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Professor Vadim Grinevich PhD (Cantab)

Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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Vadim Grinevich is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Innovation at the University of Bradford School of Management.

Vadim Grinevich is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Innovation at the University of Bradford School of Management.
Vadim’s key expertise is in the field of academic entrepreneurship, innovation and university-industry links. His research develops an inclusive approach which helps shed light on the nature and extent of entrepreneurial activities by academics with different intersectional profiles, from both STEM and non-STEM disciplines and across different types of universities. Vadim is also interested in digitally enabled sustainable entrepreneurship. He has published in top journals including Research Policy, Small Business Economics, Journal of Technology Transfer, Environment and Planning C, International Journal of Management Reviews, and Gender, Work & Organizaton. Vadim’s research has been supported by UK Research Councils, British Academy Newton Advanced Fellowship Fund, European Commission, NESTA and local and devolved administrations.

Throughout his career, Vadim has held key leadership roles. He co-directed the Management Research Centre at the University of Wolverhampton, which is the research arm of the Wolverhampton Business School. He was Faculty Director of Graduate School at Business, Law and Art & Social Sciences at the University of Southampton. He was also directing the Centre for Inclusive and Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Southampton Business School. Vadim uses all his knowledge, experience and skills to help further enhance the profile of the entrepreneurship & innovation education and research in his home and affiliated institutions, with particular emphasis on the co-creation of value for communities, individuals and organisations locally, nationally and internationally.

Vadim holds a PhD in Management Studies from the University of Cambridge where he was a Cambridge Overseas Trust Scholar. He was a Regional Research Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars at Washington, D.C., and held research positions at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, Cambridge-MIT Institute and Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies. Vadim is a Chair of the European Academy of Management Doctoral Colloquium. He is also internationally affiliated with the Institute of Business Administration in Karachi, Pakistan, and was previously a Visiting Professor at Tilburg University, the Netherlands and Ege University, Turkey.


Research interests

Selected Research Projects

  • 2020-21 Vulnerability in the sharing economy, funded by SBS Strategic Research scheme
  • 2019-21 Female leadership, empowerment and social inclusion in art and design, 2019-21, funded Arts Council England
  • 2017-19 Electricity Satnav - Electricity Smart Availability Topology of Network for Abundant electric Vehicles, funded by EPSRC
  • 2016-17 The B2B sharing economy: Is there a case for policy intervention, funded by the Web Science Institute Research Collaboration Scheme
  • 2016-17 User behaviour in digital platform environments: The case of the sharing economy, funded by EPSRC Institutional Sponsorship grant
  • 2016-17 The exploratory study of consumer issues in the sharing economy, funded by the Consumers, Health, Agriculture, and Food Executive Agency, European Union.
  • 2015-17 Drivers for entrepreneurial universities: role of technology transfer offices in emerging markets, funded by the Newton Fund 
  • 2014-15 Scaling up the Sharing Economy: The case of the UK, funded by the Southampton Strategic Research Fund 
  • 2009-12 Regional Visions for Sustainable Land Use, Transport and Infrastructure Development in the UK, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK 
  • 2010-11, Integrated Economic and Spatial Modelling Tool, funded by East of England Development Agency (EEDA). 
  • 2009-11, The Changing Face of Innovation Policy - Complementing R&D Initiatives in Northern Ireland, funded by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI), Northern Ireland 
  • 2007 -2009 University-Industry Knowledge Exchange: Demand Pull, Supply Push and the Public Space Role of Higher Education Institutions in the UK Regions, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK 
  • 2006-08, Regional Innovation and Absorptive Capacity of Firms, funded by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS).
  • 2007-08, Hidden Innovation in Services, funded by the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA).
  • 2007, The Contribution of Services and Other Sectors to Australian Productivity Growth 1980-2004, funded by the Australian Business Foundation.
  • 2006, The Incubation and Spin Off System for High-Technology Firms in the Cambridge Sub-Region and Oxfordshire, funded by The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan. 

  • Director,  Centre for Inclusive and Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation (2020-21).
  • Chair, Ethics Committee for Business and Law (2020-21).
  • Faculty Director of Graduate School, Faculty of Business, Law and Art & Faculty of Social Sciences (2016-20).
  • Academic Director, University of Southampton Small Business Clinic (2014-18).
  • Business School Employability Lead (2016). 
  • Director of MSc Digital Business (2016-18).
  • Director of MSc Business Strategy and Innovation Management (2016-18).
  • Director of MSc Entrepreneurship and Management (2016-18).
  • Faculty Concordat Champion, Faculty of Business, Law and Art (2013-16).
  • Faculty Champion for the Cross-Faculty Programme Development, Faculty of Business, Law and Art (2013-15).
Professor Vadim Grinevich
Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

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