Mike Wright

Associate Director

Mike is Professor of Entrepreneurship at Imperial College London. At the ERC he leads the research theme on finance and governance. His research interests include entrepreneurship, family businesses, entrepreneurial finance and governance.

Contact Details

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Telephone:020 7594 2606

Research Themes

  • Finance

Biography

Professor Mike Wright is Professor of Entrepreneurship at Imperial College London. At the ERC he leads the research theme on finance and governance. His research interests include entrepreneurship, family businesses, entrepreneurial finance and governance.  He is editor elect of the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and a member of the BVCA Research Advisory Board. He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Ghent.

He has held major research grants from financial institutions and national and international research agencies totalling almost £4 million for studies in the areas of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance and governance.  These grants have resulted in numerous reports for research funders,  extensive media coverage (including Financial Times, The Economist, Wall Street Journal, etc.), and leading international journal articles for academic and more applied audiences (such as Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, JBV, ETP, California Management Review, Harvard Business Review, etc.)

Research Paper

Understanding the social role of entrepreneurship.

ERC Research Paper No 33

Research Paper

Academic entrepreneurship: time for a rethink?

ERC Research Paper No 32.

Research Report

ERC Annual Reports

ERC Research Report


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ERC,

Research Paper
Research Report

A Nation of Angels. Assessing the impact of angel investment across the UK

ERC Research Report

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Research Paper
Insight

Financing Growth

ERC Insight Paper

Research Paper

Private Equity, Buy-outs, and Insolvency Risk.

ERC Research Paper No 8

Research Paper

Business Survival and the Role of Boards.

ERC Research Paper No 1