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Geoff is a Reader in the School for Business and Society. He has an international reputation for his work in enterprise and regional economic development and has a key interest in Social Innovation. He has published work in leading international journals such as Regional Studies and the International Journal of Small Business. His current research interests include social enterprises, community buy-outs, and entrepreneurial initiatives for regeneration in both urban and rural communities. Geoff has conducted research for the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Glasgow City Council and economic development agencies such as Business Gateway.
Recent Relevant Publications include:
Ethnic Minority Businesses in Scotland: The Role of Social Capital, with Deakins, D., Ishaq, M., Smallbone, D., and Wyper, J., special issue on Social Capital, International Small Business Journal, 2007, Vol 25 (3) p. 299-316
The Third Sector and the Regional Development of Social Capital, with Kean Birch, Regional Studies, 2008, Vol. 42.3 437-450
Diversity in Ethnic Minority Businesses from Rural and Urban Localities’ with D.Deakins, M. Ishaq D. Smallbone, and J.Wyper International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Vol.9 2010.2 177-192
Minority Ethnic Enterprise in Scotland,with D.Deakins, M. Ishaq D. Smallbone and J. Wyper (2009) Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies Vol.35:2 309-330.
The Measurement of Social Capital in the Entrepreneurial Context (2009) with Ferri P., and Deakins D., Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy Vol. 3 No.2. Awarded Emerald LiteratiNetwork Outstanding Paper Award 2010
Racism: A Barrier to Entry? Experiences of Small Ethnic Minority Retail Businesses with Ishaq M., and Hussain A. International Small Business Journal 2010 Vol 28.4 August 362-377
Community Ownership And Sustainable Economic Development with Callaghan G., and Danson M., Scottish Affairs no 74 Winter 2011 50-71
Scotland’s Civic Society v. England’s Big Society? Diverging Roles of the VCS in Public Service Delivery with Danson M., Social Policy & Society 2011 10.3 353-363