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Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Course Organizer "Doing Research for Business" (CMSE11538)
  • Course Organizer "Family Business Management" (CMSE11579)


I came to Edinburgh to join the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group in the summer of 2022, after having spent several years working in other research and teaching capacities at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy), and at Maastricht University (Netherlands). At the latter institution I also obtained my PhD degree.

My research interests cover two broad areas.

My topical work centers on innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainability issues in the context of family businesses, new ventures, and otherwise privately-held SMEs. In this area I have published in, among others, Entrepreneurship Theory and PracticeJournal of Product Innovation Management, and Family Business Review

More recently, I have developed an interest in studying scientific (mal)practices in my own and related fields, with a particular attention for the role of incentive structures in driving such practices. I intend to contribute to the replicability and reliability of research in business and management, and thereby to the ultimate usefulness of our work for both ourselves as researchers, and for our non-academic target audiences. Work in this area has been published in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.

Research Interests

  • Family business management
  • Small business management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Scientific practices
  • Replication
  • Research credibility

Research Video

Jasper Brinkerink discusses his research into how family businesses sustain their entrepreneurial spirit across generations, highlighting how children of family business owners can demonstrate entrepreneurial capital through early-career startup activities.

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