Wim Naudé is Professor in Business and Entrepreneurship at Maastricht University and Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT, The Netherlands. He is also Visiting Professor in the research area for Technology, Innovation, Marketing and Entrepreneurship at RWTH Aachen University in Germany and an Academic Visitor at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Previous positions include being Dean of Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands, Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER in Helsinki, Finland; and Research Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Oxford, UK.

His research is concerned with how new technology impact on development and the role of entrepreneurs and the broader institutions of society in this regard. Current research focuses on artificial intelligence, the future of manufacturing, technology-inequality and climate technology entrepreneurship.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in January 2013.