Professor Mark Hart

Mark Hart

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Mark Hart is one of the Programme Directors and 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 ( which is jointly hosted at Aston University and the University of Warwick which will focus on a various aspects of small business growth over the next three years.  It is funded jointly by the ESRC, BEIS, British Business Bank and Innovate UK.   

Over the last 35 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.

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Aston Business School

Organisational unit: School

  1. Ethnic pluralism, immigration and entrepreneurship

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Social enterprise: Market trends 2017

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

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  1. 27th annual British Academy of Management conference 2013

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  2. ESRC - Big Data Network Initiative (Phase 2)

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