Alan Murray

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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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