Anne ter Wal

Principal Investigator: Anne ter Wal, Associate Professor of Technology & Innovation Management

Anne joined Imperial College Business School in 2009 and is Associate Professor of Technology and Innovation Management in the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship. His research, often in collaboration with leading multinational companies as well as startups, focuses on the role of networks in innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Bálint Diószegi, Honorary Research Fellow

Bálint is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Business School and Assistant Professor in Network Science at Greenwich University. His research focus is on the micro-level foundations of social networks and networking behaviour.

Rand Gerges

Rand Gerges Yammine, Honorary Research Fellow 

Rand is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Management & Entrepreneurship. In addition to her work on this project, she has a particular interest in digital entrepreneurship, inter-organisational networks, inter-firm collaboration, open innovation and creativity. She is also Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship at ESCP Business School in Paris. 


Damiano Morando, PhD student at Imperial College London

Damiano is carrying out his doctorate at Imperial College Business School, looking into London entrepreneurs and how their networking strategies affect their chances of success.

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Lisa Portz, PhD student at Imperial College Business School

Lisa is a PhD candidate in the Department of Management & Entrepreneurship. She is a qualitative researcher in entrepreneurship, primarily interested in first-time startup founders, their challenges and learning processes. 

Paola Criscuolo

Paola Criscuolo, Professor of Innovation Management

Paola’s research focuses on the transfer of knowledge across both individuals and firms, on open innovation and on the strategic use of patents. Paola also teaches innovation management both at undergraduate and MSc level, and quantitative research methods to PhD students.

Namrata Malhotra

Namrata Malhotra, Associate Professor of Strategy and Organisation

Namrata is Associate Professor of Strategy & Organisation in the Department of Management & Entrepreneurship. Prior to joining Imperial, she was a faculty member in the School of Management at the Queensland University of Technology in Australia. Namrata's research lies at the intersection of organisation theory and strategy. 

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Michelle Rogan, Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Michelle is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and the Academic Director of the MSc in Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Management at Imperial College Business School. Her research centres on how individual and firm social capital affects entrepreneurship and innovation.