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Professor Jay Mitra

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Essex Business School
Professor Jay Mitra
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    +44 (0) 1206 874859

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    EBS.3.11, Colchester Campus

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Biography

Jay Mitra is Professor of Business Enterprise and Innovation and Director of the Venture Academy at Essex Business School, University of Essex. He has acted as a Scientific Adviser to the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) as the Head of the Scientific Committee on Entrepreneurship for the OECDs Centre for Entrepreneurship and the LEED (Local Economic and Employment) Programme at its Trento Centre and in Paris. He is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Luneburg, Germany, a Visiting Professor at University Externado. Colombia and he has held similar positions at the Institute of Management Technology, India, the School of Management, Fudan University, and the School of Public Policy at Jilin University, both in China, at Bologna University, Italy and EDHEC Business School, France. . He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the UK. Jay Mitra also leads the International Entrepreneurship Forum (IEF) a unique network and forum for researchers, policy makers and business practitioners working on entrepreneurship, innovation and regional development issues. The IEF has organized fifteen international refereed conferences to date around the world bringing together academic researchers, reflective practitioners and dynamic policy makers. Together they explore creatively the many dimensions of ideas generation, opportunity development, resource mobilisation, capability development, design-led practice, and sustainability which underpin entrepreneurial and innovative activity across silos and through networks. Educated at Presidency College, Calcutta University, Jadavpur University, both in Kolkata, India and at University of Stirling, UK, Professor Mitra trained in the private sector in the UK, worked as a Principal Officer for local government also in the UK, specialising in economic and business development, and taught at 3 other universities before joining the University of Essex. At Essex he established the unique and highly three successful School of Entrepreneurship and Business (SEB) in 2005 where he developed a unique portfolio of postgraduate programmes on entrepreneurship and innovation and their significance for the private, public and social sectors together with the first doctoral programme in Entrepreneurship at the University. This achievement preceded his contribution to the creation of Essex Business School in 2008. He also created the first International Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ICER) leading it since its inception in 2006, and which has now morphed into The Venture Academy, scoping entrepreneurship and innovation beyond research to generate new forms of learning, foster economic development, all involving, students, academic staff, and institutional stakeholders . In 2014-15 he re-established the MBA programme into a successful and viable project, increasing the student intake six times, and revised and reaccredited the course. These achievements follow the setting up of pioneering Centres for Entrepreneurship at two other universities in the UK. He has been involved as a principal investigator and as a collaborator in a wide number of international R&D and Knowledge Exchange projects in partnerships with universities, business organisations and public bodies from around the world. He is the editor of the new Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Emerging Economies published by Sage. He is a member of various editorial boards of international refereed journals. He has written and published widely on the subject of entrepreneurship, innovation and economic development with significant contributions to international refereed journals, through books, chapters in leading research monographs, at refereed international conferences, seminars, symposia and workshops. His work has attracted best research paper awards in both the UK and the USA. His latest book The Business of Innovation is expected in 2017. This follows his recent books Entrepreneurship and Knowledge Exchange, (2015, with a second edition due in 2017), and Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Development (2012), both published by Routledge. University of Essex appointments: Professor of Business Enterprise and Innovation (2004 to date) Director of The Venture Academy (from 2015) Director of International Development (from 2015 -2017) Director of MBA and Executive Programmes ( 2014 -2015) Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (2005- 2014 Head of School of Entrepreneurship and Business (2005-2008) Head of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group, Essex Business School (2008-2011) Associate Director, Essex Business School (International Development) (2008-2011) Check out a few videos: OECD https://vimeo.com/135360814 http://youtu.be/uvnpiODx3M4 Workshop https://vimeo.com/135360815 http://youtu.be/h6lQfvnjlyo

Research and professional activities

Research interests

New Venture Creation, Opportunity Development and Innovative Growth

Entrepreneurship and regional development

Innovation and small firms

International Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Policy

Social Entrepreneurship

Gender and Entrepreneurship

Alterantive Entrepreneurial Finance

Current research

Entrepreneurship and Human and Social Capital

Female Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in High and Low Agglomerations

Internationalisation of Entrepreneurial Firms

Technology and Entrepreneurship

Teaching and supervision

  • Creating and Managing a New and Entrepreneurial Venture (BE243)

  • Creating and Growing a New Business Venture (BE244)

  • Entrepreneurship (BE853)

  • Developing a Business Plan (BE869)

Publications

Journal articles (33)

Roy, S. and Mitra, J., (2018). Tacit and explicit knowledge management and assessment of quality performance of public R&D in emerging economies: An Indian perspective. Journal of Organizational Change Management. 31 (1), 188-214

