Wim Naudé

Wim Naudé is 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 Research Fellow at the IZA Institute of Labor Economics in Bonn, and Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Previous positions include Professor in Business and Entrepreneurship at Maastricht University; Visiting Professor at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford; Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER; Senior Associate Member at St. Antony’s College, Oxford; and Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford. As a member of the liberation movement in South Africa, Wim served for 5 years as an elected councilor for the African National Congress (ANC) in the first democratic local government in the country. South Africa's finance minister appointed him to the Council of Statistics South Africa in 2005.  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, smart manufacturing and digital entrepreneurship in Africa; digital entrepreneurship and trade; and the decline in entrepreneurship and innovation in the West.

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