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Mohammad Kashmoula
Doctoral Topic:
How do academics develop their skills through participating in academic spinoffs?
Area of Interest:
Entrepreneurship, Technology Transfer, Technology & Innovation

Doctoral Thesis

Year of Study:
Doctoral Title:
The impact of academic spinoffs on the skills of academics involved in the process
Dr Konstantinos Pitsakis and Dr Riccardo Vecchiato

Doctoral Details

Applying a mixed method approach, multiple in-depth interviews will be undertaken with Oxford academics who have participated in generating successful academic spinoffs, to understand how academics use the spinoff process to develop their entrepreneurial and managerial skills. This will be followed by conducting a survey on UK academics who have been involved in the spinoff process to identify the impact of the spinoff on their skills. 

This doctorate research will aim to improve the knowledge of academics on how to develop their professional and entrepreneurial skills and how academics use spinoffs to advance their career. It will also provide an opportunity to learn from other best practice and at the same time provide insight into new spinoffs. 

Education and Work History

BSc, MBA, MRes

Work Experience

Teaching and Research Experience:

HPL (2015-present), Operations Management, Kingston University

Supervision of Post Graduate Dissertations

Industry Experience:

9 years experience in retail banking division

6 years entrepreneurial experience; setting up businesses in the UK and the Middle East

Publications and Academic Achievements

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