Dr. Alain Fayolle is a professor of entrepreneurship, the founder and director of the entrepreneurship research centre at EM Lyon Business School, France. His research interests cover a range of topics in the field of entrepreneurship: education and training, corporate entrepreneurship, new venture creation process, family entrepreneurship, opportunity and necessity entrepreneurship, etc. Among them, entrepreneurship education issues take a great place. On this topic, Dr. Fayolle has notably edited three volumes of the Handbook of Research in Entrepreneurship Education (2007 and 2010, Edward Elgar Publishing). He has been also (or still is) acting as an expert for different governments and international institutions (OECD, EC).
Alain published over twenty books and one hundred articles in leading international and French-speaking scientific journals. Among his editorial positions, he is notably an Associate Editor of JSBM and an Editor of two leading French-speaking journals, Revue de l’Entrepreneuriat and Entreprendre & Innover.