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Dr Russell Matthews


Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship

Personal statement

Personal Statement

After undertaking a PhD at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, I joined the department as a Research Associate in February 2014, before taking up a Lectureship in September 2015. I am currently responsible for delivery and coordination of the 2nd Year UnderGraduate classes 'Creativity and Innovation Management' and 'New Venture Planning'.

My previous role invovled the delivery of graduate training for the ScotGrad programme - an award-winning graduate placement scheme operated by Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

My primary research and knowledge exchange interests revolve around:

  • Selling practices within entrepreneurial firms
  • The collaborative/sharing economy
  • Technology solutions for real-time data collection 


Has expertise in:

    • New Business Startup
    • Innovation Management
    • Real-time Qualitative Data Collection


Institutionalizing women's enterprise policy : a legitimacy- based perspective
Arshed Norin, Chalmers Dominic, Matthews Russell
Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, (2018)
The intersection of entrepreneurship and selling : an interdisciplinary review, framework, and future research agenda
Matthews Russell S., Chalmers Dominic M., Fraser Simon S.
Journal of Business Venturing, (2018)
Renew or regress : maintaining a forum for radical entrepreneurship scholarship
Casulli Lucrezia, Chalmers Dominic, Drakopoulou Dodd Sarah, Matthews Russell, Stoyanov Stoyan
International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research Vol 23, pp. 1-6, (2017)
Tracking the Performance of High Growth Entrepreneurs
MacKenzie Niall, Chalmers Dominic, Matthews Russell
Entrepreneurial selling practices : a systematic review and reconceptualisation of the literature
Matthews Russell, Chalmers Dominic Michael, Fraser Simon
Academy of Management, pp. 1-41, (2016)
Innovating Works... Improving Work & Workplaces : Workplace Innovation in Small to Medium Sized Enterprises in Scotland
Findlay Patricia, Chalmers Dominic, Lindsay Colin, MacBryde Jillian, Matthews Russell, Pascoe-Deslauriers Rachelle, Wilson James Russell

more publications


Creativity and Innovation Management

New Venture Planning

Entrepreneurial Sales


Strathclyde - ESRC/SE Government Collaborative Transition DTG | Matthews, Russell
Carter, Sara (Principal Investigator) Matthews, Russell (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2008 - 05-Mar-2015
Evaluation of Santander Breakthrough SME Support Programme
MacKenzie, Niall (Principal Investigator) Matthews, Russell (Co-investigator)
Period 03-Jul-2015 - 03-Jul-2015
Evaluation of Santander Breakthrough SME Support Programme
MacKenzie, Niall (Academic) Matthews, Russell (Academic)
Period 01-Jul-2014 - 17-Oct-2014
Workplace Innovation Consortium (ERDF Project)
Findlay, Patricia (Principal Investigator) Lindsay, Colin (Co-investigator) Chalmers, Dominic (Academic) Matthews, Russell (Researcher)
This project will provide an industry facing Workplace Innovation Coalition (WIC) to support organisational change and innovation in SMEs in Scotland. The WIC unites multi-disciplinary academic expertise with industry leaders to identify workplace challenges, evaluate alternative solutions and provide expert support to deliver outcomes that align the needs of all workplace stakeholders. It will apply best practice from research on employee-led innovation, workplace development, operations management and enterprising behaviour to establish their effectiveness in improving productivity and the quality of working life, focussing on how business innovation can improve workplace performance and promote greater equality, sustainability and social inclusion.
Period 24-Mar-2014 - 24-Mar-2015

more projects


Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship
Duncan Wing

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