Prof. Dr. Friederike Welter (Betriebswirtschaftslehre)
Prof. Dr. Friederike Welter holds the Professorship of Business Administration, in particular of SME Management and Entrepreneurship at the University Siegen and she is head of the Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) in Bonn (Germany), a policy-oriented independent research institute on small business and entrepreneurship issues.
Friederike Welter's main research interests are related to small business development and entrepreneurial behaviour in different contexts, women's entrepreneurship and generally SME and entrepreneurship policies.
Friederike Welter is Senior Editor of the journal "Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice" and she is on the review board of several leading international academic journals.
For her work on small business and entrepreneurship, she has been invited to become a member of Academia Europaea in 2021 and has been elected to the prestigious circle of 21st Century Entrepreneurship Research Fellows in 2020 and received the Greif Research Impact Award in 2017. She also has been honoured as Wilford L. White Fellow of the International Council of Small Business (ICSB, 2014) and as ECSB Fellow (2011).