Dr Giuseppe Criaco

Giuseppe Criaco

Assistant Professor
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam


Giuseppe Criaco is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Department of Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

Giuseppe’s research focuses on three main themes: (a) the effect of pre-entry experience and post-entry strategies on new venture outcomes, (b) entrepreneurial dynamics in family firms, and (c) entrepreneurial motivation and behavior in individuals. At RSM, Giuseppe teaches courses and modules in Entrepreneurship and Family Business.

Before joining RSM, Giuseppe was a PhD student at Jönköping International Business School. He also was a visiting scholar at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.

Professional experience

Assistant Professor

Erasmus University Rotterdam
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship


Key Publications (2)

Professional Publications

Scholarly Publications (7)


Discovery item

How big should a young firm think?

More and more companies are “born global”. Instead of starting just in their own market, they see potential customers whole world.



  • Study year: 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BKBMIN015
  • Level: Bachelor, Bachelor 3, Bachelor 3

Block seminar

  • Study year: 2020/2021
  • Code: BM-IMBS
  • Level: Master

Managing the Family Business

  • Study year: 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017
  • Code: BMME101
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master, Master, Master, Master, Master

Opportunity Creation

  • Study year: 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMSE01
  • ECTS: 5 Level: ERIM, Exchange, IM/CEMS, Master

Business Strategy Skills

  • Study year: 2020/2021, 2019/2020
  • Code: BMSM07
  • ECTS: 3 Level: Master

Past courses

Causal Inference

  • Study year: 2019/2020
  • Code: BERMAMC021
  • Level: Master

IM Research clinic

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BM-IMRC
  • Level: Master

Opportunity Creation

  • Study year: 2017/2018, 2016/2017
  • Code: BM01SE
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Strategic Entrepreneurship

  • Study year: 2017/2018
  • Code: BERMASC027
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Master