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

Dr Sergio Costa

Dr Sergio Costa

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Other Outputs

BSc, MSc, MBA, PhD

Job Title:

Lecturer in Entrepreneurship


Strategy & Organisation

Key Research Interests:

Technology Entrepreneurship, Business Models, Organisational Improvisation, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Strategy

Research Interests

My research is focused on entrepreneurship, lying at the intersection of academic/technology entrepreneurship, strategic management and innovation. My PhD explored business model change in early-stage entrepreneurial university spin-offs, and how it relates to firm performance, by using a longitudinal multiple case study design. I now have two research streams. The first focuses on university spin-offs, and the second focuses on business models. I have presented my research at the Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, and Babson College Entrepreneurship Research conferences, and received in 2015 the Academy of Management Heizer Doctoral Dissertation Award by the Entrepreneurship Division.


Other Outputs

Costa, S., & Levie, J. 2014. Effectual and Causal Behaviors, Business Model Change, and Performance of Early-Stage Firms. Paper presented at Academy of Management Conference 2014.

Costa, S. 2013. Business Model Change and Performance of Early-Stage Entrepreneurial Firms. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 33(11).

Levie, J., Hart, M., Costa, S., & Murzacheva, E. 2012. Community Effects on Transitions in the Entrepreneurial Process. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 32(15).