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Sue Smith

Professor, Innovation and Enterprise and Chair of the Centre for SME Development

Small Business, Leadership, Social Learning, Entrepreneurial Leadership Development, Communities of Practice

Sue has an extensive track record of university business engagement. She is passionate about how people learn to lead and manage and the real impact this can have on a business. Sue has designed and taught on many leadership development and entrepreneurship programmes for diverse learners in Higher Education from undergraduates and postgraduates to post experience adult learners who do not traditionally engage with universities. Sue’s academic research focuses on two areas. The first is using social theories of learning to look at the impact of SME peer learning. The second is the relationship between universities, business and government and the impact this can have on the regional economy. Prior to working in the Higher Education sector, Sue worked in the private sector for blue-chipmore...

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  1. Smith, Sue orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-3152-2149 (2011) SME leaders’ learning in networked learning: An Actor-network theory and Communities of Practice theory informed analysis. Doctoral thesis, Lancaster University.
  2. Howorth, Carole, Smith, Susan M orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-3152-2149 and Parkinson, Caroline (2012) Social Learning and Social Entrepreneurship Education. Academy of Management Learning and Education (AMLE), 11 (3). pp. 371-381. ISSN 1537-260X
  3. Decter, M., Cave, F., Rose, M., Peers, G., Fogg, H. and Smith, Susan orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-3152-2149 (2011) Universities and Economic Development Activities: A UK Regional Comparison. Industry and Higher Education, 25 (5). pp. 359-374. ISSN 0950-4222
  4. Smith, Sue, Rose, Mary and Hamilton, Eleanor (2011) The story of a university knowledge exchange actor-network told through the sociology of translation: A case study. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, 16 (6). pp. 502-516. ISSN 1355-2554
  5. Barnes, Stewart, Kempster, Steve and Smith, Susan orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-3152-2149 (2015) LEADing Small Business: Business Growth through Leadership Development. Edward Elgar Publishing. ISBN 978-1783475490
  6. Smith, Susan orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-3152-2149, Kempster, Steve and Barnes, Stewart (2017) Up the ANTe: Understanding Entrepreneurial Leadership Learning through Actor-network Theory. Industry and Higher Education, 31 (2). pp. 132-139. ISSN 0950-4222
  7. Smith, Susan M. orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-3152-2149 and McKeever, Edward (2015) Using constant comparison as a method of analysis in entrepreneurship research. In: Handbook of Qualitative Research Techniques and Analysis in Entrepreneurship. Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 52-73. ISBN 9781849809863
  8. Smith, Sue orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-3152-2149 (2016) Critical action learning as a pedagogic approach for increasing the learning capability of action learning with SMEs. In: Action Learning in Challenging Times: Questioning Insight, Challenging Practice, 21-23 March, 2016, Ashridge. (Unpublished)
  9. Smith, Susan orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-3152-2149 and Smith, Laurie (2016) The Role of Higher Education in Regional Economic Development Through Small Business CoPs. In: Communities of Practice. Springer, pp. 381-402. ISBN eBook: 978-981-10-2879-3; Hbk: 978-981-10-2877-9
  10. Smith, Susan M orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-3152-2149 (2014) How do small business owner-managers learn leadership through networked learning? In: Exploring the Theory, Pedagogy and Practice of Networked Learning. Springer, pp. 221-236. ISBN Ebk: 978-1-4614-0496-5; Hbk: 978-1-4614-0495-8; Pbk: 978-1-4899-8609-2