Dr. rer. pol.

Christian Hopp

Professor and Head of Group

Christian Hopp
Technology Entrepreneurship (TEN)


Building: 3011

Room: B106

Kackertstr. 7

52072 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 96676
Fax: +49 241 80 696159

Consultation Hours

By appointment only


Christian Hopp studied business administration at universities in Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States. He holds a Doctoral degree (Dr. rer. Pol.) in Quantitative Economics and Finance from the University of Konstanz, a Master in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh, USA, and a Master in Financial Management from the Rotterdam School of Management, the Netherlands.

Prior to joining RWTH Aachen University in August 2013, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Vienna, Austria. His research encompasses various areas ranging from Venture Capital Financing, Human Resource Management, to Entrepreneurship.

Research Interests

  • Entrepreneurship and New Venture Emergence
  • Entrepreneurial Founding Processes
  • Business Planning and Entrepreneurial Financing
  • Venture Capital Financing and Syndication

Selected Publications

  • Hopp, C., Antons, D., Kaminski, J., & Salge, T. O. (2018). The Topic Landscape of Disruption Research A Call for Consolidation, Reconciliation, and Generalization. Journal of Product Innovation Management. DOI: jpim.12440
  • Ooms, W., C. Werker, and C. Hopp (2018): Moving Up The Ladder: Heterogeneity Influencing Academic Careers Through Research Orientation, Gender, And Mentors, Studies in Higher Education (in press).
  • Hopp, C., & Greene, F. J. (2017). Writing a Business Plan Makes Your Startup More Likely to Success, Harvard Business Review, 7-14
  • Hopp, C., & Hoover, G. A. (2017). How prevalent is academic misconduct in management research?. Journal of Business Research, 80, 73-81.
  • Hopp, C., & Greene, F. J. (2017). In Pursuit of Time: Business plan sequencing, duration and intraentrainment effects on new venture viability. Journal of Management Studies. (in press), DOI: 10.1111/joms.12251
  • Greene, F. J., & Hopp, C. (2017). Are formal planners more likely to achieve new venture viability?: A counterfactual model and analysis. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. 11(1), 36-60
  • Hopp, C., & Martin, J. (2017). Does entrepreneurship pay for women and immigrants? A 30 year assessment of the socio-economic impact of entrepreneurial activity in Germany. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 1-27.
  • Hamböck, C., Hopp, C., Keles, C., & Vetschera, R. (2017). Risk aversion in Entrepreneurship Panels: Measurement Problems and Alternative Explanations. Managerial and Decision Economics. (in press), DOI:10.1002/mde.2844
  • Kaminski, J., Y. Yang, C. Hopp, and F. Piller (2017): "Do User Entrepreneurs Speak Different? Applying Natural Language Processing to Crowdfunding Videos, In CHI’17 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, forthcoming
  • Semrau, T., & Hopp, C. (2016). Complementary or compensatory? A contingency perspective on how entrepreneurs’ human and social capital interact in shaping start-up progress. Small Business Economics, 46(3), 407-423.
  • Hopp, C., Minten, A., & Toporova, N. (2016). Signaling, selection and transition: empirical evidence on stepping-stones and vicious cycles in temporary agency work. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 27(5), 527-547.
  • Hopp, C., & Sonderegger, R. (2015). Understanding the dynamics of nascent entrepreneurship—prestart‐up experience, intentions, and entrepreneurial success. Journal of Small Business Management, 53(4), 1076-1096.
  • Hopp, C. (2015). Does the presence of a formal business plan increase formal financial support? Empirical evidence from the PSED II on the signalling and mimetic nature of formal business planning. Applied Economics Letters, 22(9), 673-678.