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Christian Harrison

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 Dr Christian Harrison is a lecturer in Management, Strategy and Leadership in the School of Business and Enterprise. He graduated with a First class degree in Pharmacy and practised as a pharmacist, assuming managerial positions before moving into the field of Management.

Dr Christian Harrison has an MBA and was the valedictorian of the University of Aberdeen Business school MBA class with a Distinction in 2012. In addition, he also possesses a PhD in Business from the University of the West of Scotland and other postgraduate research and teaching qualifications in his repertoire.

Christian is very active in research and is the module coordinator of Making it Happen: Leadership and Change, Leading Change, Leadership Development in a Changing World, Leadership and Professional Development and Strategic Business Project. He is involved in delivering these modules to undergraduate and postgraduate including MBA and DBA students.  He is also the author of several research papers in Entrepreneurial leadership, which is his major research interest and is involved in PhD and DBA supervision. Christian enjoys teaching about research and is involved in the delivery of the research methodology module for the DBA students. 

Furthermore, he is an active member of the British Academy of Management (BAM), Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE), International Council for Small Business (ICSB), Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), National Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST) and serves on review panels and committees.

Current research activities

Entrepreneurial Leadership, Transformational leadership, Leadership Skills and Style, Entrepreneurial practitioner learning, Entrepreneurship and Leadership in SMEs and developing economies.

Desired research direction

Christian intends to expand his research area by examining servant leadership using SMEs in Scotland through a studentship. Current and planned projects on entrepreneurial and servant leadership within Scotland will serve as a useful reference for practitioners and policy makers. It will make the university the hub of leadership research.

Target collaborative companies

British Academy of Management (BAM), International Council for Small Business (ICSB), Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN)

Target collaborative organisations

Centre for African Research in Enterprise and Economic Development (CAREED), The Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE)

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

Management Knowledge and Education, Theories of learning/pedagogy

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Research Output 2013 2018

Entrepreneurship
Holistic approach
Multiple perspectives
Integrated
Concession

Ethical leadership: the way forward

Adeshipo, A. S. & Harrison, C. 4 Sep 2018 British Academy of Management 2018 Conference Proceedings. Bristol: British Academy of Management, 20 p. 565

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ethical leadership
Scandal
Public-private
Countermeasures
Follower

Ethical leadership: an effective and efficient leadership approach for the Nigeria public sector

Adeshipo, A. S. & Harrison, C. 4 Sep 2018 British Academy of Management 2018 Conference Proceedings. Bristol: British Academy of Management, Vol. 2018, 9 p. 567

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ethical leadership
Public sector
Nigeria
Ethical codes
Organizational performance

Female entrepreneurs and their contribution to the Egyptian economy

Hassan, A., Struthers, J., Talbot, S., Harrison, C., Nziku, D., Collins, S. & Moore, A. 31 May 2018 p. 23-23 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Female entrepreneurs
Food
Buffer
Low income
Design methodology
Leadership theory
Paradigm
Historical perspective
Literature review
Leader-member exchange

Prizes

Council Member of the British Academy of Management

Christian Harrison (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Election to learned society

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Christian Harrison (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

PhD Studentship 2016/2017

Christian Harrison (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

PhD Studentship 2017/2018

Christian Harrison (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2015 2018

British Academy of Management (BAM) Doctoral Day

Harrison, C. (Invited speaker)
2018

Activity: Participation in conference

Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development (Journal)

Harrison, C. (Peer reviewer)
2018 → …

Activity: Editorial activity

Business Research

Harrison, C. (Speaker)
2018

Activity: Invited talk

Presentation Skills

Harrison, C. (Invited speaker)
26 Jun 2018

Activity: Participation in conference

British Academy of Management Annual Doctoral Symposium

Harrison, C. (Invited speaker)
2018

Activity: Participation in conference

Profiles

Ethical leadership
Public sector
Nigeria
Scandal
Empirical research
Entrepreneurship
Holistic approach
Literature review
Multiple perspectives
Dynamism
Servant leadership
Thematic analysis
Literature review
Follower
Psychological