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Dr Ross Brown

Dr Ross Brown

BA, MSc, PhD

Lecturer in Management

Programme Director, Masters in International Business

Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)1334 462202
Fax: +44 (0)1334 462812

Teaching 2014-2015

  • MN3126 International Business
  • MN5423 Global Business Strategy
  • MN5425 Master Class in International Business

Biography

Following his first degree in Economics and his Masters degree in European Public Policy during the early 1990s, Ross completed his PhD on Foreign Direct Investment and supplier linkages at the University of Strathclyde in 1997. He then spent three years as a Research Fellow at Strathclyde Business School working on various research projects examining inward investment, SME internationalisation, economic development and regional policy for research councils, national governments and the EU. Following this time in academia he worked for the economic development agency Scottish Enterprise as a Senior Researcher where he undertook and managed a number of high profile research programmes on high growth entrepreneurship, high-tech firms and major policy evaluations.

During his career, he has undertaken numerous research projects and assignments for research councils (ESRC, Anglo-German Foundation), public bodies, governments and international agencies. He has also acted as an expert advisor on inward investment, innovation and entrepreneurship to various bodies such as the OECD, EU, Action Canada and various regional governments across Europe. Ross recently returned to academia at the School of Management in January 2013.

Research interests

  • Entrepreneurship
  • High Growth Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship and Public Policy
  • Innovation Policy
  • SME Internationalisation
  • Employee-Ownership.

Selected publications

Funding issues confronting high growth SMEs in the UK
Brown, R. C. & Lee, N. 24 Jun 2014 Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland .
ISBN: 978-1-909883-05-5.
Research output : Book/Report Book

The performance of employee-owned businesses in Scotland: some preliminary empirical evidence
Brown, R. C. Mar 2014 In : Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary . 37 , 3 , p. 108-117 9 p.
Research output : Contribution to journal Article

Inside the High-Tech Black Box: A Critique of Technology Entrepreneurship Policy
Brown, R. C. & Mason, C. 2014 In : Technovation: The International Journal of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology Management .
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.technovation.2014.07.013
Research output : Contribution to journal Article

The geography of job creation in high-growth firms: the implications of ‘growing abroad’
Brown, R. C. 2014 In : Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy .
Research output : Contribution to journal Article

Creating Good Public Policy To Support High Growth Firms
Brown, R. C. & Mason, C. 2013 In : Small Business Economics . 40 , 2 , p. 211-225
Research output : Contribution to journal Article

Trigger Points and High Growth Firms: A Conceptualisation and Review of Public Policy Implications
Brown, R. C. & Mawson, S. 2013 In : Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development .
Research output : Contribution to journal Article

The Evolution of Enterprise Policy in Scotland
Brown, R. C. & Mason, C. 2012 Government, SMEs and Entrepreneurship Development: Policy, Practice and Challenges. Blackburn, R. & Schaper, M. (eds.). Farnham, p. 17-30 13 p.
Research output : Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding Chapter

Raising the Batting Average: Re-orienting Regional Industrial Policy to Generate more High Growth Firms
Brown, R. C. & Mason, C. 2012 In : Local Economy . 27 , 1 , p. 33-49
Research output : Contribution to journal Article

The growth dynamics of technology-based firms in Scotland
Brown, R. C. , Anyadike-Danes, M., Hart, M. & Mason, C. 2012 In : Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary . 36 , 1 , p. 56-65
Research output : Contribution to journal Article

The Determinants of high-growth entrepreneurship in the Scottish food and drink cluster
Brown, R. C. 2011 The Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship in Agriculture and Rural Development. Alsos, G., Carter, S., Ljunggren, E. & Welter, F. (eds.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar , p. 131-146 15 p.
Research output : Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding Chapter

The Anatomy of High Growth Firms in Scotland
Brown, R. C. & Mason, C. 2010 In : Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary . 34 , 4 , p. 67-76 9 p.
Research output : Contribution to journal Article

Exploratory Techniques for Examining Cluster Dynamics: A Systems Thinking Approach
Brown, R. C. & Smith, M. 2009 In : Local Economy . 24 , 4 , p. 283-298 15 p.
Research output : Contribution to journal Article

Selected other information

Ross is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Entrepreneurship Research at Edinburgh Business School. He is also currently the Chairman of the Regional Studies Association in Scotland.