Gangopadhyay, D., Roy, S. and Mitra, J., (2018). Public sector R&D and relative efficiency measurement of global comparators working on similar research streams. Benchmarking: An International Journal. 25 (3), 1059-1084

Abubakar, YA. and Mitra, J., (2017). Knowledge spillovers and high-impact growth: Comparing local and foreign firms in the UK. Journal of International Entrepreneurship. 15 (2), 145-176

Mitra, J., (2017). Holistic experimentation for emergence: A creative approach to postgraduate entrepreneurship education and training. Industry and Higher Education. 31 (1), 34-50

Tegtmeier, S. and Mitra, J., (2015). Gender perspectives on university education and entrepreneurship: A conceptual overview. International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship. 7 (3), 254-271

Pillay, P. and Mitra, J., (2015). Socialising Entrepreneurship: An Activist Approach. Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Emerging Economies. 1 (1), 79-98

Mitra, J. and Sagagi, M., (2013). Special issue: The changing dynamics of entrepreneurial Africa. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. 14 (4), 211-218

Abubakar, YA. and Mitra, J., (2013). The Venturesome Poor and Entrepreneurial Activity in Nigeria. The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. 14 (4), 235-254

Mathur, A., Roy, S. and Mitra, J., (2013). TOWARD SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF ECONOMIC SUB-SECTORS: CASE OF INDIAN SERICULTURE. Journal of Security and Sustainability Issues. 3 (2), 15-30

Mitra, J., Abubakar, Y. and Sagagi, M., (2011). Knowledge creation and human capital for development: the role of graduate entrepreneurship. Education + Training. 53 (5), 462-479

Mitra, J., (2011). Editorial foreword for the first issue of the journal of security and sustainability issues. Journal of Security and Sustainability Issues. 1 (1), 1-

Abubakar, YA. and Mitra, J., (2010). Innovation performance in European regions: comparing manufacturing and services ICT subsectors. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. 11 (2), 156-156

Gleave, W. and Mitra, J., (2010). The spatial determinants of entrepreneurship in the regions of England, 2000-2004. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business. 9 (2), 143-143

Gleave, W. and Mitra, J., (2010). The spatial determinants of entrepreneurship in the regions of England, 2000-2004. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business. 9 (2), creators-Mitra=3AJay=3A=3A

Mitra, J., (2009). Learning to grow: How new, small, high technology firms acquire cognitive and socio-political legitimacy in their regions. International Journal of Technology Management. 46 (3/4), 344-344

Mitra, J., (2009). Learning to grow: How new, small, high technology firms acquire cognitive and socio-political legitimacy in their regions. International Journal of Technology Management. 46 (3/4), 344-370

Antonopoulos, GA. and Mitra, J., (2009). The hidden enterprise of bootlegging cigarettes out of Greece: Two schemes of illegal entrepreneurship. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. 22 (2), 1-8

Mitra, J. and Gleave, W., (2008). New business creation and growth and its spatial and sectoral components: a multivariate analysis of key variables, relationships and processes and their policy implications. International Journal of Business and Globalisation. 2 (3), 227-227

Abubakar, YA. and Mitra, J., (2007). Developing a culture for entrepreneurship in the East of England: the value of social and human capital. Industry and Higher Education. 21 (2), 129-143

Li, J. and Mitra, J., (2006). Exploring Entrepreneurial Networking: An Investigation into Patterns of Firm-Specific Behaviour. Industry and Higher Education. 20 (2), 135-142

Mitra, J., (2006). Introduction. Industry and Higher Education. 20 (2), 73-73

Mitra, J., (2005). Regional Innovation Policy for Small-Medium Enterprises. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development. 12 (1), 140-144

Li, J., Mitra, J. and Matlay, H., (2004). E-commerce and management of channel conflict: Evidence from small manufacturing firms in the UK. International Journal of Technology Management. 28 (7-8), 747-766

Mitra, J. and Matlay, H., (2004). Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education and Training: Lessons from Eastern and Central Europe. Industry and Higher Education. 18 (1), 53-61

Mitra, J., (2002). Special Issue: Educating for Entrepreneurship: Introduction. Industry and Higher Education. 16 (3), 133-134

Mitra, J., (2002). Consider Velasquez: Reflections on the Development of Entrepreneurship Programmes. Industry and Higher Education. 16 (3), 191-202

Mitra, J., (2000). Making connections: innovation and collective learning in small businesses. Education + Training. 42 (4/5), 228-237

