Dirk De Clercq is Distinguished Professor of Management in the Goodman School of Business at Brock University. He holds a PhD degree in business administration (University of Minnesota), a master's degree in general management (Ghent University), and bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering (Ghent University). He has published over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles on topics in entrepreneurship, innovation management, organizational behaviour, human resource management, and business ethics. A central theme in his research is how different actors (employees, organizations, and self-employed people) leverage resources to address challenges and opportunities in their entrepreneurial journeys. His teaching focuses on entrepreneurship and research methods. He is a recipient of the Brock University Award for Distinguished Research and Creative Activity, the Brock University Chancellor's Chair for Research Excellence Award, the Goodman School of Business Distinguished Scholar Award, the Departmental Researcher of the Year Award, the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Mentorship Award, the Goodman School of Business Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the student-voted Beta Gamma Sigma Professor of the Year Award.