Professor Richard T Harrison

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Chair in Entrepreneurship & Innovation

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Room: 4.16a


Profile

Background

Richard Harrison joined the Business School in 2013 as Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He was previously Director of the Management School at Queen's University Belfast (2006-2012), where he was academic lead on the development of new Management and Postgraduate and Executive Education Centre facilities and initial Director of the Leadership Institute at Queen's (2012-13), the University's executive education delivery channel. Prior to that he held the Dixons Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at University of Edinburgh, and has held senior academic positions at Aberdeen, Ulster and Queen's.

He has extensive experience in research, programme development, executive education and consultancy/advisory work in entrepreneurship (particularly early stage finance and business angels, technology transfer and business development) and in strategic leadership development nationally and internationally (eg US, Canada, Malaysia, China, Australia), and is a regular speaker at national and international practitioner conferences and workshops.

Research interests

Richard's research interests straddle the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership and strategy. Current themes and projects include:
- entrepreneurship and venture development
- business angel finance and early stage risk capital
- technology transfer and academic entrepreneurship
- entrepreneurship and public policy in economic development
- entrepreneurial learning
- strategic leadership in entrepreneurial contexts (including family businesses)
He is founding co-editor of "Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance" (Routledge).

Group membership

PhD Supervision

Richard is supervising 5 PhD students


Publications

Identity and identity work in constructing the woman entrepreneurial leader

Harrison, Leitch and McAdam. (2016).
Contribution to conference: Paper

Stories from the fieldq: Women’s networking as gender capital in entrepreneurial ecosystems

Harrison, McAdam and Leitch. (2016).
Contribution to conference: Paper

Women on the edge of a breakthrough?: Towards a theory of women angel investing

Harrison, Botelho and Mason. (2016).
Contribution to conference: Paper

Business Angel Investment in Malaysia

Harrison. (2016).
Book/Report: Commissioned report

Identity work and the development of entrepreneurial leadership: Does gender matter

Harrison, Leitch and McAdam, M. (2016).
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Chapter (peer-reviewed)

The process of identity construction in family entrepreneurship: A discursive psychology perspective

Harrison and Leitch. (2015).
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Chapter (peer-reviewed)

A critical incident technique approach to entrepreneurship research using phenomenological explicative data collection

Harrison. (2015). 251-268.
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Business angel investing in the ASEAN region

Harrison. (2015).
Contribution to conference: Paper

Special Issue: Financing Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: Meeting the challenges after the Global Financial Crisis

Baldock, R. and Harrison. (2015) Venture Capital 17 (1-2). 1-6.
Contribution to journal: Special issue

Crowdfunding and Entrepreneurial Finance

Harrison. (2015).
Book/Report: Book

Crowdfunding and the revitalisation of the early stage risk capital market: catalyst or chimera?

Harrison. (2015).
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Breaking glass: Towards a gendered analysis

Harrison, Leitch and McAdam. (2015) Journal of Small Business Management 53 (3). 693-713.
Contribution to journal: Article

Women entrepreneurs networking behaviours: Perspectives from entrepreneurs and network managers

Harrison and Leitch. (2015). 215-235.
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Women entrepreneurs and the process of networking as social exchange

Leitch, Harrison and Hill. (2015).
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Entrepreneurship across Time and Space:: Empirical Evidence from Korea

Hong, Lee, Sun and Harrison. (2015) Small Business Economics. 705-719.
Contribution to journal: Article

Leadership in a crises-constructing world

O'Reilly, D., Leitch, C .M., Harrison, R .T. and Lamprou, E. (2015) Leadership. 387-395.
Contribution to journal: Article

Leadership, authority and Crisis: Reflections and future directions

O'Reilly, D., Leitch, C .M., Harrison, R .T. and Lamprou, E. (2015) Leadership. 489-499.
Contribution to journal: Article

Entrepreneurial leadership

Harrison and Leitch. (2015).
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Business angel exits: Strategies and processes

Botelho, T. (2015).
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Heuristics, learning and the business angel decision making process

Harrison, Mason and Smith. (2015) Entrepreneurship and Regional Development.
Contribution to journal: Article

Special Issue on Leadership, Authority and Crisis

O'Reilly, D .and Lamprou, E. (2015) Leadership. 387-499.
Contribution to journal: Special issue

Business angel investment activity in the financial crisis: UK evidence and policy implications

Mason and Harrison. (2014) Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 32.
Contribution to journal: Article
View / download (open access)

Fighting a rearguard action?: Reflections on the philosophy and practice of qualitative research in entrepreneurship

Harrison and Leitch. (2014).
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Research in entrepreneurship: An introduction to the research challenges for the 21st century

Carsrud, A .L., Harrison and Brannback, M. (2014).
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Dynamic pricing models for used products in manufacturing with lost-sales and uncertain quality

Harrison and Xiong, Y .Li, G, Zhou, Y .Fernandes, K .and Xiong, Z. (2014) International Journal of Production Economics. 678-688.
Contribution to journal: Article

The role of guanxi networks in the performance of women-led firms in China

Harrison and Scott, J .M .Hussain, J .and Millman, C. (2013) International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship. 68-82.
Contribution to journal: Article

The Transformation of the Business Angel Market: Evidence from Scotland

Mason, Botelho and Harrison. (2013).
Working paper: Working paper
View / download (open access)

