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.
Nambisan S, Wright M, Feldman M, 2019, The digital transformation of innovation and entrepreneurship: Progress, challenges and key themes, Research Policy, Vol:48, ISSN:0048-7333
Castellaneta F, Hannus S, Wright M, 2019, A framework for examining the heterogeneous opportunities of value creation in private equity buyouts, Annals of Corporate Governance, Vol:4, ISSN:2381-6724, Pages:87-146
et al., 2019, “Success by association”: the impact of venture capital firm reputation trend on Initial Public Offering valuations, Journal of Management, ISSN:0149-2063
Pérez-Calero L, Larraneta B, Wright D, 2019, IPO valuation and prior shared experience in the boardroom of threshold ventures: a study of industry effects, Corporate Governance (oxford): an International Review, ISSN:0964-8410
et al., 2019, The entrepreneurial university as driver for economic growth and social change - Key strategic challenges, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol:141, ISSN:0040-1625, Pages:149-158