Professor Dominic Chalmers
- Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Management)
Dominic joined the Adam Smith Business School in 2019 as Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He has extensive international teaching experience, delivering executive education and MBA teaching in Singapore, Malaysia, Oman, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and the UK and currently teaches on the MSc Financial Technology. Dominic’s research has been published in leading international journals, including Academy of Management Perspectives and the Financial Times 50-ranked Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management Studies and Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice. Additionally, Dominic serves on the editorial review boards of Entrepreneurship, Theory, and Practice and the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research.
Dominic is principal investigator on a €1.2m European Union HIE project to support data-driven entrepreneurship across a consortium of European universities. He is also co-investigator on a €4.5 million Horizon 2020 project that examines the legitimisation of new technologies, including the bio-economy and digital platforms, with colleagues in Denmark, Finland, and Sweden. His current research examines emerging digital entrepreneurship trends such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and multi-sided platforms. He is particularly interested in alternative ownership models in the digital economy, including platform cooperativism and emerging concepts such as Web 3.0.
Dominic is currently editing a special issue of the Journal of Management Studies on Artificial Intelligence and Organizations with colleagues from University of Cambridge and Virginia Tech. The call can be found here.
Dominic is a member of the School's Entrepreneurship, Development and Political Economy research cluster and on the leadership team for college-wide Social and Digital Change Group
Areas of expertise:
- Artificial intelligence and new venture processes
- Platforms & digital entrepreneurship
- Social innovation and institutions
- Research methods
- EU EIT - Accelerate-EEE (€1.2m) (principal investigator)
- Scottish Funding Council - Scale-up consortium (£35,000)(co-investigator)
- Scottish Government - Regional Recovery Funds (£36,000)(principal investigator)
- ASPECT - How can the Social Sciences Support Fintech Innovation (£12,000) (principal investigator)
EU Horizon 2020 - Legitimation of Newness and Its Impact on EU Agenda for Change (€4.5 million) (co-investigator)
- Iberdrola Sandbox Project 2017 (£200,000) (co-investigator)
- Entrepreneurial Tracking – towards a better understanding of entrepreneurial growth’ (2016) with MacKenzie, N (PI) and Matthews, R. Report to Scottish Enterprise (£40,000)
- Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher (2013) - (£5000) Feasibility Study for Scottish Centre for Social Innovation (principal investigator)
Dominic is interested in supervising students researching the following topics:
- Digital entrepreneurship
- Platform economics
- Social innovation
Current PhD students
- New venture creation
- Research methods
Courses currently taught
- Social and community entrepreneurship
- Digital entrepreneurship
- Business models in finance
Conference presentations (peer reviewed)
- Matthews, R, Chalmers, D (2018) What is Opportunity Exploitation? Competing Perspectives in Entrepreneurship Theory, Academy of Management, Chicago
- Chalmers, D., Matthews, R., Dodd, S., Arshed, N. (2018) The Collaborative Economy Through an Everyday Entrepreneurship Lens: A Review & Research Agenda, Academy of Management, Chicago
- Matthews, R. & Chalmers, D. (2016), Entrepreneurial Selling Practices: A Systematic Review and Reconceptualisation of the Literature, Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, CA: Academy of Management, p. 1-54 54 p.
- Matthews, R., Chalmers, D. (2016) Entrepreneurial Selling Practices, Paper presented at VU University - 1st Annual Workshop on Entrepreneurship as Practice, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Chalmers, D (2015) The Plasticity of the Socially Entrepreneurial Identity, Paper presented at New York University - Stern Conference on Social Entrepreneurship, New York , United States.
- Chalmers, D., & Shaw, E. 2014. Missing the Point? Finding the Contextual Detail in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Scholarship. Paper presented at the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA.
- Matthews, R., Chalmers, D., & Arshed, N. 2014. Absorptive capacity in practice: Preliminary evidence from the addition of a senior team member, Academy of Management. Philadelphia, PA.
- Chalmers, D. (2013). Uncovering the social: relational asymmetries in processes of social entrepreneurship. Paper presented at New York University - Stern Conference on Social Entrepreneurship, New York , United States.
- Matthews, R., Chalmers, D., Arshed, N (2013) Integrating New Recruits into Entrepreneurial Management Teams: An Absorptive Capacity Perspective, RENT conference 2013, Vilneus, Lithuania (forthcoming)
- Chalmers, D.M., Balan-Vnuk, E. (2012) Exploring the Innovative Capabilities of Socially Entrepreneurial Organizations, EGOS Conference 2012, Helsinki, Finland
- Balan-Vnuk, E, Chalmers, D.M. (2012) Risking More Than Money? Entrepreneurial Orientation in the Nonprofit Context, Babson Kaufmann Conference, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
- Chalmers, D.M., Balan-Vnuk, E. (2012) Entrepreneurial Social Ventures: Microfoundations of Internal and External Absorptive Capacity Routines, ISEI Conference, Venice, Italy
- Chalmers, D (2011). Why Social Innovators Should Embrace the ‘Open’ Paradigm, 3rd EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise, 4-7th July, Roskilde, Denmark.
Policy work and other publications
- MacKenzie, N; Chalmers, D, Matthews, R (2016) Tracking the Performance of High-Growth Entrepreneurs, A report for Scottish Enterprise.
- Finlay, P; Chalmers, D; Lindsay, C; MacBryde, J; Pascoe-Deslauriers, R; Wilson, J; Mathews, R; (2015) Innovating Works... improving work & workplaces: Workplace innovation in small to medium sized enterprises in Scotland, Scottish Centre for Employment Research
- Chalmers, D; Coburn, J (2013), Scottish Centre for Social Innovation (Feasibility Study funded by SFC Innovation Voucher).
- Chalmers, D (2011). Why Social Innovators Should Embrace the ‘Open’ Paradigm, Adapted version of academic paper published in the European Union Social Innovation Magazine
- Bennie, M, Chalmers, D et al. (2010). Robotics Within the Medicines Supply Chain in NHS Boards, Glasgow, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences and the Strathclyde Business School in collaboration with the NHS Scotland
- Bennie, M, Chalmers, D et al. (2010). NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Acute Pharmacy Redesign Program Analysis. Glasgow, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences and the Strathclyde Business School in collaboration with the NHS Scotland