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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 2018-2019

Distance Learning MBA
  • IB829P: Innovation and Creativity in Organisations
Full Time MBA
  • IB829F: Innovation and Creativity in Organisations
MSc Business
  • IB9CVB: Leading for Innovation
  • IB92E0: Entrepreneurship and Business Venturing
  • 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 analyzes university-based innovation, technology transfer from academia to industry and the effects of academic science on industrial innovation. The second revolves around venture capital and addresses issues such as the geographic distribution of venture capital investments and the factors shaping the investment decisions of venture capitalists.

Christos' research has appeared and it is forthcoming in several journals, including 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 project he is developing a research stream on the National Science Foundation's rotation program in which the agency employs temporarily but full time academic scientists in decision making posts. The first working paper of this project won the Best Paper Award at the 2017 DRUID conference held at New York University. In the second project Christos is working on, 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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