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Dr David Achtzehn

BSc (Hons) (Loughborough University), PhD (Loughborough University), Senior Fellow of the HEA (The University of Nottingham)
Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Teaching Focused)

Department: Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Centre/Institute: HGI
Tel: +44 (0) 115 7484473
Location: B23 (South Building, Jubilee Campus)

David joined HGI in September 2018 as Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (teaching focused).
His previous jobs included a lectureship in Entrepreneurship and Management at Bangkok University School of Entrepreneurship and Management (Bangkok, TH, 5 years) and a position at Goldman Sachs (Zurich, CH, 1 year).

David's doctoral research focused on employment relations in high-growth start-ups. In essence examining why and with what expectations graduates join growth-oriented start-ups, what their employment and physiological contracts looked like, and what realities they faced in their jobs. More recently he has also been interested in research on entrepreneurship education in secondary and higher education.

David has extensive experience in organising academic conferences and business plan competitions. He has chaired two editions of the Women Entrepreneurship Conference Bangkok and co-chaired the 2018 Diana Conference as well as the Thailand Challenge Cup (a global business plan competition).

He is currently the Departmental Teaching Director at HGI and the module convenor of New Venture Creation (UG BUSI3202), Sales Management and Negotiations (MSc BUSI4625), Venture Capital and Private Equity (MSc BUSI4422 & MBA BUSI4562) as well as the MSc Business Plans (MSc BUSI4557).

David is module convenor of the following module(s):


New Venture Creation (BUSI3202)
Professional and Academic Development (BUSI1098)


Sales Management and Negotiations (BUSI4625)
Venture Capital and Private Equity (MSc) (BUSI4422)

Details of all modules can be found on MyNottingham

Entrepreneurship Education; Employment Relations in Start-ups; GEM
School Administrative Roles
Co-Director of MSc Cross Disciplinary Entrepreneurship
Department Teaching Director (HGI)

School Committee Memberships
School Teaching and Learning Committee 2022
TEF/NSS working group 2020


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