The advent of new technologies as well as ongoing social, environmental and organisational changes mean new approaches to innovation and entrepreneurship are needed and their effectiveness needs to be researched and validated. Faculty members are particularly interested in the core of themes of: spotting and leveraging entrepreneurial opportunities; managing the innovation process; building and operating entrepreneurial ecosystems; and commercialising science innovations.
Researchers in this area are also considering a variety of questions about what constitutes success across a range of different industries. These include: examining the rules and management of platform leadership; the social dynamics of adoption and its consequences for firms’ strategy and innovation; understanding the link between senior managerial style and firm strategy; and the effect of team selection processes on success.
Getting involved in the commercialisation of research helps academics focus on “real world” problems
The School's work on management and entrepreneurship is led by the Department of Management & Entrepreneurship.