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    I am an Associate Professor at the Research Centre for Business in Society (CBiS) at Coventry University. I hold a PhD in Innovation Management and Science and Technology Policy from SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex. My research is focused on the fields of innovation studies and entrepreneurship. I teach innovation and entrepreneurship and research methods modules for UG and PG programmes at Coventry University.

    Before joining Coventry University, I worked as a research fellow at UCL – University College London. I took part in two large scale EU FP7 Framework projects AEGIS and GRINCOH. These projects primarily focused on knowledge-based entrepreneurship and innovation concepts in the EU as well as the growth, innovativeness and cohesion of Central and Eastern Europe to the wider EU.


    My research focuses on technology and innovation management, entrepreneurship from a systemic perspective, corporate entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial orientation, and the role of innovation and entrepreneurial activity on sustainable economic growth in technology-based sectors both in advanced and developing country contexts.

    I also have extensive interest in developing and using new methodologies to conduct my research. I have strong quantitative analyses skills as a professional user of STATA, SPSS, and PLS—PM software (structural equation modelling) as well as particular experience in survey design and implementation to collect qualitative data to conduct specifically multiple case study analyses or set-theoretic methodologies such as QCA - Qualitative Comparative Analysis. 

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Strategic Innovation Management
    • Entrepreneurship

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
    • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD, Innovation Management and Science and Technology Policy, University of Sussex

    External positions

    Associate Editor, Brazilian Administration Review

    Member of Editorial Board, International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development

    Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Innovation & Knowledge

    Co-Editor, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research


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