An introduction to the Business School's Entrepreneurship and Innovation research group, including its list of academic staff members, group research and research centres.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation members form part of a number intellectual schools of thought. There is much evidence to demonstrate that Group members are leading developments in their specialised fields. Members publish widely in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship area with members able to produce and communicate research at the highest level.
Group members have also held a number of prestigious ESRC fellowships and ESRC projects. Members are also collaborating with various international scholars and centres of excellence.
Entrepreneurship Research within the Entrepreneurship & Innovation (E&I) Group can be generally distinguished by its specialisation in innovative, growth orientated entrepreneurship. However, the breadth of research covers a number of distinctive contexts.
Innovation studies - and particularly the study of innovation surrounding new information and communication technologies (ICTs) - has been carried out at the University of Edinburgh Business School for nearly three decades, taking shape with the pioneering work of Jamie Fleck and Alfonso Molina on manufacturing technologies, industrial robotics and high-end electronics. Scholars currently in the Group have addressed the following topics: the emergence of new generations of ICTs (i.e. how they are being shaped and by which range of actors); the role of new ICTs as innovation technologies in supporting and (re)shaping the innovation process; the new actors, organisations and institutions involved in the production and use of ICTs; new ICT enabled business models; and the uneven and problematic access of certain groups or constituencies to the digital economy.
The Group currently hosts the Centre for Entrepreneurship Research and many of the Group's staff are involved in the Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation.
Updated December 2012