Wim Naudé is Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT, Visiting Professor in the research area Technology, Innovation, Marketing and Entrepreneurship at RWTH Aachen University, and Research Affiliate at the ISDC – International Security and Development Center in Berlin. He is also Fellow of the African Studies Center, Leiden University. Previous positions include Professor in Business and Entrepreneurship at Maastricht University; Academic Visitor at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford; Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER; and Research Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Oxford.

His research is concerned with how entrepreneurship and technological innovation impact on development and growth. Current work deals with the governance of artificial intelligence; industrialisation and smart manufacturing; technology and inequality; digital entrepreneurship and trade; and the decline in entrepreneurship in the West.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in January 2013.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12141
Wim Naudé, Aleksander Surdej, Martin Cameron
forthcoming in: Industry 4.0 and Engineering for the Future
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11195
A revised version is forthcoming as a chapter in Dastbaz,M., Naudé, W. and Manoochehri, J. eds. (2018). Smart Futures, Challenges of Urbanisation, and Social Sustainability. Springer.