Senaatszaal, Academiegebouw, Universiteit Utrecht
Friday March 9, 2018

Welcome to my personal website!

My name is Werner Liebregts and I am an Assistant Professor at the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) in 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. JADS is a joint initiative of Tilburg University and the Eindhoven University of Technology.

My research interests lie primarily in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation. Entrepreneurship can either take place by setting up an independent business or by developing a new business activity as an employee of a large established organization. The latter type of entrepreneurial activity is often referred to as intrapreneurship, the core topic of my doctoral thesis that I recently completed at the Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Its title is Hidden Entrepreneurship: Multilevel Analyses of the Determinants and Consequences of Entrepreneurial Employee Activity. My doctoral defense took place in the University Hall of Utrecht University on Friday March 9, 2018.

I previously worked for the Dutch Economic Institute for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (EIM, now part of Panteia) and the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO). At EIM, my research particularly focused on (solo) self-employment in the Netherlands. At TNO, I conducted research on sustainable productivity and employability, especially of people with a precarious labor market position.

I have studied both Economics and Econometrics and Mathematical Economics at the Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM, Tilburg University, the Netherlands). I have written both master theses as a trainee; the first one at the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment (MinSZW), and the second one at EIM. During the first two years of my doctoral program I successfully completed a number of additional courses, which are part of the research master program Multidisciplinary Economics at Utrecht University.

Main research interests:
  • Data Science
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation (Management)
  • Institutional Economics
  • Labor Economics
  • Organizational Behavior

Latest update: March 2018