Imperial College London

Bart Clarysse (visiting)

Business School

Chair in Entrepreneurship



+44 (0)20 7594 9850b.clarysse




389Business School BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Bart holds the Chair in Entrepreneurship at ETH Zürich, where he is a full time professor and visits Imperial College Business School to teach "corporate entrepreneurship and innovation" in its executive MBA and various open and customized executive programs. Before he took his position at ETH, he was a full Professor of Entrepreneurship at Imperial College. He is a founder of several high tech start-ups in businesses such as digital cinema, mobile internet and venture incubation.

Following his Phd studies, Bart was an advisor in technology policy at the European Commission and he still consults on innovation and technology matters for various European governments and agencies. He has over 50 publications in the field of high tech start-ups and managing growth of these companies and has been an executive teacher for several corporates such as KLM, Belgacom, Panasonic, EDF, BP, BT, Finmechanicca and Leo Pharma in corporate venturing and innovative turnaround strategies.

His on-going research interests include the study of how technology ventures choose markets in emerging technologies such as quantum dots and blockchain and how corporates adopt entrepreneurial structures and tools for corporate renewal

Bart's authored a best-selling book, The Smart Entrepreneur: How to Build for a Successful Business with Sabrina Kiefer.



De Cuyper L, Clarysse B, Phillips N, 2020, Imprinting beyond the founding phase: how sedimented imprints develop over time, Organization Science, Vol:33, ISSN:1047-7039, Pages:1579-1600

Boone S, Andries P, Clarysse B, 2020, Does team entrepreneurial passion matter for relationship conflict and team performance? On the importance of fit between passion focus and venture development stage, Journal of Business Venturing, Vol:35, ISSN:0883-9026

De Cock R, Denoo L, Clarysse B, 2020, Surviving the emotional rollercoaster called entrepreneurship: The role of emotion regulation, Journal of Business Venturing, Vol:35, ISSN:0883-9026, Pages:1-18

Yusubova A, Andries P, Clarysse B, 2019, The role of incubators in overcoming technology ventures' resource gaps at different development stages, R & D Management, Vol:49, ISSN:0033-6807, Pages:803-818

Bruneel J, Clarysse B, Autio E, 2018, The role of prior domestic experience and prior shared experience in young firm internationalization, International Small Business Journal-researching Entrepreneurship, Vol:36, ISSN:0266-2426, Pages:265-284

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