To stay competitive and to grow, firms increasingly need to search for opportunities beyond their organisational boundary and tap into novel sources of knowledge and ideas. Yet, firms need to act entrepreneurially within established operating structures. This creates a key challenge of how to effectively organise entrepreneurial processes while maintaining organizational effectiveness.

The Intrapreneurship Hub partners with industry members to advance the understanding and management and corporate entrepreneurship and innovation across a range of industrial sectors.

Key research areas

Global strategic management and international business acceleration

Business model innovation

New business development and corporate venturing

Idea management systems and open innovation strategies 



Aghasi, Keivan; Colombo, Massimo and Rossi-Lamastra, Cristina (2017) Acquisitions of small high-tech firms as a mechanism for external knowledge sourcing: The integration-autonomy dilemma. Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 120, 334-302.

Cara, Maya; Birkinshaw, Julian and Heywood, Suzanne (forthcoming) Structural versus experienced complexity: a new perspective on the relationship between organizational complexity and innovation. Advances in Strategic Management.

Hsiao, Chihmao; Parker, Simon and van Praag, Mirjam, (2017) Risk, Balanced Skills and Entrepreneurship. Small Business Economics, 48(2), 287-302.

Lovallo, Dan; Brown, Alexander, Bardolet, David (forthcoming) The effect of relative size, profitability and growth on corporate capital allocations, Journal of Management

Siepel, Josh; Cowling, Marc and Coad, Alex (2017) Non-founder human capital and the long-run growth and survival of high-tech ventures. Technovation, 59. pp. 34-43.

Storey, Chris and Larbig, Christine (forthcoming) Absorbing customer knowledge: how customer involvement enables service design success. Journal of Service Research.

Welter, Friederike; Xheneti, Mirela and Smallbone, David (forthcoming) Entrepreneurial resourcefulness in unstable institutional contexts - the example of European Union borderlands. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.



Coad, Alex; Cowling, Marc and Siepel, Josh (2016) Growth processes of high-growth firms as a four-dimensional chicken and egg. Industrial and Corporate Change. pp. 1-18.

Deng, Ziliang and Wang, Zeyu (2016) Early-mover Advantages at Cross-border Business-to-business E-commerce Portals. Journal of Business Research, 69(12). pp. 6002-6011.

Storey, Chris; Cankurtaran, Pinar; Papasthopoulou, Paulina and Hultink, Erik Jan (2016) Success factors for service innovation: a meta-analysis. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 33 (5). pp. 527-548.

Tidd, Joe and Thuriaux-Aleman, Ben (2016) Innovation management practices: cross-sectorial adoption, variation, and effectiveness. R&D Management, 46 (3). pp. 1024-1043.

Tidd, Joe; Ramirez, Matias and Denicolai, Stefano (2016) Overcoming the false dichotomy between internal R&D and external knowledge acquisition: absorptive capacity dynamics over time. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 104. pp. 57-65.

Xheneti, Mirela (2016) Contexts of enterprise policy-making: an institutional perspective. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 29 (3-4). pp. 317-339.

Zucchella, Antonella; Hagen, Birgit; Denicolai, Stefano and Masucci, Monica (2016) Early and accelerated internationalisation: the role of the niche strategy in a new generation of exporters. International Journal of Export Marketing, 1 (1). pp. 27-47.


Sanchis, Llopis; J.A., Millán; J.M., Baptista; Burke, A.; Parker, S.C.; Thurik, R. (2015) Good times, bad times: entrepreneurship and the business cycle. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 11(2). pp. 243 - 251.

Storey, Chris and Perks, Helen (2015) Mixing rich and asynchronous communication for new service development performance. R&D Management, 45 (2). pp. 107-125.