Peter Peverelli is affiliated with the Faculty of Economics & Business Administration at VU University Amsterdam. He studied Chinese Language & Culture at Leiden University. He received a PhD in Arts at Leiden University and a PhD in Business Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He has spent most of his occupational life as a consultant, specializing in cooperations between Western and Chinese enterprises, and has been combining this with his academic work since 2001. His leading publications are Chinese Corporate Identity (Routledge 2006) and Chinese Entrepreneurship (co-authored with Jiwen Song; Springer 2012).
Karen Verduyn originally studied Business Administration at the Rotterdam School of Management. After having spent several years in the corporate world, she returned to academia to write her PhD thesis (Tales of Entrepreneurship, 2007). She remained with VU University and set up a masters degree in Entrepreneurship. She is interested in understanding the complexities of entrepreneurial everyday life and her courses and publications revolve around this subject.