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Dr Robert James Crammond is a Senior Lecturer in Enterprise, at the University of the West of Scotland. Originally from an accountancy background, his academic interests now lie in enterprise and entrepreneurship education, and progressing contemporary, enterprise-centric stakeholder theory.

          To date, he has presented at numerous international conferences and published in many journals including the Baltic Journal of Management and Education + Training, with a focus on the educational and industrial contexts associated with entrepreneurship. Additionally, in early 2020, he released his debut book with Palgrave Macmillan, which focuses on Advancing Entrepreneurship Education within Universities, appreciating aspects of teaching delivery and institutional support. Dr Crammond also supervises a number of doctoral studies, and is an editorial board member and reviewer for multiple journals spanning entrepreneurship behaviour and education, management, intellectual capital and property management, knowledge management, and teaching practice fields.

          From 2018, Dr Crammond has been involved in a national, cross-university ‘Scale Up’ project, aiming to implement an educational and training programme for Scottish businesses.

          A Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and Management and Business Educator (CMBE), Dr Crammond also teaches and coordinates across many disciplines, including subjects such as organisational behaviours and stakeholder relationships, leadership theory and practice, human resource management, organisational development, and addressing business and managerial research skills. 

He currently leads, or is involved in, a number of CPD consultancy, knowledge transfer, and small business projects across many sectors. A business mentor and occasional keynote speaker, he champions enterprising initiatives connecting national business support, incubation, or accelerator programmes with UWS staff and students. He is also a regular research supervisor and external examiner with several Scottish universities.  

Occasionally, he writes for a number of higher education-relevant organisations in the United Kingdom. These include contributions to Advance HE, CABS, the Entrepreneurial Mindset Network, the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and Wonkhe.

Overall, Dr Crammond aims to encourage enterprising, value-creative behaviour, in developing associated skill-sets and equipping students towards careers and business ventures.

His second book, titled 'Entrepreneurship and Universities: Pedagogical Perspectives and Philosophies', was released in 2023 with Palgrave Macmillan. His third book, titled 'Entrepreneurship: Institutions, People and Culture' will be released in 2024 with Routledge. A co-edited book, titled 'Entrepreneurship Education and Internationalisation: Case, Collaborations and Contexts', will be released in 2023/2024 with Routledge.

Area of academic expertise - outline

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship Education
  • Higher Education
  • Innovation & Change Management
  • 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
  • SME
  • (Digital) Business Transformation

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
  4. Elevator
  5. Converge
  6. Princes Trust
  7. Business Gateway
  8. Universities Scotland
  9. EEUK - Enterprise Educators

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

  • Enterprise
  • Enterprise Education Programmes
  • Higher Education & Policy
  • Innovation & Change Management
  • Organisational Development
  • Small Business Development
  • Stakeholder Management


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

External positions

External Examiner, University of Aberdeen

1 Oct 20211 Jan 2025

External Examiner, University of the Highlands and Islands

1 Sept 20211 Jan 2025

Dissertation Supervisor, University of Stirling

14 Jun 2021 → …


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