Professor Colin Mason

Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow

Colin's research interests are in the areas of entrepreneurship and regional development. His specific research interest is in entrepreneurial finance and he has written extensively on business angel investing and been closely involved with Government and private sector initiatives to promote informal venture capital.

Contact Details

Email:[email protected]
Telephone:0141 330 2728

Research Themes

  • Finance and Governance Research Theme

Biography

Colin Mason took up his current post as Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow on 1 October 2012. He previously held a Chair in the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Strathclyde and before that was at the University of Southampton. He has degrees from the University of Edinburgh (MA Hons) and University of Manchester (PhD) and has held visiting positions at universities in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Argentina.

His research and teaching are in the areas of entrepreneurship and regional development. His specific research interest is in entrepreneurial finance. He has written extensively on business angel investing and has been closely involved with government and private sector initiatives to promote informal venture capital, both in the UK and elsewhere. He has recently undertaken research on high growth firms and on technology firms in Scotland on behalf of Scottish Enterprise. He is the founding editor of the journal Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance (published by Taylor and Francis Ltd) and Consulting Editor of the International Small Business Journal (Sage).