Dr Dominic Chalmers

  • Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship (Management)

Biography

Dominic joined the Adam Smith Business School in 2019 as Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Prior to this, Dominic worked at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Strathclyde, where he was Director of Postgraduate Teaching, responsible for establishing two successful MSc programs. Dominic has extensive international teaching experience, delivering executive education and MBA teaching in Singapore, Malaysia, Oman, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and the UK. Dominic’s research has been published in leading journals, including the Financial Times 50-ranked Journal of Business Venturing and Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice. He is part of 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 blockchain and multi-sided platforms. He is also working on a methodology-focused project that seeks to improve research design in management research.


Research interests

Dominic is a member of the School's Entrepreneurship, Development and Political Economy research cluster

Areas of expertise:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Platforms & digital entrepreneurship
  • Social innovation and institutions
  • Research methods

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012
Number of items: 12.

2019

Chalmers, D. and Matthews, R. (2019) Good to be bad: should we be worried by the sharing economy? Strategic Change, 28(6), pp. 403-408. (doi:10.1002/jsc.2295)

Chalmers, D. , Matthews, R. and Hyslop, A. (2019) Blockchain as an external enabler of new venture ideas: digital entrepreneurs and the disintermediation of the global music industry. Journal of Business Research, (doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2019.09.002) (Early Online Publication)

Arshed, N., Chalmers, D. and Matthews, R. (2019) Institutionalizing women’s enterprise policy: a legitimacy-based perspective. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 43(3), pp. 553-581. (doi:10.1177/1042258718803341)

2018

Matthews, R. S., Chalmers, D. M. and Fraser, S. S. (2018) The intersection of entrepreneurship and selling: an interdisciplinary review, framework, and future research agenda. Journal of Business Venturing, 33(6), pp. 691-719. (doi:10.1016/j.jbusvent.2018.04.008)

2017

Casulli, L., Chalmers, D. M. , Drakopoulou Dodd, S., Matthews, R. and Stoyanov, S. (2017) Renew or regress: maintaining a forum for radical entrepreneurship scholarship. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 23(2), pp. 166-169. (doi:10.1108/IJEBR-01-2017-0041)

Chalmers, D. M. and Shaw, E. (2017) The endogenous construction of entrepreneurial contexts: a practice-based perspective. International Small Business Journal, 35(1), pp. 19-39. (doi:10.1177/0266242615589768)

2016

Mackenzie, N. G. , Chalmers, D. and Matthews, R. (2016) Entrepreneurial Tracking: Towards a Better Understanding of Entrepreneurial Growth. Documentation. Scottish Enterprise.

2014

Chalmers, D. M. and Shaw, E. (2014) Missing the point? Finding contextual detail in entrepreneurship and small firm scholarship. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2014(1), (doi:10.5465/AMBPP.2014.56)

De Bruin, A., Shaw, E. and Chalmers, D. (2014) Social entrepreneurship: looking back, moving ahead. In: Chell, E. and Karataş-Özkan, M. (eds.) Handbook of Research on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, pp. 392-416. ISBN 9781849809238 (doi:10.4337/9781849809245.00032)

2013

Chalmers, D. M. and Balan-Vnuk, E. (2013) Innovating not-for-profit social ventures: exploring the microfoundations of internal and external absorptive capacity routines. International Small Business Journal, 31(7), pp. 785-810. (doi:10.1177/0266242612465630)

Chalmers, D. (2013) Social innovation: an exploration of the barriers faced by innovating organizations in the social economy. Local Economy, 28(1), pp. 17-34. (doi:10.1177/0269094212463677)

2012

Chalmers, D. and Fraser, S. (2012) Social entrepreneurship. In: Carter, S. and Jones-Evans, D. (eds.) Enterprise and Small Business: Principles, Practice and Policy. Pearson Education: Harlow, pp. 289-302. ISBN 9780273726104

This list was generated on Fri Dec 13 18:26:36 2019 GMT.
Number of items: 12.

