Our work

There are a number of objectives associated with the Knowledge Platform including publication in leading journals and attracting research funding. Essentially, we want to promote high quality research which is of interest to other scholars, policy-makers and practitioners. Membership is highly diverse and includes scholars from a wide-range of disciplinary areas: economics, engineering, finance, history, organization studies and politics/philosophy. 

Recent publications include:

Giordano, B,  Kizos, T and Spilanis I (forthcoming) The effectiveness of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) projects in Greece: views from planners, management staff and beneficiaries, European Urban and Regional Studies

Giordano, B,  Armstrong, H and Macleod, C (forthcoming) The durability of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) partnership and governance structures: a case study of the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Environment and Planning C, Government and Policy


Clarke, J., Holt, R. and Blundel, R (2014) Re-imagining the growth process: (co)-evolutionary metaphorical representations of entrepreneurial growth. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 26(3/4): 234–256

Jayawarna, D., Jones, O. and Macpherson, A. (2014) Entrepreneurial Potential: The Role of Human and Cultural Capital, International Small Business Journal – Online First - April 7, 2014  doi:10.1177/0266242614525795

Jayawarna, D., Rouse, J. and Macpherson A. (2014) Modelling Pathways to Entrepreneurship: A Life Course Perspective, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 26(3-4):282-312

Jayawarna, D., Jones, O and Phua, S. (2014) Marketing Practices in Entrepreneurial Ventures, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development – In Press

Jayawarna, D., Jones, O and Macpherson, A. (2014) Becoming an Entrepreneur: The Unexplored Role of Childhood and Adolescent Human Capital, In 'Entrepreneurial Learning: The Development of New Perspectives in Research, Education and Practice'. (Eds.) Rae, D. and Wang, C.L, Routledge       

Jones, O. and Macpherson, A. (2014) ‘Research Perspectives on Learning in Small Firms’ in Chell, E., (eds.) Handbook of Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.

Papageorgiadis,N., Cross, A. R. & Alexiou, C. (2014). International patent systems strength 1998–2011, Journal of World Business, 49 (4), 586-597 


‌Jayawarna, D. Rouse, J. and Kitching J. (2013) Entrepreneur motivations and life course, International Small Business Journal, 31(1):34-56

Jones, O., Ghobadian, A., O’Regan, N and Antcliffe, V. (2013) “Dynamic Capabilities in a Sixth-Generation Family Firm: Entrepreneurship and the Bibby Line”, Business History, 55(2)

Resourcing the Start-up Business: Creating Dynamic Entrepreneurial Learning Capabilities Jones, O., Macpherson, A and Jayawarna, D. (2013) Resourcing the Start-up Business: Creating Dynamic Entrepreneurial Learning Capabilities, Routledge-ISBE Masters in Entrepreneurship, Routledge, London and NY

Jones, O. and Macpherson, A. (2013) “Research Perspectives on Learning in Small Firms”, in Chell, E., ed., Handbook of Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Lourenco, F., Jones, O. and Jayawarna, D. (2013) ‘Teaching Sustainable Development: The Role of Enterprise Education’, International Small Business Journal,  31:8, 841-865.

Papageorgiadis,N., Cross, A. R. & Alexiou, C. (2013). The impact of the institution of patent protection and enforcement on entry mode strategy: A panel data investigation of US firms, International Business Review, 22 (1), 278-292.

Papageorgiadis, N., Cross, A. R. & Alexiou, C. (2013). Do national intellectual property rights regimes influence the entry mode choice of firms? in Daniels, J. D., Lin, T. M., Loveridge, R. & Rugman, A. M.   (Eds.) “Multinational Strategies and the Changing World Economy”, Academy of Performance Measurement, New York. pp. 401-438.  

Papageorgiadis, N. 2013. Don’t cry wolf. Mercury Magazine, 5/6, 68-69. Directly referenced by the UK House of Lords “Select Committee on SME Exports” report Roads to Success: SME Exports, in March 2013 regarding the evidence about IP related risks to exporting report, submitted in September 2012.

Park, T and McDonald, F. (2013) Technology Commercialization and the Performance of New Technology-Based Firms: The Moderating Effect of Internationalization, 한 국 기 업 경 영 학 회[기업경영연구] 제20권 제6호, 12:1-20 · 

Popp, Andrew (2013) John and Elizabeth Shaw. In: Curthoys, Mark, ed Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. n/a, n/a . Oxford University Press, Oxford, n/a. ISBN n/a (In Press)

Popp, A and Holt, R (2013) Emotion, succession, and the family firm: Josiah Wedgwood and Sons. Business History.

Popp, A. and Holt, R. (2013) The Presence of Entrepreneurial Opportunity. Business History, 55 (1). pp. 9-18.

Popp, A and Holt, R (2013) Entrepreneurship and the organization of being: the case of the Shaws. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 25 (1-2). pp. 52-68. ISSN N/A


Cook, G., Pandit, N., Loof, H. and Johansson, B. (2012) 'Geographic Clustering and Outward Foreign Direct Investment'. International Business Review.

Jayawarna D., Rouse J. and Kitching J. (2012) 'Motivation for Sustained Entrepreneurship: an Empirical Investigation'. International Small Business Journal

Jayawarna, D., Woodhams, C. and Jones, O. (2012) Gender and alternative start-up business funding, Competition and Change, 16(4), 303-322.

Lourenco F, Jones O and Jayawarna D (2012) Promoting sustainable development: the role of entrepreneurship education. International Small Business Journal

Papageorgiadis, N. 2012. Mind the gap. Mercury Magazine, 2, 40-43. 

Popp, Andrew (2012) Entrepreneurial Families: Business, Marriage, and Life in the Early Nineteenth Century. Pickering and Chatto, London.


Anderson, L., Gold, J. and Gibb, A. (2011) 'Action Learning in SME's'. In: M. Pedler ed(s). Handbook of Action Learning. Farnham, Gower.

Cook, G., Pandit N. & Milman D. (2011) 'A resource-based analysis of bankruptcy law, SMEs and corporate recovery'. International Small Business Journal vol 29 issue 5 pp 1-19

Ismail H.S., Poolton J., Sharifi H. (2011) 'The Role of Agile Strategic Capabilities in Achieving Resilience in Manufacturing-based Small Companies'. International Journal of Production Research vol 49 issue 18 pp 5469-5487

Ismail H.S., Poolton J., Sharifi H. (2011) 'An interventionist framework for promoting sustainable growth in SMEs: the role of HEIs as implementation specialists'. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy vol 29 pp 622-640

Jayawarna, D., Jones, O. and Macpherson, A. (2011) 'New Business Creation and Regional Development: Enhancing Resource Acquisition in Areas of Social Deprivation'. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development vol 23 issue 9/10 pp 735-761

Popp, A and Holt R (2012) The Presence of Entrepreneurial Opportunity. Business History

Rouse J and Jayawarna D. (2012) 'Structures of Exclusion from Enterprise Finance' . Environment and Planning c: Government and Planning

Sharifi, H., Ismail, H S., Qiu J., Najafi, S. (2011) 'Supply chain strategy and its impacts on product and market growth strategies; a case study of SMEs'. International Journal of Production Economics


Jones, O. and Jayawarna D. (2010) “Resourcing New Business: Social Networks, Bootstrapping and Firm Performance”, Venture Capital 12(2), 127-152

Najafi S., Sharifi H., Ismail H S (2011) A study of contingency relationships between supplier involvement, absorptive capacity and agile product innovation. International Journal of Operations and Production Management