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General

Mark Hart is the Academic Lead of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme in the UK who is Professor of Small Business and Entrepreneurship in Aston Business School.  He is also Deputy Director of the national Enterprise Research Centre (www.enterpriseresearch.co.uk)  which is jointly hosted at Aston University and the University of Warwick which addresses issues of small business growth.  It is funded jointly by the ESRC, BEIS, British Business Bank, Intellectual Property Office and Innovate UK.   

Over the last 40 years, Professor Hart has worked and published extensively in the areas of entrepreneurship, enterprise and small business development and policy.  He jointly manages the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) project  in the UK and advises a number of UK Government Departments and the Devolved Administrations on enterprise issues. 

His work on High-Growth Firms (HGFs) at Aston has been influential in shaping policy discussions and actions in the UK and he is currently working for NESTA and the OECD on a  range of follow-up projects.  He has undertaken numerous evaluation studies of business support products and services in the UK and Ireland.

Research Interests

Contact Details

Phone:+44(0)121 204 3048
Room: ABS

Teaching Activity

  • BEM903, Entrepreneurs for the World
  • BS3353, IBE/EAM Final Year Project
  • BS3357, Entrepreneurial Management
  • BSM911, Entrepreneurial Strategies
  • DISS1, Dissertation Part 1
  • DISS2, Dissertation Part 2
  • DR1SUP, Doctoral Supervision 1
  • DR2SUP, Doctoral Supervision 2
  • DR3SUP, Doctoral Supervision 3
  • MBAPROJA, MBA Project

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Research Output 2004 2019

Ethnic pluralism, immigration and entrepreneurship

Mickiewicz, T. M., Hart, M., Nyakudya, F. & Theodorakopoulos, N., 1 Jan 2019, In : Regional Studies. 53, 1, p. 80-94 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
ethnic pluralism
entrepreneurship
immigration
ethnicity
immigrant

All grown up? The fate after 15 years of a quarter of a million UK firms born in 1998

Anyadike-danes, M. & Hart, M., 9 Jan 2018, In : Journal of Evolutionary Economics. 28, 1, p. 45-76

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Survivors
Employees
Proportion
Firm growth
Job creation

The role of behavioural competences in predicting entrepreneurial funding resource orchestration

Parkes, G., Hart, M., Rudd, J., Liu, R. & Liu, G. (ed.), 24 Aug 2018, In : Cogent Business & Management. 5, 1, 1512833.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Resources
Orchestration
Entrepreneurs
Funding
Finance

Public support for business innovation in Mexico: a cross-sectional analysis

Martinez-Covarrubias, J., Lenihan, H. & Hart, M., 2017, In : Regional studies. 51, 12, p. 1786-1800 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
public support
innovation
Mexico
firm
value chain

Thesis

A new perspective on the entrepreneur's identity

Author: Kukova, T., 9 Jan 2017

Supervisor: Hart, M. (Supervisor), Folmer, E. (Supervisor) & Mickiewicz, T. M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

File

Antecedents, mechanisms and processes of deinstitutionalization and institutional change: a case study approach to understanding enterprise under duress

Author: Thorpe, A., 14 Apr 2014

Supervisor: Hart, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

File

Can psychometric testing be used to explain, predict and measure behavioural competences and the funding resource orchestration of the entrepreneur?

Author: Parkes, G. S., 8 Jul 2015

Supervisor: Hart, M. (Supervisor) & Rudd, J. M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Business Administration

File

Determinants of firm growth with repect to exporting and innovation activities: evidence from Egyptian SMEs

Author: Hassan, R., Jun 2016

Supervisor: Hart, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

File

Determinants of Firm Growth with respect to Exporting and Innovation Activities: Evidence from Egyptian SMEs

Author: Hassan, R., 29 Jun 2016

Supervisor: Hart, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

Activities 2007 2013

27th annual British Academy of Management conference 2013

Mark Hart (Participant)
11 Sep 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

ESRC - Big Data Network Initiative (Phase 2)

Mark Hart (Participant)
9 Sep 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise (PRIME) (External organisation)

Mark Hart (Member)
2013

Activity: Membership typesMembership of board

International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research (Journal)

Mark Hart (Editorial board member)
2010 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) (External organisation)

Mark Hart (Member)
2010

Activity: Membership typesMembership of network