Department of Strategy and Marketing

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation (E&I) research group includes ten core faculty, and is led by Professor Stephan Manning.

The E&I research group mainly covers three broad themes:

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability

This theme focuses on the relationship between entrepreneurship and sustainability, both in terms of environmental protection and in the broader context of sustainable development goals (SDGs). Core contributors to this theme include (in alphabetical order): Vasiliki Bamiatzi, Steven Brieger, Shova Thapa Karki, Stephan Manning and Mirela Xheneti. Specifically, the research group studies topics such as entrepreneurship and resilience, circular economy entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, women entrepreneurship, and sustainable farming. In these areas, the group also collaborates with scholars in SPRU, IDS and Global Studies, and takes an active part in the Circular Economy Research Mobilization Group.

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Small Businesses and Economic Development

This theme focuses on small businesses in the context of both regional and global economic development. Core contributors to this theme include (in alphabetical order): Hadi Fariborzi, Ngoc Luu, Stephan Manning, David Storey, and Mirela Xheneti. Specifically, the research group studies topics such as new venture survival and growth, interregional differences in entrepreneurship, social capital and entrepreneurial orientation, internationalization of new ventures, and entrepreneurial ecosystems. In these areas, the group also collaborates with scholars in Economics, International Business and other fields.

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Corporate Entrepreneurship and Collaborative Innovation

This theme focuses on the interplay between entrepreneurial initiatives and various forms of collaborative innovation, including open innovation. Core contributors to this theme include (in alphabetical order): Stephan Manning, Monica Masucci and Chris Storey. Specifically, the research group studies topics such as service innovation, open innovation, project entrepreneurship, project network organizations, crowdfunding, innovation value chains, responsible research and innovation, global multi-stakeholder innovation, and cross-sector partnerships. In these areas, the group also collaborates in particular with scholars at SPRU. In addition, Monica Masucci co-directs the Intrapreneurship Hub which focuses on how employees create new business opportunities.

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Editorial Boards

  • Stephan Manning is a Senior Editor of Management and Organization Review.
  • Vicky Bamiatzi is an Associate Editor of the Rutgers Business Review and an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Business Research.
  • Steven Brieger is an Editorial Review Board Member of Small Business Economics.
  • Chris Storey is an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Product Innovation Management.

Awards and Prizes

  • David Storey was awarded an OBE for services to business in the 2010 New Year honours list.
  • Stephan Manning won the 2017 Journal of Management Studies Best Paper Award for Levy, Reinecke & Manning (JMS, 2016), ‘The political dynamics of sustainable coffee: contested value regimes and the transformation of sustainability.’
  • Stephan Manning won the 2016 Emerald Management Reviews Citation of Excellence (3-year) Award for Larsen, Manning & Pedersen (SMJ, 2013), ‘Uncovering the hidden costs of offshoring: the interplay of complexity, organizational design and experience.’
  • Stephan Manning won the Temple/AIB Best Paper Prize at the 2015 AIB Annual Conference for Manning & Larsen, ‘Does institutional distance still matter? Industry standards and global sourcing location choices.’

Events

Research after COVID-19

14 July 2020

This workshop sought to stimulate a discussion on the various implications of COVID-19 for business and research. Academics and PhD students from all departments within the University of Sussex Business School were invited to present, discuss, and exchange ideas on immediate and longer-term opportunities and challenges for doing business research, covering examples from management, marketing, entrepreneurship, innovation, economics, accounting and finance.

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Teaching

The academic faculty in the E&I group are fully involved in the teaching activities of the Business School, and contribute primarily to the Entrepreneurship and Innovation MSc and the Strategic Innovation Management MSc.