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Professor Vadim Grinevich PhD (Cantab)

Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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Vadim is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Joint Head of the Management Research Centre at the University of Wolverhampton Business School.

He is an expert in academic entrepreneurship, university-industry links, business model innovation, and spatial dimensions of entrepreneurship and innovation. His current research portfolio features projects on technology transfer in emerging economies, new business solutions for peer-to-peer electric vehicle infrastructure, and sharing economy business models. Vadim's research was supported by the British Academy and Newton Fund, EPSRC, ESRC, Web Science Institute, the European Commission, NESTA, UK and Northern Ireland government departments, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan, and the Australian Business Foundation, among others.

Vadim has previously led the Centre for Inclusive and Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CISEI) and held a post of Director of Graduate School at Faculties of Business, Law and Art & Social Sciences at the University of Southampton. He was also lecturing at Suffolk Business School and spent several years at the University of Cambridge as a Research Associate. He was a Visiting Professor at Tilburg University and a Regional Research Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre, Washington, D.C. He was the recipient of the BP Cambridge Scholarship, the Kapitza Cambridge Scholarship and the Cambridge Political Economy Society Trust Award.

Vadim holds an MPhil degree in Planning, Growth and Regeneration and a PhD in Management Studies, both from the University of Cambridge. He also holds a Candidate degree in Economic Theory from the Lomonosov Moscow State University.


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).
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