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Merrick School of Business

Tiago Ratinho

Tiago Ratinho, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Office: Business Center 503
Phone: 410.837.5864
E-mail: tratinho@ubalt.edu

    Education:
  • Ph.D., University of Twente
  • M.S., Technical University of Lisbon
  • B.S., University of Evora

Tiago joined the Merrick School of Business at the University of Baltimore in 2013. He holds a PhD from the University of Twente having defended his thesis on the impact of business incubation in 2011. His research interests are in the fields of Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Technology Transfer. Tiago graduated in Industrial Engineering (Évora) and holds a MSc in Engineering Policy and Management of Technology (Lisbon). His research has been published in international journals (e.g. Technovation) and international conferences (e.g. Academy of Management Meetings, Babson College Research Conference on Entrepreneurship). Check my Google Scholar page at http://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=9eQ0_s0AAAAJ

Intellectual Contributions

Books

Ratinho, T. (2013). Indispensable-When leaders really matter, G. Mukunda. Harvard Business Review Press, Boston, 301 p.. Scandinavian journal of management. 29. 325–326.

Ratinho, T. (2013). Technology management: activities and tools. Technological forecasting and social change. 81. 403–404.

Book Chapters

Benneworth, P., & Ratinho, T. (2014). Regional innovation culture in the social knowledge economy. Routledge. 239-256.

Ratinho, T., Harms, R., & Groen, A. (2013). Business Incubators:(How) Do They Help Their Tenants?. New Technology-Based Firms in the New Millenium. 6. 161–182.

Hitt, M., & Ratinho, T. (2011). The multifaceted effects of institutions on firm strategies and entrepreneurial actions (abstract). Edward Elgar Publishing. 82-99.

Ratinho, T. (2010). Towards a distinction between technology incubators and non-technology incubators: can they contribute to economic growth?. European Council of Small Business and Entrepreneurship..

Refereed Journal Articles

Bruneel, J., Ratinho, T., Clarysse, B., & Groen, A. (2012). The Evolution of Business Incubators: comparing demand and supply of business incubation services across different incubator generations. Technovation. 32(2). 110-121.

Ratinho, T., & Henriques, E. (2010). The role of science parks and business incubators in converging countries: Evidence from Portugal. Technovation. 30(4). 278-290.

Presentations

Ratinho, T., Kraaijenbrink, J., & Oude Luttikhuis, J. Babson College Research Entrepreneurship Conference, "Towards A Taxonomy Of Entrepreneurial Strategies: Evidence From Us High-Tech Venture Business Plans," London, ON. (2014).

Benneworth, P., & Ratinho, T. Regional Studies Association European Conference - Shape and be Shaped: The Future Dynamics of Regional Development”, "Regional innovation culture in an age of globalisation - towards culture 2.0?," Tampere, Finland. (2013).

Amezcua, A., Ratinho, T., & Jayamohan, P. Babson College Research Entrepreneurship Conference, "Performance differentials of agglomeration and strategic groups: a test of incubation and new venture strategy," Lyon, France. (2013).

Kraaijenbrink, J., & Ratinho, T. Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2012: The Informal Economy, "Causal and Creative Modes of Entrepreneurial Strategizing: A Content Analysis of Business Plans of Small and Micro Firms.," Boston, MA. (2012).

Ratinho, T. Babson College Research Entrepreneurship Conference, "Entrepreneurial Strategic Groups: How clustering helps nascent firms," Fort Worth, TX. (2012).

Kraaijenbrink, J., & Ratinho, T. Babson College Research Entrepreneurship Conference, "Planning the Unknown: The Simultaneity of Predictive and Non-Predictive Entrepreneurial Strategies," Fort Worth, TX. (2012).

Ratinho, T., Harms, R., & Walsh, S. IAMOT Conference, "Ranking Technology Entrepreneurship Journals," Hsinchu, Taiwan. (2012).

Kraaijenbrink, J., Ratinho, T., & Groen, A. Babson College Research Entrpreneurship Conference, "Planning effectual growth: a study of effectuation and causation in nascent firms," Syracuse, NY. (2011).

Englis, P., Englis, B., Ratinho, T., & Groen, A. ICSB Conference, "An Ear to the Ground: The Role of the Voice-of-the-Consumer in Firm Survival for Startups," Stockholm, Sweden. (2011).

Ratinho, T. The Science and the City: Comparative perspectives on science and technology parks, urban agglomeration and spatial planning, "Back to the future of high technology fantasies?: Reframing the role of knowledge parks," STEPI International Symposium, Seoul, Korea. (2011).

Ratinho, T. Babson College Research Entrepreneurship Conference, "Are they really helping? An assessment of evloving business incubators' value proposition," Lausanne, Switzerland. (2010).

Ratinho, T. Babson College Research Entrepreneurship Conference, "Extensiveness of business planning and firm survival: an examination into the drivers of success and survival for knowledge intensive start-up firms," Lausanne, Switzerland. (2010).

Ratinho, T. The 18th Annual High Techonology Small Firms Conference, HTSF, "Co-Solving Entrepreneurial Problems within Business Incubators: summary," Enschde, the Netherlands. (2010).

Ratinho, T., Harms, R., & Groen, A. The Academy of Management Annual Meeting, "Are Business Incubators Helping? The role of BIs in facilitating tenants' development," Montreal, Canada. (2010).

Ratinho, T. The Rent XXIV "The Entrepreneurial Process in a Changing Economy", "Effectuation, causation, and firm growth: a study of written business plans of micro and small firms," Maastricht, the Netherlands. (2010).

Ratinho, T. The 18th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference, HTSF, "Business Incubators: Creation of a Fit in Armenia," Enschede, the Netherlands. (2010).

Ratinho, T. The 7th International AGSE Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, "Incubation centers: comparing their support portfolio and the assessment of tenant companies," University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. (2010).

Ratinho, T. The 23rd RENT-Research In Entrepreneurship & Small Business Annual Conference "The Entrepreneurial Growth of the Firm", "Technology Business Incubators as Engines of Growth: Towards a distinction between Technology Incubators and Non-Technology Incubators," Budapest, Hungary. (2009).

Ratinho, T., Harms, R., & Groen, A. Babson College Research Entrepreneurship Conference, "Business Support within Business Incubators," Babson Park, MA. (2009).

Ratinho, T. The 16th International Product Development Management Conference. "Managing Dualities in the Innovation Journey", "Business support within business incubators," Enschede, the Netherlands. (2009).

Ratinho, T. The High Technology Small Firms Conference, "Business incubators: (how) do they help their tenants," Manchester, UK. (2009).

Ratinho, T. The 7th International AGSE Entrepreneurship Research Exhcange, "Technology Business Incubators as Engines of Growth: Towards a distinction between Technology Incubators and Non-Technology Incubators," University of Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. (2009).

Research in Progress

"Academics motivations for U-I interactions"
Based on a database of social science researchers, we explore their motivations for outside academia interactions.

"Business Incubation Theory"
We use Agency-Theory to craft research propositions and advance a general theory for Business Incubators.

"Entrepreneurial Strategic Groups and Agglomeration Economies"
Understanding the effects of the strategic choice of being incubated combined with the environmental conditions.

"Entrepreneurial Strategies"
Exploring Entrepreneurial Strategy taxonomies using the Business Plan Archive - database of 500 business plans presented to VCs between 1999-2007