Articles

Chalmers, D. and Matthews, R. (2019) Good to be bad: should we be worried by the sharing economy? Strategic Change, 28(6), pp. 403-408. (doi:10.1002/jsc.2295)

Chalmers, D. , Matthews, R. and Hyslop, A. (2019) Blockchain as an external enabler of new venture ideas: digital entrepreneurs and the disintermediation of the global music industry. Journal of Business Research, (doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2019.09.002) (Early Online Publication)

Arshed, N., Chalmers, D. and Matthews, R. (2019) Institutionalizing women’s enterprise policy: a legitimacy-based perspective. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 43(3), pp. 553-581. (doi:10.1177/1042258718803341)

Matthews, R. S., Chalmers, D. M. and Fraser, S. S. (2018) The intersection of entrepreneurship and selling: an interdisciplinary review, framework, and future research agenda. Journal of Business Venturing, 33(6), pp. 691-719. (doi:10.1016/j.jbusvent.2018.04.008)

Casulli, L., Chalmers, D. M. , Drakopoulou Dodd, S., Matthews, R. and Stoyanov, S. (2017) Renew or regress: maintaining a forum for radical entrepreneurship scholarship. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 23(2), pp. 166-169. (doi:10.1108/IJEBR-01-2017-0041)

Chalmers, D. M. and Shaw, E. (2017) The endogenous construction of entrepreneurial contexts: a practice-based perspective. International Small Business Journal, 35(1), pp. 19-39. (doi:10.1177/0266242615589768)

Chalmers, D. M. and Shaw, E. (2014) Missing the point? Finding contextual detail in entrepreneurship and small firm scholarship. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2014(1), (doi:10.5465/AMBPP.2014.56)

Chalmers, D. M. and Balan-Vnuk, E. (2013) Innovating not-for-profit social ventures: exploring the microfoundations of internal and external absorptive capacity routines. International Small Business Journal, 31(7), pp. 785-810. (doi:10.1177/0266242612465630)

Chalmers, D. (2013) Social innovation: an exploration of the barriers faced by innovating organizations in the social economy. Local Economy, 28(1), pp. 17-34. (doi:10.1177/0269094212463677)

Book Sections

De Bruin, A., Shaw, E. and Chalmers, D. (2014) Social entrepreneurship: looking back, moving ahead. In: Chell, E. and Karataş-Özkan, M. (eds.) Handbook of Research on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, pp. 392-416. ISBN 9781849809238 (doi:10.4337/9781849809245.00032)

Chalmers, D. and Fraser, S. (2012) Social entrepreneurship. In: Carter, S. and Jones-Evans, D. (eds.) Enterprise and Small Business: Principles, Practice and Policy. Pearson Education: Harlow, pp. 289-302. ISBN 9780273726104

Research Reports or Papers

Mackenzie, N. G. , Chalmers, D. and Matthews, R. (2016) Entrepreneurial Tracking: Towards a Better Understanding of Entrepreneurial Growth. Documentation. Scottish Enterprise.

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Grants

  • 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)

Supervision

Dominic is interested in supervising students researching the following topics:

  • Digital entrepreneurship
  • Platform economics
  • Social innovation

Current PhD students

Trenton Staehli
Topic: From start up to scale up - the role of weekend competitions


Teaching

Interests

  • New venture creation
  • Ideation
  • Research methods
  • Innovation

Courses currently taught

  • Social and community entrepreneurship
  • Digital entrepreneurship
  • Business models in finance

Additional information

Conference presentations (peer reviewed)

  1. Matthews, R, Chalmers, D (2018) What is Opportunity Exploitation? Competing Perspectives in Entrepreneurship Theory, Academy of Management, Chicago
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. Matthews, R., Chalmers, D. (2016) Entrepreneurial Selling Practices, Paper presented at VU University - 1st Annual Workshop on Entrepreneurship as Practice, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Matthews, R., Chalmers, D., Arshed, N (2013) Integrating New Recruits into Entrepreneurial Management Teams: An Absorptive Capacity Perspective, RENT conference 2013, Vilneus, Lithuania (forthcoming)
  10. Chalmers, D.M., Balan-Vnuk, E. (2012) Exploring the Innovative Capabilities of Socially Entrepreneurial Organizations, EGOS Conference 2012, Helsinki, Finland
  11. Balan-Vnuk, E, Chalmers, D.M. (2012) Risking More Than Money? Entrepreneurial Orientation in the Nonprofit Context, Babson Kaufmann Conference, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
  12. Chalmers, D.M., Balan-Vnuk, E. (2012) Entrepreneurial Social Ventures: Microfoundations of Internal and External Absorptive Capacity Routines, ISEI Conference, Venice, Italy
  13. 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

  1. MacKenzie, N; Chalmers, D, Matthews, R (2016) Tracking the Performance of High-Growth Entrepreneurs, A report for Scottish Enterprise.
  2. 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
  3. Chalmers, D; Coburn, J (2013), Scottish Centre for Social Innovation (Feasibility Study funded by SFC Innovation Voucher).
  4. Chalmers, D (2011). Why Social Innovators Should Embrace the ‘Open’ Paradigm, Adapted version of academic paper published in the European Union Social Innovation Magazine
  5. 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
  6. 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