BA (Hons) (Lancaster University), MSc (Nottingham Trent), Associate Teaching Programme (Nottingham), PhD (University of Nottingham)
Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Department: Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Centre/Institute: The Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
+44 (0) 115 9515266
B25 (South Building, Jubilee Campus)
Andrew completed a doctorate sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council at Nottingham University Business School (2008) He then joined the Small Business Research Centre, Kingston University as a Research Associate. The post was sponsored by the National Endowment for Science, Technology and Arts (NESTA) to study innovation education in secondary education. Since joining NUBS as an Assistant Professor (2009) Andrew has authored over 20 conference papers and published in peer reviewed journals including: Journal of Business Ethics, International Small Business Journal, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development and the Journal of Technology Tr ansfer. He has supervised 5 PhD students to completion, including students sponsored by the ESRC and the Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarship. Andrew's research primarily draws on sociological theory and is qualitative. Andrew has also held multiple administration and management roles. These include Pathway co-ordinator (Management and Business) for the ESRC sponsored Midlands Graduate School and Co-Deputy Director of the NUBS Doctoral Programme (twice). Andrew was Director for Executive Education (2015-2017) during which time he designed and delivered leadership and management programmes for Gleeds, Tarmac, Nottingham City Council (Growth 100), the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) and China South Railways (with NUBS-China). These programmes provided income and were critical for accreditation (EQUIS).
Prior to his academic career Andrew was a Senior Analyst in the London office of US based IT and Telecoms consultancy The Yankee Group. He provided research a nd consultancy on emerging digital media technologies for telecommunication providers, the investment community, media conglomerates and national regulatory agencies. Andrew was the founder of a music consultancy which licensed original compositions (including his own) to record labels, film makers, advertising agencies and directly to clients such as Shiseido, Mercedes and Heineken. Andrew was also co-director of EcoEscape a Community Interest Company (social enterprise) which raised two rounds of social investment from Un.Ltd to publish print and digital guides promoting sustainable tourism in the UK and Ireland.
Areas of Expertise
Entrepreneurship, New Venture Creation, Entrepreneurial Strategy