Professor Colin Mason

  • Professor Of Entrepreneurship (Management)

telephone: 0141 330 2728
email: Colin.Mason@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

Born: Edinburgh

Qualifications:

  • MA (Hon) in Geography and Economic History, University of Edinburgh
  • PhD in Economic Geography, University of Manchester

Previous employment:

  • Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader and Professor, Department of Geography, University of Southampton (1978-2001)
  • Professor, Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, Strathclyde Business School,  University of Strathclyde (2001-2012)

Joined the Adam Smith Business School as Professor of Entrepreneurship in October 2012.

Research interests

Areas of expertise:

  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Entrepreneurial finance 
  • Business angels 
  • Venture capital  
  • Enterprise policy

Grants

2013 ESRC Seminar completion: Entrepreneurship in homes and neighbourhoods (with University of St Andrews, Middlesex University, and Delft University of Technology £29,995

2012 ESRC (Co-financing research pilot) Business angel exits £84,000

2011 City of London Corporation IPO Listings in Europe £15,000

2010 Scottish Enterprise Technology-Based Firms in Scotland: Key Determinants of Growth £22,050

2010 Department of Business, Innovation and Skills Report on Business Angel Investment Activity in

2009/10 (with R Harrison) £12,950

2009 Department of Business, Innovation and Skills Report on Business Angel Investment Activity in 2008/9 (with R Harrison) £12,750

2009 Scottish Enterprise The key determinants of successful high growth entrepreneurship in Scotland £25,090 2009 URS Ltd – commissioned by City of London Corporation The City’s Role  in Providing for the Equity Financing Needs of UK SMEs £9,000.

Supervision

PhD supervision areas

Tiago Botelho (business angels), Audrey Mutongi (community entrepreneurship) and Keith Arundel (venture capital returns)

Will consider supervising PhD students in my areas of interest: Entrepreneurship, Regional Economic Development, Entrepreneurial Finance, Business Angels, Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship Education

Current PhD students

Tiago Botelho

Co-supervisor: Dr Kalliopi Chatzipanagiotous

Keith Arundale

 



 

Teaching

Postgraduate:

Glasgow:

People and Work: lectures on the entrepreneur and the entrepreneurial event.

Ent 1A and PP4: Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Ent 1B and PP5: New Venture Planning

MBA: Opportunity Identification

Strathclyde:

Year 1; Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice

Honours class: Issues and Trends in Entrepreneurship

Masters option: Entrepreneurial opportunities

Masters option: New Venture Creation

Additional information

Visiting Positions:

  • William Evans Fellowship, University of Otago, New Zealand (2009)
  • Inaugural holder of the David F Sobey Visiting Chair in Business, St Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (2007-9)
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor, School of Management, University of Ottawa (2006)

Fellowships:

  • Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce
  • Academy of Social Science
  • Regional Studies Association

Journals:

  • Founder and Editor: Venture Capital: an international journal of entrepreneurial finance (Taylor and Francis)
  • Consulting Editor: International Small Business Journal (Sage)
  • On the editorial boards of eight journals

Community:

Judge for the Prince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust’s National Business Awards (2004, 2010, 2011, 2012)

Publications

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Number of items: 87.

2015

Baldock, R., and Mason, C. (2015) Establishing a new UK finance escalator for innovative SMEs: the roles of the Enterprise Capital Funds and Angel Co-Investment Fund. Venture Capital, (doi:10.1080/13691066.2015.1021025) (Early Online Publication)

Brown, R., Gregson, G., and Mason, C. (2015) A post-mortem of regional innovation policy failure: Scotland's Intermediate Technology Initiative (ITI). Regional Studies, (doi:10.1080/00343404.2014.985644) (Early Online Publication)

Mason, C., Brown, R., Hart, M., and Anydyke-Danes, M. (2015) High growth firms and peripheral regions: the case of Scotland. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, (doi:10.1093cjres/rsu/032) (Accepted for Publication)

Mason, C., and Reuschke, D. (2015) Home Truths: The True Value of Home-Based Businesses. Project Report. Federation of Small Businesses in Scotland, Glasgow.

