Personal profile

Research interests

  • Entrepreneurship and context
  • Entrepreneurial processes
  • Entrepreneurial judgment
  • Value creation
  • Innovation
  • Small business
  • Island societies
  • Applied metatheory

Personal profile

As a joint-degree PhD student at the University of the Faroe Islands and the University of Greenland, David is involved in the exploration and theorization of viable entrepreneurship in small island societies. He adopts a place-based perspective in his research, conceptualizing entrepreneurship as a process unfolding in interaction with contextual enablements and constraints presented by small island settings. Although both scholars and policy makers frequently stress the importance of entrepreneurship for societal well-being, it remains a remarkably understudied area of research in small island communities. Through his dissertation, David seeks to increase the understanding of island-based entrepreneurship and the multitude of entrepreneurial possibilities existing also in places commonly depicted as resource scarce, vulnerable, and fraught with challenges for the creation of viable economic activity. Overall, his work as a PhD candidate revolves around the empirical investigation and theoretical elaboration of entrepreneurship as a phenomenon dependent on, but not determined by, the context in which it takes place.

The dissertation project is sponsored by Research Council Faroe Islands and Ilisimatusarfik



David has created and carried out the course "Small States, Innovation and Entrepreneurship" at the University of Greenland. He has furthermore acted as a student supervisor in the West Nordic Studies M.Sc. program at the University of the Faroe Islands.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Industrial Management , KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Award Date: 1 Jun 2012

Bachelor, Design and Product Realization , KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Award Date: 5 Jun 2010

External positions

PhD Student, University of Greenland


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