Victor Scholten is Assistant Professor in Technology-Based Entrepreneurship at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. Before joining Delft University of Technology in 2007, he held the position of Assistant Professor at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He received a PhD in entrepreneurship in 2006 at Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

Between 2009 and 2012 he was vice-program manager of the MSc programme Management of Technology program at TUDelft and since 2008 he is coordinator of the minor programme Technology-Based Entrepreneurship and coordinator of the MSc MOT specialisation 'Emerging Technology-based Innovation and Entrepreneurship'. In addition to that, he was graduation coordinator for the section Technology, Strategy and Entrepreneurship from 2008 until 2012 and is member of the TPM exam committee since 2008.

research interest

  • Academic spin-out companies.
  • Technology transfer to SMEs.
  • Strategic business venturing.
  • Entrepreneurial teams.
  • Entrepreneurial networking strategies.

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Assistant professor in Technology-Based Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management at Delft University of Technology


PhD, Entrepreneurship, Management, Wageningen University
Drs, Business Administration, Strategic Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam


Technology, Policy and Management


Recent publications:

  • Rezaei, J., Ortt, R. and Scholten V. (2013). An improved fuzzy preference programming to evaluate entrepreneurship orientation. Applied Soft Computing, Available online 5 December 2012.
  • Temel, S., Scholten, V., Cengiz, R., Fortuin, F., Omta, S.W.F. (2013). University - Industry collaboration in Turkish SMEs: Investigation of a U-shaped relationship. The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Vol 14(2): 77–00.
  • Abban, R., Omta, O., Aheto,K., Scholten, V. (2013) Connecting the Dots: A Multiple Case Study of the Network Relationships of SMEs in the NTAE Sector of Ghana. African Journal of Economic and Management Studies, forthcoming in Vol 4, (1): 74 – 94.
  • Scholten, V., Hartmann, D., Trott, P. (2013). The Search Behaviour of Academic Start-Ups: Experiential Learning and the Role of Consultancy and Manufacturing Activities. in Ray Oakey, Aard Groen, Gary Cook, Peter Van Der Sijde (ed.) New Technology-Based Firms in the New Millennium (New Technology-Based Firms in the New Millenium, Volume 10), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.225-238.
  • Rezaei, J., Ortt, R. and Scholten V. (2012). Measuring entrepreneurship: Expert-based vs. data-based methodologies. Expert Systems with Applications, Vol 39(4): 4063–4074.

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