Crowdfunding and the revitalisation of the early stage risk capital market: Catalyst or Chimera

Harrison. (2013) Venture Capital. 283-287.
Contribution to journal: Article

Business angel syndication and the evolution of risk capital in a small market economy: Evidence from Scotland

Harrison. (2013) Managerial and Decision Economics. 95-107.
Contribution to journal: Article

Analysis of the Business Angel Market in the UK 2009-2010

Harrison and Mason, C .M. (2012).
Working paper: Working paper

Power and learning in the dynamics of family business development

Harrison and Leitch. (2012). 133-156.
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Chapter (peer-reviewed)

The Development of Entrepreneurial Leadership: The Role of Human, Social and Institutional Capital

Leitch, McMullan and Harrison. (2012) British Journal of Management 24 (3). 347-366.
Contribution to journal: Article

An integrated definition of corporate entrepreneurship

Harrison and Entebang, H. (2012) International Journal of ASEAN Entrepreneurship and Business Development. 119-130.
Contribution to journal: Article

Analysis of the Business Angel Market in the UK 2008 - 2009

Harrison and Mason, C .M. (2010).
Working paper: Working paper

Enter the Dragoness:: Financing growth in women-led firms in China

Harrison and Scott, J .Hussain, J .and Millman, C. (2010) Gender in Management: An International Journal. 137-156.
Contribution to journal: Article

The philosophy and practice of interpretivist research in entrepreneurship: Quality, validation, and trust

Leitch, C .M., Hill, F .M. and Harrison, R .T. (2010) Organizational Research Methods 13 (1). 67-84.
Contribution to journal: Article

Entrepreneurial orientation of public enterprises in Malaysia

Harrison and Entebang, H .and Cyril, De Run E. (2010) Business Strategy Series. 75-77.
Contribution to journal: Article

Voodoo institution or entrepreneurial university?: spin-off companies, the entrepreneurial system and regional development in the UK

Harrison and Leitch. (2010) Regional Studies 44 (9). 1241-1262.
Contribution to journal: Article

China

Scott, J., Hussain, J., Harrison and Millman, C. (2010).
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Growing a high-tech business in Northern Ireland: Perceptions and experiences of female and male owner-managers

Harrison, Leitch and Hill, F. (2010).
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Determinants of long-distance investing by business angels in the UK

Harrison, Mason and Robson. (2010) Entrepreneurship and Regional Development 22 (2). 113-137.
Contribution to journal: Article

Perceived corporate entrepreneurship in GLCs: Evidence from Malaysia

Harrison and Entebang. (2010) Business Strategy Series. 78-80.
Contribution to journal: Article

The early stage rish capital market in Scotland since 2000

Harrison and Don, G .Glancey-Johnson and Greig, M. (2010) Venture Capital. 211-239.
Contribution to journal: Article

The philosophy and practice of qualitative research in entrepreneurship: Quality, Validation and Trust

Harrison and Hill, F .and Leitch, C .M. (2010) Organizational Research Methods. 67-84.
Contribution to journal: Article

Leadership development in SME's:: Ac Action Learning Approach

Harrison and Leitch, C .M .and McMullan, C. (2009) Action Learning: Research & Practice. 243-263.
Contribution to journal: Article

Carbon capture: Sequestration and storage

Chapman, SJ., Gibbins, Harrison, R .M., Hester, Kitidis, Lackner, Logue, Nijnik, M., Pocklington, Riley, Roddy, D. and Turley. (2009).
Book/Report: Book

Escalators, Elevators and Travelators: Occupational mobility of the Scottish migrants in the South East of England

Harrison and Findlay, A .Houston, D .Mason, C .and McCollum, D. (2009) Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 861-879.
Contribution to journal: Article

The Risk Capital Market in Scotland 2008

Harrison. (2009).
Book/Report: Other report

The Scottish Co-Investment Fund:: public Policy and Regional Risk Capital Markets

Harrison. (2009).
Book/Report: Other report

Sampling and Data Collection in Business Angel Research

Harrison and Mason, C .M. (2008) Venture Capital. 305-308.
Contribution to journal: Article

Book Review: Hans Landstrom: Handbook of Research on Venture Capital

Harrison. (2008) International Small Business Journal Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. 761-765.
Contribution to journal: Article

Developing Time Series Data on the Size and Score of the UK Business Angel Market:: A report to the small business service

Harrison and Mason, C .M. (2008).
Working paper: Working paper

Entrepreneurial Learning: Conceptual frameworks and applications

Harrison and Leitch. (2008).
Book/Report: Book

The risk Capital Market in Scotland 2005 - 2007

Harrison and Johnston, K .and Greig, M. (2008).
Book/Report: Other report

Getting off the escalator? A study of Scots out-migration from a global city region

Findlay, Mason, Harrison, Houston and McCollum. (2008) Environment and Planning A. 2169-2185.
Contribution to journal: Article

Will attracting the creative class boost economic growth in old industrial regions: A case study of Scotland

Harrison and Houston, D .Findlay, A .and Mason, C. (2008) Geografiska Annaler: Series B: Human Geography. 133-149.
Contribution to journal: Article

Measuring Business Angel Investment Activity in the United Kingdom:: A review of Potential Data Sources

Harrison and Mason, C .M. (2008) Venture Capital. 309-330.
Contribution to journal: Article