Ehsan (Ph.D., FHEA, M.Sc., B.Sc.) is a faculty member and a fellow in Economics of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Loughborough University. His research expertise is in the areas of economics of innovation, technopreneurship, knowledge ecosystems and agglomeration studies. Throughout his academic career, Ehsan has also taught at Aston University, University of Essex and University of Wales (UWTSD), regularly presented at various academic conferences and seminars, and acted as a reviewer for several journals and symposiums (AOM, ICSB, EIASM, IJBIS and IICM). Over the last fifteen years, he has co-authored six books related to his work on innovation and entrepreneurship. One of his published books, Intellectual Capital: Management, Development and Measurement Models, won the Student Book of the Year Award in 2011. In recognition of his teaching success, he received the 2016-17 Aston University`s Excellence in Teaching Award.
He also has successfully generated funding for his own research and academic activities. In 2013, he was awarded a full scholarship from Aston Business School to pursue his Ph.D. His most recent research project, `United Kingdom Science and Technology Parks Survey (UKSTP SURVEY)` which has received funding from Aston Business School, focuses on understanding how micro and small firms` open innovation practices differ from one another, whether spatial and cognitive proximities matter in shaping firms` open search and appropriation strategies, and what these mean for knowledge ecosystem design in Britain.
Ehsan has also held various executive and consulting positions with numerous private companies.