Jan Brinckmann
Associate Professor, Department of Strategy and General Management in ESADE
Contracted Doctoral Professor

Academic Programme Director, Master of Science in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Coordinator, GRIE

Education

  • PhD. Technical University of Berlin
  • Master of Economics and Business ADministration. University of Hanover

Areas of interest

  • High-growth ventures
  • Strategic management in new ventures
  • Competence of top management teams in new ventures
  • Innovation management
  • Entrepreneurial marketing
  • Internationalisation of new businesses
  • Entrepreneurship success factors

Biography

Dr Jan Brinckmann is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy in the Department of Strategy and General Management at ESADE. Before joining ESADE, he was Assistant Professor at Loyola University Chicago, where he served as Program Director of the Entrepreneurship Program. Prior to this, he taught at Cornell University and the Technical University Berlin. He additionally did research stays at Stanford University and Case Western Reserve University.

Dr Brinckmann's research has been published in five books and prestigious entrepreneurship journals including the Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Research Policy and the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. Dr. Brinckmann is on the Editorial Review Board of the two leading entrepreneurship journals, the Journal of Business Venturing and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. He regularly presents at leading international entrepreneurship conferences and has received four best paper awards.

Dr Brinckmann has co-founded, advised and supported several start-ups and high-growth firms in the US, Germany, and Spain. He is an active business angel who supports ventures on different boards. His focus lies on entrepreneurial marketing, financing, business development, and internationalization. He has a passion for applying the lean startup methodology.





Selected publications

Gruber , M., Kim , S. M. & Brinckmann, J. (2015). What is an attractive business opportunity? An empirical study of opportunity evaluation decisions by technologists, managers, and entrepreneurs. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 9 (3), pp. 205-225. DOI: 10.1002/sej.1196.

Chliova, M., Brinckmann, J. & Rosenbusch , N. (2015). Is microcredit a blessing for the poor? A meta-analysis examining development outcomes and contextual considerations. Journal of Business Venturing, 30 (3), pp. 467-487. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2014.10.003.

Dew , N., Grichnik , D., Mayer-Haug, K., Read , S. & Brinckmann, J. (2015). Situated entrepreneurial cognition. International Journal of Management Reviews, 17 (2), pp. 143-164. DOI: 10.1111/ijmr.12051.

Brinckmann, J. & Kim , S. M. (2015). Why we plan: The impact of nascent entrepreneurs' cognitive characteristics and human capital on business planning. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 9 (9), pp. 153-166. DOI: 10.1002/sej.1197.

Rosenbusch , N., Brinckmann, J. & Mueller , V. (2013). Does venture capital pay off? A meta-analysis on the relationship between venture capital investment and firm performance. Journal of Business Venturing, 28 (3), pp. 335-353.

Brinckmann, J., Salomo , S. & Gemünden , H. G. (2011). Financial management competence of founding teams and growth of new technology-based firms. Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 35 (2), pp. 217-243.

Brinckmann, J., Salomo , S. & Gemünden , H. G. (2011). Financial management competence and growth of new technology-based firms. Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 35 (2), pp. 217-243.

Brinckmann, J., Grichnik , D. & Eichinger , F. J. (2010, September). A meta-analysis on organizational and environmental factors impacting the top management team diversity-performance relationship. In Strategic Management Society Annual Conference 2010. Symposium conducted at the meeting of Strategic Management Society (SMS), Rome.

Brinckmann, J., Eichinger , F. J. & Grichnik , D. (2010, August). Experience dimensions of nascent entrepreneurs: The influence of cognition. In 2010 Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Symposium conducted at the meeting of Academy of Management (AOM), Montreal.

Brinckmann, J. & Kim , S. M. (2010, June). Sense-making of nascent entrepreneurs and the emergence of firms: A longitudinal analysis of antecedents and consequences. In 2010 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (2010 BCERC). Symposium conducted at the meeting of Babson College, Lausanne.

Rosenbusch , N., Brinckmann, J. & Mueller , V. (2010, June). Does venture capital pay off? A meta-analysis on the relationship between venture capital investment and firm performance. In 2010 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (2010 BCERC). Symposium conducted at the meeting of Babson College, Lausanne.

