Vijay Vyas

I am the Course Leader for the online and on-campus versions of the MSc Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship in the Faculty of Business & Law.

I earned my PhD in Innovation and New Product Development in Scottish Food Industry from Edinburgh Napier University. I also hold a Master’s in Economics and a Bachelor’s in Mathematics.

My experience includes working as a Professor of Business Economics at the MS University of Baroda, India; Visiting Professor in Entrepreneurship at Lancaster University Management School; E-Moderator for University of Liverpool’s online MBA; Reader in Economics at Sherubtse College; Bhutan and Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at Edinburgh Napier University.

My current areas of research are entrepreneurial intentions, innovation by SMEs, entrepreneurship education, plus entrepreneurship and economic growth. My research is published in Annals of Operations Research, International Review of Entrepreneurship, Technology Innovation Management Review, and Journal of Entrepreneurship.

I am author of the book, Low-cost, low-tech innovation: new product development in the food industry, published by Routledge from London and New York. I have also written and published poetry in Hindi.

Career highlights

  • Working to create the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor’s (GEM’s) team in India and, as its member, representing India at the 2012 GEM Annual Meeting in San Francisco
  • Receiving the University of Portsmouth Vice-Chancellor’s Recognition Award for management of the MSc Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship in 2017 and receiving the Faculty of Business & Law’s Inspiring Teacher Award in 2018
  • Being a reviewer for Small Business Economics; International Review of Entrepreneurship; and International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research
  • Acting as a consultant to Promethean, UK; Lupin Laboratories, India; and Diamines & Chemicals, India
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MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

Innovation professional

Master the techniques and contemporary skills needed to establish yourself as a creative, proficient business leader.

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