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Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship

Research Interests

My research focuses on the geography of innovative entrepreneurship. I am particularly interested in questions about entrepreneurial ecosystems and the role in which localised social and economic structures affect the entrepreneurship process and firm strategy. I am interested in studying the formation and impact of entrepreneurial ecosystems outside of the tech sector and Anglo-American economies (though I'm also interested in these areas) and how different conceptual lenses can be used to understand how context and geography impact entrepreneurial strategy and growth. I am currently leading a project looking at the long-term impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on high-growth entrepreneurs across the UK.

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