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Departamento de Economía y Organización de Empresas

Perfil profesor

Professor Col.laborador
Departament de Ciències Econòmiques i Socials, Facultat de Ciències Econòmiques i Socials. Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
Associate Professor 2007

Intereses en investigación

Yannis teaches Entrepreneurial Finance and his research interests include Venture Capital, Business Angels, Startup creation, Crowdfunding and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). Before joining UIC Barcelona, Yannis worked as an Associate Professor at Kingston University London and prior to that as an Innovation Consultant for The World Bank, Finance and Private Sector Development Department in Europe and Central Asia. He was previously Head of Investments Research at NESTA, the UK Innovation Agency (London, UK) and Research Associate at Cardiff Business School, UK. He received his PhD from Cardiff University, UK in 2012. His thesis examined the role of different types of venture capital, public and private, in fostering innovation at the regional level.

Publicaciones relevantes



Capítols de llibre

  • Pierrakis, Y., (11/2015), "Public policies and public programs with a regional impact in promoting entrepreneurship: the case study of government backed venture capital schemes in the UK", Handbook of research on entrepreneurial success and its impact on regional development, pp. 122-150. Carvalho, L. (Eds), IGI Global. ISBN: 9781466695672.

Proyectos de investigación

Innovative Entrepreneurship for Increased Employability, News Business Creation and Economic Growth

IP: Pierrakis, Y.
Programa ERASMUS +
01/09/2015 - 01/09/2017