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Matthew Pauley

Matthew Pauley



PhD Candidate
School of Management, University of St Andrews, UK
Provisional thesis title: 'Entrepreneurial Exit in Southern Ontario SMEs: A Processual View'

Postgraduate Diploma
Surrey Business School (AACSB), University of Surrey, UK
Research Methods

Master of Business Administration – Strategic Management, Strategic Marketing
Beacom School of Business (AACSB), University of South Dakota, USA
Project title: "Anheuser-Busch InBev Business Strategy - Strategic Management"
Dean's List

Bachelor of Arts: Business Administration – Management, Marketing
Dakota Wesleyan University, South Dakota, USA
Project title: "Economic Viability and Sustainability of the Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce"
Dean's List

Research interests

Entrepreneurial exits; exit intentions; entrepreneurship



  • Lecturer: Saints Leadership Programme
    Leadership; Conflict management; Decision-making


  • Tutor: MN1001 Organisations and Society
    Economic principles; Organisations; Business environment
  • Tutor: MN2001 Management and Society
    Organisational behaviour


  • Tutor: MN1002 Organisations and Analysis: Introduction to Business Statistics
  • Tutor: MN2002 Management and Analysis: Economic Theory of the Firm

Conference papers

Pauley, M. (2017) "Entrepreneurial exit: the role of mental wellbeing". Academy of Management Conference, Atlanta, August 2017.

Pauley, M. (2014) "Making new connections: rigour and relevance in management research". British Academy of Management Conference, Belfast, September 2014.

Impact and involvement

Academy of Management Conference – Reviewer

December 2016
"Exit Process". Invited talk to Rotary Club, Barrie, Ontario, Canada


Dr Ross Brown
Dr Andrew Timming


University of St Andrews - Students' Association Teaching Award For Excellence In Teaching By A Postgraduate Student Who Tutors - NOMINEE
University of St Andrews - Students' Association Teaching Award For Excellence In Teaching By A Postgraduate Student Who Tutors - WINNER
University of South Dakota - Who's Who Among Students in American University & Colleges
State of South Dakota, USA - Governor's Giant Vision: Pheasant Under Glass Business Proposal
Dakota Wesleyan University - Who's Who Among Students in American University & Colleges
Dakota Wesleyan University – Scotchman 'Highest individual honour awarded once a year based on campus leadership and service, community leadership and service, academics and character'

Professional development

Introduction to University Teaching 2: Curriculum Design and Assessment, Higher Education Academy (HEA): University of St Andrews, April 2015.

Doctoral Symposium, British Academy of Management. Belfast, September 2014.

Volunteer work

Student Mentor, University of St Andrews

Extracurricular activities

  • University of St Andrews Men's Ice Hockey Team – Player
  • Saints Sixes Men's Football – Player
  • Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews – Ticket holder
  • Online Group Moderator – Saint Connect: Entrepreneurship

Professional designation

Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (since June 2015)
UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in higher education.


British Academy of Management
Academy of Management
Higher Education Academy
Canadian Council of Better Business Bureau


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Matthew Pauley @mkp226