Silvia Stroe

Core Faculty | Junior Assistant Professor

Short Profile outline

Silvia Stroe is Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at Politecnico di Milano School of Management since 2018. In 2017 she received her Doctor of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration from Hanken School of Economics, Finland, with the focus on the Psychology of Entrepreneurship.


PHD: Doctor of Science in Economics and Business Administration, Hanken School of Economics Finland.

Master of Science: Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration, Aalto University School of Business Finland. Master of Science in Business Administration, University of Cologne Germany.

Bachelor of Science: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Mannheim Germany.

Academic course held at SOM

High-tech Start-up: Creating and Scaling Up I

Entrepreneurship Economics and Policy

Business and Industrial Economics


Silvia's research is situated at the intersection of entrepreneurship and social psychology. She looks at entrepreneurship from an individual point of view and investigates the role of cognition and emotions within the entrepreneurial process. Silvia's research interests focus on: entrepreneurial passion and other emotions in the entrepreneurial process; non-rational decision-making criteria, heuristics, intuition of entrepreneurs and investors; emotion regulation, stress, and mental health in entrepreneurship.

Relevant Publications

Stroe S. Thorgren S. & Wincent J., "The Outcomes of Passion in Entrepreneurship - In Passion for work : Theory, research, and applications", Oxford University Press, , 463 - 504

Stroe S.| Sirén C.| Shepherd D.| Wincent J., "The dualistic regulatory effect of passion on the relationship between fear of failure and negative affect: Insights from facial expression analysis", Journal of Business Venturing, , -

Stroe S. Parida V. & Wincent J., "Effectuation or causation: An fsQCA analysis of entrepreneurial passion, risk perception, and self-efficacy", Journal of Business Research, 89, 265 - 272

Stroe S. Wincent J. & Parida V., "Untangling intense engagement in entrepreneurship: Role overload and obsessive passion in early-stage entrepreneurs", Journal of Business Research, 90, 59 - 66

Grants, Awards and Honours

  • ACERE 2016 World Conference Award: Best quantitative paper
  • ICSB 2015 World Conference Doctoral Student Award

Service to the community

  • Reviewer for: Entrepreneurship theory & practice, Journal of small business management, Journal of business research; European journal of work and Organizational Psychology

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