ABOUT ME

I am Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the School of Management, University of Bath,  recognised as one of the top 100 professors of entrepreneurship.

  • Research enabling, accelerating, and funding the entrepreneurial journey in independent, corporate, and social settings.
  • Teach entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial finance, inspiring and equipping students with the mindset and skills for an entrepreneurial journey.
  • Consult both start-ups and established companies to facilitate the development of mindset and structures for innovative performance.
  • Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Business Venturing Insights, a forum for rapid dissemination of new research related to entrepreneurial phenomena.
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Latest blog posts

The shackles of human “capital”

The concept of human capital has a stronghold in entrepreneurship research, as a reflection of the experience and skills entrepreneurs bring to their journey. It originates from economics where it was introduced as a means to measure the returns to years of education and experience. The main assumption behind it is that all years of […]

The void that cannot be filled with reason

In a dynamic world, companies recognize the imperative of being entrepreneurial, of exploring opportunities outside their comfort zones. But it is not long before this new energy runs against the core organizational forces of reliability and accountability. Entrepreneurial activity needs to deliver foreseeable results, for how else could it be justified? As I explored in […]

From explaining the past to looking into the future

Great piece in the FT (below) on the mis-use of mathematics in finance. The target of criticism are those who over-fit past data to profess a successful trading strategy for the future. It is not a long shot to extend this to explanations of entrepreneurial performance. To a large degree, we tend to look for […]

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Research areas

Entrepreneurial process and opportunities

Social and sustainable entrepreneurship

Venture capital investing and performance

Organizational context for innovation performance