CeFEO Affiliated Researcher
Associate Professor

TUM School of Management


Since June 2020, Miriam Bird has been an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise and the Founding Director of the Global Center for Family Enterprise.

Before joining TUM, she held positions as an assistant professor and director at the Global Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of St. Gallen (2015-2020).

Miriam has visited universities such as McGill University, the University of Alberta, and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne throughout her academic journey. She earned her PhD in 2014 from the Department of Management at the Stockholm School of Economics.

Her research delves into the intersection of entrepreneurship and family business. Specifically, she focuses on exploring topics such as women's entrepreneurship, the design of new venture teams, strategic ownership, and the role of digital technologies in family enterprises. Furthermore, she endeavors to better understand the social context in which entrepreneurs and family enterprises are embedded. Her research findings have been published in journals such as Organization Science, the Journal of Business Venturing, and the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.

Moreover, she has received several prestigious international awards (e.g., the FFI Dissertation Award, the Carolyn Dexter Award, and the Kauffman Best Paper Award), and her work has been featured in various media outlets and business magazines.

Miriam has maintained a strong connection with and has been a frequent visitor to CeFEO since the inception of her PhD studies. Therefore, we are delighted to welcome her as an affiliated researcher.