Sustainable Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

This multi-disciplinary research strand has a focus on the role that enterprise, entrepreneurship and innovation play in the economy and contemporary society, with two key themes:

  • The factors that support enterprise, entrepreneurship and innovation at the micro level of the firm or organisation
  • The design, development and evaluation of interventions to promote enterprise, entrepreneurship and innovation in the economy

Research outputs

  • Devins, D. and Reynolds, M. (2018) In search of relevance. The value of Work Based Learning. International Enterprise Education: Perspectives on Theory and Practice’. Oxon/NY: Routledge
  • Willis, P, Tench, R. and Devins D. (2018) Deliberative Engagement and wicked problems. From good intentions to practical action in Johnston, K. A., & Taylor, M. (Eds). The handbook of communication engagement. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Devins, D. and Jones B. (2016) Strategy for succession in family owned small businesses as a wicked problem to be tamed. Budapest Management Review. November 2016. pp 4-15
  • Ferrandez-Berrueco, M.R., Kekale, T. and Devins, D. (2016) A Framework for Work-Based Learning: Basic Pillars and the interactions between them. Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning. Vol 6 Issue 1. Jan 2016. pp35-54
  • Devins, D., Lodorfos, G., Kostopoulos, I. and Webber, D (2015). Innovation and Growth in the City Region: Microeconomic Evidence of Asymmetries. International Journal of Innovation Management. Vol 20, Issue 2. pp 1-15
  • Devins, D., Ferrandez-Berrueco, M.R. and Kekale, T. (2015) Educational orientation and employer influenced pedagogy; practice and policy insights from three higher education programmes in Europe. Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning. Vol 5 Iss 4. Nov 2015. Pp 352-368

  • Devins, D.. Gold, J., Boak, G., Garvey, R. and Willis, P. (2017) Maximising the local impact of anchor institutions: a case study of the Leeds City Region. York. Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • Tench, R.; Devins, D.; Willis; Mitchell, C.; Brusati, L.; Frandsen, F.; Fadele, P.; Lacuzzi, S.; Ianniello, M.; Johansen, W.; Knudesen, G., & Dimitrova, T. (2016). Complexity Engagement: Stakeholders, Collaboration and Challenging Problems. Haftad