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Faculty & Research


Melanie Milovac

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise


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Research Areas
  • Social Psychology of Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship and Emotion
  • Emotional Cues in Forecasts and Perceptions of Entrepreneurs
Teaching Areas
  • New Business Ventures
  • Entrepreneurship (PhD)


Melanie Milovac is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise at INSEAD.

Professor Milovac’s research and teaching interests focus on psychological factors that foster matchmaking between entrepreneurs and stakeholders. Specifically, Professor Milovac’s research examines the role of affect (moods, feelings) in signaling underlying capabilities for the entrepreneurial process. For example, her research examines how observing entrepreneurs’ mood compositions in pitches influences initial impressions of the pitched opportunity. Her research has received numerous awards and grants from entrepreneurship organisations. Professor Milovac teaches the New Business Ventures course in the MBA programme.

Professor Milovac holds a PhD in Management from the University of Cambridge, an MPhil in Innovation, Strategy and Organisation from the University of Cambridge, and a BSc in Psychology from the University of Heidelberg. Prior to joining INSEAD, she held positions as a visiting scholar and a postdoctoral fellow at the Washington University in St. Louis and the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.

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