Dr Russell Matthews

Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow

Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship

Personal statement

Personal Statement

Russell is a Chancellor's Fellow specialising in innovation and entrepreneurship. His research primarily focuses on technology and innovation-driven business models within young growth-oriented ventures. His research has been published in leading outlets such as Entrepreneurship Theory and PracticeJournal of Business Venturing, and Journal of Business Research.

He primarily teaches New Venture Creation and other topics related to entrepreneurial growth strategies. He has coordinated and delivered teaching provision at undergraduate, postgraduate, and MBA levels, as well as in conjunction with a range of external partners.


Beyond the bubble : will NFTs and digital proof of ownership empower creative industry entrepreneurs?
Chalmers Dominic, Fisch Christian, Matthews Russell, Quinn William, Rcker Jan
Journal of Business Venturing Insights Vol 17 (2022)
The hidden price of free advice : negotiating the paradoxes of public sector business advising
Arshed Norin, Knox Stephen, Chalmers Dominic, Matthews Russell
International Small Business Journal: Researching Entrepreneurship Vol 39, pp. 289-311 (2021)
Blockchain as an external enabler of new venture ideas : digital entrepreneurs and the disintermediation of the global music industry
Chalmers Dominic, Matthews Russell, Hyslop Amy
Journal of Business Research Vol 125, pp. 577-591 (2021)
Good to be bad : should we be worried by the sharing economy?
Chalmers Dominic, Matthews Russell
Strategic Change Vol 28, pp. 403-408 (2019)
Blockchain as an external enabler of new ventures : emerging industry value architectures
Chalmers Dominic Michael, Matthews Russell, Arshed Norin, Fraser Simon Scott
Academy of Management Proceedings Vol 2019 (2019)
Institutionalizing women's enterprise policy : a legitimacy- based perspective
Arshed Norin, Chalmers Dominic, Matthews Russell
Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice Vol 43, pp. 553-581 (2019)

More publications


Creativity and Innovation Management

New Venture Planning

Entrepreneurial Sales

Professional activities

Invited speaker at the professional development workshop on "External enablers of Entrepreneurship" at the 2022 Academy of Management Conference Seattle
Invited speaker at the professional development workshop on "External enablers of Entrepreneurship" at the 2019 Academy of Management Conference Boston
Journal of Business Venturing (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Technological Forecasting and Social Change (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Journal of Business Research (Journal)
Peer reviewer

More professional activities


ScotGrad Highlands and Islands Residential Training
Levie, Jonathan (Principal Investigator) Gannon, Martin Joseph (Co-investigator) Matthews, Russell (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2018
Evaluation of Santander Breakthrough SME Support Programme
MacKenzie, Niall (Academic) Matthews, Russell (Academic)
01-Jan-2014 - 17-Jan-2014
Evaluation of Santander Breakthrough SME Support Programme
MacKenzie, Niall (Principal Investigator) Matthews, Russell (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2014 - 26-Jan-2014
Workplace Innovation Consortium (ERDF Project)
Findlay, Patricia (Principal Investigator) MacBryde, Jillian (Co-investigator) Lindsay, Colin (Co-investigator) Chalmers, Dominic (Academic) Pascoe-Deslauriers, Rachelle (Researcher) Matthews, Russell (Researcher) Wilson, James (Post Grad Student)
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.
24-Jan-2014 - 24-Jan-2015

More projects


Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship
Stenhouse Wing

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