2014

Brown, R., and Mason, C. (2014) Inside the high-tech black box: a critique of technology entrepreneurship policy. Technovation, 34(12), pp. 773-784. (doi:10.1016/j.technovation.2014.07.013)

Arshed, N., Carter, S., and Mason, C. (2014) The ineffectiveness of entrepreneurship policy: is policy formulation to blame? Small Business Economics, 43(3), pp. 639-659. (doi:10.1007/s11187-014-9554-8)

Brown, R., Mason, C., and Mawson, S. (2014) Increasing ‘The Vital 6 Percent’: Designing Effective Public Policy to Support High Growth Firms. Working Paper. NESTA.

Mason, C., and Brown, R. (2014) Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Growth-Oriented Enterprises: Background Paper Prepared for the Workshop Organised by the OECD LEED Programme and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. Discussion Paper. OECD.

Mason, C. (2014) Creating Entrepreneurial Campuses: A report for Scotland. Discussion Paper. QAA Scotland, Edinburgh.

Mason, C. M., and Harrison, R. T. (2014) Business angel investment activity in the financial crisis: UK evidence and policy implications. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 33(1), pp. 43-60. (doi:10.1068/c12324b)

2013

Mason, C., and Arshed, N. (2013) Teaching entrepreneurship to university students through experiential learning: a case study. Industry and Higher Education, 27(6), pp. 449-463. (doi:10.5367/ihe.2013.0180)

Mason, C., and Brown, R. (2013) Creating good public policy to support high-growth firms. Small Business Economics, 40(2), pp. 211-225. (doi:10.1007/s11187-011-9369-9)

Mason, C., and Harvey, C. (2013) Entrepreneurship: contexts, opportunities and processes. Business History, 55(1), pp. 1-8. (doi:10.1080/00076791.2012.687542)

Mason, C., and Pierrakis, Y. (2013) Venture capital, the regions and public policy: the United Kingdom since the post-2000 technology crash. Regional Studies, 47(7), pp. 1156-1171. (doi:10.1080/00343404.2011.588203)

2012

Brown, R., and Mason, C. (2012) The evolution of enterprise policy in Scotland. In: Blackburn, R. and Schaper, M. (eds.) Government, SMEs and Entrepreneurship Development: Policy, Practice and Challenges. Gower, pp. 17-30. ISBN 9781409430353

Landstrom, H. and Mason, C., (Eds.) (2012) Handbook of Research on Venture Capital: Volume 2: A Globalizing Industry. Series: Elgar original reference. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. ISBN 9781849801683

Mason, C., Michie, R., and Wishlade, F. (2012) Access to Finance in Europe’s Disadvantaged Regions: can ‘new’ financial instruments fill the gap? Project Report. European Policies Research Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

Mason, C., and Brown, R. (2012) Technology-Based Firms in Scotland: A Report for Scottish Enterprise. Project Report. Scottish Enterprise.

Freel, M., Carter, S., Tagg, S., and Mason, C. (2012) The latent demand for bank debt: characterizing "discouraged borrowers". Small Business Economics, 38(4), pp. 399-418. (doi:10.1007/s11187-010-9283-6)

Brown, R., and Mason, C. (2012) Raising the batting average: re-orientating regional industrial policy to generate more high growth firms. Local Economy, 27(1), pp. 33-49. (doi:10.1177/0269094211424252)

Harris, J., and Mason, C. (2012) The risk capital market in Scotland 2009-2011. Technical Report. Scottish Enterprise, Glasgow, UK.

