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Entrepreneurship Research Cluster Blog


BCU Business School researcher receives three national nominations for best research papers.’

Business School senior lecturer Dr Charlotte Carey’s research output received a triple nomination for best paper at an academic awards’ night, was recognised by the Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship annual conference in Newcastle in November.

Charlotte said: ‘it’s quite a big deal to be nominated, both papers got nominated in a conference-wide award that’s out of 237 papers presented, what was great was that one paper was nominated for two awards and the lead author was a STEAMhouse PhD student Sundas Hussain! Both nominated papers were awarded ‘highly commended’

 ‘It’s great kudos for the business school and underlines our growing reputation as a Business School that is a national and international thought leader in entrepreneurship.’

Charlotte also contributed to a further two other papers in collaboration with colleagues from Coventry University and Leeds University – one of the papers was nominated for the award of best paper

Charlotte said: ‘We have a strong presence at ISBE I chair the Creative Industries Entrepreneurship track and chaired the Creative Industries Entrepreneurship Special Interest Group workshop on alternative research dissemination routes and presented in the final plenary session.

‘My colleague Dr Tom Domboka also chaired the Minority Entrepreneurship track and he too presented in the final plenary’

ISBE has a membership of over 4000 and the annual conference is attended by approx. 400 delegates both national and international.

Details of nominations:


Charlotte Carey had two nominations in this conference-wide award both were: Highly Commended 

Entrepreneurial Intent on Induction to Undergraduate Business Courses: A Comparison of Two Higher Education Institutions in the UK

Charlotte Carey, Pete McLuskie, Kelly Smith, Tom Williamson

Lived experiences of female social-housing residents: Stories examining entrepreneurship support needs*

Sundas Hussain, Charlotte Carey

(*also nominated in the Gender track)

Gender and Enterprise track best paper award:

Highly Commended:

Lived experiences of female social-housing residents: Stories examining entrepreneurship support needs

Sundas Hussain, Charlotte Carey


ISBE Creative Industries entrepreneurship SIG Co-hosted by BCU Entrepreneurship Research Cluster

Charlotte Carey Presenting 2019 - Two women stood in front of an electronic whiteboard

The Business School’s Dr Charlotte Carey recently co-hosted, with Dr Stefania Romano (Leeds University) and chaired a national workshop for academics developing Entrepreneurship research.

Dr Carey, who works in the Business School at Curzon Street, hosted the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) annual Creative Industries Entrepreneurship special interest group workshop on Sept 16 at the University of Leeds.

The day-long event was designed to allow academics to share their experiences and develop strategies for publishing their research.

The ISBE has over 500 members, a network of close to 4,000 and a strong and relevant board, ISBE is at the forefront of developments in this sector.

Dr Carey said: ‘The event was targeted at early career researchers, PhD students, mid-career academics and anyone with an interest in writing and publishing research in the field of creative industries, creative industries entrepreneurship, and cultural industries.

‘It was hugely productive and useful. It certainly helped us develop and improve how we can produce future research pipelines.’

Dr Carey leads the Entrepreneurship Research Cluster within the Business School (part of the Centre for Enterprise, Innovation and Growth) which is made up of a team of research active staff and PhD students working on a variety of entrepreneurship research projects.

The focus of the research cluster is on entrepreneurial context from entrepreneurship education within art schools to provision for female housing association tenants to gender and entrepreneurship and to social entrepreneurship and much in between.

Those interested in finding out more or joining the SIG can do so here. Meanwhile why not follow the SIG on Twitter: @isbecie