An introduction to the Business School's Entrepreneurship and Innovation research group, including a list of academic staff members, group research, and research centres.

Research within the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group focuses on innovative, growth-orientated entrepreneurship and the study of innovation surrounding new information and communication technologies. The group collaborates extensively with various international scholars and centres of excellence and has an active visiting professor programme and PhD programme.

See a full list of group research by topic and researcher


Research

Research within the group advances interdisciplinary understanding of innovation and entrepreneurship that occurs around products, processes and services and involves individuals, groups, organisations, sectors and regions.

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship research within the group can be generally distinguished by its specialisation in innovative, growth-orientated entrepreneurship. However, the breadth of research covers a number of distinctive contexts such as entrepreneurial finance, sustainable entrepreneurship in developing countries, and entrepreneurial education.

Current research in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Innovation

Innovation studies include the study of innovation surrounding new information and communication technologies (ICTs). Scholars in the group have addressed topics such as the emergence of new generations of ICTs, new ICT-enabled business models, and the uneven and problematic access of certain groups or constituencies to the digital economy.

Current research in the area of Innovation


Research Centres

The group is directly responsible for two research centres: the Centre for Entrepreneurship Research and the Centre for Public Services Research. In addition, many of the group's members are involved in the Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation.

Centre for Entrepreneurship Research

The Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (CER) promotes research across a number of distinctive domains and contexts, including micro, small, and large businesses; corporate and family businesses; and the public sector.

Centre for Entrepreneurship Research

Centre for Public Services Research

The Centre for Public Services Research (CPSR) promotes evidence-influenced public policy and service management in order to make an impact upon the quality of public services in Scotland and across the world.

Centre for Public Services Research

Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation

The Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation (ISSTI) is a multi-disciplinary network which focuses on four areas:

  • Life Science Innovation;
  • Information and Communication Technologies;
  • Energy Technologies & Environmental Innovation; and
  • the Historical Sociology of Science, Technology and Medicine.

Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation