Dr Christos Kolympiris
Associate Professor
(Entrepreneurship & Innovation Group)

Christos is Associate Professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Warwick Business School (WBS). Funded by the Kauffman Foundation, he received his PhD in Applied Economics at the University of Missouri - Columbia. Before joining WBS he was at the faculty at the University of Bath School of Management.

His work is at the intersection of technology innovation management, entrepreneurship, economics of science and economic geography. Knowledge tranfer is central in his work as he is pursuing two core lines of research. The first looks at the institution of science analyzing, among others, secondments, careers of scientists with a focus on research fund acquisition, the distribution of research funding, university-based innovation, location choice of academic entrepreneurs, academic mentoring, university incubators, technology transfer from academia to industry and the effects of academic science on industrial innovation. The second revolves around decision making in entrepreneurial finance and addresses issues such as the geographic distribution of venture capital investments and how geography and different forms of intellectual property protection shape information asymmetries between providers of entrepreneurial finance and entrepreneurs.

Christos' research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, has won awards such as the 2017 DRUID conference best paper and has appeared in several journals, including Review of Economics and Statistics, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy, Journal of Business Venturing, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and Industrial and Corporate Change.

He has supervised four doctoral students so far. They have all been placed in academic posts at Aarhus University, ALBA Graduate Business School, Rotterdam School of Management and Warwick Business School.

Research Interests

Knowledge Transfer, Organizational Learning, NSF, Causal Inference, Search, Field Experiment, Secondments, Commercialization, Venture Capital, Innovation, Scientist Mobility, Entrepreneurial Finance, Patents, Intellectual Property, Federal Funding, Cluster, Knowledge Economy, Academic Entrepreneur, Firm Location Choice, Life Sciences / Biotechnology, Knowledge Spillovers, Technology Transfer