Stuart Paul's research while affiliated with University of the West of Scotland and other places

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This paper provides a comprehensive review of literature relating to entrepreneurial leadership. A systematic literature review (SLR) is an acknowledged method for producing reliable knowledge from an evidence based approach. The SLR approach applied in this paper is conducted in three stages towards providing support for the conceptual development...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine entrepreneurial leadership and to determine the entrepreneurial leadership skills which are important for success in a developing economy environment. Specifically, the focus of this research was on entrepreneurial leadership within the retail pharmacy sector in Nigeria. Design/methodology/approach...
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Purpose – This paper aims to uncover the challenges facing entrepreneurs in a developing economy, using the retail pharmacy sector in Nigeria. Furthermore, the entrepreneurial leadership attributes that have proved to be valuable in overcoming the challenges faced in this sector will be identified. Design/methodology/approach – The study is expl...
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Where can those aspiring to lead 21st century organizations uncover successful approaches to leadership that place an emphasis on creative and innovative responses? This article presents findings from the first study of entrepreneurial leaders in one of America's most dynamic and successful industries, namely the Broadway theater. The leaders studi...
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Entrepreneurship is a hot topic, yet there is no agreed definition of entrepreneurship. There is even debate about whether entrepreneurship can be taught! This text and case study collection is designed to stimulate critical thinking and reflective learning relating to entrepreneurship. This book enables you to focus on the key issues that need to...
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The objective of this paper is to examine the role of the individuals who control access to and manage much of the day-to-day operation of informal investment syndicates. We give these people the name business angel gatekeepers. Guided by an analytical framework developed from the research and development literature, empirical findings are presente...
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This paper examines the process that business angels undertake when they invest in new and small businesses. Existing research has generally taken a disaggregated approach and focused on individual stages of the investment process. Based on the empirical evidence gathered from 30 interviews with business angels this paper presents an overarching mo...
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Purpose – The purpose of this research is to explore whether the “pecking order hypothesis” (POH) applies to the capital finance preferences of start-up businesses. Design/methodology/approach – In-depth interviews with 20 Scotland-based entrepreneurs were conducted in order to reveal the subtleties of the capital finance preferences which applied...
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Business Angels are private individuals (or syndicates) who supply venture capital to businesses, mainly small start-up firms, in an informal investment market setting. This paper presents a preliminary analysis from the first phase of a research project that explores the emergence of Business Angels in the new EU member states of Central and Easte...
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This paper addresses the lack of knowledge about business angels based in Scotland. An understanding of the informal investment market is important given that Scotland has recently achieved devolved powers and business start-ups are a priority of the Scottish Executive. Based upon 140 replies to a survey questionnaire, investment-active angels are...

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... From a conceptual overlap approach between leadership and entrepreneurship (Roomi & Harrison, 2011), factors such as vision, influence, leadership of innovative and creative people, and planning (Cogliser & Brigham, 2004) stand out. From the perspective of personality traits and attributes or holistic vision, we find factors like achievement orientation, flexibility, passion, perseverance, overconfidence, stress resistance, assertiveness, competitiveness, opportunity detection, risk aversion, among others (Fernald et al., 2005;Harrison & Burnard, 2016;Nicholson, 1998;Renko et al., 2015;Vecchio, 2003). However, information on how these attributes have been able to help entrepreneurs to overcome challenges, whether they can be learned or exercised, and whether a gender prism has been identified, is insufficient to date Kempster & Cope, 2010). ...
... Leadership and management seem to substantially affect some organizational outcomes, such as innovation processes and entrepreneurship. One can understand entrepreneurs through the characteristics of leadership, as they constantly face uncertainty and risk [22]. Entrepreneurs must be equipped with leadership skills [10]. ...
... Besides one chapter that adopts a quantitative approach, the rest of the chapters locate their inquiry through a range of qualitative approaches. We may observe that qualitative inquiry, among other things, appears to be indicative of strong African traditions in locating the investigator within the real-world of local actors (Harrison, Paul, & Burnard, 2016;Harrison, Burnard, & Paul, 2018;Omeihe, Simba, Rae, Gustafsson, & Khan, 2021). The use of such an approach facilitates an analysis through which patterns in the data can be examined and explored (Harrison et al., 2016). ...
... The field of entrepreneurship is fast gaining attention and interest in the research domain as well as a central focus for government and policy makers. It is hardly surprising as the activities of entrepreneurship have been associated with growing economic development, wealth generation, job creation for the nation and increased level of innovation [1]. In the Malaysian scene, entrepreneurship has taken the central stage playing an important role as a vital economic contributor to the Malaysian economy and moving the economy towards the higher value chain. ...
... Besides one chapter that adopts a quantitative approach, the rest of the chapters locate their inquiry through a range of qualitative approaches. We may observe that qualitative inquiry, among other things, appears to be indicative of strong African traditions in locating the investigator within the real-world of local actors (Harrison, Paul, & Burnard, 2016;Harrison, Burnard, & Paul, 2018;Omeihe, Simba, Rae, Gustafsson, & Khan, 2021). The use of such an approach facilitates an analysis through which patterns in the data can be examined and explored (Harrison et al., 2016). ...
... It will aid the access to the development of the professional development opportunities [33,34]. To further the benefit of practice Paul & Wittham proposed the practice in leadership will enable individuals to develop the personal leadership and encourage the institution or organization to offer a chance for effective leadership development [35]. ...
... This study uses Paul et al. (2007) findings on "communities of practices," where investors may understand the investment opportunity and firms' limitations. One may understand the audit plan as the primary information vehicle between auditors and audit requesters and use an approach based on studies on entrepreneurship in this respect (Karlsson & Honig, 2009;Sort & Nielsen, 2018). ...
... According to Sohl (2021), business angels' investors are a significant source of funding for entrepreneurs and early-stages technology-based firms. Before the period 2002-2006, business angels' investment in start-ups were little researched (Paul et al., 2003;Stedler and Peters, 2003). However, characteristics of business angel investments started to receive attention from the scientific field and barriers to this investment identified (Mason and Harrison, 2002). ...
... It is a daily increasing contributor to the economic development to the world. It represents a significant proportion of the global economies [1,2,3]. Moreover, SMES offer income and employment to a country's population. ...
... La théorie des rôles a tout d'abord consacré le rôle constructif de champion (Chakrabarti, 1974;Howell & Higgins, 1990a, 1990bRenken & Heeks, 2014;Roure, 1999a;Schön, 1963;Thakhathi, 2018), puis celui des nonchampions qui se définissent a contrario du champion : « par rapport aux nonchampions, les champions ont fait preuve d'un soutien plus enthousiaste à l'égard des nouvelles idées, ont lié l'innovation à une plus grande variété de résultats organisationnels positifs et ont utilisé plus souvent des processus de vente informels pendant la promotion de l'idée ». 104 Ces nonchampions ont acquis progressivement leur identité dans le corpus scientifique. Ainsi, le sponsor (Brimm, 1988;Maia & Claro, 2013), l'expert (Dedehayir et al., 2018;Goduscheit, 2014;Mansfeld et al., 2010) ou encore le gatekeeper (Aldrich & Herker, 1977;Haas, 2015;Paul & Whittam, 2010;Tushman, 1977) consubstantielle (Markham, 2000;Markham et al., 1991;Witte, 1977). Il devenait alors impensable de traiter cette figure de Janus 105 autrement que dans un seul et même chapitre. ...