The TBS Entrepreneurship & Strategy Research lab conducts academic research in the field of business strategy, focusing on four main themes:


The (regional) development of entrepreneurship

Business creation and entrepreneurial strategies
Management of SMEs, entrepreneurial groups, business ecosystems, regional networks and competitiveness clusters
Entrepreneurship as a tool for regional development
Training and support for entrepreneurs
Structures and dynamics of entrepreneurial ecosystems
Business development
Tools and practices for entrepreneurship – entrepreneurial support and management of support structures


Innovation strategies & pathways

Business model innovation
Product-service innovation
Innovativeness and innovative idea generation & selection
New innovation venues (e.g., fablabs, ‘third places’)
Innovation in specific contexts (SMEs, aerospace industry)
Management of technological knowledge and intellectual property (e.g., patents)
Structure of innovative industries
Public innovation


Analysis of internationalization strategies

Internationalization strategies, entry modes, new forms for internationalizing
Institutions and international business (e.g., lobbying)
Impact of government regulation on internationalization strategies
International market persistence
Internationalization strategies of firms operating in emerging countries
Internationalization and performance


Strategy in practice

Corporate Governance
Impact of ownership structures on business strategies
Strategies for mergers and acquisition
Strategies of public, para-public and hybrid organizations (e.g., incubators, business accelerators)

Research lab members

Partnerships & collaborations



Seminars & conferences 2020-2021

  • 29 September 2021 – Seminar with David Audretsch, Professor at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University, Editor-in-chief Small Business Economics and co-author of the article Democracy and Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. See the program ›
  • 29 – 30 June 2020 – Workshop Johan WIKLUND, Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University
  • 5 Octobre 2020 – Workshop Dr Llewellyn Thomas, Associate Professor at LaSalle Universitat Ramon Llull in Barcelona : Ecosystem Effects : Moving Beyong Consumption-side Compatible Offerings to Address Provision-side Operational Coordination



Christophe FAVOREU