Department of Digital Economy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

We sit at the nexus of world-leading research and education practice for business management in digital economy, entrepreneurship, innovation, and social enterprise. We seek to develop a broad collaboration for research across disciplines and institutions. In conjunction, we seek to develop partnerships with the industry to help them adapt in the fast-changing world while building relevant expertise for students in the workplace.


We work with firms to understand why and how they need to develop and transform to compete in the digital economy.

Our staff members

Professor Annabelle Gawer

Chaired Professor in Digital Economy; Head, Department of Digital Economy Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Director, Surrey Centre of Digital Economy (CoDE)

A world-class academic pioneer in platform strategy, Prof Annabelle Gawer is a thought-leader and expert advisor on the business of digital platforms and platform-based innovation ecosystems. Author of 20 articles on platforms and of 4 books (including The Business of Platforms: Strategy in the Age of Digital Competition, Innovation, and Power with M. Cusumano (MI...

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