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D.M. Koers - Stuiver MSc (Marlies)

PhD Candidate

About Me

The main topic of my dissertation is lead user based social entrepreneurship.

The objective of my research is to examine whether and how lead user innovators become social entrepreneurs and whether this process differs from other types of (social) entrepreneurs.

In extension, I am researching the influence of unmet personal needs caused by contextual factors (such as market and governmental failure, poverty and deprivation) on the opportunity recognition and business development processes of (latent) social entrepreneurs and refugee entrepreneurs. 

I am conducting research into several entrepreneurial training programs/business (pre)-incubators targeting refugees and (latent) social entrepreneurs. Besides the research objectives mentioned above, I also conduct research into the effectiveness and impact of such entrepreneurial training programs on the entrepreneurial intentions of the participants. 

Expertise

Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurship
Refugees
User Innovation
Survey Data
Industry
Economics
Data Collection
Research Design
Trigger
Mixed Methods Research

Publications

Recent
Koers-Stuiver, D. M., Groen, A. J., & Ehrenhard, M. L. (2015). Reviewing the literature: from user innovator to social user entrepreneur. Paper presented at 23rd Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference, HTSF 2015, Groningen, Netherlands.
Koers-Stuiver, D. M., Groen, A. J., & Ehrenhard, M. L. (2014). From lead user to lead social entrepreneur in social-economic deprived regions (BOP). Paper presented at 11th Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference, Boston, United States.

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Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn (building no. 10), room 2101
Hallenweg 17
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn  2101
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands