence, nature, and focus. Reviewing 253 articles and conference papers from two journals and two conferences, considered main outlets for research outcomes from French scholars, our findings reveal a distinctive French touch of en...
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With this article, as introduction to a special issue on entrepreneurship research in Europe, we hope to initiate a discussion about the importance of grounding entrepreneurship research in its national context. Different European researchers, all knowledgeable about the entrepreneurship research scene in their respective country, present the state...
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Purpose – The present study in this paper seeks to deal with the crucial topic of growth determinants for ICT start‐ups. In this emerging industry high firm birth rates go hand in hand with a great risk of failure and only one firm out of three survives the first three years. Design/methodology/approach – The paper analyzes 220 start‐ups of the IC...
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This paper provides an overview of self-employment in the 12 countries that adopted the euro as their currency. In the euro-zone, entrepreneurship is maintaining regional characteristics, but networking and clustering into industrial agglomerations is becoming very important. We suggest that entrepreneurship is not simply a function of opportunity...
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'The book you are about to read offers some very powerful insights into the link between entrepreneurship, industrial cooperation and the emergence of high-tech companies in Europe. It deals with the very essence of the potential that Europe can and should use in order to increase its competitiveness and retain at the same time its quality of livin...
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Dans un contexte économique où les grandes entreprises réduisent leur effectif, l’heure est propice pour les petites entreprises car elles sont devenues la source principale de création de nouveaux emplois. Malgré la conjoncture défavorable, les chiffres de l’INSEE pour 2003 confirment que le nombre de créations d’entreprises est en forte hausse. I...
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The ICT sector in France is characterized by intense firm birth rates, but also by a high mortality. Five years after the start-up, only 38.7% of the firms survived, comparing to 51.0% in the middle high technology and 46.3% in non-innovative branches (Lasch, 2003a). The high growth potential of ICT firms is linked to specific problems, such as a h...
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The present research in focussed on the study of the decisive factors on the survival and the growth of TIC start-ups. Based upon previous researches, hypothesis is drawn that three factors influence the survival and the growth of these enterprises: the human capital of the founder, the preparation to the founding and the structural features at the...
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The present research in focussed on the study of the decisive factors on the survival and the growth of TIC start-ups. Based upon previous researches, hypothesis is drawn that three factors influence the survival and the growth of these enterprises: the human capital of the founder, the preparation to the founding and the structural features at the...
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(VF)Malgré l’importance croissante du secteur des TIC dans les économies contemporaines, aucune recherche n’a été spécifiquement centrée sur les déterminants de la création d’entreprises dans ce secteur. L’objectif de cette étude est de combler ce vide, en se centrant sur un déterminant particulier, l’environnement socio-économique. Un modèle de ré...
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Accompanying high-tech ventures in an efficient way is a crucial topic for all economic actors. Based on previ- ous literature, we hypothesize that 4 factors determine the survival and the growth: human capital of the founder, pre-founding activities, initial organizational factors, and inter-firm co-operation. Against this background we analyze 49...

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Conducting entrepreneurship surveys as part of the GEM global consortium Mission: Collecting data, measuring and analyzing entrepreneurship, its motivations, attitudes and behaviour in France. The project is conducted by a team composed of researcher from Montpellier Business School (Frank Lasch, Roy Thurik, Walid Nakara) and the University of Montpellier (Karim Messeghem, Justine Valette, Jean-Marie Courrent, Sophie Casanova, Sylvie Sammut). The host institution for GEM France is the Labex Entrepreneurship funded by the French government (LabEx Entreprendre, ANR-10-Labex-11-01; U. Montpellier) Objectives: - Conducting two surveys following the GEM framework and methodology: a large adult population survey (APS) of close to 4000 individuals in France and the national expert survey (40+ experts). - Promoting entrepreneurship in France. - Publishing the results in an annual report. Publications: Messeghem K., Lasch F., Valette J., Casanova S., Courrent J-M., Nakara W., Sammut S., Thurik R., Torrès O. & Boumedjaoud D., (2022), Situation de l’activité entrepreneuriale en France : Rapport 2020-2021 du Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, LabEx Entreprendre, Montpellier. Download: https://labex-entreprendre.fr/?page_id=2790
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The GEM France team is composed of research from Montpellier Business School (Frank Lasch, Roy Thurik, Walid Nakara) and the Univesity of Montpellier (Karim Messeghem, Justine Valette, Jean-Marie Courrent, Sophie Casanova, Sylvie Sammut) and supported by the Labex Entrepreneurship Initiative (funded by the French government: LabEx Entreprendre, ANR-10-Labex-11-01). - As part of the GEM consortium, the mission of the GEM team France is to conduct following the GEM methodology and framework two surveys: a large adult population survey (APS) including 3800 individuals and the national expert survey (NES; 40+ experts). - GEM team France published its first 2021 annual report in October 2022 to be downloaded at: https://labex-entreprendre.fr/?page_id=2790
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Investigate whether couples working together is a good idea on work and life level Identify types of life-partner support and their effects on several aspects of entrepreneurship ( individual level and firm level) And much more ;) Perhaps some type of life-partner support is the ideal ingredient for an optimal work-life balance