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Personal profile

Overview

I have been employed as a Lecturer in Business and Enterprise at University of the West of Scotland since 2013.  I am a highly experienced, flexible and adaptable business practitioner and academic with a proven track record as a successful, innovative and award winning entrepreneur.   Previously employed for 3 years as a Regional Enterprise Manager with PSYBT supporting young people starting and continuing in business and for 5 years as a business start up and growth adviser for Business Gateway where I supported over 1000 businesses. Responsible for creating and developing the key enterprise modules for UWS.

Area of academic expertise - outline

Enterprise education, entrepreneurial education ecosystems, business modelling and planning, small business management, enterprise networks.

Desired research direction

Creation and development of enterpreneurial education ecosystems.  Embedding enterprise education in industry.  Raising entrepreneurial ability, capacity and capability in students with HEI.   

Target collaborative companies

Scottish Sirens, Paul's Putchers Ltd, 

Target collaborative organisations

Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SiE), Business Gateway, The Prince's Trust, Entrepreneurial Spark, Young Enterprise Scotland.

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

Small business management, business support, start up, entrepreneurship, enterprise and entrepreneurship education, business modelling and planning.

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Research Output

Witnessing entrepreneurial perceptions and proclivity in university students: developing a process model

Murray, A. & Crammond, R., 26 Jun 2020, In : Education + Training. 62, 4, p. 459-481 23 p.

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    The 5 stage approach: a blueprint for supporting the innovation process

    Murray, A. & Jalal, A., 31 Dec 2019, In : Journal of Higher Education Service Science and Management. 2, 3, 8 p., 33.

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    The role of practical assessment in the delivery of successful enterprise education

    Murray, A., 23 Apr 2019, In : Education + Training. 61, 4, p. 413-431 19 p.

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    Prizes

    Collaborating Award for Teaching Excellence: Accelerated and Immersive Education

    Frew, Matthew (Recipient), Murray, Alan (Recipient) & Tzanidis, Theofilos (Recipient), 5 Aug 2019

    Prize: National/international honour

  • The Guardian Education Award

    Frew, Matthew (Recipient), Tzanidis, Theofilos (Recipient) & Murray, Alan (Recipient), 15 May 2018

    Prize: National/international honour

  • The Pioneer Awards 2018- Finalist Digital innovation of the Year

    Frew, Matthew (Recipient), Tzanidis, Theofilos (Recipient) & Murray, Alan (Recipient), 7 Sep 2018

    Prize: National/international honour

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  • Activities

    • 3 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 1 Consultancy

    Balmaha (Oak Tree Inn) -VR Business Case Study

    Matthew Frew (Consultant), , Theofilos Tzanidis (Consultant), , Rognvald Livingstone (Consultant), , Heather Tarbert (Consultant), , Alan Murray (Consultant), & Kirstin Ledger (Consultant)

    8 Aug 2017 → …

    Activity: Consultancy

    Renfrewshire Schools Event

    Matthew Frew (Organiser), , Veronica Scuotto (Organiser), & Alan Murray (Organiser)

    2 Feb 20173 Feb 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    The launch of UWS Business School Enterprise Zone

    Matthew Frew (Organiser), , Veronica Scuotto (Organiser), , Alan Murray (Organiser), & Theofilos Tzanidis (Organiser)

    19 Jan 201720 Jan 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    LEGO Serious Play Innovation Lab

    Veronica Scuotto (Organiser), & Alan Murray (Organiser)

    27 Oct 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course