Niklas Kühsel

PhD Candidate

Niklas Kühsel

PhD Candidate

Niklas Kühsel is a PhD Candidate in the field of Entrepreneurship under the Supervision of Prof. Dr. Prisca Brosi and Prof. Dr. Björn Michaelis. His research focuses on the entrepreneurial personality with regard to cognition and emotion and their consequences, as well as success drivers for entrepreneurship. Specifically, the interdependence between emotion and cognition and time contingencies of performance drivers are at the scope of interest.

Niklas did his Bachelor in Economics at the Georg-August University in Göttingen, dealing with the potential of microfinance schemes to alleviate poverty in his bachelor thesis. During his Master in Economics at the University of Bath in the UK, he developed a strong interest in behavioral economics and individual decision dynamics. Following, on his Master degree, where he examined the stability mechanisms of cooperative banks during financial crises in his thesis, he started his PhD at KLU in October 2018. To complete his academic education, Niklas has gained practical experience in HR-consulting with Office Angels in London. Experience in Investment Banking was taken up during his time in the Asset Backed Finance and Securitization Department of NordLB in New York.



Academic Positions

since 2018Research Assistant, Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany

Professional Experience

2016Internship in the area of Investment Banking, NordLB, New York Branch, USA
2013Internship Human Resource Consulting Company, Office Angels, London, UK


since 2018PhD Candidate in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany
2018M.Sc in Applied Economics, University of Bath, UK
2017B.A. in Economics, Georg-August Universität, Göttingen, Germany