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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

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
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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    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

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    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

    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