Grichnik , D., Brinckmann, J. & Singh, L. (2010, June). Resource bootstrapping of nascent entrepreneurs: Conscious entrepreneurial decision or forced reaction?. In 2010 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (2010 BCERC). Symposium conducted at the meeting of Babson College, Lausanne.

Gruber , M., Kim , S. M. & Brinckmann, J. (2010, June). How experience shapes the subjective evaluation of business opportunities. In 2010 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (2010 BCERC). Symposium conducted at the meeting of Babson College, Lausanne.

Gruber , M., Kim , S. M. & Brinckmann, J. (2010). How experience shapes the subjective evaluation of business opportunities. In Zacharakis , A., Frontiers of entrepreneurship research 2010: Proceedings of the Thirtieth Annual Entrepreneurship Research Conference (pp. 285-299). Babson Park: Babson College.

Brinckmann, J., Grichnik , D. & Kapsa , D. (2010). Should entrepreneurs plan or just storm the castle? A meta-analysis on contextual factors impacting the business planning-performance relationship in small firms. Journal of Business Venturing, 25 (1), pp. 24-40.

Rosenbusch , N., Brinckmann, J. & Bausch , A. (2009, August). Is new better? A meta-analysis of the innovation-performance relationship in SME. In 2009 Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Symposium conducted at the meeting of Academy of Management (AOM), Chicago.

Grichnik , D., Brinckmann, J. & Kapsa , D. (2009, August). First time strategy formation of nascent entrepreneurs. In 2009 Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Symposium conducted at the meeting of Academy of Management (AOM), Chicago.

Brinckmann, J. & Kim , S. M. (2009, August). The impact of cognitive characteristics, human capital and institutional forces on business planning. In 2009 Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Symposium conducted at the meeting of Academy of Management (AOM), Chicago.

Brinckmann, J. (2009). Composition of founding teams and growth of academic spin-offs. In Walter, A. & Auer, M. (Eds.), Academic entrepreneurship: Unternehmertum in der forschung (pp. 119-142). Wiesbaden: Gabler.

Salomo , S., Brinckmann, J. & Talke , K. (2008). Functional management competence and growth of young technology-based firms. Creativity and Innovation Management, 17 (3), pp. 186-203.

Salomo , S., Brinckmann, J. & Talke , K. (2007). Funktionale managementkompetenzen und entwicklungsgeschwindigkeit junger technologieunternehmen. In Raich, M., Pechlaner, H. & Hinterhuber , H. H. (Eds.), Entrepreneurial leadership: Profilierung in theorie und praxis (pp. 191-214). Wiesbaden: Gabler.

Brinckmann, J. (2007). Competence of top management teams and the success of new technology-based firms: A theoretical and empirical analysis concerning competencies of entrepreneurial teams and the development of their ventures. Wiesbaden: Gabler.

Brinckmann, J., Salomo , S. & Gemünden , H. G. (2006). Managementkompentenz in jungen technologieunternehmen. In Achleitner, A. K., Klandt, H., Koch , L. T. & Voigt , K. I. (Eds.), Jahrbuch entrepreneurship 2005/06: Grundungsforschung und grundungsmanagement (pp. 15-38). Amsterdam; Berlin; Doetinchem; Dordrecht; Heidelberg; New York; Santiago de Compostela; Wiesbaden: Springer.

Brinckmann, J., Salomo , S. & Gemünden , H. G. (2005). Financial management competence of the top management team and the develoment of new technology-based firms. In Gemünden , H. G., Salomo, S. & Müller, T. (Eds.), Entrepreneurial excellence: Unternehmertum, unternehmerische Kompetenz und Wachstum junger Unternehmen (pp. 271-292). Wiesbaden: Gabler.

Salomo , S. & Brinckmann, J. (2005). Mangementkompetenz bei jungen Unternehmen: Entwicklung eines messkonzeptes. In Gemünden , H. G., Salomo, S. & Müller, T. (Eds.), Entrepreneurial excellence: Unternehmertum, unternehmerische Kompetenz und Wachstum junger Unternehmen (pp. 39-81). Wiesbaden: Gabler.