University of Bath School of Management University of Bath School of Management

Dr Christos Kolympiris

Dr Christos Kolympiris

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Leading refereed journal papers
Other outputs

BSc, MSc, PhD.

Job Title:

Associate Professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Afilliated Research Centre:

The Centre for Research on Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Bath (CREI@Bath)


Strategy & Organisation

Key Research Interests:

Knowledge Transfer, Commercialization, Venture Capital, Innovation, Patents, Research Funding, Cluster, Knowledge Economy, Life Sciences

Research interests

I am active in the research fields of technology innovation management, entrepreneurship, economics of science and economic geography. Within these fields I pursue two core lines of research. The first analyzes university-based innovation, technology transfer from academia to industry and the effects of academic science on industrial innovation. The second revolves around venture capital and addresses issues such as the geographic distribution of venture capital investments and the factors shaping the investment decisions of venture capitalists.

Currently, I am developing a research project on the NSF’s rotation program. The first working paper of this project won the Best Paper Award at the 2017 DRUID conference held at New York University.

I am a research fellow at the University of Missouri where I received my PhD in applied economics in 2010 which was funded by the Kauffman Foundation. I am Principal Investigator on a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant on “The Road Not Taken: Investigating Orphaned Academic Innovations” ($101,642). In this project we study Type 1 errors.

PhD supervision

I welcome applications for potential PhDs in the following (broad) areas:


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Leading refereed journal papers

Kolympiris, C., Hoenen, S., Kalaitzandonakes, N. 2016. Geographic distance between venture capitalists and target firms and the value of quality signals. Industrial and Corporate Change. Forthcoming.

Kolympiris, C., Klein, P. 2016. The Effects of Academic Incubators on University Innovation. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. Forthcoming.

Zahringer, K., Kolympiris, C., Kalaitzandonakes, N. 2016. Academic knowledge quality differentials and the quality of firm innovation. Industrial and Corporate Change. Forthcoming.

Meteria, V.C. Pascucci, S. & Kolympiris, C. 2015. Understanding the selection processes of public research projects in agriculture: The role of scientific merit. Food Policy 56: 87-99, DOI:10.1016/j.foodpol.2015.08.003

Kolympiris, C., Kalaitzandonakes, N. & Miller, D. 2015. Location choice of academic entrepreneurs: Evidence from the US biotechnology industry. Journal of Business Venturing, 30(2): 227-254, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2014.02.002.

Kolympiris, C., Kalaitzandonakes, N. & Miller, D. 2014. Public funds and local biotechnology firm creation. Research Policy, 43(1): 121-137, DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2013.07.012.

Hoenen, S., Kolympiris, C., Schoenmakers, W. & Kalaitzandonakes, N. 2014. The diminishing signaling value of patents between early rounds of venture capital financing. Research Policy, 43(6): 956-989, DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2014.01.006.

Kolympiris, C. & Kalaitzandonakes, N. 2013. Geographic scope of proximity effects among small life sciences firms. Small Business Economics, 40(4): 1059-1086, DOI: 10.1007/s11187-012-9441-0.

Kolympiris, C., Kalaitzandonakes, N. & Miller, D. 2011. Spatial collocation and venture capital in the US biotechnology industry. Research Policy, 40(9): 1188-1199, DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2011.05.022.

Other outputs

Kolympiris, C. & Kalaitzandonakes, N. 2013. The geographic extent of venture capital externalities on innovation. Venture Capital, 15(3): 199-236, DOI: 10.1080/13691066.2013.804749.