Dr Marina Biniari

Lecturer, Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, Strathclyde University

Marina's research focuses on the origins and sustainability of entrepreneurial behaviour within existing companies, across different levels of analysis.



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Biography

Dr Marina Biniari is a Lecturer at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, Strathclyde University. Her research focuses on the origins and sustainability of entrepreneurial behaviour within existing companies, across different levels of analysis. She obtained her PhD in Corporate Entrepreneurship and Strategy Process in 2007 from the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at Strathclyde University, her thesis entitled “The corporate venturing process of large corporations: A critical realist perspective”.

From 2007 to 2008, Marina was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Cass Business School, City University, and in 2008 she was appointed as an Assistant Professor at the Strathclyde Business School. In 2010, she was a visiting research fellow at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, in the United States.

Her research focuses on the origins and sustainability of entrepreneurial behaviour within existing companies, across different levels of analysis. More specifically, she studies:  a) how employees form entrepreneurial intentions and how they become corporate entrepreneurs (identity transitions); b) how founding conditions and employees configure entrepreneurial initiatives and teams (primarily, corporate venturing units) within organisations; and c) how corporate entrepreneurial units/groups interact with other organisational groups (emotional and political interactions). She draws from the sociology of emotions, institutional theory, resource dependency theory, theory of planned behaviour, identity theory, identity work and negotiation literature, and aims to contribute to the behavioural strategy and corporate entrepreneurship streams of research.