Mason, C.M., and Landstrom, H. (2012) Introduction. In: Landstrom, H. and Mason, C.M. (eds.) Handbook of Research on Venture Capital: A Globalizing Industry. Series: Elgar original reference, 2. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd: Cheltenham, UK, pp. 3-16. ISBN 9781849801683

2011

Mason, C.M., and Harrison, R.T. (2011) Annual Report on the Business Angel Market in the United Kingdom: 2009/10. Other. Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Mason, C., and Brown, R. (2011) Business models and competitive advantage. In: Jolly, A. (ed.) The Growing Business Handbook: Inspiration and Advice from Successful Entrepreneurs and Fast Growing UK Companies. Kogan Page: London, UK, pp. 3-8. ISBN 9780749461461

Mason, C. (2011) Business angels. In: Dana, L.P. (ed.) World Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurship. Series: Elgar original reference. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 9781845424794

Mason, C. (2011) Investment Activity by Canadian Angel Groups: 2010 Report. Other. National Angel Capital Organization (NACO).

Mason, C. (2011) Trends in IPO Listings by SMEs in the EU. Discussion Paper. City of London.

Mason, C., Carter, S., and Tagg, S. (2011) Invisible businesses: the characteristics of home-based businesses in the United Kingdom. Regional Studies, 45(5), pp. 625-639. (doi:10.1080/00343401003614241)

Mason, C., Tagg, S., and Carter, S. (2011) Does education matter? The characteristics and performance of businesses started by recent university graduates. In: Borch, O.J., Fayolle, A., Kyro, P. and Ljunggren, E. (eds.) Entrepreneurship Research in Europe: Evolving Concepts and Processes. Series: European research in entrepreneurship. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK, pp. 13-33. ISBN 9780857931740

2010

Mason, C. (2010) Home-based business: challenging their Cinderella status. Small Enterprise Research, 17(2), pp. 104-111.

Mason, C., and Brown, R. (2010) High Growth Firms in Scotland. Other. Scottish Enterprise, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

Mason, C., and Harrison, R. (2010) Annual Report on the Business Angel Market in the United Kingdom: 2008/09. Other. Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, London, UK.

Mason, C., Jones, L., and Wells, S. (2010) The City's Role in Providing for the Public Equity Financing Needs of UK SMEs. Other. City of London Corporation, London, UK.

Harrison, R., Mason, C., and Robson, P. (2010) Determinants of long-distance investing by business angels in the UK. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 22(2), pp. 113-137. (doi:10.1080/08985620802545928)

Mason, C. (2010) Entrepreneurial finance in a regional economy. Venture Capital, 12(3), pp. 167-172. (doi:10.1080/13691066.2010.507033)

Mason, C., and Kwok, J. (2010) Investment readiness programmes and access to finance: a critical review of design issues. Local Economy, 25(4), pp. 269-292. (doi:10.1080/02690942.2010.504570)

Smith, D.J., Harrison, R.T., and Mason, C.M. (2010) Experience, heuristics and learning: the Angel investment process. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 30(2), Art. 3.

2009

Anyadike-Danes, M., Bonner, K., Hart, M., and Mason, C. (2009) Measuring Business Growth: High Growth Firms and Their Contribution to Employment in the UK. Other. NESTA, London, UK.

Mason, C.M. (2009) Public policy support for the informal venture capital market in Europe: A critical review. International Small Business Journal, 27(5), pp. 536-556. (doi:10.1177/0266242609338754 )

Nightingale, P., Murray, G., Cowling, M., Baden-Fuller, C., Mason, C., Siepel, J., Hopkins, M., and Dannreuther, C. (2009) From Funding Gaps to Thin Markets: UK Government Support for Early-stage Venture Capital. Other. NESTA, London, UK.

