Vice-Rector for Research and Doctoral Studies

Martin Lukeš

Prague University of Economics and Business (VŠE)



2019                Prof. in Business Economics and Management, FPH VŠE

2014                Doc. in Business Economics and Management, FPH VŠE

2006                 PhD. in Business Economics and Management, FPH VŠE

2003                 Mgr. in Psychology, FF UK

2001                 Ing. in Business Economics and Management, FPH VŠE



 2003 – present  Prague University of Economics and Business (VŠE)

Head of the Department of Entrepreneurship (since 2018)

Vice Dean for Research and Doctoral Studies, FPH VŠE (2014-2022)

Deputy Head of the Department of Entrepreneurship (2015-2018)

Associate Professor at the Department of Managerial Psychology and Sociology (2014) and at the Department of Entrepreneurship (2015-2018)
Study Program Supervisor: Doctoral studies in Business Economics and Management (2014-2022), Management and Managerial Economics (2020-2022)

Assistant Professor at the Department of Management Psychology and Sociology (2006-2014)

Director of the Development and Counselling Centre at VŠE (2006-2011)

Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology and Sociology of Management (2003-2006)

2010 – present   Secondary School, Primary School and Preschool da Vinci

Co-founder, director (2010-2012), member of the board of a school legal entity (since 2012)

2002-2005        Technische Universität Dresden, Visiting scholar

2003                  Siemens, s.r.o., Consultant HR Leadership Development

2001-02            ACE media ventures, Inc., Recruitment Coordinator


International Teaching and Research Stays

2013, 2014    Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands, teaching (2 x 1 week)

2007-2009     UNED Madrid, Spain, teaching (3 x 1 week)

2006             Rochester Institute of Technology, NY, USA, Research stay (2 weeks)

2004              Syracuse University, NY, USA, Experiential Classroom V. (1 week)


Research Activity (Selected Projects)

 2020-2023       TAČR project „Precarity as a real experience of the self-employed and micro-enterprises”, team leader

2020-2022       GAČR project “Revisiting the impact of open offices on performance and well-being: the case of coworking”, team leader

2014-2018        EU FP7 project “Cultural Pathways to Economic Self-Sufficiency and Entrepreneurship: Family Values and Youth Unemployment in Europe” (CUPESSE), team leader

in the  Czech Republic

2013-2015        TAČR – Beta project “Research on current entrepreneurial activities in the Czech Republic – Global Entrepreneurship Monitor” (TB930MPO001), team leader

2007-2010       EU FP6 Research Project “Cultural and Innovation Dynamics – Explaining the uneven evolution of human knowledge.” (CID), team leader in the Czech Republic

And a number of other scientific and development projects, including 3 other GAČR projects, Erasmus+ project, BMBF project, Forost project, 3 projects for the Ministry of Industry and Trade, a number of internal grants.


Publication Activity

Author and co-author of 15 articles published in Web of Science journals, including top international journals such as Small Business Economics, Technovation, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science and others. Author and co-author of 7 domestic and international monographs and 21 chapters in monographs or textbooks. Author of 12 other peer-reviewed articles in domestic and international journals. Author and co-author of numerous research reports and conference papers. More than 250 citations on Web of Science, more than 1000 citations on Google Scholar.


Membership in Editorial Boards, Scientific Boards and Related Activities

Member of the editorial board of the journals Czechoslovak Psychology, Central European Business Review.

Ad hoc reviewer for top international journals, such as Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Technovation, Journal of World Business, Journal of Business Research, and many others.

Membership in scientific committees of conferences Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (IMES); Decision Making in SMEs (DEMSME).

Member of the Doctoral study programme board of the FPH VŠE

Membership in the scientific councils of the Faculty of Business Administration VŠE, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University in Brno, Faculty of Management, Comenius University in Bratislava



Rector’s Prize of the University of Economics for the best scientific article: 1st place (2019)

Journal of World Business: Best Reviewer Award (2018)

Dean of FPH Award for the best article – 1st place (2013), 3rd place (2016), for the best conference paper (2010), for the best foreign book (2008)