Dr.rer.pol., Professurvertreter

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., Antons, D., Kaminski, J., & Salge, T. O. (2018). Disruptive Innovation: Conceptual Foundations, Empirical Evidence, and Research Opportunities in the Digital Age. In: Journal of Product Innovation Management, 35 (3), 446-457.
  • Hopp, C., & Greene, F. J. (2018). In Pursuit of Time: Business plan sequencing, duration and intraentrainment effects on new venture viability. In: Journal of Management Studies. 55(2), 320-351.
  • Hopp, C., Antons, D., Kaminski, J., & Salge, T. O. (2018). What 40 Years of Research Reveals About the Difference Between Disruptive and Radical Innovation. In: Harvard Business Review, 4-9.
  • 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., Antons, D., Kaminski, J., & Salge, T. O. (2018). The Topic Landscape of Disruption Research A Call for Consolidation, Reconciliation, and Generalization. In: Journal of Product Innovation Management. 35 (3), 458-487.
  • Hopp, C., & Martin, J. (2018). Can Beneficial Antecedents to Self-Employment Be Detrimental to Entrepreneurial Performance? Managerial and Decision Economics (in press).
  • Kaminski, J., C. Hopp, and C. Lukas (2018) Who benefits from the wisdom of the crowd? - How online interactions can help entrepreneurs succeed in crowdfunding campaigns, Journal of Business Economics (in press).
  • Hopp, C. and A. Speil (2018). Estimating the extent of deceitful behavior using cross-wise elicitation models. Applied Economics Letters, (in press).
  • Greene, F. J., & Hopp, C. (2017). Are formal planners more likely to achieve new venture viability?: A counterfactual model and analysis. In: Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. 11(1), 36-60.
  • Hopp, C., & Greene, F. J. (2017). Writing a Business Plan Makes Your Startup More Likely to Succeed. In: Harvard Business Review, 7-14.
  • Hopp, C., & Hoover, G. A. (2017). How prevalent is academic misconduct in management research? In: Journal of Business Research, 80, 73-81.
  • 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). Risk aversion in Entrepreneurship Panels: Measurement Problems and Alternative Explanations. in: Managerial and Decision Economics, 38(7), 1046-1057.
  • Kaminski, J., Y. Yang, C. Hopp, and F. Piller (2017): "Do User Entrepreneurs Speak Different? Applying Natural Language Processing to Crowdfunding Videos, ACM - CHI’17 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. pp. 2683-2689.