SUMMARY OF KEY AREAS OF EXPERIENCE

Policy
Highlights and Publications

Has worked with UK, Canadian, Russian, Ukrainian and Malaysian Governments, among others, on SME Policy Development. Numerous studies and projects relating to comparative national policy in Western and Eastern Europe. Joint author of Study for the European Commission on the scope and role of DGXIII before establishment. Major papers on policy research.

Regional/Local Economic Development
Highlights and Publications

Initiated and developed over 30 years at Durham programmes focused upon local and regional SME and enterprise development.. Numerous programmes for staff development of public, NGO and private local agencies in the UK and internationally including Canada, Malaysia, India, Philippines, Nepal, Nigeria, South Africa, Latin America, West Indies, Russia, Central and Eastern Europe.

University Development and SMEs and Technology Transfer
Highlights and Publications

Built a University Centre for specialisation in SME development which has an international reputation. This covers the full spectrum of development from culture and education in schools through to undergraduate programmes, graduate entrepreneurship, business start-up and survival, growth and internationalisation.Stakeholder development research and development programmes cover counsellors/consultants, teacher/trainers, NGO directors and staff, local authorities, rural development agencies and banker development. Key role in the establishment of North East Universities Technology Transfer and Entreprepreneurship development systems. Has developed and directed many programmes internationally for directors and deans of universities on this theme.

SME, Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship Management and Business Development
Highlights and Publications

Has pioneered numerous programmes for management development of SMEs covering business start-up, survival and growth. Has also developed programmes focused upon intra-corporate venturing and large company restructuring into small. Author of several manuals focused upon SME management development. Has pioneered work in relationship management and experience exchange. International development and work with International organisations -has worked in over 80 countries in all continents. Experience ranges from broad areas of policy studies, development and evaluation to detailed management work with agencies and companies (large and small). Has worked with all the major international development agencies.

International development and work with International organisations
Highlights and Publications

Has worked in over 80 countries in all continents. Experience ranges from broad areas of policy studies, development and evaluation to detailed management work with agencies and companies (large and small). Has worked with all the major international development agencies.

Training and development of SME stakeholders - counsellors, trainers and development agents
Highlights and Publications

Has developed national programmes for the training of UK Small Business Counsellors and advisors under government and other programmes. Has developed an extensive manual for the European Commission (Cedefop) on the competencies required of trainers for SME management development and has converted this into international programmes. Has developed and run programmes for all Local Enterprise Agencies in the UK and worked extensively with public, private and NGO Organisations on their development throughout the world. Worked closely with Business in the Community in the UK on programmes of Corporate Social Responsibility related to Restructuring.

Enterprise Culture and Education in Schools and Colleges and Higher Education
Highlights and Publications

Has developed, with a team of professional teachers, major initiatives in the field of Enterprise education at all levels in the educational curriculum from primary through to graduate. These programmes have been extensively delivered in the UK and in many countries throughout the world including Finland, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Malaysia and Bangladesh. Has undertaken major evaluation and development studies in this area. Has developed, for over thirty years, programmes on MBA and undergraduate courses relating to SME development. Under the Chair at Durham has been developed an innovative Masters in Entrepreneurship and many innovative undergraduate and graduate diploma and non-certificated programmes to link Graduates with SME development.

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Research and Teaching, Academic to Policy
Highlights and Publications

Has undertaken many national policy studies and several major comparative research studies. Has written extensively on the role of research in policy making. Has developed and managed European Doctoral programmes in the SME field. Has delivered numerous keynote speeches at international research conferences around the world. Serves on the Board of many of the major journals in the field

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