Carter, S., Mason, C., and Tagg, S. (2009) Perceptions and experience of employment regulation in UK small firms. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 27(2), pp. 263-278. (doi:10.1068/c07106b)

Cox, J., and Mason, C. (2009) Franchise network restructuring: Pressures, constraints and mechanisms. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 21(5-6), pp. 503-527. (doi:10.1080/08985620802365178)

Findlay, A., Mason, C., Houston, D., McCollum, D., and Harrison, R. (2009) Escalators, elevators and travelators: the occupational mobility of migrants to South-East England. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 35(6), pp. 861-879. (doi:10.1080/13691830902957676)

Levie, J., and Mason, C. (2009) Global Entrepreneurship Monitor: Scotland 2007/8. Other. Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

Mason, C. (2009) Policy as a focus for small business research. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 27(2), pp. 191-194. (doi:10.1068/c2702ed)

Mason, C. (2009) Venture capital. In: Kitchin, R. and Thrift, N.J. (eds.) The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Elsevier: Amsterdam, pp. 131-137. ISBN 9780080449111

Mason, C. (2009) Venture capital in crisis? Venture Capital, 11(4), pp. 279-285. (doi:10.1080/13691060903303775)

Mason, C., Carter, S., and Tagg, S. (2009) The entrepreneur in 'risk society': the personal consequences of business failure. In: Smallbone, D., Landstrom, H. and Jones-Evans, D. (eds.) Entrepreneurship and Growth in Local, Regional and National Economies: Frontiers in European Entrepreneurship Research. Edward Elgar Publishing: Cheltenham, UK, pp. 184-204. ISBN 9781848445925

2008

Mason, C., Carter, S., and Tagg, S. (2008) Business begins at home. In: Dwelly, T. and Lake, A. (eds.) Can Homeworking Save the Planet? How Homes can Become Workspace in a Low Carbon Economy. The Smith Institute: London, UK, pp. 16-27.

Pierrakis, Y., and Mason, C. (2008) Shifting sands: The changing nature of the early stage venture capital market in the UK. Other. NESTA, London.

Houston, D., Findlay, A., Harrison, R., and Mason, C. (2008) Will attracting the "creative class" boost economic growth in old industrial regions: a case study of Scotland? Geografiska Annaler. Series B: Human Geography, 90(2), pp. 133-149. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-0467.2008.00283.x)

Findlay, A., Mason, C., Harrison, R., Houston, D., and McCollum, D. (2008) Getting off the escalator? A study of Scots out-migration from a global city region. Environment and Planning A, 40(9), pp. 2169-2185. (doi:10.1068/a39256 )

Ismail, K., Mason, C., Cooper, S., Omar, W., and Majid, I. (2008) The actors involved and the decision-making process used in the exploitation of university patents. International Journal of Business and Information, 3(2), pp. 165-192.

Mason, C. (2008) Entrepreneurial dynamics and the origin and growth of high-tech clusters. In: Karlsson, C. (ed.) Handbook of Research on Innovation and Clusters: Cases and Policies. Series: Handbooks of Research on Clusters Series (2). Edward Elgar Publishing: Cheltenham, UK, pp. 33-53. ISBN 9781847208422

Mason, C.M., and Harrison, R.T. (2008) Measuring business angel investment activity in the United Kingdom: A review of potential data sources. Venture Capital, 10(4), pp. 309-330. (doi:10.1080/13691060802380098)

2007

Mason, C. (2007) Venture capital: a geographical perspective. In: Landstrom, H. (ed.) Handbook of Research on Venture Capital. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK, pp. 86-112. ISBN 9781845423124

Harrison, R.T., and Mason, C. (2007) Does gender matter? Women business angels and the supply of entrepreneurial finance. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice , 31(3), pp. 445-472. (doi:10.1111/j.1540-6520.2007.00182.x)

Zacharakis, A., Alvarez, S., Davidson, P., Fiet, J., George, G., Kuratko, D., Mason, C., Maula, M., Minniti, M., Sarasvathy, S., Shepherd, D., Westhead, P., Wiklund, J., Wright, M. and Zahra, S., (Eds.) (2007) Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2006: Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth Annual Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Babson College. ISBN 9780910897273

