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.


This research stream specialises in innovative, growth-orientated entrepreneurship in a variety of contexts, such as entrepreneurial finance, sustainable entrepreneurship in developing countries, and entrepreneurial education.


Scholars in this subgroup address 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.

Research Centres and Networks

Many of the Group's members are involved in the Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation.

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 main areas.

Visit the ISSTI Website

Research Projects

Details of past and present research projects involving entrepreneurship and innovation are detailed on the Edinburgh Research Explorer.

View Projects on Research Explorer

Upcoming Seminars



Non-executive Director Programme 2019

  • with George Elliott; CA Plural Chair of private and public listed companies, former CFO Wolfson Microelectronics plc
  • Calendar Thursday
  • Clock 17:00–21:00
  • Navigate Conference Room

Session 2: 'The Role of the NXD in Growing a Company' – focussing on the issues and challenges arising with entrepreneurial firms including managing the founder and other investors, setting strategic direction, adhering to the business plan, building an effective board, dealing with conflict and fundraising.




Internationalization Strategies of Family Firms In Different Historical Contexts: Critical Junctures And Imprinting

  • with Tanja Leppäaho; Professor of Growth Entrepreneurship and Academy of Finland Research Fellow at LUT University
  • Calendar Wednesday
  • Clock 15:30–17:00
  • Navigate Lecture Theatre 1A

This interactive seminar invites Tanja Leppäaho as an expert in the fields of international entrepreneurship, networking, process, family entrepreneurship, sustainable entrepreneurship and qualitative methodology. Tanja will especially discuss her paper about internationalization strategies of family firms, followed by a Q&A session with our PhD students.




Marketing Research Seminar: Therapeutic servicescapes and market-mediated performances of emotional suffering

  • with Dr Leighanne Higgins; Lancaster University
  • Calendar Wednesday
  • Clock 14:00–15:30
  • Navigate Room G.05

Dr Higgins and Dr Hamilton will present their ethnographic study on therapeutic servicescapes recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research. As part of their talk, they will also share their experiences of writing and revising the paper through the review process.




Executive MBA Open Night and Mini-Masterclass – "New Venture Creation"

  • with Dr Jo Young; Director; Electv & The Scientific Editing Company
  • Calendar Tuesday
  • Clock 18:00–21:00
  • Navigate 1st Floor, MBA Suite

Join us for a Mini-Masterclass and learn how our Executive MBA can accelerate your career.