Alexander BELL briefly

Associate Professor


Innovation & Entrepreneurship


I am an Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management and Director of the emlyon business school Incubator. I have more than ten years of experience in the development of innovative start-ups and I am a member of strategic boards and boards of growing companies.
My research focuses on the Organizational Management of Innovation, in particular the cohabitation between core business and new business exploration/innovation initiatives.
I am also interested in hyper-growth in start-ups.

2017: PhD – University Paris Dauphine, PSL Research University, France. Title: Studies on exploration and exploitation : Concepts, roles and dynamics.
  • 2006: MBA – Double degree, emlyon business school, France & Cranfield School of Management, UK
  • 2003: MsC in Civil Engineering - INSA Lyon, France
2018 - Now: Associated Professor emlyon business school
  • 2017 - Now: Director, emlyon business school incubator
  • 2013 - 2017 : Managing Expert - emlyon business school incubator