Imperial College London

Professor Mike Wright

Business School

Professor of Entrepreneurship



+44 (0)20 7594 2606mike.wright




535Business School BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





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

Bacon N, Hoque K, Wright D, 2019, Is job insecurity higher in leveraged buyouts?, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol:57, ISSN:0007-1080, Pages:479-512

PĂ©rez-Calero L, Larraneta B, Wright D, 2019, Initial public offering valuation and prior shared experience in the boardroom of threshold ventures: a study of industry effects, Corporate Governance (oxford): an International Review, Vol:27, ISSN:0964-8410, Pages:322-340

Fini R, Rasmussen E, Wiklund J, et al., 2019, Theories from the lab: how research on science commercialization can contribute to management studies, Journal of Management Studies, Vol:56, ISSN:0022-2380, Pages:865-894

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

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