prof. Ing. Mgr. Martin Lukeš, Ph.D.

Head of the Department


Office no: RB 450

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  • 3CV901 Methodology of Scientific Research (postgraduate course)
  • 3PO911 Research in Entrepreneurship (postgraduate course)
  • 3PO666 Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing (CEMS graduate course)
  • 3PO546 Entrepreneurial Practice (graduate course, CZ)
  • 3CV401/3CV701 Research Methods (graduate course, both CZ/EN)

Participation in projects

Period Project
2020-2023 TACR project “Precarity as the real experience of the self-employed and micro enterprises” – project leader
2020-2022 GACR project “The impact of open-plan offices on performance and well-being revisited: The case of coworking” – project leader
2020-2022 GACR project “Intrafamily Conflicts in Family Firms: Antecedents, Effects and Moderators” – project member
2020-2023 OP VVV project “The improvement of the quality of student grant competition at UEP Prague” – project member
2017 – 2019 GACR project “Privately-held Firms with Multiple Owners: The Role of Family and Responsible Ownership” – project member
2017-2019 OP VVV project “International mobility for the development of science at the University of Economics, Prague” – team leader
2015 – 2018 Erasmus + project “Start-Up Promotion for Entrepreneurial Resilience” – project leader
2014 -2018 7. FP CUPESSE “Cultural Pathways to Economic Self-Sufficiency and Entrepreneurship: Family Values and Youth Unemployment in Europe” – principal investigator at University of Economics
2013-2015 Technology Agency of the Czech Republic research project “Research of current entrepreneurial activities in the Czech Republic, capturing their changes in the recent years and international comparison using GEM method” – project leader
2012-2014 UEP Internal Grant Agency project “Explaining the causes of success and failure in the process of start-up and early growth of new firms in the Czech Republic” – project leader
2007-2010 FP6 research project “Cultural and Innovation Dynamics – Explaining the uneven evolution of human knowledge.” Co-leading Czech team and work package “National Culture and Innovation.” – project member
2006-2008 GAČR research project “Success factors of non-profit organizations with an emphasis on the importance of volunteerism” – project member
2005-2006 VÚPSV research project „Risks of possible brain drain from the Czech Republic.“ – project member

Selected publications


  • Feldmann, M., Uhlaner, L. M., & Lukeš, M. (accepted). Disentangling succession and entrepreneurship gender gaps: Gender norms, culture, and family. Small Business Economics.
  • Vich, M., Lukeš, M., & Burian, J. (in print). Out of sight, out of mind? Exploring the long-term effects of Relational Mindfulness Training (RMT). Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science.
  • Lukeš, M., Feldmann, M., & Vegetti, F. (2019). Work values and the value of work: Different implications for young adults’ self-employment in Europe. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 682(1), 156–171.
  • Lukeš, M., Longo, M. C., & Zouhar, J. (2019). Do business incubators really enhance entrepreneurial growth? Evidence from a large sample of innovative Italian start-ups. Technovation, 82-83, 25-34.
  • Machek, O., Hnilica, J., & Lukeš, M. (2019). Stability of family firms during economic downturn and recovery. Journal of East European Management Studies, 24(4), 566-588.
  • Hnilica, J., Uhlaner, L.M., Machek, O., Kubíček, A., Lukeš, M., Jurek, M., Štamfestová, P. (2019). The role of responsible ownership and family in privately held firms with multiple owners: Preliminary findings from the Czech Republic. Central European Business Review, 8(5), 1-17,
  • Dvouletý, O., Lukeš, M., & Vancea, M. (2019). Individual‑level and family background determinants of young adults’ unemployment in Europe. Empirica, 47, 389-409.
  • Tosun. J. et al. (2019). Perceived economic self-sufficiency: A country-and generation-comparative approach. European Political Science, 18, 510–531.
  • Dvouletý, O., Longo, M.C., Blažková, I., Lukeš, M., Andera, M. (2018). Are publicly funded Czech incubators effective? The comparison of performance of supported and non-supported firms. European Journal of Innovation Management, 21, 4, 543–563. 10.1108/EJIM-02-2018-0043
  • Lukeš, Martin, Stephan, Ute (2017). Measuring employee innovation: A review of existing scales and the development of the innovative behavior and innovation support inventories across cultures. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, 23(1), 136-158.
  • Dvouletý, Ondřej, Lukeš, Martin (2016) Review of empirical studies on self-employment out of unemployment: Do self-employment policies make a positive impact? International Review of Entrepreneurship, 14(3): 361-376.
  • Lukeš, Martin, Zouhar, Jan (2016) The causes of early-stage entrepreneurial discontinuance. Prague Economic Papers, 25(1): 19-36.
  • Lukeš, Martin, Zouhar, Jan (2013) No experience? No problem – it’s all about yourself: Factors influencing nascent entrepreneurship outcomes. Ekonomický časopis, 61(9): 934-950.
  • Lukeš, Martin, Zouhar, Jan, Jakl, Martina, Očko, Petr (2013) Faktory ovlivňující vstup do podnikání: začínající podnikatelé v České republice. Politická ekonomie, 61(2): 229-247.
  • Lukeš, Martin (2013) Entrepreneurs as innovators: A multi-country study on entrepreneurs’ innovative behaviour. Prague Economic Papers, 22(1): 72-84.
  • Lukes, M., & Stephan, U. (2012) Nonprofit leaders and for-profit entrepreneurs: Similar people with different motivation. Ceskoslovenska psychologie, 56(1): 41-55.

Books and chapters

  • Lukeš, M. (2017) Entrepreneurship Development in the Czech Republic. In: A. Sauka, A. Chepurenko. Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies: Diversity, Trends, and Perspectives, pp. 209-224. Cham : Springer.
  • Lukes, M., & Jakl, M. (2012) Podnikání v České republice. Prague: Oeconomica.
  • Lukes, M., & Laguna, M. (Eds.) (2010) Entrepreneurship: A Psychological Approach. Prague: Oeconomica.
  • Novotny, J., & Lukes, M. (Eds.) (2009) Success Factors and Volunteerism in the Nonprofit Organizations in the Czech Republic. Prague: Oeconomica.
  • Moriano, J.A., Gorgievski, M., & Lukes, M. (Eds.) (2008) Teaching Psychology of Entrepreneurship: Perspectives from Six European Countries. Madrid: UNED.
  • Stephan, U., Lukes, M., Dej, D., & Richter, P.G. (2007) Attitudes towards and Perceptions of Entrepreneurs in Central Eastern Europe (Poland, the Czech Republic, East-Germany), pp. 173-191. In G. Zheng, K. Leung, & J. Adair (Eds) Perspectives and Progress in Contemporary Cross-Cultural Psychology. Beijing: China Light Industry Press.
  • Lukes, M., & Novy, I. (Eds.) (2005) Psychologie podnikání. [Psychology of Entrepreneurship.] Prague: Management Press.