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 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 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

Shortlisted for FT-McKinsey Bracken Bowen Prize 2018
Best paper award in the ‘SME growth and performance: Quantitative perspectives’ track - ISBE 2018
Strategic Management Society (SMS) - Dissertation Fellowship
2017 Emerald/INDAM Indian Management Research Fund Award
Best Developmental Paper in Entrepreneurship
Best Empirical Paper award

More prizes and awards


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)
Individual capital and social entrepreneurship : role of formal institutions
Sahasranamam Sreevas, Nandakumar M K
Journal of Business Research Vol 107, pp. 104-117 (2020)
Individual resources, property rights and entrepreneurship in China
Sahasranamam Sreevas, Raman G Venkat
International Journal of Emerging Markets (2018)
Technological innovation research in China and India : a bibliometric analysis for the period 1991–2015
Chatterjee Debabrata, Sahasranamam Sreevas
Management and Organization Review Vol 14, pp. 179-221 (2018)
National context matters : influence of national business system on social enterprises in Scotland and India
Sahasranamam Sreevas, Ball Christopher
Research Handbook on Small Business Social Responsibility Global Perspectives (2018) (2018)
Internationalization of emerging market firms : the contingent role of board capability
Sivakumar Sandeep, Sahasranamam Sreevas, Rose Elizabeth L
International Business Strategy Perspectives on Implementation in Emerging Markets (2016) (2016)

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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)
Editorial board member
Review of International Business and Strategy (Journal)
Editorial board member
AIB India Research and Paper Development Workshop
IE-scholars.net (External organisation)
Academy of Management (External organisation)
Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice (Journal)
Peer reviewer

More professional activities


Strathclyde Centre for Doctoral Training in Socially Progressive Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Sahasranamam, Sreevas (Principal Investigator) 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
GERA - GEM database enhancement project
Sahasranamam, Sreevas (Principal Investigator)
13-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2021
Understanding the development of micro-entrepreneurship business model in bottom-of-the-pyramid (BoP) contexts
Sahasranamam, Sreevas (Principal Investigator) Gupta, Kamini (Co-investigator) Soundararajan, Vivek (Co-investigator)
Funding from Scottish Funding Council Global Challenges Research Fund pump priming grant worth GBP 26400
08-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2020

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Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship
Stenhouse Wing

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