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Dr Dominic Chalmers


Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship

Personal statement

My current research examines processes of entrepreneurship and innovation from a primarily 'micro' level of analysis. I have recently been experimenting with practice-based methodologies borrowed from sociology and other approaches from the field of linguistics.

Some of my recent work on social innovation and social entrepreneurship has been published in Local Economy, the International Small Business Journal and the Academy of Management Proceedings.



Institutionalizing women's enterprise policy : a legitimacy- based perspective
Arshed Norin, Chalmers Dominic, Matthews Russell
Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, (2018)
The intersection of entrepreneurship and selling : an interdisciplinary review, framework, and future research agenda
Matthews Russell S., Chalmers Dominic M., Fraser Simon S.
Journal of Business Venturing, (2018)
The endogenous construction of entrepreneurial contexts : a practice-based perspective
Chalmers Dominic M., Shaw Eleanor
International Small Business Journal Vol 35, pp. 19-39, (2017)
Renew or regress : maintaining a forum for radical entrepreneurship scholarship
Casulli Lucrezia, Chalmers Dominic, Drakopoulou Dodd Sarah, Matthews Russell, Stoyanov Stoyan
International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research Vol 23, pp. 1-6, (2017)
Tracking the Performance of High Growth Entrepreneurs
MacKenzie Niall, Chalmers Dominic, Matthews Russell
Entrepreneurial selling practices : a systematic review and reconceptualisation of the literature
Matthews Russell, Chalmers Dominic Michael, Fraser Simon
Academy of Management, pp. 1-41, (2016)

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I currently teach on the Strathclyde MBA and have so far taught at the Malaysia, Singapore, Abu Dhabi and Oman centres. I also deliver the majority of the core 2nd year undergraduate modules (Creativiy and Innovation Management and New Venture Planning).  I have been heavily involved in the SFC-funded Talent Scotland/Scotgrad programme, which involves delivering week-long residential business training courses for SME employees. 

I have also developed and delivered various coures for the award winning Doctoral Research Development Programme, and a 3-day Social Innovation for Researchers course for research students attending Glasgow University, Glasgow Caledonian University and Strathclyde University.


Research interests

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Absorptive Capacity
  • Practice-based methodologies
  • Research philosophy
  • Social innovation and social entrepreneurship
  • Colloborative economy

Professional activities

Journal of Management Studies (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Invited lecture at Herriot Watt University Business School
Invited speaker
International Journal of Management Reviews (Journal)
Peer reviewer
International Small Business Journal (Journal)
Peer reviewer

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Workplace Innovation Consortium (ERDF Project)
Findlay, Patricia (Principal Investigator) Lindsay, Colin (Co-investigator) Chalmers, Dominic (Academic) Matthews, Russell (Researcher)
This project will provide an industry facing Workplace Innovation Coalition (WIC) to support organisational change and innovation in SMEs in Scotland. The WIC unites multi-disciplinary academic expertise with industry leaders to identify workplace challenges, evaluate alternative solutions and provide expert support to deliver outcomes that align the needs of all workplace stakeholders. It will apply best practice from research on employee-led innovation, workplace development, operations management and enterprising behaviour to establish their effectiveness in improving productivity and the quality of working life, focussing on how business innovation can improve workplace performance and promote greater equality, sustainability and social inclusion.
Period 24-Mar-2014 - 24-Mar-2015

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Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship
Duncan Wing

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