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Dr Maksim Belitski

Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Co-Founder of the Digital Leadership Forum at Henley
Fellow, UK HEA

Maks Belitski Staff Photo


  • Innovation, 
  • Entrepreneurship, 
  • Spillovers, 
  • Microeconomics, 
  • Entrepreneurial Ecosystems


Edith Morley building room 264, Whiteknights campus

Dr Maksim Belitski is an Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Henley Business School and is a member of the Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship.

Maksim teaches on postgraduate and undergraduate programmes. He is the module convener for Innovation and Market Entry, Financing for Entrepreneurship, Financing for Entrepreneurship in Creative Industries and Entrepreneurship for Food Sciences. His research interests lie in the area of entrepreneurship, innovation and regional economics, with a particular focus on entrepreneurship as a spillover of knowledge and creativity.

Prior to joining Henley Business School, Maksim was a Research Fellow at the Institute for Development Strategies, Indiana University Bloomington (USA) and a Contract Professor of Econometrics at the University of Bolzano (Italy). Previously he has held appointments at Loughborough University, University College London, the University of Leicester, the University of Economics Bratislava and the Belarusian State University.

Maksim holds a PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Leicester and another PhD in Economics from the University of Milan, Italy. He is a 'Trusted' researcher of the Secure Data Service, UK Data Archive and Virtual Micro-Data Lab of the UK's Office of National Statistics. Maksim is also Associate Editor of both the Electronic Commerce Research and Applications Journal and the Associate Editor of Small Business Economic Journal.

Managing change and innovation

The module enhances the apprentice learners innovation skills by by developing innovative ideas in their organisation. The module brings together insights, concepts and managerial tools from the field of entrepreneurship...

Module code: MQM2MCI

Financing Entrepreneurship

Why do entrepreneurs often fail to enter a market? Entrepreneur with innovative products often find access to finance and sharing equity problematic....

Module code: MM361

Innovation and Market Entry

Are you willing to enhance your innovation skills or take an entrepreneurial role by introducing a new idea / product to the market? The module brings together theoretical insights, concepts...

Module code: MM260