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Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Group

Exploring business innovation and entrepreneurial ventures
Collaborating to research entrepreneurship and innovation in the context of new markets, products and business processes.

About us

We are a team of multidisciplinary researchers who focus on business innovation and entrepreneurial ventures and people.

We provide a conduit to help members engage deeply with the entrepreneurial community – identifying and exploiting new opportunities by connecting creative individuals, entrepreneurs, businesses, investors, educators and government agencies.

  • Facilitate research into innovation and entrepreneurship through the creation and support of a network of scholars and institutions, and publish the results of this research.
  • Disseminate research among scholars, students and the wider community.
  • Support, through research, the teaching and outreach activities of the University across the region.
  • Assist members in securing research grants and funding.

We concentrate on understanding and developing the following key areas of knowledge:

  • business innovation and its ecosystems, for example alternative business models for high-value Australian products
  • innovation and entrepreneurship in the creative industries, specifically the implications of value creation and exchange in the creative industries (for example publishing, film, and design)
  • how entrepreneurial activity can be identified and measured; this project includes the Eurostat - OECD
  • social entrepreneurship, in particular the geographical, cultural and structural issues confronting business in remote and indigenous Australia
  • how entrepreneurial activity manifests in developing economies (specifically India, China, and South East Asia)
  • how corporate entrepreneurial activity is managed/encouraged in mature Australian corporations, particularly in the context of seeking new international markets
  • the internationalising and innovative behaviours over time of ventures with highly-valued intellectual property.
Members, University of Sydney Business School
Visiting academics
  • Associate Professor Ryan Krause, Neeley School of Business, Texas Christian University
  • Ute Stephan, Aston Business School
  • Biaoan Shan, Jilin University
  • Aaron Hill, University of Florida
Members, other universities
  • Professor Michael Gielnik, University of Leuphana
  • Dr Marilyn Uy, Nanyang Technological University
  • Dr Siran Zhan, UNSW
  • Professor Keith Hmieleski, TCU
  • Professor Edgar Kausal, Catholic University of Chile
  • Professor Sucheta Nadkarni, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Jarrod Ormiston, Maastricht University
  • Professor Maw-Der Foo, Nanyang Technological University
  • Dr Miles Yang, Macquarie Graduate School of Management
  • Professor Morgan Miles, Charles Sturt University
  • Professor Derek Wong, University of Science and Technology of China
  • Prof Li-Qun Wei, Hong Kong Baptist University

Rauch, A., Fink, M., & Hatak, I. (2018). Stress processes: An essential ingredient in the entrepreneurial process. Academy of Management Perspectives. 31(3), 340-357.

Gregoire, D., Binder, J. & Rauch, A. (2018). Navigating the validity tradeoffs of entrepreneurship research experiments: A systematic review and best-practice suggestions. Journal of Business Venturing. In press.  

Lerner, D., Hatak, I., & Rauch, A. (2018). Deep Roots? Behavioral Inhibition and Behavioral Activation System (BIS/BAS) Sensitivity and Entrepreneurship. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 9(2) 107-115. 

Kay, R., Suprinovič , O., Schlömer-Laufen, N. & Rauch, A. (2018). Unternehmensnachfolgen in  Deutschland 2018 bis 2022 (Business successions in Germany 2018 to 2022 ). Daten und  Fakten Nr. 18. Bonn: Institut fuer Mittelstand. (White paper).


Bohlmann C, Rauch A, and Zacher H (2017). A lifespan perspective on entrepreneurship: Perceived opportunities and skills explain the negative association between age and entrepreneurial activity Frontiers in Psychology, 8 (DEC), 1-11.

We are actively engaged with a network of international and local institutions and academics to foster our research, teaching and outreach activities. These include research and education programs in China, India, Vietnam, Cambodia, and across Europe.

CEMS Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Faculty Group

CEMS is a global alliance of academic and corporate institutions dedicated to educating and preparing future generations of international business leaders. The CEMS academic and corporate members work collectively to develop knowledge and provide education that is essential in the multilingual, multicultural and interconnected business world.

The Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Faculty Group constitutes an opportunity for academics from CEMS schools to work with peers on the issues that they are focusing on in their personal research. They function within the framework of the CEMS MIM programme.

EDNA - Entrepreneurship Development Network Asia

The Entrepreneurship Development Network Asia (EDNA) was established in December 2011, connecting leading universities in the Asian region who have the desire and capacity to develop coordinated entrepreneurship and innovation teaching, research and outreach.

Research Center for Entrepreneurship, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany

The Reseach Center for Entrepreneurship (RCE) aims to uncover the underlying processes and success factors in an entrepreneurial context. RCE has a team of internationally renowned and distinguished researchers who are interested in the facets and driving forces as well as the general role of entrepreneurship in society.

Our events

Persistence in Entrepreneurship: Action Principle-Based Measurement and Its Link to Entrepreneurial Profits
  • Daniel Verch, Institute of Management & Organization, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany
  • 27 September 2018
Control and resource provision in director selection at state-controlled firms: An intra-principal perspective
  • Associate Professor Ryan Krause, Neeley School of Business, Texas Christian University
  • 30 July 2018
Wearing multiple hats, or simultaneously assuming multiple roles within a short time span, is characteristic of early-stage start-up
  • Assistant Professor Siran Zhan, School of Management, UNSW Business School
  • 7 June 2018
Culture's consequences for entrepreneurship: a review, framework and research agenda
  • Professor Ute Stephan, Aston Business School
  • 30 January 2018


Sid Gray
Professor Sid Gray
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