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Dr Mira Bloemen-Bekx is Professor Regional Innovative Capacity at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, The Netherlands. Mira became a Doctor of Business Economics specializing in Entrepreneurship and Family Business in 2019, graduating from Hasselt University, Belgium, winning the ‘Best Doctoral Dissertation Award’ of the Family Firm Institute, USA, in 2020. Prior to that, Mira had a distinguished career as an entrepreneur and strategic marketing consultant for SMEs and family businesses and as a lecturer, head of department and dean in higher education before she became a professor. Her academic interests focus on (family)business owners with a long-term perspective who have a value-driven approach to leading their businesses. Topics include ownership, ownership competences, impact-driven innovation and ecosystems.  

Education/Academic qualification

Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous), Doctor of Philosophy, Enriching the early phases of the succession process: An explanation of the role of social mechanisms in business families, University of Hasselt

1 Sept 201320 Dec 2019

Award Date: 23 Oct 2020

Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, Master of Arts, Organization, Culture and Management, Utrecht University

1 Feb 20101 Feb 2012

External positions

Affiliated faculty, University of Vermont

1 Nov 2023 → …


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