The Institute has supported around 65 research projects in the fields of innovation and entrepreneurship. 


Our aim is to make sure all research appears in the most read and well-respected academic journals.


The following faculty supported by the Institute have won awards for their research in recent years:



Julian Birkinshaw, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School, won the Richard Beckhard Memorial Prize for his article ‘Combining Purpose with Profits’. The award, presented by MIT Sloan Management Review, recognises the publication’s most outstanding article published between autumn 2013 and summer 2014 on planned change and organisational development.


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Professor Birkinshaw was also awarded a Fellowship by the Academy of Social Sciences. “It is a great honour to be elected as a Fellow of the Academy. As the voice of the social sciences in the UK, the Academy provides a good platform to increase London Business School’s influence on the public and private sectors in the UK,” said Professor Birkinshaw, who is also Academic Director of the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.


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Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance at London Business School, won the award for the Best Empirical Paper at the prestigious Western Finance Association annual conference for his study ‘Equity Vesting and Managerial Myopia’.

The paper, which Edmans co-authored with Vivian W Fang, Assistant Professor of Accounting, University of Minnesota, and Katharina Lewellen, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Tuck School of Business, finds that CEO contracts incentivise them to pursue short-term profits at the expense of long-term value.

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