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Entrepreneurship and Venture Growth

It is important to understand how entrepreneurial individuals and firms transform their ideas into innovative, expanding, and enduring businesses. A number of different research streams nurture our expertise on new venture creation and growth:

  • New product development and methods to design new products in order to help technologists to integrate different perspectives
  • Creation, development and adaptation of business models to shape new markets, new usages and new customers
  • The role of networks in new venture development and growth
  • How entrepreneurial individuals identify and develop entrepreneurial opportunities
  • The roles and limits of technologies in shaping new ventures and enabling growth
  • Emerging markets such as energy and climate change, cultural industries and health and wellbeing markets
  • The impacts of digitization and digital transformation on entrepreneurship and venture growth
  • Gendered entrepreneurship 

Our expertise is not limited to for profit ventures, it also plays a pivotal role in on-going debates on important issues including sharing economies, NGOs, non for profit and peer-to-peer organization creation and development.

Our work provides students and practitioners with the knowledge they need to succeed, and helps businesses, institutions, and NGOs develop and implement social and economic policies to adapt to today’s fast-changing world.


Research: Entrepreneurship, understanding Technology-Based Competitive Advantage

28 September 2017
Erno TORNIKOSKI is a Professor in Entrepreneurship at Grenoble Ecole de Management.
Policy-makers, researchers and entrepreneurs generally agree that R&D and the development of innovative products or services provide startups with the means to trigger growth and gain a competitive advantage. As a result, understanding the role of technology in young entrepreneurial firms is an important factor to improve future economic development. This latest study expands our understanding of this issue by exploring the role of location and uncertainty in promoting technological distinctiveness. This article of Erno Tornikoski is the sujet of the 38rd Executive Summary by Grenoble Ecole de Management.

Thesis: dyslexia and entrepreneurial intention among adolescents

22 September 2017
Benjamin Powers unveils his thesis and findings on dyslexia and entrepreneurial intention among adolescents
Benjamin Powers, 2017 DBA graduate researched the Relationship among Personal-Level Variables, Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy, and Entrepreneurial Intention: The Case of Male and Female Adolescents with Dyslexia, for his Doctoral thesis.