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Personal Statement

I am Professor of Entrepreneurship and Head of the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Strathclyde. I am a senior academic, experienced manager, serial entrepreneur and community leader. Before joining Strathclyde Business School, I previously worked as Professor of Entrepreneurship at Lancaster University Management School and Professor of Enterprise at Leeds University Business School. In 2015, I was awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship for outstanding contribution to enterprise in higher education. I am a Fellow and Past President of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. To raise awareness of dyslexia, I blog as The Dyslexic Professor - www.nigellockett.com

Research Interests

My current research interests include academic entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial learning and the use of CRM technologies by SMEs. I am currently a Co-Investigator on the £7m GCRF RECIRCULATE project: Driving eco-innovation in Africa: capacity-building for a safe, circular water economy.

Research grants:

  • 2017-21 ESRC: GCRF RECIRCULATE: Driving eco-innovation in Africa: capacity building for a safe circular water economy, with Paul, N. (PI), Rufino, M., Dodd, I., Semple, K., Roy, M., Jack, S., Pickup, R., Alcock, R., Fogg, H., Martin, A., Ansa-Asare, O., Ezemonye, L. and Ansah, G. Leader of Work Package 1: Innovation and Entrepreneurship (£1,700,000) £6,800,000.
  • 2016-17 NERC: DTP and CDT ‘added value activities in innovation’, WP: Stimulating Entrepreneurial Thinking for Scientists (SETS) Programme, as PI with Larty, J. and Zozimo, R. £69,000.
  • 2015-18 Higher Education Academy: National Teaching Fellowship Scheme, as PI. £10,000.
  • 2014-15 EEUK: Bridging the Gap between Higher Education and Further Education Enterprise Educators, with Jones, S. (PI) and Simmons, E. £5,000.
  • 2012-13 ESRC: Sharing and building university and business perspectives of how to enable high growth in small firms ES/K000780/1, with Martin, L. (PI), and Schofield, C. £64,000.
  • 2008-10 KTP Award: A strategic organisation-wide project to improve management capability by researching, developing and implementing performance management systems and delivering cultural change KTP7135, as PI with Taylor, M. £112,000.
  • 2007-10 ESRC: Knowledge and technology transfer, innovation and competitive advantage: Past and present ES/E019560/1, with Rose, M. (PI), Jack, S. and Robinson, S. £267,000
  • 2006-08 EPSRC: Lancaster Centre for E-Management and E-Science EP/D055555/1, [5% FTE] with Crouchley, R. (PI), Blair, G., Brown, D., Coulson, G. and Hutchison, D. £207,000.
  • 2006-07 EPSRC: InfoLab21 Knowledge Transfer Study, as PI. £20,000.
  • 2005-06 Lancaster University: The process of ICT innovation and technology transfer: a small firm perspective, as PI. £4,000.
  • 2003-06 KTP Award: The use of soft systems methodology (SSM) in the implementation of customer relationship management (CRM) software in SMEs KTP4230, as PI with Brown, D. £103,000.

Teaching Interests

I am the co-author of a major textbook: Exploring Entrepreneurship published by Sage Publishing. I have successfully designed and delivered innovative programmes in entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology enterprise. I have also worked with many small business owners on growth programmes including the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, Be the Business Productivity through People and Strathclyde Business School Growth Advantage Programme

Academic / Professional qualifications

Ph.D. in Management Science, University of Lancaster.

M.Sc. in Information Management, University of Lancaster

B.Sc. in Applied Biological Sciences, CNAA

Industrial Relevance

I have over 25 years’ experience as a company director, with a track record in managing start-up, joint venture and social enterprises.

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Selected Research Output 2000 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

The emerging role of university spin-off companies in developing regional entrepreneurial university ecosystems: the case of Andalusia

Fuster, E., Padilla-Meléndez, A., Lockett, N. & del-Águila-Obraa, A. R., 6 Nov 2018, In : Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Economic Development
Social Support
7 Citations (Scopus)

The missing link: creating value with social media use in hotels

Garrido-Moreno, A., Garcia-Morales, V. J., Lockett, N. & King, S., 1 Sep 2018, In : International Journal of Hospitality Management. 75, p. 94-104 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
social media
Media use

Exploring Entrepreneurship

Blundel, R., Lockett, N. J. & Wang, C., 8 Nov 2017, 2nd ed ed. 480 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Entrepreneurial ventures
6 Citations (Scopus)

Building regions: a resource-based view of a policy-led knowledge exchange network

Larty, J., Jack, S. L. & Lockett, N., 1 Jul 2017, In : Regional Studies. 51, 7, p. 994-1007 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
regional development
31 Citations (Scopus)

Paving the way for CRM success: the mediating role of knowledge management and organizational commitment

Garrido-Moreno, A., Lockett, N. & García-Morales, V., 1 Dec 2014, In : Information & Management. 51, 8, p. 1031-1042 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Knowledge management
Organizational commitment
Management commitment
Customer relationship management
4 Citations (Scopus)

All in the mind: understanding the social economy enterprise innovation in Spain

Padilla-Meléndez, A., Del Aguila-Obra, A. R. & Lockett, N., 2014, In : International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research. 20, 5, p. 493-512 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social economy
12 Citations (Scopus)

Motivations and challenges of network formation: entrepreneur and intermediary perspectives

Lockett, N., Jack, S. & Larty, J., 1 Dec 2013, In : International Small Business Journal. 31, 8, p. 866-889 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Network formation
16 Citations (Scopus)
Knowledge transfer
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Knowledge exchange
Social capital
Open innovation
6 Citations (Scopus)

Opportunities, contradictions and attitudes: the evolution of university–business engagement since 1960

Rose, M., Decter, M., Robinson, S., Jack, S. & Lockett, N., 2013, In : Business History. 55, 2, p. 259-279 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Absorptive Capacity
Absorptive capacity
21 Citations (Scopus)

Recognising 'open innovation' in HEI‐industry interaction for knowledge transfer and exchange

Johnston, L., Robinson, S. & Lockett, N., 2010, In : International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research. 16, 6, p. 540-560 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Knowledge transfer
Higher education institutions
Knowledge exchange
Open innovation

The influence of co-location in higher education institutions on small firms' perspectives of knowledge transfer

Lockett, N., Cave, F., Kerr, R. & Robinson, S., 2009, In : Entrepreneurship and Regional Development. 21, 3, p. 265-283 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Knowledge transfer
Higher education institutions
Small firms
41 Citations (Scopus)

Multiple perspectives on the challenges for knowledge transfer between Higher Education Institutions and industry

Lockett, N., Kerr, R. & Robinson, S., 1 Dec 2008, In : International Small Business Journal. 26, 6, p. 661-681 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Multiple perspectives
Knowledge transfer
Higher education institutions
Process management