“INPERE’s mission is to encourage mutual cooperation in research and education in the field of psychology of entrepreneurship. We are an international network of scholars and educators.”

INPERE’s History

INPERE is a network created in 2005 by researchers/educators from 6 European countries who shared a mutual interest in promoting and developing entrepreneurship from a psychological perspective. INPERE was officially formed at XII European Congress in Istanbul, Turkey in May 2005.  Prof. Dr. Michael Frese (currently at NUS Business School, Singapore and Institute of Strategic Personnel Management and Institute of Coprorate Development. Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Lueneburg, Germany) and Prof. Dr. Lorraine Uhlaner (Professor of Entrepreneurship, Nyenrode Business Universiteit, Breukelen, the Netherlands) serve as advisors to the group.

INPERE’s first Meeting in Istanbul, 2005

The goals, strategies, guidelines and procedures of the network were later voted upon at the first live network meeting in Marburg, Germany, in September 2005. The first INPERE meeting was then followed by workshop on publishing with our senior advisor, president of IAAP Michael Frese, in Giessen.

Workshop “writing for publication” Giessen, 2005.

The kick off and consolidation of INPERE was supported by a “Top Talent” grant that Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences of the Erasmus University Rotterdam awarded to Dr. Marjan Gorgievksi in the period 2006 - 2009. INPERE gratefully acknowledges this funding, which enabled it to organise several meetings during the first years of its existence.

The ambitions of INPERE members are to develop themselves within the frame of an international group involved in furthering the psychology of entrepreneurship. These young and enthusiastic researchers strive to fulfill the mission and goals of INPERE. They strive to advance academic research by (1) increasing the visibility of entrepreneurial research through the organization of joint symposia at international conferences, (2) promoting discussions between researchers through online forums, and (3) developing an international research project that will have global implications.

They strive to advance education of entrepreneurs by (1) conducting international summer schools where educators and students can exchange ideas and learn from one another, and (2) holding workshops with entrepreneurs that promote self-discovery and development.

Summerschool “Psychology of Entrepreneurship”, Madrid, 2007/2008