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Entrepreneurship

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R&D Project Valuation and Negotiations

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How can we value early-stage R&D projects and support licensing negotiations? (published in Interfaces; recipient of INFORMS Case Competition Award)

Project Leader: Bert De Reyck

New Venture Portfolio analysis tools for early-stage investors.

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The development of tools and techniques to support investment decisions in early stage ventures (EPSRC project in UCL’s EngD Centre for Computational Finance).

Project Leader: Dave Chapman

Dark Pools a benefit to all?

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There are increasingly sophisticated algorithms being developed in the financial markets to seek out liquidity and yet not alert other parties. Do they benefit all stakeholders and can these algorithms also be adapted for early cancer diagnosis?

Project Leader: Graham Collins

A strategy for corporate project ‘buy-in’

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Making use of the latest advances in the understanding of neuroscience can help make us better leaders and project managers. (Proceedings Projekte & Emotional Intelligenz conference Vienna also Principles of Project Management series, APM)

Project Leader: Graham Collins

The IT Revolution and Globalization

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The adoption of computers and related innovations (e.g. the invention of the internet) as well as the (consequent) process of globalization is causing organizational change within companies, ...More

Project Leader: Maarten Goos

The New Economics of Amazon

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Due to the recent introduction of network technologies, there now is a growing importance of organizations operating online trading platforms such as Amazon, eBay or Monster.com. This project models and empirically tests the optimal behaviour of these ...More

Project Leader: Maarten Goos

Economic History of Innovations

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Current times are often perceived as times of rapid technological progress, also called the IT Revolution or the arrival of the New Economy. This projects compares the economic impact of the recent IT Revolution with other periods of ...More

Project Leader: Maarten Goos

Creativity in Cross-Functional and Interdisciplinary Teams

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How do differences in the underlying perspectives and assumptions of group members shape the nature and ultimate creativity of small groups? How does the creative process differ in such diverse teams from more homogeneous teams?

Project Leader: Sarah Harvey

Exploring the Creative Process in Healthcare Policy Teams

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This project explores the creative processes that occur naturally in interdisciplinary teams developing healthcare IT policy. How does engagement with different types of processes influence the generation and ....more.

Project Leader: Sarah Harvey

Interpersonal Dynamics and Decision Making in a Corporate Boardroom

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How do influence attempts by members of a corporate board of a large manufacturing company lead to counter-influence strategies, interpersonal dynamics, and decisions? This research goes ....More.

Project Leader: Sarah Harvey

Pathways to Innovation in Knowledge Transfer Teams

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This research investigates innovation in academic knowledge transfer teams. Through what path do cross-organizational teams develop over time? How does this path influence the ability of the team to gain legitimacy and influence outcomes within the organization?

Project Leader: Sarah Harvey

Intellectual Game Play in Knowledge Work

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What is the relationship between play and creativity? How can play support or hinder creativity in organizations? What are the organizational structures and processes that support intellectual play at work? This research explores the value of play to knowledge work.

Project Leader: Sarah Harvey

Mutually Reinforcing Dynamics of Idea Generation and Idea Evaluation in Groups

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This research challenges the conventional wisdom that the brainstorming approach of separating idea generation and idea evaluation are optimal for promoting creativity in groups. It ...more.

Project Leader: Sarah Harvey

Universities as engines for industrial growth

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How has the rise of new science-based industries altered the organization of universities? A study of the development of university-industry relationships in Silicon Valley details the critical role of ...more.

Project Leader: Simcha Jong

Assessing the performance of Silicon Valley spin-off firms

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Study on Silicon Valley firms and the academic laboratories these firms were spun off from. Findings highlight a significant impact of various organizational features of “founding laboratories” on the performance of firms in...more.

Project Leader: Simcha Jong

Commercializing disruptive technologies: Venture creation and the choice of business model

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Commercializing disruptive technologies: Business models for a rough financial climate  ...More

Project Leader: Simcha Jong

General Management

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Richard’s work ‘Introduction to Management’ is now in its fourth edition; and a re-worked version is to be published in the Autumn of 2011 (published by Palgrave Macmillan). 

Project Leader: Richard Pettinger

Investment Appraisal: a managerial approach

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An evaluation of the full context in which investment decisions are made, and results produced (published by Macmillan)

Project Leader: Richard Pettinger

Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship

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What are the defining characteristics of knowledge intensive entrepreneurship? (funded by EU)
Project Leader: Mila Striukova

Economics of the Music Industry

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Why does the effect of market concentration go further then one expects? (published in Prometheus)

Project Leader: Mila Striukova

Best Quality Ideas and Rent Appropriation: How Innovation Contests Affect Individual Search Behaviors

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The use of innovation contests is burgeoning, and increasingly larger cash prizes are being offered to foster the conversion of promising ideas into specific social and economic benefits. We ...more.

Project Leader: Enrico Forti

Mining the Web for Modern Greenbacks: An Empirical Investigation of Crowdfunding

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Crowdsourced fund-raising services are increasingly been used to connect projects with patrons. We investigate the characteristics of more than 6000 crowdfunded projects across a ...more.

Project Leader: Enrico Forti

General Management

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Richard’s work ‘Introduction to Management’ is now in its fourth edition; and a re-worked version is to be published in the Autumn of 2011 (published by Palgrave Macmillan). 

Project Leader: Richard Pettinger

Investment Appraisal: a managerial approach

Contract Design  for R&D Licensing

An evaluation of the full context in which investment decisions are made, and results produced (published by Macmillan) 

Project Leader: Richard Pettinger

Evolution of Venture Capital Industry

Contract Design  for R&D Licensing

How do decisions of venture capitalists in syndications affect the evolution of venture capital industry? What are the dynamics of this evolution from a network perspective? (published in Social Networks)

Project Leader: Soong Moon Kang

Investor Driven Innovation

Contract Design  for R&D Licensing

What can we learn from the way professional investors spot winners? (a research note for the Science Business Innovation Board AISBL)




The Social Networks of High and Low Self Monitors: Implications for Workplace Performance

Contract Design  for R&D Licensing

Is it personality or social network connections that help people do well in their work, or is it some combination? (Published in Administrative Science Quarterly in 2001)

Project Leader: Martin Kilduff

The Ripple Effect of Personality on Social Structure: Self-Monitoring Origins of Network Brokerage

Contract Design  for R&D Licensing

Individuals differ in the extent to which they occupy social network brokerage positions, connecting people who are themselves unconnected. But do these brokers tend to be defined in terms of a chameleon-like personality? (Published in Journal of Applied Psychology in 2008)

Project Leader: Martin Kilduff

Social Network Analysis: Foundations and Frontiers on Advantage

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We provide an overview of social network analysis and discuss frontiers of advantage contingent on personality, cognition, embeddedness, and dynamics. (Forthcoming in Annual Review of Psychology

Project Leader: Martin Kilduff

From Blue Sky Research to Problem Solving: a Philosophy of Science Theory of New Knowledge Production

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What are the different kinds of knowledge that are produced, the indicators of progress, the characteristic methods, and the exemplar organizations? (Published in Academy of Management Review in 2011)

Project Leader: Martin Kilduff