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'Knowledge Spillover of Innovation - Entrepreneurial Difference?' Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour Research Seminar

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Date 1 February 2024
Time 13:00-14:00 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Venue Henley Business School
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Professor Belitski is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Henley Business School. He is also the Director of Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship. The topic of this presentation is 'Knowledge Spillover of Innovation - Entrepreneurial Difference?' and is part of a study by Professor Belitski and Professor David Audretsch, Distinguished Professor and Ameritech Chair of Economic Development at Indiana University, USA.

This paper extends the knowledge spillover of innovation theory to explain the differences between entrepreneurs and incumbents in the way they use knowledge spillovers as a conduit for transforming knowledge into innovation. Knowledge is inherently uncertain and constitutes what is characterised as the knowledge spillover paradox, leading to diminishing marginal returns to knowledge spillover. This paper is distinct from prior research due to demonstrating that the firm type (entrepreneur or incumbent) and institutional context of a region shape the knowledge spillover of innovation. Results demonstrate that the benefits from the knowledge spillover of innovation between entrepreneurs and incumbent firms are idiosyncratic. This study has important policy implications for firms at different growth stages and locations.

The seminar will be held on 1 February 2024, 1:00pm, in room 208 of the Henley Business School building, Whiteknights campus. For those unable to attend in person there is also the option to dial in remotely via Microsoft Teams. If you are interested in joining, please contact Alex Baker on

LOB research seminars are co-ordinated by Professor Bernd Vogel, Dr Matteo Borghi and Professor Marcello Mariani.

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