I joined Imperial College Business School as Professor of Entrepreneurship in September 2011. I am Director of the Centre for Management Buy-out Research, the first centre to be established devoted to the study of private equity and buyouts, which was founded in March 1986 at the Nottingham University Business School.
Previously I was Professor of Financial Studies at Nottingham University Business School since 1989. I have written over 40 books and more than 300 papers in academic and professional journals on management buy-outs, venture capital, habitual entrepreneurs, academic entrepreneurs, and related topics. I served two terms as an editor of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (1994-99), was a joint editor of the Journal of Management Studies until 2009 and am editor elect of the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. I am a member of the BVCA Research Advisory Board. I hold an honorary doctorate from the University of Ghent.