My area of expertise is broadly entrepreneurship, specifically business development and growth in the context of young ventures and SMEs. Much of my work to date has focused on high growth/scale-up entrepreneurship, including the nature and processes of growth in these firms, their support requirements (financial and otherwise) and the wider public policy context and support mechanisms designed for high growth firms/scale-ups (high growth entrepreneurship policy). I am also interested in wider issues related to business development and growth including creativity; entrepreneurial thinking and mindset; the role of entrepreneurial financing; the effect of changes in ownership structure and business models; business accelerator programming, as well as entrepreneurship education for different audiences.
RENT XXXVI Re-thinking entrepreneurship after the crisis Participant16/11/2022Entrepreneurial thinking and mindset in higher education: A Competence Development Perspective Contributor19/5/2022Rethinking entrepreneurship education: Entrepreneurial thinking and mindset Invited speaker18/8/2021Business and Society manuscript development workshop Participant26/2/2021Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference Participant2021
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Entrepreneurial Mindset in UK HEI Curricula Mawson, Suzanne (Principal Investigator) Casulli, Lucrezia (Co-investigator) Simmons, Emilee Lauran (Co-investigator) 01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2023 Students' perceptions of success Findlay, Kellyanne (Principal Investigator) Rasmussen, Susan (Research Co-investigator) Williams, Damien (Research Co-investigator) Mawson, Suzanne (Research Co-investigator) Casulli, Lucrezia (Research Co-investigator) This research project will investigate students' perceptions of success, with a particular focus on students from diverse communities. 10-Jan-2022 Scottish Tech Ecosystem Fund Wurth, Bernd (Principal Investigator) Mawson, Suzanne (Co-investigator) Shaw, Eleanor (Co-investigator) 11-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2022 Entrepreneurial resiliency, innovation, and change during the COVID-19 Crisis Mawson, Suzanne (Principal Investigator) 15-Jan-2020 - 14-Jan-2021 Employee Ownership Database Development McQuaid, Ronald (Principal Investigator) Mawson, Suzanne (Co-investigator) Yusof, Zatun Najahah (Researcher) This project is funded by Scottish Enterprise to supports the Co-operative Development Scotland on updating the Scottish Enterprise Employee Ownership Database Development. The project provide a current census of the employee-owned businesses (EOBs) and co-operatives in Scotland. 27-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2019