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Patrick Gregori, Dr.

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Patrick Gregori

Patrick Gregori’s current research interest lies in entrepreneurship and innovation, where he investigates non-economic value creation in the context of sustainability and digitalization. Specifically, he focuses on analyzing collective processes and practices of (non)human actors that seek to question the status quo and create novel value.

He received his doctorate at the University of Klagenfurt for his work on business modelling in sustainable entrepreneurship. Many of his studies leverage practice theories, focusing on relationality and sociomateriality to investigate meaning-making and values. Patrick joined the ISM in June 2024 (marginal employment). He is also senior researcher and deputy head of the Department of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of Klagenfurt and was visiting researcher at the University of Hohenheim.


Selected publications

Gregori, P. (2024). “Entrepreneuring as provocation and its critical capacity: Problematizing and establishing meanings of entrepreneurship”. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development (online first)

Gregori, P., Holzmann, P. and Audretsch, D.B. (2024), “Sustainable entrepreneurship on digital platforms and the enactment of digital connectivity through business models”, Business Strategy and the Environment, 33(2), p. 1173-1190, doi: 10.1002/bse.3551

Holzmann, P. and Gregori P. (2023). „The promise of digital technologies for sustainable entrepreneurship: A systematic literature review and research agenda”, International Journal of Information Management, 68, 102593,p. 1-14, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2022.102593

Gregori, P.; and Holzmann P. (2022). „Entrepreneurial practices and the constitution of environmental value for sustainability”, Business Strategy and the Environment, 31 (7), p. 3302-3317, DOI: 10.1002/bse.3077

Gregori, P., Holzmann, P., and Wdowiak, M. (2021). "For the sake of nature: Identity work and meaningful experiences in environmental entrepreneurship", Journal of Business Research, 122, pp. 488-501, DOI:

Gregori, P. and Parastuty, Z. (2021). "Investigating the process of entrepreneurial team member exits: a systematic review and future research directions", Review of Managerial Science, 15, pp. 847–878, DOI:

Gregori, P. and Holzmann, P. (2020). "Digital sustainable entrepreneurship: A business model perspective on embedding digital technologies for social and environmental value creation", Journal of Cleaner Production, 272, 122817, DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.122817