Imperial College London


Business School

Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship



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Markus is head of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Department and academic director of the Imperial Enterprise Lab. He is also the director of the Entrepreneurial Journey, our school's experiential start-up programme across all on-site MBA programmes. 

In his research, Markus focuses on science-based organizations and science-based entrepreneurship. He has a particular interest in the interface between the world of academic science and industry, and special hybrid organizations that can bridge both worlds. For instance, he studies how intermediary organizations, such as consortia, can help bring together basic science and the pharmaceutical industry to discover new drugs, and how university-industry centres can sucessfully operate between science and business. 

Markus welcomes PhD applications in the areas of organization theory, science organization & business, and university-industry relations. Click here for more information on his research. 

Markus has collaborated with organizations including GlaxoSmithKline, Syngenta, Shell, Rolls Royce and Imperial Innovations. He was previously head of innovation at start-up firm Greychip. Markus has a PhD in Sociology from Lancaster University, and joined Imperial in 2008. 

Markus has published numerous articles in journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Research Policy, and MIT Sloan Management Review. He is Editor in Chief of Innovation: Organization & Management, and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Management Studies and Organization Studies.

Markus on Google Scholar

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Fini R, Jourdan J, Perkmann M, 2017, Social valuation across audiences: The interplay between ability and identity judgements, Academy of Management Journal, ISSN:0001-4273

Perkmann M, Schildt H, 2015, Open data partnerships between firms and universities: The role of boundary organizations, Research Policy, Vol:44, ISSN:0048-7333, Pages:1133-1143

Perkmann M, Spicer A, 2014, How emerging organizations take form: The role of imprinting and values in organizational bricolage, Organization Science, Vol:25, ISSN:1526-5455, Pages:1785-1806

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