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Dr Christos Kolympiris

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Technology Innovation Management, Economics and Management of Knowledge, Science and Technology, High-Tech Entrepreneurship, Economic Geography

Teaching in 2019-2020

Distance Learning MBA
  • IB829P: Innovation and Creativity in Organisations
MSc Business
  • IB9CVB: Leading for Innovation
Postgraduate Research Business and Management
  • IB9HH0: Behavioural Research in Decision Making and Entrepreneurship
  • IB2B30: Funding Your Digital Venture

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Email:  /  Tel: 024 765 72624  /  Room: 3.230


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 in 2010. 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. He is pursuing two core lines of research. The first looks at the institution of science analyzing, among others, 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 appeared in several journals, including Review of Economics and Statistics, Organization Science, Research Policy, Journal of Business Venturing, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and Industrial and Corporate Change.

Currently, he is working on two main projects. In the first one, which started with the Best Paper Award at the 2017 DRUID conference, he continues the research program on the National Science Foundation's rotation program in which the agency employs temporarily but full time academic scientists in decision making posts. In the second project, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, he is studying university-based innovation focusing on the rate and drivers of Type 1 and Type 2 errors when evaluating embryonic academic inventions.


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