Mitra, J., (2000). Introduction. Industry and Higher Education. 14 (6), 360-361

Formica, P. and Mitra, J., (2000). Approaches to Clustering and Market Creation in the Dot-Com Economy. Industry and Higher Education. 14 (6), 413-423

Mitra, J., (2000). Nurturing and Sustaining Entrepreneurship: University, Science Park, Business and Government Partnership in Australia. Industry and Higher Education. 14 (3), 183-190

Mitra, J. and Matlay, H., (2000). Thematic Clustering: Connecting Organizational Learning in Small and Medium-Sized Businesses. Industry and Higher Education. 14 (6), 371-385

Mitra, J., Kumar, V. and Wyn, O., (1999). The Quiet Australian Harvest: The Science, Technology, Enterprise and Economic Development Mix. Industry and Higher Education. 13 (5), 293-315

Formica, P. and Mitra, J., (1996). Cooperation and Competition: The Creation of Ecosystems of Innovation. Industry and Higher Education. 10 (3), 151-159

Books (2)

Mitra, J., (2011). Entrepreneurship innovation and regional development: An introduction. Routledge. 9780203813782

Manimala, MJ., Mitra, J. and Singh, V., (2009). Enterprise Support Systems: An International Perspective. Sage. 9788178299273

Book chapters (10)

Arzeni, S. and Mitra, J., (2012). From unemployment to entrepreneurship: Creating conditions for change for young people in central and Eastern European countries. In: Youth Entrepreneurship and Local Development in Central and Eastern Europe. 31- 60. 9780754685913

Mitra, J. and Natarajan, G., (2011). Science, technology and regional entrepreneurial growth in India: The case of the software industry. In: Science and Technology Based Regional Entrepreneurship: Global Experience in Policy and Program Development. 388- 415. 9781847203908

Mitra, J. and Abubakar, YA., (2010). Seeking Legitimacy: New Technology Firm Behaviour in Nascent and Established Environments. In: Readings on African Entrepreneurship. Editors: Mitra, J. and Sagagi, MS., . Adamu Joji Publishers

Mitra, J. and Li, J., (2009). Regional Cluster Formation: A Case Study of the Software Cluster in Birmingham, UK. In: Enterprise Support Systems: An International Perspective. Editors: Manimala, MJ., Mitra, J. and Singh, V., . Sage. 9788178299273

Arzeni, S. and Mitra, J., (2008). From unemployment to entrepreneurship: Creating conditions for change for young people in central and Eastern European countries. In: Youth Entrepreneurship and Local Development in Central and Eastern Europe. 31- 59. 9780754670957

Mitra, J. and Manimala, MJ., (2008). Higher Education's Role in Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. In: Entrepreneurship and Higher Education. Editors: Potter, J., . Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). 45- 64. 9264044094

Mitra, J., (2008). Towards an Analytical Framework for Policy Development. In: Entrepreneurship and Higher Education. Editors: Potter, J., . Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). 17- 44. 9264044094

Mitra, J., (2007). The choreography of internationalisation: Innovative forms of learning and activities of small and medium-sized enterprises in international markets. In: Trading Places - Smes In The Global Economy: A Critical Research Handbook. 192- 215. 9781845420390

Matlay, H. and Mitra, J., (2004). Learning, innovation and globalization: The competitive advantage of collaborative entrepreneurship. In: Handbook of Research on International Entrepreneurship. 190- 212. 184376069X

Matlay, H. and Mitra, J., (2004). The internationalization efforts of growth-oriented entrepreneurs: Lessons from Britain. In: International Entrepreneurship in Small and Medium Size Enterprises: Orientation, Environment and Strategy. 221- 240. 1843761947

Conferences (4)

Gangopadhyay, D., Roy, S. and Mitra, J., (2015). Performance assessment of public-funded R&D organizations working on similar research streams: A multinational study

Tegtmeier, S. and Mitra, J., (2015). Determinants and measurement of entrepreneurial self-efficacy among women entrepreneurs: Empirical evidence from Germany

Mitra, J., (2007). Entrepreneurial Resources: Learning and the New Venture: Introduction

Mitra, J., (2004). Vistas of Knowledge and Entrepreneurship

Grants and funding

2010

60% To develop a toolkit for improved business partner engagements

Technology STrategy Board

40% To develop a toolkit for improved business partner engagements

Aia Software UK Limited

2009

Southend Airport Paper

Renaissance Southend

Contact

jmitra@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 874859

Location:

EBS.3.11, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

You can find details of Academic Support hours on the EBS UG and PG information page on Moodle or by calling EBS Student Services on 01206873911