Dr Drew Gertner

Dr Drew Gertner

The Department of Entrepreneurship & Local Economy
Research Fellow
Enterprise Research Centre (ERC) and the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME)

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Drew Gertner is a Research Fellow at CREME working on a research project focused on mapping the landscape of enterprise support for diverse businesses. The research project is part of the Enterprise Research Centre (ERC), a collaborative programme of work led by Warwick Business School with Aston, Imperial and Strathclyde Business Schools as partner institutions.


  • PhD in Management, Newcastle University (Thesis Title: Unpacking Incubation: Factors affecting incubation processes and their effects on new venture creation)
  • MBA with distinction, Newcastle University
  • BFA, Parsons School of Design


Drew joined the Business School in March 2014 following the completion of her PhD at Newcastle University Business School. Her PhD research focused on incubation and new venture creation utilising a multi-level approach embracing the entrepreneur, the firm and its operating environment. Prior to her PhD, she completed her MBA with distinction also at Newcastle University. Her research interests lie in the broad area of small business and entrepreneurship and have included research into incubation and new venture creation, business support and business start-up.

Doctoral research

PhD title Unpacking Incubation: Factors affecting incubation processes and their effects on new venture creation


Current research foci include:

  • Incubation and new venture creation
  • Business support
  • Business start up
  • Enterprise policy


Refereed Journal Articles

Papagiannidis, S., Bartosz, G., Gertner D., and Stahl, F. (2015) ‘Diffusion of web technologies and practices: a longitudinal study’ Technological Forecasting and Social Change Vol. 96 pp. 308-321

Gertner D. and Bossink, B. (2014) ‘The Evolution of Science Concentrations: The Case of Newcastle Science City’ Science and Public Policy Vol. 41, 2, pp. 1-18

Tranos, E. and Gertner, D. (2012) ‘Smart networked cities?’ Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research Vol. 25, 2, pp. 175-190

Gertner, D., Roberts, J. and Charles, D. (2011) ‘University-industry collaboration: A CoPs approach to KTPs. Journal of Knowledge Management Vol. 15, 4, pp.625-647