Professor Mike Wright joined Imperial College Business School as Professor of Entrepreneurship in September 2011. He is Director of the Centre for Management Buy-out Research, the first centre to be established devoted to the study of private equity and buyouts, which was founded in March 1986 at the Nottingham University Business School.
Previously he was Professor of Financial Studies at Nottingham University Business School since 1989. He has written over 40 books and more than 300 papers in academic and professional journals on management buy-outs, venture capital, habitual entrepreneurs, academic entrepreneurs, and related topics. He served two terms as an editor of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (1994-99), was a joint editor of the Journal of Management Studies until 2009 and is editor elect of the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. He is a member of the BVCA Research Advisory Board. He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Ghent and was recently ranked #1 worldwide for publications in academic entrepreneurship.
et al., Digital affordances, spatial affordances, and the genesis of entrepreneurial ecosystems, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, ISSN:1932-443X
Holstein J, Starkey K, Wright M, Strategy and narrative in higher education, Strategic Organization, ISSN:1476-1270
et al., Technology business incubation mechanisms and sustainable regional development, The Journal of Technology Transfer, ISSN:0892-9912
Pruthi S, Wright DM, Social ties, prior experience, and venture creation by transnational entrepreneurs, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, ISSN:1741-8054
Qin F, Wright DM, Gao J, Are ‘sea turtles’ slower? Returnee entrepreneurs, venture resources and speed of entrepreneurial entry, Journal of Business Venturing, ISSN:1873-2003