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Dr Vadim Grinevich PhD (University of Cambridge)

Faculty Director of Graduate School

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Dr Vadim Grinevich is Associate Professor of Strategy and Innovation, and Faculty of Social Sciences Director of the Graduate School at the University of Southampton.

His research interests include economics of innovation and entrepreneurship, innovation management, service and business model innovation (e. g. sharing/platform economy models), academic entrepreneurship, knowledge transfer, and spatial dimensions of innovation and entrepreneurship. Vadim's current research is funded by the British Academy and Newton Fund, the EPSRC Institutional Sponsorship Scheme, the Web Science Institute, and the European Commission.

He has previously been a Senior Lecturer at the Suffolk Business School and Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, working on projects funded by EPSRC, ESRC, NESTA, UK and Northern Ireland government departments, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan, and the Australian Business Foundation.

Vadim was a Visiting Professor at the Economics Department at Tilburg University and a Regional Research Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in 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

  • 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 intervenstion, 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 of the Graduate School, Faculty of Social Sciences

Academic Lead, the University of Southampton Small Business Clinic

Programme Director, MSc in Digital Business and Entrepreneurship


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