Dr.rer.pol., Universitätsprofessor

Christian Hopp

Christian Hopp
Chair of Technology Entrepreneurship


Building: 3011

Room: B 106

Kackertstr. 7

52072 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 96676

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., & Greene, F. J. (2016, in press): In Pursuit of Time: Business plan sequencing, duration and intraentrainment effects on new venture viability. In: Journal of Management Studies.
  • Greene, F. J., & Hopp, C. (2016, in press): Are formal planners more likely to achieve new venture viability?: A counterfactual model and analysis. In: Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.
  • 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. In: Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 1-27.
  • Hamböck, C., Hopp, C., Keles, C., & Vetschera, R. (2017, in press). Risk aversion in Entrepreneurship Panels: Measurement Problems and Alternative Explanations. In: Managerial and Decision Economics.
  • Kaminski, J., Y. Yang, C. Hopp, and F. Piller (2017, forthcoming): Do User Entrepreneurs Speak Different? Applying Natural Language Processing to Crowdfunding Videos, In: CHI’17 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
  • Semrau, T., & Hopp, C. (2016). Complementary or compensatory? A contingency perspective on how entrepreneurs’ human and social capital interact in shaping start-up progress. In: Small Business Economics 46(3), 407-423.
  • Hopp, C. (2015): Does the presence of a formal business plan increase formal financial support?. In: Applied Economics Letters 22 (9), S. 673-678.
  • Hopp, C.; Minten, A.; Toporova, N. (2015): Signaling, selection and transition: Empirical evidence on stepping-stones and vicious cycles in temporary agency work. In: International Journal of Human Resource Management 27 (5), S. 527-547.
  • Hopp, C.; Lukas, C. (2014): A Signaling Perspective on Partner Selection in Venture Capital Syndicates. Forthcoming in: Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 38(3), 635-670.
  • Hopp., C.; Sonderegger, S. (2014): Understanding the dynamics of nascent entrepreneurship – Pre-Start-Up experience, intentions, and entrepreneurial success. Forthcoming in: Journal of Small Business Managemen.
  • Hopp, C.; Lukas, C. (2013): Evaluation frequency and evaluator's experience: The case of venture capital investment firms. Forthcoming in: Journal of Management and Governance.