Enno Masurel is the director of the Amsterdam Center for Entrepeneurship at VU (ACE@VU, formerly VU Center for Entrepreneurship) and member of the Management Team of ACE. In 2004 he was appointed Professor in Sustainable Entrepreneurship at the Centre for Innovation and Corporate Sustainability CIMO, VU University Amsterdam. In the period 2004 — 2008 he was acting director of CIMO.
His main research focus is Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs), with special reference to innovation. He has attended many international seminars and published in a number of international journals. In an analysis by Technovation (2006) concerning publications in the field of entrepreneurship he ended up in the Dutch Top 3 and in the World Top 8.
One of his special focuses is East Africa. He is currently scientific supervisor of one project in Tanzania and one project in Zambia (in collaboration with the Center for International Cooperation at VU University Amsterdam). Amongst others, he contributes to the further development of entrepreneurship education at Mzumbe University and the University of Iringa (both in Tanzania) and at Copperbelt University (in Zambia).
Enno Masurel studied Business Administration at the VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands (1979-1986). After obtaining his Master’s degree, he joined the Economic and Social Institute of the VU University Amsterdam as a researcher. He obtained his PhD in 1993 with a thesis entitled Small Business Collaboration in the Dutch Retail Sector, and then he became Head of the Business Administration Department of the Economic and Social Institute.