Professor Nigel Lockett

Emeritus Professor

Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship


Personal statement

Nigel Lockett is an Emeritus Professor, experienced mentor, serial entrepreneur and community leader. He is currently an Emeritus Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Strathclyde, where he was Head of the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship. Nigel mentors founders of innovative startups in the TwinklHive business accelerator and teaches on the Qualitas GP Pathway to Partnership programme. He is also a Fellow and past President of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and to raise awareness blogs as The Dyslexic Professor and co-founded Dyversity Lab. 

Before joining Strathclyde Business School, Nigel previously worked as Professor of Entrepreneurship at Lancaster University Management School and Professor of Enterprise at Leeds University Business School.

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Ph.D. in Management Science, University of Lancaster.

M.Sc. in Information Management, University of Lancaster

B.Sc. in Applied Biological Sciences, CNAA

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The emerging role of university spin-off companies in developing regional entrepreneurial university ecosystems : the case of Andalusia
Fuster Elena, Padilla-Meléndez Antonio, Lockett Nigel, del-Águila-Obraa Ana Rosa
Technological Forecasting and Social Change Vol 141, pp. 219-231 (2019)
The missing link : creating value with social media use in hotels
Garrido-Moreno Aurora, Garcia-Morales Victor J, Lockett Nigel, King Stephen
International Journal of Hospitality Management Vol 75, pp. 94-104 (2018)
Exploring Entrepreneurship
Blundel Richard, Lockett Nigel Jonathan, Wang Catherine
Building regions : a resource-based view of a policy-led knowledge exchange network
Larty Joanne, Jack Sarah Louise, Lockett Nigel
Regional Studies Vol 51, pp. 994-1007 (2017)
Paving the way for CRM success : the mediating role of knowledge management and organizational commitment
Garrido-Moreno Aurora, Lockett Nigel, García-Morales Víctor
Information & Management Vol 51, pp. 1031-1042 (2014)
All in the mind : understanding the social economy enterprise innovation in Spain
Padilla-Meléndez Antonio, Del Aguila-Obra Ana Rosa, Lockett Nigel
International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research Vol 20, pp. 493-512 (2014)

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Co-author of a major textbook: Exploring Entrepreneurship (3rd Edition) published by Sage Publishing (2021). Nigel has successfully designed and delivered innovative programmes in entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology enterprise. He has also worked with many small business owners on growth programmes including the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, Be the Business Productivity through People and Strathclyde Business School Growth Advantage Programme

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Research Interests

Research interests include academic entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial learning and the use of CRM technologies by SMEs. I was recently a Co-Investigator on the £7m GCRF RECIRCULATE project (2017-2020): Driving eco-innovation in Africa: capacity-building for a safe, circular water economy and the £1.7m Entrepreneurship and Innovation work package leader (2017-2020).

Research grants:

  • 2017-21 ESRC: GCRF RECIRCULATE: Driving eco-innovation in Africa: capacity building for a safe circular water economy, with Paul, N. (PI), Rufino, M., Dodd, I., Semple, K., Roy, M., Jack, S., Pickup, R., Alcock, R., Fogg, H., Martin, A., Ansa-Asare, O., Ezemonye, L. and Ansah, G. Leader of Work Package 1: Innovation and Entrepreneurship (£1,700,000) £6,800,000.
  • 2016-17 NERC: DTP and CDT ‘added value activities in innovation’, WP: Stimulating Entrepreneurial Thinking for Scientists (SETS) Programme, as PI with Larty, J. and Zozimo, R. £69,000.
  • 2015-18 Higher Education Academy: National Teaching Fellowship Scheme, as PI. £10,000.
  • 2014-15 EEUK: Bridging the Gap between Higher Education and Further Education Enterprise Educators, with Jones, S. (PI) and Simmons, E. £5,000.
  • 2012-13 ESRC: Sharing and building university and business perspectives of how to enable high growth in small firms ES/K000780/1, with Martin, L. (PI), and Schofield, C. £64,000.
  • 2008-10 KTP Award: A strategic organisation-wide project to improve management capability by researching, developing and implementing performance management systems and delivering cultural change KTP7135, as PI with Taylor, M. £112,000.
  • 2007-10 ESRC: Knowledge and technology transfer, innovation and competitive advantage: Past and present ES/E019560/1, with Rose, M. (PI), Jack, S. and Robinson, S. £267,000
  • 2006-08 EPSRC: Lancaster Centre for E-Management and E-Science EP/D055555/1, [5% FTE] with Crouchley, R. (PI), Blair, G., Brown, D., Coulson, G. and Hutchison, D. £207,000.
  • 2006-07 EPSRC: InfoLab21 Knowledge Transfer Study, as PI. £20,000.
  • 2005-06 Lancaster University: The process of ICT innovation and technology transfer: a small firm perspective, as PI. £4,000.
  • 2003-06 KTP Award: The use of soft systems methodology (SSM) in the implementation of customer relationship management (CRM) software in SMEs KTP4230, as PI with Brown, D. £103,000.


Lockett, Nigel (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2021
Scottish ESRC Doctoral Training Centre DTG 2011 | Croall, Ross
Mwaura, Samuel (Principal Investigator) Lockett, Nigel (Co-investigator) Croall, Ross (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2014 - 17-Jan-2022

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Professor Nigel Lockett
Emeritus Professor
Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship

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