Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy

Chair of Entrepreneurship and Strategy
Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg
Sanderring 2
Room 398
97070 Würzburg
Germany

Tel.: +49 931 / 31 - 80240
Email: sascha.walter@uni-wuerzburg.de
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Bio

Dr Sascha G. Walter is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at Julius-Maximilians-University in Würzburg (Germany). He was previously a faculty member of Lancaster University Management School (UK), where he served among other things as Head of Department. He holds a PhD in Management and a ‘Habilitation’ (equivalent to a second doctorate) from Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel (Germany). His research focuses on university entrepreneurship, relationships between start-ups and incumbents, corporate entrepreneurship and innovation, and digital transformation. Sascha’s work has been published in journals, such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Research Policy, Small Business Economics, Journal of Business Ethics, and Entrepreneurship & Regional Development.

Research interests

1. University entrepreneurship
2. Relationships between start-ups and incumbents
3. Corporate entrepreneurship and innovation
4. Digital entrepreneurship and digital transformation

Publications

Most of my publications are available via Research Gate.

Publications in international journals

Walter, S. G. & Block, J. H. (2016). Outcomes of Entrepreneurship Education: An Institutional Perspective. Journal of Business Venturing 31 (2), 216-233.

Walter, S. G., Schmidt, A., & Walter, A. (2016). Patenting Rationales of Academic Entrepreneurs in Weak and Strong Organizational Regimes. Research Policy 45 (2), 533-545.

Walter, S. G., Walter, A., & Müller, D. (2015). Formalization, Communication Quality, and Opportunistic Behavior in R&D Alliances between Competitors. Journal of Product Innovation Management 32 (6), 954-970.

Parboteeah, K. P., Walter, S. G. & Block, J. H. (2015). When Does Christian Religion Matter for Entrepreneurial Activity? The Contingent Effect of a Country’s Investments into Knowledge. Journal of Business Ethics 130(2), 447-465.

Walter, S. G., & Heinrichs, S. (2015). Who Becomes an Entrepreneur? A 30-Years-Review of Individual-Level Research. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development 22(2), 225-248.

Walter, S. G., Heinrichs, S., & Walter, A. (2014). Parent Hostility and Spin-Out Performance. Strategic Management Journal, 35(13), 2031-2042.

Schmidt, A., Walter, S. G., & Walter, A. (2013). Radicalness of Technological Inventions and Young Venture Performance—The Role of Technological Competition and Product Diversity. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 60 (4), 728-738.

Block, J. H., Thurik, R., van der Zwan, P., & Walter, S. G. (2013). Business Takeover or New Venture? Individual and Environmental Determinants from a Cross-Country Study. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, 37 (5), 1099-1121.

Walter, S. G., Parboteeah, K. P., & Walter, A. (2013). University Departments and Self-Employment Intentions of Business Students: A Cross-Level Analysis. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, 37 (2), 175-200.

Walter, S. G. & Dohse, D. (2012). Why Mode and Regional Context Matter for Entrepreneurship Education. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 24 (9/10), 807-835.

Dohse, D.; Walter, S. G. (2012). Knowledge Context and Entrepreneurial Intentions among Students. Small Business Economics, 39 (4), 877-895.

Publications in national journals

Walter, S. G., Müller, D., & Walter, A. (2010). Dysfunktionen in F&E-Koopetitionen: Präventivmaßnahmen und Kooperationserfolg. Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung, 62 (3), 134-159.

Walter, S. G. & Walter, A. (2009). Personenbezogene Determinanten von Unternehmensgründungen: Stand der Forschung und Perspektiven des Fortschritts. Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung, 61 (2), 57-89.

Walter, S. G. & Walter, A. (2008). Deutsche Universitäten als Gründungsinkubatoren: Der Beitrag der Gründungsausbildung zur Gründungsintention von Studierenden. Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung, 60 (9), 542-569.

Walter, S. G. & Spitta, T. (2004). Approaches to the Ex-ante Evaluation of Investments into Information Systems. Wirtschaftsinformatik, 46 (3), 171-180.

Publications in books and proceedings

Block, J. & Walter, S. G. (2017). National Culture and Modes of Entry into Entrepreneurship. Bonnet, J., Dejardin, M., & Perez de Lema, G., (Eds.), Exploring the Entrepreneurial Society: Institutions, Behaviors and Outcomes. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.

Walter, S. G., Heinrichs, S., & Walter, A. (2016). Innovator or Copycat? Pre-entry Innovation Strategy and Early Performance of Spin-outs. Academy of Management Proceedings, 1-6.

Walter, S. G., Schmidt, A., & Walter, A. (2015). Patenting Behavior by Academic Entrepreneurs: The Role of the Organizational Regime. Academy of Management Proceedings, 1-6.

Walter, S. G., Heinrichs, S., & Walter, A. (2013). Spawned with a Rusty Spoon: When and How can Spin-outs Cope with Parent Hostility? Academy of Management Proceedings, 1-6.

Walter, S. G., Schmidt, A., & Walter, A. (2011). Do Academic Entrepreneurs Patent Their Secrets? An Empirical Investigation of Patent Rationales. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 31(12), Article 4.

Walter, S. G., Parboteeah, K. P., & Walter, A. (2010). University Departments and Entrepreneurial Intentions: A Cross-Level Analysis. Academy of Management Proceedings, 1-6.

Walter, S. G. (2010). Effects of Entrepreneurship Education: The Interplay of Modes of Education and Regional Context. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 30 (21), Article 4.

Schmidt, A., Walter, S. G., & Walter, A. (2010). On the Commercialization of Radical Technologies through Academic Spin-Offs – The Role of Patent Protection and Technology Dynamics. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 30 (21), Article 2.

Walter, S. G. (2008). Gründungsintention von Akademikern: Eine empirische Mehrebenenanalyse personen- und fachbereichsbezogener Einflüsse. Wiesbaden: Gabler.

Walter, S. G. & Rack, O. (2006). Eine anwendungsbezogene Einführung in die Hierarchisch Lineare Modellierung (HLM). In Albers, S., Klapper, D., Konradt, U., Walter, A., & Wolf, J. (Eds.), Methodik der empirischen Forschung: 293-310. Wiesbaden: DUV.

Walter, S. G. & Walter, A. (2005). Unternehmensgründung und Funktionen von Netzwerkbeziehungen. In Achleitner, A.-K., Klandt, H., Koch, L. T., & Voigt, K.-I. (Eds.), Jahrbuch Entrepreneurship: 109-123. Heidelberg: Springer.