Michael S. Dahl (MSD) is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Organizational Behavior at the Department of Management, Aarhus University, Denmark. He has a PhD (2004) and a MSc in Industrial Economics (1999) both from Aalborg University. Previously, he held visiting scholarships at Carnegie Mellon University, SCANCOR at Stanford University, and Eindhoven Center for Innovation Studies. He has been awarded with the Spar Nord Foundation Research Award 2005, the Tietgen Gold Medal Research Award 2006, the Tuborg Foundation Business Research Award 2001, and the European Management Review Best Paper Award 2009. MSD serves the Independent Research Council | Social Science by appointment of the Danish Minister of Science.

MSDs research focuses on organizational evolution, entrepreneurship and economic geography with a strong interest in careers trajectories, gender inequality and mental health. This research has been published in journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Management Science, American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Journal of Urban Economics, Research Policy and Industrial and Corporate Change.