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

Dr Virgilio Failla

Portrait of Virgilio Failla

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Job Title:

Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation


Strategy and Organisation

Key Research Interests:

Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Microeconometrics

Research Interests

I explore entrepreneurship from an individual perspective and an organizational view. I am interested in what drives entry into entrepreneurship and start-up performance. I study how individual experience - particularly in the labour market – determines the performance of new ventures. Also, while emphasizing the role of established organizations as fonts of entrepreneurship, a central element of my research is the matching between workers' characteristics and preferences, with their job. These themes, together with innovation, its management, the interplay between innovation practices and entrepreneurship, are at the core of my research.


Leading Refereed Journal Papers

Failla, V., Melillo, F. and Reichstein, T., 2017. Entrepreneurship and employment stability - Job matching, labour market value, and personal commitment. Journal of Business Venturing, 32(2), pp.162-177.

Other Outputs

Failla, V., Melillo, F. and Reichstein, T., 2014, January. Unpredictably Stable. An Investigation into the Mover-Stayer Tendencies among Self-Employed. Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings, Vol. 2014, No. 1, p. 16969.