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IfM Research Fellow Network

The internationally oriented IfM Research Fellow Network offers its members a platform for regular exchange on current research topics, the opportunity for guest residencies and research collaborations. The institute also provides access to scientific data.

Prof. Kim Klyver

University of Southern Denmark

Research areas

  • Entrepreneurship & Small business
  • Social networks
  • Institutions
  • Crises


Kim Klyver is professor in entrepreneurship at University of Southern Denmark and adjunct professor at University of Adelaide. Before becoming a full professor, he has held postdoc positions at Swinburne University of Technology (2006), Stanford University (2009), as part-time visiting scholar at Stockholm School in Economics 2017-20).

Kim’s main research interests include entrepreneurship, social capital (social networks), crises, gender, and institutional theory. His research has received several scientific rewards internationally. He has published 48 international peer reviewed journal papers and his research has appeared in journals such as Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Ethics, Small Business Economics, and International Small Business Journal. He serves on several editorial boards, including the board of Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice and International Small Business Journal.

He has been the principal investigator on several research projects funded by the Danish Research Council and is currently leading the Danish Panel Studies on Entrepreneurial Dynamics (DaPSED) and a large project on SMEs and Covid-19. His co-authored textbook ‘Entrepreneurship Theory in Practice – Paradoxes in Play’ came out in 2021 in third edition, and he has also recently published (with Tom Elfring and Elco van Burg) “Entrepreneurship as Networking: Mechanisms, Dynamics, Practices, and Strategies” at Oxford University Press.