Academic Profile : Faculty

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Prof Foo Maw Der
Director, NTU Entrepreneurship Academy
Professor, College of Business (Nanyang Business School) - Division of Strategy, International Business & Entrepreneurship
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Foo Maw Der is Professor at Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University. He is also Director of NTU Entrepreneurship Academy (NTUpreneur). He co-founded Startup@Singapore and was a lead organizer of MIT’s $50K, now $100K, business plan competition. With a keen interest in promoting fair and sustainable business practices, he is on Consumers Association of Singapore CaseTrust Advisory Council as its Vice-Chair.

He served as Field Editor of the top entrepreneurship journals — The Journal of Business Venturing; and Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice (ETP). He is on the editorial review boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Perspectives, ETP, Journal of Management, and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. Courses taught are in areas of leadership, management, and entrepreneurship.

Academic qualifications include the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA, Honours, 2nd Upper) from the National University of Singapore and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
My research uses management concepts to understand entrepreneurial processes in high growth startups and in academic entrepreneurship. Past projects have delved into cognition, teams, and emotions and how these processes impact individual well-being, team functioning, and venture success. More recently I study leadership issues, especially how women can emerge as leaders. This research has appeared in premier journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Business Venturing, Management Science, and Strategic Management Journal.
  • I lead but who takes care of me? Leader well-being and individual and organizational outcomes
Courses Taught
ET5212 - Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
ET9212 - Entrepreneurial Ecosystem