Coronavirus update

Important information:
All on-campus visits and events are cancelled or postponed until further notice. Virtual events will be running as normal unless otherwise stated.  For the latest updates visit our coronavirus information page. Please note that some of our on campus events may be replaced by virtual events - please check with the event organiser listed against each event.

Francis Greene inaugural lecture

Muirhead Tower - G15 (large ground floor lecture theatre)
Research, Social Sciences, Students
Wednesday 31st July 2013 (16:30-17:30)
Download the date to your calendar (.ics file)


Entrepreneurial Myths and Realities: Where Next for Entrepreneurship Research?

Francis Greene is Professor of Small Business and Entrepreneurship and head of the enterprise research cluster at Birmingham Business School.  He has held previous appointments at Durham and Warwick University.  His research and teaching interests cover the main aspects of small business and entrepreneurship.  This covers business start up, growth, closure, entrepreneurial finance and enterprise policy.  Since joining the Business School in 2012, Professor Greene has developed both practical and theoretical entrepreneurship teaching in the Business School and continued to work with research partners such as the OECD, banks in the UK, the Federation of Small Business.  Internationally, he has been developing and writing papers with academic colleagues in Europe.  Going forward, Professor Greene is enthused by the opportunities to work with colleagues to develop and embed entrepreneurship research and teaching in the University and to actively engage with small businesses and entrepreneurs in the region.

The aim of this lecture is to show how a developing academic understanding of entrepreneurship can actively shed new insights on entrepreneurial processes.  Professor Greene takes some common entrepreneurial myths – such as entrepreneurs are born not made; entrepreneurs should just do it; or if you fail in business you should try again – and tests this against his and other researchers’ findings.  What emerges is a evidence based research agenda that seeks to engage with people and businesses interested in better understanding entrepreneurship.

Please register for this lecture using our online registration form

Enquiries: Sandra McCalla

Culture and collections

Schools, institutes and departments

Services and facilities