Cox, J., and Mason, C. (2007) Standardisation versus adaptation: geographical pressures to deviate from franchise formats. Service Industries Journal, 27(8), pp. 1053-1072. (doi:10.1080/02642060701673737)

2006

Harrison, R.T., Cooper, S.Y., and Mason, C. (2006) Entrepreneurial activity and the dynamics of technology-based cluster development: the case of Ottawa. In: Cumbers, A. and MacKinnon, D. (eds.) Clusters in Urban and Regional Development. Series: Urban studies monographs. Routledge: London, UK, pp. 75-100. ISBN 9780415360111

Mason, C. (2006) Informal sources of venture finance. In: Parker, S.C. (ed.) The Life Cycle of Entrepreneurial Ventures. Series: International handbook series on entrepreneurship (3). Springer: New York, NY, USA, pp. 258-299. ISBN 9780387321561

Mason, C. (2006) Venture capital and the small business. In: Carter, S. and Jones-Evans, D. (eds.) Enterprise and Small Business: Principles, Practice and Policy (2nd Ed). FT-Prentice Hall, pp. 357-384. ISBN 9780273702672

Mason, C. (2006) The informal venture capital market in the United Kingdom: adding the time dimension. In: Butler, J.E., Lockett, A. and Ucbasaran, D. (eds.) Venture Capital and the Changing World of Entrepreneurship. Series: Research in entrepreneurship and management. Information Age Publishing: Greenwich, Conn., UK, pp. 137-171. ISBN 9781593114343

Mason, C., Carter, S., and Tagg, S.K. (2006) The effect of the national minimum wage on the UK small business sector: a geographical analysis. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 24(1), pp. 99-116. (doi:10.1068/c0541)

Mason, C., and Harrison, R.T. (2006) After the exit: acquisitions, entrepreneurial recycling and regional economic development. Regional Studies, 40(1), pp. 55-73. (doi:10.1080/00343400500450059)

2005

Mason, C. (2005) Business angel investing. In: Reuvid, J. (ed.) The Handbook of Personal Wealth Management: How to Ensure Maximum Return and Security. Kogan Page: London, UK, pp. 169-175. ISBN 9780749443832

Zahra, S., Brush, C.G., Davidsson, P., Fiet, J., Greene, P.G., Harrison, R.T., Lerner, M., Mason, C., Shepherd, D., Sohl, J.E., Wiklund, J. and Wright, M., (Eds.) (2005) Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2005: Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth Annual Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Babson College: Babson Park, Mass., USA. ISBN 9780910897266

2004

Mason, C.M. (2004) Private equity and venture capital in the UK. In: Reuvid, J. (ed.) Investors' Guide to the United Kingdom. Series: Global market briefings. Kogan Page: London, UK, pp. 86-106. ISBN 9780749442248

Mason, C., and Stark, M. (2004) What do investors look for in a business plan? A comparison of the investment criteria of bankers, venture capitalists and business angels. International Small Business Journal, 22(3), pp. 227-248. (doi:10.1177/0266242604042377 )

Harrison, R.T., Cooper, S.Y., and Mason, C.M. (2004) Entrepreneurial activity and the dynamics of technology-based cluster development: the case of Ottawa. Urban Studies, 41(5-6), pp. 1045-1070. (doi:10.1080/00420980410001675841)

Zahra, S., Brush, C., Davidsson, P., Fiet, J., Greene, P., Harrison, R.T., Lerner, M., Mason, C., Meyer, G., Sohl, J. and Zacharakis, A., (Eds.) (2004) Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2004: Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Babson College: Massachusetts, MA, USA. ISBN 9780910897259

Carter, S., Mason, C., and Tagg, S. (2004) Lifting the Barriers to Growth in UK Small Businesses: The FSB Biennial Membership Survey, 2004. Other. Federation of Small Businesses, London, UK.

