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  • Lecturer in Management, School of Business and Enterprise
  • Deputy Programme Leader (BA (Hons) Business)
  • Research Supervisor
  • Personal Tutor - Undergraduate Programmes (School of Business and Enterprise)

Dr. Robert J. Crammond BAcc (Hons), MSc, PG (Cert), PhD, AFHEA is a Lecturer in Management within the School of Business and Enterprise.

In the past, he has worked for numerous international accounting and banking organisations, and small businesses in the West of Scotland, including ACCA, Fortis Bank (Industrial Placement) KPMG and IGNIS Asset Management.

He has past research experience analysing mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, and more recently, investigating entrepreneur-owned small and medium-sized enterprises in the United Kingdom. 

Currently, Robert is researching entrepreneurship education in Scotland, at higher education level. Interests include entrepreneurship education, higher education in Scotland, education-related stakeholder analysis, small business management and relationships, and complementary mixed method research and interview technique(s) in entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education. 

In addition to research commitments, Robert has recently been elected Research Student Representative for the School of Business and Enterprise (2014) and works with both the Student Services and Examinations Departments (Senior Invigilator). 

Over the course of his doctoral study (now awaiting examination), he plans to write in peer-reviewed academic journals and would be interested in collaborating in related research projects.

Area of academic expertise - outline

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship Education
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • Stakeholder Theory, Engagement and Development, within the HE Context
  • Organisational Restructuring (M&As)

Current research activities

  • Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurship Education
  • Teaching and Learning Entrepreneurship within HE
  • Stakeholder Theory, Engagement and Development

Desired research direction

  • Learner-centric, Enterprise-focussed Curriculum Design
  • Empirical studies (Longitudinal) of Experiential Learning within the Scottish HE context
  • Stakeholder Profiling and Theory to Practice Application
  • International Entrepreneurship Education

Target collaborative organisations

  1. Scottish Government
  2. Education Scotland
  3. European Commission & UNESCO

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

  • Enterprise
  • Enterprise Education Programmes
  • Small Business
  • Organisational Development


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Research Output

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  • Prizes

  • MSc Court Medal (International Financial Management)

    Robert Crammond (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    • 7 Membership of network
    • 2 Participation in conference
    • 1 Consultancy

    British Academy of Management (External organisation)

    Robert Crammond (Member)
    2015 → …

    Activity: MembershipMembership of network

    British Education Studies Association (BESA) (External organisation)

    Robert Crammond (Member)
    2014 → …

    Activity: MembershipMembership of network

    Higher Education Entrepreneurship Group (HEEG) (External organisation)

    Robert Crammond (Member)
    2014 → …

    Activity: MembershipMembership of network

    Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

    Robert Crammond (Speaker)
    5 Nov 20146 Nov 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    '10th Annual Research Student Conference 2014', University of the West of Scotland.

    Robert Crammond (Speaker)
    1 May 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference