Dr Sreevas Sahasranamam

Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow

Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship

Personal statement

I am a Chancellor’s Fellow in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Leadership at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship. My research predominantly focuses on innovation/entrepreneurship in and from emerging markets. I am co-lead for the doctoral training centre in Socially Progressive Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Strathclyde, and am also a part of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) UK team.

I completed my Ph.D. from 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 institutional context in social entrepreneurship. Before joining Strathclyde, I was a visiting research fellow at the University of Liverpool Management School.


Has expertise in:

    • Entrepreneurship and innovation in/from emerging markets
    • Cross-country comparative entrepreneurship research
    • Quantitative research methods

Prizes and awards

Outstanding Reviewer Emerald Literati Awards 2019
Best paper award in the ‘SME growth and performance: Quantitative perspectives’ track - ISBE 2018
Shortlisted for FT-McKinsey Bracken Bowen Prize 2018
2017 Emerald/INDAM Indian Management Research Fund Award
Wipro Earthian Sustainability award
The Case Centre - Case Writing Scholarship

more prizes and awards


Doubly disadvantaged : gender, spatially concentrated deprivation and nascent entrepreneurial activity
Murzacheva Ekaterina, Sahasranamam Sreevas, Levie Jonathan
European Management Review (2019)
Knowledge sources and international business activity in a changing innovation ecosystem : a study of the Indian pharmaceutical industry
Sahasranamam Sreevas, Rentala Satyanarayana, Rose Elizabeth L
Management and Organization Review Vol 15, pp. 595-614 (2019)
Upgrading without formal integration in M&A  : the role of social integration
Torres de Oliveira Rui, Sahasranamam Sreevas, Figueira Sandra, Paul Justin
Global Strategy Journal (2019)
Corporate investments in tax havens : evidence from India
Mukundhan K V, Sahasranamam Sreevas, Cordeiro James J
Asian Business & Management, pp. 1-33 (2019)
Ownership structure and corporate social responsibility in an emerging market
Sahasranamam Sreevas, Arya Bindu, Sud Mukesh
Asia Pacific Journal of Management (2019)
Faizal & Shabana Foundation : a venture philanthropic approach to education
Sahasranamam Sreevas, Mitra Sumit
Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies Vol 9, pp. 1-10 (2019)

more publications


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). I also teach entrepreneurial capital at the undergraduate and masters level. I enjoy teaching inclusive business models discussing the role of entrepreneurship in bottom-of-the-pyramid markets.   

Research interests

My research interests are around the role of institutional factors on entrepreneurship and innovation. In terms of context for my research, I focus either on emerging markets or consider cross-country comparisons. 

Professional activities

South Asian Journal of Business Studies (Journal)
Associate Editor
AIB India Research and Paper Development Workshop
IE-scholars.net (External organisation)
South Asian Journal of Business Studies (Journal)
Editorial board member
Review of International Business and Strategy (Journal)
Editorial board member
Review of International Business and Strategy (Journal)
Editorial board member

more professional activities


Centre for Doctoral Training in Socially Progressive Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Sahasranamam, Sreevas (Academic) Riccardi, Annalisa (Academic) Rodrigues Loncan, Tiago (Academic) Nicolopoulou, Katerina (Academic) Minisci, Edmondo (Academic) Kalin, Robert (Academic)
This is a interdisciplinary centre for doctoral training led by Chancellor's Fellows. The projects will focus on studying research questions in social entrepreneurship and social innovation aimed at addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) through market-based mechanisms and theory linked interventions.
Barriers to business growth in the South of Scotland
Levie, Jonathan (Principal Investigator) Mwaura, Samuel (Co-investigator) Sahasranamam, Sreevas (Co-investigator)
15-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2019
Entrepreneurial Ecosystem ? Benchmark Research
Levie, Jonathan (Principal Investigator) Mwaura, Samuel (Co-investigator) Sahasranamam, Sreevas (Co-investigator)
05-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2018

more projects


Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship
Stenhouse Wing

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