Harrison , R.T., Mason, C.M., and Girling, P. (2004) Financial bootstrapping and venture development in the software industry. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 16(4), pp. 307-333. (doi:10.1080/0898562042000263276)

Mason, C.M., and Harrison, R.T. (2004) Does investing in technology-based firms involve higher risk? An exploratory study of the performance of technology and non-technology investments by business angels. Venture Capital, 6(4), pp. 313-332. (doi:10.1080/1369106042000286471)

Mason, C.M., and Harrison, R.T. (2004) Improving access to early stage venture capital in regional economies: a new approach to investment readiness. Local Economy, 19(2), pp. 159-173. (doi:10.1080/0269094042000203090)

2003

Harrison, R.T., Mason, C., and Robson, P. (2003) Determinants of of long-distance investing by business angels. In: Bygrave, W.D. (ed.) Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2003: Proceedings of the Twenty-Third Annual Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Babson College: Massachusetts, MA, USA. ISBN 0910897247

Mason, C., and Harrison, R.T. (2003) 'Auditioning for money': what do technology investors look for at the initial screening stage? Journal of Private Equity, 6(2), pp. 29-42.

Mason, C., and Harrison, R.T. (2003) Closing the regional equity gap? A critique of the department of trade and industry's regional venture capital funds initiative. Regional Studies, 37(8), pp. 855-868. (doi:10.1080/0034340032000128767)

2002

Mason, C.M., and Harrison, R.T. (2002) The geography of venture capital investments in the UK. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 27(4), pp. 427-451. (doi:10.1111/1475-5661.00064)

Mason, C.M., and Harrison, R.T. (2002) Is it worth it? The rates of return from informal venture capital investments. Journal of Business Venturing, 17(3), pp. 211-236. (doi:10.1016/S0883-9026(00)00060-4)

Harrison, R.T., and Mason, C. (2002) Backing the horse or the jockey? Agency costs, information and the evaluation of risk by business angels. In: Bygrave, W.D., Brush, C., Davidsson, P., Fiet, J., Greene, P., Harrison, R.T., Lerner, M. and Meyer, G. (eds.) Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2002: Proceedings of the Twenty-Second Annual Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Babson College: Massachusetts, MA, USA. ISBN 9780910897235

Mason, C. (2002) Business angels: critical players in the supply of risk capital to entrepreneurial businesses. In: Aernoudt, R., Engelen, P. and Verbaere, E. (eds.) Belgian Yearbook on Corporate Finance 2002. Intersentia: Antwerp, Belgium, pp. 35-53. ISBN 9789050952088

Mason, C., Cooper, S., and Harrison, R.T. (2002) Venture capital and high technology clusters: the case of Ottawa. In: Oakey, R.P., During, W.E. and Kauser, S. (eds.) New Technology-Based Firms in the New Millennium. Pergammon: Oxford, UK, pp. 261-278. ISBN 9780080441337

Mason, C.M., and Harrison, R.T. (2002) Barriers to investment in the informal venture capital sector. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 14(3), pp. 271-287. (doi:10.1080/08985620210142011)

2001

May, W., Mason, C., and Pinch, S. (2001) Explaining industrial agglomeration: the case of the British high-fidelity industry. Geoforum, 32(3), pp. 363-376. (doi:10.1016/S0016-7185(01)00004-5)

Mason, C., and Harrison , R.T. (2001) Auditioning for money: what do technology investors look for at the initial screening stage? In: Hisrich, R.D. and Häckner, E. (eds.) Proceedings Entrepreneurial Finance Workshop. Jonkoping International Business School: Jonkoping, Sweden, pp. 155-176. ISBN 9789189164246

Mason, C.M., and Harrison, R.T. (2001) 'Investment readiness': a critique of government proposals to increase the demand for venture capital. Regional Studies, 35(7), pp. 663-668. (doi:10.1080/00343400120075939)

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Number of items: 87.

