Silvia Stroe

Silvia Stroe

Silvia Stroe

Prof. Dr.

Assistant Professor for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Büro A 24-2-238
Dufourstrasse 40a
9000 St Gallen
Fields of research

Emotional and Cognitive Processes in Entrepreneurship

Psychological Aspects of Entrepreneurial Finance


2017 Doctor of Science in Management and Entrepreneurship, Hanken School of Economics, Finland

2012 M.Sc. in Finance, Aalto University School of Business, Finland

2012 M.Sc. in Corporate Development, Universität zu Köln, Germany

2009 B.Sc. in Business Administration, Universität Mannheim, Germany (Erasmus Exchange semester at BI Norwegian Business School, Norway)

Professional Career

Since 2022: University of St. Gallen, School of Management, GCEI, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
2018-2022: Polytechnical University of Milan, School of Management, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship
2017-2018: Polytechnical University of Milan, School of Management, Postdoctoral Researcher in Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Finance

2016: Visiting researcher at the Queensland University of Technology, Australian Center for Entrepreneurship Research

Teaching Activities

New venture creation: from business idea to validation and launch (Master), University of St.Gallen, HS 2022
Start-up creation in practice (Master), University of St.Gallen, HS 2022
Consultancy Project: Social Start-up Creation (Master), University of St.Gallen, FS2023

Creativity and Entrepreneurship (Bachelor), University of St.Gallen, FS2023
Leadership and Innovation (MBA), Polytechnical University of Milan, 2018-2020
High Tech Start-up: creating & scaling up (Master), Polytechnical University of Milan, 2018-2020
Entrepreneurship Economy and Policy (Master), Polytechnical University of Milan, 2019
Business and Industrial Economics (Master), Polytechnical University of Milan, 2018-2020
Business economics (Master), Polytechnical University of Milan, 2020
Essence of Entrepreneurship (Master), Hanken School of Economics, 2016-2017
Principles of Marketing (Bachelor), Freie Universität Berlin, 2012-2014
Organization and HRM (Bachelor), University of Mannheim, 2009


2016 Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange (ACERE) World Conference Award: Best quantitative paper for: The Role of Passion in Regulating Fear of Failure: A study of Early-Stage Entrepreneurs at Pitching Events

2015 International Council for Small Business Conference (ICSB), World Conference Doctoral Student Award: Best paper with a doctoral student as a main author for: Role overload, Growth of Obsessive Passion, and Moderating Effects of Goals