Imperial College London


Business School

Assistant Professor - Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Strategy



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Dmitry Sharapov joined the Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Imperial College Business School in February 2012 after completing his PhD in Management at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. After spending two years as a British Academy Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Dmitry took up the post of Assistant Professor in August 2015.

Dmitry's research interests lie at the intersections of the literatures on competitive strategy, innovation management, and decision-making under uncertainty. His research aims to improve our understanding of (1) the antecendents, processes, and consequences of organizations imitating one another, (2) the inventive process and how organizations select which novel ideas to support, and (3) strategy in business ecosystems. Empirical settings for exploring these questions include large multinational technology companies, smartphone application markets, the US movie industry, and the America's Cup World Series sailing competition.

Dmitry teaches Entrepreneurship and Corporate Strategy, and has also taught and coached on the Innovation and Entrepreneurship summer school. 



Sharapov D, Ross J-M, 2019, Whom should a leader imitate? using rivalry-based imitation to manage strategic risk in changing environments, Strategic Management Journal, ISSN:0143-2095

Criscuolo P, Alexy O, Sharapov D, et al., 2019, Lifting the veil: using a quasi-replication approach to assess sample selection bias in patent-based studies, Strategic Management Journal, Vol:40, ISSN:0143-2095, Pages:230-252

Sharapov D, 2018, Complementor strategies in smartphone application markets, Academy of Management Proceedings, ISSN:2151-6561

Alexy O, Criscuolo P, Salter A, et al., 2016, Going Off-Piste: The Role of Status in Launching Unsponsored R&D Projects, Academy of Management Proceedings, Vol:2016, ISSN:0065-0668

Sivonen P, Borella P, Thomas LDW, et al., 2015, How an accelerator can catalyse your ecosystem, The European Business Review, ISSN:1754-5501

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