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.

View a list of Entrepreneurship and Innovation faculty and their research interests

Latest publications

Evolving missions and university entrepreneurship

Journal of Technology Transfer

  • Published in Journal of Technology Transfer
  • Dr Fumi Kitagawa, Lecturer in Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

Stories from the field

Small Business Economics

Towards a process theory of entrepreneurial ecosystems

Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal

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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.

Entrepreneurship research


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.

Innovation research

Research centres and networks

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

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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.

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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.

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Research projects

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

View entrepreneurship and innovation projects at Edinburgh Research Explorer

PhD students

There are a number of current PhD students working on entrepreneurial and innovation-related topics.

View details of entrepreneurship and innovation PhD students