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
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
Grosman A, Aguilera R, Wright DM, 2019, Lost in translation? Corporate governance, independent boards and blockholder appropriation, Journal of World Business, Vol:54, ISSN:1090-9516, Pages:258-272