Sara Carter

Associate Director

Sara is Deputy Principal at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at Strathclyde University. At the ERC Sara leads the research on under represented groups in enterprise. Her research focuses extensively on entrepreneurship policy, gender, entrepreneurship and finance; and rewards and lifestyles within the entrepreneurial household.

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Biography

Professor Sara Carter is Deputy Principal at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at Strathclyde University. At the ERC Sara leads the research on under represented groups in enterprise. Her research focuses extensively on entrepreneurship policy, gender, entrepreneurship and finance; and rewards and lifestyles within the entrepreneurial household. She has published widely in peer-reviewed journals in the field of entrepreneurship and small business including ETP, SBE, ISBJ and BJM (some in collaboration with Ram – CI, De Montfort) and is currently senior editor of ETP. She has extensive experience of managing large-scale research projects – many using secondary data sources. She directed four FSB biennial surveys Barriers to Business Growth (2000 – 2006), the largest UK business surveys (19,000 respondents), and has held research grants from funders such as the ESRC, Small Business Service and Scottish Enterprise.

Sara’s research focuses extensively on entrepreneurship policy. Her work includes studies of agriculture and rural economic development; gender, entrepreneurship and finance and rewards and lifestyles within the entrepreneurial household.

She was a member of the UK Government’s Women’s Enterprise Task Force (2007 – 2009), recipient of the Prowess ‘Women’s Enterprise Researcher of the Year’ Prize, and awarded OBE for services to women entrepreneurs in 2008. She is the author of Women as Entrepreneurs (Academic Press, 1992), co-editor of Entrepreneurship in Agriculture and Rural Development (Edward Elgar, 2010) and Enterprise and Small Business: Principles, Practice and Policy (FT Prentice Hall, 3rd edition 2012) and editor of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (2006-2012). Sara is a Visiting Professor at the Nordland Research Institute, Norway

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Entrepreneurial Families and Households.

ERC Research Paper No 10

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Diversity and SMEs.

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