UCL School of Management

Strategy & Entrepreneurship

This group’s faculty share an interest in understanding what makes firms successful and what leads to the formation of new businesses. Topics of interest include innovation, business model development, organisational responses to uncertainty, corporate development, networks, R&D management, and organisational learning. Our research methods are diverse and include regression analysis, field experiments, archival data analysis, surveys, ethnography, formal modeling, simulation, and network analysis. Despite this diversity, there is a common focus on how firms can grow and innovate.

Strategic Discipline in New Technology Ventures

How do new firms that lack pre-defined capabilities and market positions develop a strategy for commercializing technological breakthroughs?

Universities as engines of technological change

An examination of academic organisations at the forefront of the biotechnology revolution

Personalised medicine

Assessing and implementing new diagnostics strategies for stratifying patients

Cell therapy

Decision support tools for cell therapy commercialisation and business development

Topology and evolution of networks

How to capture the topological characteristics of networks and their evolution.

Open-ended organization

Explains how open-ended organizational structure and processes allow organizations to adapt to uncertain environments.

Managing R&D in science-based industries

Corporate R&D organizations and their relationships with academic laboratories

Change and performance in new product streams

Studying the performance implications of the coevolution of team composition and market categories in the context of temporary organizations

The social networks of academic inventors

Comparing the social networks of academic inventors and non-inventors to study the impact of patenting on scientific communities.