The Centre for Research on Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CREI) is the specialist research centre at Bath focused on innovation and entrepreneurship.
CREI brings together world-renowned researchers and PhD students from the School of Management.
Highly regarded for its work on innovation, the centre shows its research strength through:
- exceptional publication and citation rates
- growing grant acquisition
- diverse international collaborations with preeminent academics.
CREI's members have held editorial positions in prestigious international journals. Many of these are the top journals in their field.
Dr Mariachiara Barzotto
Research interests: globalisation, skills, labour markets, foreign direct investments (FDIs), technological changes, and regional development.
Dr Daniela Defazio
Research interests: innovation, entrepreneurship, crowdfunding, social networks, strategic management, economics of science
Dr Panos Desyllas
Research interests: competitive and corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, intellectual property management, service innovation, business models
Prof Dimo Dimov
Research interests: (social) entrepreneurship, (social) innovation, venture capital, entrepreneurial finance, microfinance, design science
Dr Virgilio Failla, Deputy Director
Research interests: entrepreneurship, labour market, employment mobility, parenthood effects, innovation, applied microeconometrics
Dr Richard Fairchild
Research interests: behavioural and neuro-economics, behavioural game-theory and applications to organisations, social enterprise, financial contracting between (social) investors and (social) entrepreneurs, conflicts between organisations' economic and social incentives, international environmental agreements
Dr Winifred Huang
Research interests: corporate finance, dividend policy, corporate liquidity, alternative finance, SME finance, entrepreneurial finance
Dr Weixi Liu
Research interests: Entrepreneurial and small business finance, venture capital and private equity, behavioural finance, government support on financing innovation and entrepreneurship, small business growth dynamics and internationalisation
Dr Fei Qin
Research interests: global talent mobility, innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems, work organisation, human resources, and innovation, networks and entrepreneurship, returnee entrepreneurship
Dr Anna Roberts
Research interests: new organisational forms, platforms, platform-dependent entrepreneurs, institutional theory, microfoundations of institutions
Dr Rossella Salandra
Research interests: science policy, scientific misconduct, publication bias, evaluation of scientific research
Dr Stoyan Stoyanov
Research interests: strategic management, social networks, embeddedness, liabilities of foreignness, migrant entrepreneurship.
Research interests: the limitations and opportunities of working capital management with emphasis on trade credit, integrational limitations when undertaking corporate activity, the impacts of firm valuation post corporate actions and the real value creation anomaly.
Dr Chenjian Zhang
Research interests: strategic management, entrepreneurship, organisational change & innovation, trust research, neo-institutional theory, social networks, corporate social responsibility
- Norah Alshaikmubarak
- Stephanie Christianty
- Zehan Hou
- Huma Javaid
- Angeliki Karvasili
- Athanasia Lampraki
- Yuhao Li
- Jinfeng Lu
- Alessandro Lucini Paioni
- Ahmed Mansour
- Riccardo Nucci
- Robert Pearce
- Athina Petropoulous
- Patrick Prince
- Ying Wang
- Mathias Boënne
Research interests Front end innovation, idea generation, idea selection, feedback in organisations, hierarchy, decision-making.
- Dr Stefano Baruffaldi
Research interests: economics and management of innovation, diffusion of knowledge, human capital mobility, scientific productivity, university-industry links
- Pablo D’Este
Research interests Innovation, university-business interactions, entrepreneurship, networks, societal impact.
- Dr Patrick Gaule
Research interests: economics, labour, education and health economics
- Cornelia Lawson
Research interests Research Productivity, Scientist Mobility, Research Funding, Gender Bias, University-Industry Collaboration.
- Christos Kolympiris
Research interests Knowledge and Technology Transfer, Organizational Learning, Secondments, Commercialization, Venture Capital, Innovation, Scientist Mobility, Patents, Academic Entrepreneur.
- Prof Orietta Marsili Research interests: innovation, new firm survival, entry and exit strategies, human resources, mergers and acquisitions.