Imperial College London

Dr Pelin Demirel

Faculty of EngineeringDyson School of Design Engineering

Senior Lecturer







302Dyson BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Pelin Demirel is a Senior Lecturer in Innovation and Enterprise at Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London.

Pelin’s research and teaching focus on innovation and entrepreneurship with a particular emphasis on sustainability. Investigating the potential of innovations and entrepreneurship for a more sustainable and inclusive society motivates her most recent research projects. Her research is funded by various bodies including Leverhulme Trust, ESRC, EPSRC and British Academy. She is an Associate Editor of European Management Review and serves on the editorial review board for Small Business Economics Journal.

Enquiries from potential research students with an interest in innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability are welcome.



Demirel P, Nemkova E, Taylor R, 2021, Reproducing global inequalities in the online labour market: valuing capital in the design field, Work, Employment and Society, Vol:35, ISSN:0950-0170, Pages:914-930

Demirel P, Danisman GO, 2019, Eco-innovation and firm growth in the circular economy: evidence from European small‐ and medium‐sized enterprises, Business Strategy and the Environment, Vol:28, ISSN:0964-4733, Pages:1608-1618

Nemkova E, Demirel P, Baines L, 2019, In search of meaningful work on digital freelancing platforms: the case of design professionals, New Technology, Work and Employment, Vol:34, ISSN:0268-1072, Pages:226-243

Demirel P, Kesidou E, 2019, Sustainability-oriented capabilities for eco-innovation: meeting the regulatory, technology and market demands, Business Strategy and the Environment, Vol:28, ISSN:0964-4733, Pages:847-857

Demirel P, Li QC, Rentocchini F, et al., 2019, Born to be green: new insights into the economics and management of green entrepreneurship, Small Business Economics: an International Journal, Vol:52, ISSN:0921-898X, Pages:759-771

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