Christine Volkmann is the Chair of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at the Schumpeter School of Business and Economics inWuppertal, Germany. In 2005 and 2010 Ms Volkmann was awarded the “UNESCO Chair of Entrepreneurship and Intercultural Management”. She is a director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovations Research. In 2011 she initiated the foundation of the interdisciplinary Jackstädt Research Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and has had the function of the executive board spokeswoman since then.
She has published numerous journal articles and textbooks and acts as a reviewer for scientific journals in the field of entrepreneurship and operates as a member of editorial advisory boards of different journals. Moreover, she is member of the scientific advisory board of EFER and has worked as an advisor for various EU-organisations, the European Economic and Social Committee and the UNCTAD in the field of entrepreneurship. As member of the technical advisory group of the World Economic Forum for Education and Entrepreneurship she contributed to the publication of a report of the Global Education Initiative (Educating the Next Wave of Entrepreneurs, 2009). Her research and teaching activities focus on Social Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, Academic Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Leadership and International Entrepreneurship.