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I am a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship. My research predominantly focuses on understanding the strategic and ecosystem enablers of innovations/start-ups tackling UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). I am co-lead for the doctoral training center in Socially Progressive Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Strathclyde and co-lead of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) UK.
My research on ecosystems and social entrepreneurship has been published in leading management journals including Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of World Business, and British Journal of Management. I also regularly write blogs for the World Economic Forum and was shortlisted for the Financial Times - McKinsey Bracken Bowen Prize in 2018. I am a co-editor for the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research (an ABS 3 ranking journal).
I am a co-creator of an open social movement - SDGZero - that envisions creating bottom-up approaches to solving SDG challenges by enabling local communities. I am also a board member and one of the Directors of Community Enterprise in Scotland (CEIS), the UK's largest and most experienced social enterprise support agency.
I completed my Ph.D. at the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode. This research, which was supported by Strategic Management Society's (SMS) Strategic Research Foundation (SRF) dissertation fellowship, explored the role of the institutional context in social entrepreneurship. Before joining Strathclyde, I was a post-doctoral visiting research fellow at the University of Liverpool Management School.
My research explores entrepreneurs and innovations tackling UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) at the multidisciplinary intersection of business, technology, and society, understanding the strategic and ecosystem enablers of technology-based innovations/start-ups for tackling global grand challenges.
Expertise & Capabilities
- Entrepreneurship and innovation in/from emerging markets
- Social innovation and entrepreneurship
- Innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem building
- Quantitative research methods
My teaching interests are at the intersection of technology, entrepreneurship and social impact.
- At the undergraduate level, I lead the Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) course within the Business School which involves cross-disciplinary teams working on commercialization of technologies and developing the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Strathclyde. These projects are aimed at addressing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
At the postgraduate level, I teach Disruptive Technologies Lab and Global Innovation Lab.
- Disruptive Technologies Lab explores the influence of prominent foundational and multi-application technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and 3D printing on business and develops future scoping scenarios for startups.
- Global Innovation Lab focuses on developing skills for innovation at a global scale when social and sustainability-driven priorities with potential for impact are considered by organisations
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Bachelor of Technology (not to be confused with BTEC), Applied Electronics and Instrumentation, College of Engineering Trivandrum
Sept 2008 → Apr 2012
Award Date: 30 Apr 2012
Doctor of Business Administration, Strategic Management, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
Jul 2012 → Apr 2017
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Strathclyde Centre for Doctoral Training in Socially Progressive Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Sahasranamam, S., Riccardi, A., Rodrigues Loncan, T., Nicolopoulou, K., Minisci, E. & Kalin, R.
1/05/19 → …
Project: Internally funded project
Barriers to business growth in the South of Scotland
Levie, J., Mwaura, S. & Sahasranamam, S.
15/08/18 → 31/07/19
Founding team entrepreneurial experience, external financing and social enterprise performanceSahasranamam, S., Lall, S., Nicolopoulou, K. & Shaw, E., 14 Apr 2023, (E-pub ahead of print) In: British Journal of Management. p. 1-21 21 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Downloads (Pure)
Innovation ecosystems: what makes them responsive during emergencies?Sahasranamam, S. & Soundararajan, V., 31 Jan 2022, In: British Journal of Management. 33, 1, p. 369-389 21 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Data for: "Act or Wait-and-See? Adversity, Agility, and Entrepreneur Wellbeing across Countries during the COVID-19 Pandemic"
Stephan, U. (Creator), Zbierowski, P. (Creator), Pérez-Luño, A. (Creator), Wach, D. (Creator), Wiklund, J. (Creator), Alba Cabañas, M. (Creator), Barki, E. (Creator), Benzari, A. (Creator), Bernhard-Oettel, C. (Creator), Boekhorst, J. A. (Creator), Dash, A. (Creator), Efendic, A. (Creator), Eib, C. (Creator), Hanard, P. (Creator), Iakovleva, T. (Creator), Kawakatsu, S. (Creator), Khalid, S. (Creator), Leatherbee, M. (Creator), Li, J. (Creator), Parker, S. K. (Creator), Qu, J. (Creator), Rosati, F. (Creator), Sahasranamam, S. (Creator), Salusse, M. A. Y. (Creator), Sekiguchi, T. (Creator), Thomas, N. (Creator), Torrès, O. (Creator), Tran, M. H. (Creator), Ward, M. K. (Creator), Williamson, A. J. (Creator) & Zahid, M. M. (Creator), figshare, 17 Mar 2023
Top 5 Best Published Paper in Journal of World Business for 2021
Soundararajan, Vivek (Recipient), Sahasranamam, Sreevas (Recipient), Khan, Zaheer (Recipient) & Jain, Tanusree (Recipient), 2022
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)
Shortlisted for FT-McKinsey Bracken Bowen Prize 2018
Modestus, Joel (Recipient) & Sahasranamam, Sreevas (Recipient), 2018
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)File
International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research (Journal)
Sreevas Sahasranamam (Associate Editor)Mar 2022
Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work types › Editorial board member
Which are the best countries in the world for entrepreneurs in 2022?
Sreevas Sahasranamam (Blogger), Aileen Ionescu-Somers (Blogger), Stephen Hill (Blogger) & Alicia Coduras Martínez (Blogger)5 Apr 2022
Activity: Public Engagement and Other Activities › Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation