The Enterprise and Innovation Research Cluster

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The Enterprise and Innovation Research Cluster aims to stimulate research in all aspects of innovation, enterprise and entrepreneurship development. Its scope covers a variety of contexts, including micro, small and large businesses, social enterprise and the public sector. This cluster brings together research-active academics, across departments, whose theoretical and empirical interests lay at the intersection of themes that further our understanding on how entrepreneurship contributes to economic growth and competitiveness, poverty alleviation and social wellbeing. Areas of research interest include the facilitation of business start-up and growth, incubation, networks, access to finance, critical discourse in entrepreneurship and social enterprise.

The cluster therefore has a strong focus on the application of research to policy issues and expects to stimulate interest from, and make a contribution to, practitioners and policymakers. Research from this cluster also underpins teaching on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes; BA (Hons) Business Studies with Enterprise, MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship and the Entrepreneurial Management unit on the MBA.

Recent publications

Recent publications

  • Abeysekera, R., Patton, D. and Mullineux, A., 2017. Co-production in business training in microfinance institutions: A conceptual approach. World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 13 (1), 52-68.
  • Hölscher, J., Nulsch, N. and Stephan, J., 2017. State Aid in the New EU Member States. Journal of Common Market Studies.
  • Marangos, S. and Warren, L., 2017. A Mapping for Managers: Open Innovation for R&D Intensive SMEs in the life sciences sector. European Journal of Innovation Management.
  • Patton, D., 2016. Entrepreneurial Overconfidence and its Impact Upon Performance. International Small Business Journal.
  • Abeysekera, R., Patton, D. and Mullineux, A., 2016. Co-production in Business Counselling in Microfinance Setting: A conceptual approach. Journal of Enterprising Culture.
  • Liu, G., Ko, W. and Chapleo, C., 2016. How and When Socially Entrepreneurial Nonprofit Organizations Benefit From Adopting Social Alliance Management Routines to Manage Social Alliances. Journal of Business Ethics.
  • Huynh, T., 2016. Early-stage fundraising of university spin-offs: a study through demand-site perspectives. Venture Capital, 18 (4), 345-367.
  • Huynh, T., 2016. Entrepreneurship and Equity Crowdfunding: A Research Agenda. In: Hytti, U., Blackburn, R., Fletcher, D. and Welter, F., eds. Entrepreneurship, Universities & Resources: Frontiers in European Entrepreneurship Research. Northampton, Massachusetts: Edward Elgar Publishing, 30-48.
  • Bolat, E., 2016. Business practitioners’ Perspectives on Value of Mobile Technology. Journal of Customer Behaviour, 15 (1), 31-48.
  • McNulty, T. and Nordberg, D., 2016. Ownership, Activism and Engagement: Institutional Investors as Active Owners. Corporate Governance (Oxford), 24 (3), 346-358.
  • Apanasovich, N., Alcalde Heras, H. and Parrilli, M.D., 2016. The impact of business innovation modes on SME innovation performance in post-Soviet transition economies: The case of Belarus. Technovation, 57-58, 30-40.
  • Parrilli, M.D. and Alcalde Heras, H., 2016. STI and DUI innovation modes: Scientific-technological and context-specific nuances. Research Policy, 45 (4), 747-756.
  • Parrilli,, M.D. and Gonzalez-Pernia, J.L., 2015. STI–DUI learning modes, firm–university collaboration and innovation. Journal of Technology Transfer, 40 (3), 475-492.
  • Ayatakshi Endow, S., 2015. Entrepreneurship in Transitional Economies. In: Holscher, J. and Tomann, H., eds. The New Palgrave Dictionary of Transition Economies. Palgrave.
  • Chapleo, C., 2015. Brand ‘infrastructure’ in nonprofit organizations: Challenges to successful brand building? Journal of Marketing Communications, 21 (3),
  • Taura, N.D., 2015. The innovative performance of African firms. In: Fayolle, A., Kyro, P. and Liñán, F., eds. Developing, shaping and growing entrepreneurship. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

For all publications prior to 2015 please see individual staff profiles.

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