Prof. Dr. Friederike Welter admitted as a member of the Academia Europaea
Prof. Dr Friederike Welter (IfM Bonn/University of Siegen) has been invited to become a member of Academia Europaea.
Prof. Dr Friederike Welter, President of IfM Bonn and Professor at the University of Siegen, has been invited to become a member of the Academia Europaea. The Academia Europaea was founded in 1988, on the initiative of the UK´s Royal Society and other National Academies in Europe. Currently, it has around 4,500 members, covering the full range of academic disciplines. The Academy aims to promote European research, advise governments and international organisations in scientific matters, and further interdisciplinary and international research.
Since 2013, Prof. Dr Friederike Welter is head of the Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) in Bonn (Germany), a policy-oriented independent research institute on small business and entrepreneurship issues (https://www.ifm-bonn.org/en/). She is also a professor of Business Administration, esp. SME Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of Siegen (https://www.wiwi.uni-siegen.de/welter/).
Friederike Welter has broad experiences in applied and policy-related research on entrepreneurship and small business, much of it in an international context. She is a member of several policy-related advisory boards for federal and state ministries and for international bodies in Germany.
She was President of the European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (2007-2009). For her work on small business and entrepreneurship, she 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 has also been honoured as Wilford L. White Fellow of the International Council of Small Business (ICSB, 2014) and as ECSB Fellow (2011).