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Alexander N Stanley

Alexander N Stanley

BSc (Hons), Dip Mgmt (Open), MRes, MBA (Open), AFHEA, MeRSA


(2015 – present) Postgraduate research student
University of St Andrews, Scotland
PhD research into 'high growth firms' and 'entrepreneurial ambition' in Scotland and Germany

(2008 – 2014) MBA
Open University, England
Dissertation: Change, Management and Strategy – Improving Operations

(2010 – 2011) MRes in Management Studies
University of St Andrews, Scotland
Dissertation: Social Responsibility and Corporate Social Responsibility Education at Scottish Universities

(2008 – 2010) Professional Diploma in Management
Open University, England

(2001 – 2005) BSc (Hons) in Hotel and Catering Management
University of Surrey, England
Dissertation: Selling and Marketing Wine in the 21st Century: The utilisation of the internet as a sales and marketing tool for Médoc vineyards competing in America

Current research interests

Entrepreneurship, leadership, business strategy

Research supervisors

Dr Ross Brown
Dr Shiona Chillas


2016 – 2017

  • Programme Leader: Saints Leadership Programme

2015 – 2016

  • Tutor: MN1001 Organisations and Society
  • Seminar – Academic Skills Project (CAPOD): Note-making and Referencing

2014 – 2015

  • Tutor: MN1002 Organisations and Analysis

2012 – 2013

  • Tutor: MN1001 Organisations and Society
  • Tutor: MN1002 Organisations and Analysis

Research work

Research assistance for Dr Ross Brown on SME funding (research funded by ICAS)

Grants, funding and sponsorship

(2016) Santander Research Mobility Award
(2016) Russell Trust Postgraduate Awards
(2015-2018) PhD studentship from the ESRC's Scottish Graduate School of Social Science, co-funded by the Scottish Government