Articles

Baldock, R., and Mason, C. (2015) Establishing a new UK finance escalator for innovative SMEs: the roles of the Enterprise Capital Funds and Angel Co-Investment Fund. Venture Capital, (doi:10.1080/13691066.2015.1021025) (Early Online Publication)

Brown, R., Gregson, G., and Mason, C. (2015) A post-mortem of regional innovation policy failure: Scotland's Intermediate Technology Initiative (ITI). Regional Studies, (doi:10.1080/00343404.2014.985644) (Early Online Publication)

Mason, C., Brown, R., Hart, M., and Anydyke-Danes, M. (2015) High growth firms and peripheral regions: the case of Scotland. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, (doi:10.1093cjres/rsu/032) (Accepted for Publication)

Brown, R., and Mason, C. (2014) Inside the high-tech black box: a critique of technology entrepreneurship policy. Technovation, 34(12), pp. 773-784. (doi:10.1016/j.technovation.2014.07.013)

Arshed, N., Carter, S., and Mason, C. (2014) The ineffectiveness of entrepreneurship policy: is policy formulation to blame? Small Business Economics, 43(3), pp. 639-659. (doi:10.1007/s11187-014-9554-8)

Mason, C. M., and Harrison, R. T. (2014) Business angel investment activity in the financial crisis: UK evidence and policy implications. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 33(1), pp. 43-60. (doi:10.1068/c12324b)

Mason, C., and Arshed, N. (2013) Teaching entrepreneurship to university students through experiential learning: a case study. Industry and Higher Education, 27(6), pp. 449-463. (doi:10.5367/ihe.2013.0180)

Mason, C., and Brown, R. (2013) Creating good public policy to support high-growth firms. Small Business Economics, 40(2), pp. 211-225. (doi:10.1007/s11187-011-9369-9)

Mason, C., and Harvey, C. (2013) Entrepreneurship: contexts, opportunities and processes. Business History, 55(1), pp. 1-8. (doi:10.1080/00076791.2012.687542)

Mason, C., and Pierrakis, Y. (2013) Venture capital, the regions and public policy: the United Kingdom since the post-2000 technology crash. Regional Studies, 47(7), pp. 1156-1171. (doi:10.1080/00343404.2011.588203)

Freel, M., Carter, S., Tagg, S., and Mason, C. (2012) The latent demand for bank debt: characterizing "discouraged borrowers". Small Business Economics, 38(4), pp. 399-418. (doi:10.1007/s11187-010-9283-6)

Brown, R., and Mason, C. (2012) Raising the batting average: re-orientating regional industrial policy to generate more high growth firms. Local Economy, 27(1), pp. 33-49. (doi:10.1177/0269094211424252)

Mason, C., Carter, S., and Tagg, S. (2011) Invisible businesses: the characteristics of home-based businesses in the United Kingdom. Regional Studies, 45(5), pp. 625-639. (doi:10.1080/00343401003614241)

Mason, C. (2010) Home-based business: challenging their Cinderella status. Small Enterprise Research, 17(2), pp. 104-111.

Harrison, R., Mason, C., and Robson, P. (2010) Determinants of long-distance investing by business angels in the UK. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 22(2), pp. 113-137. (doi:10.1080/08985620802545928)

Mason, C. (2010) Entrepreneurial finance in a regional economy. Venture Capital, 12(3), pp. 167-172. (doi:10.1080/13691066.2010.507033)

Mason, C., and Kwok, J. (2010) Investment readiness programmes and access to finance: a critical review of design issues. Local Economy, 25(4), pp. 269-292. (doi:10.1080/02690942.2010.504570)

Smith, D.J., Harrison, R.T., and Mason, C.M. (2010) Experience, heuristics and learning: the Angel investment process. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 30(2), Art. 3.

Mason, C.M. (2009) Public policy support for the informal venture capital market in Europe: A critical review. International Small Business Journal, 27(5), pp. 536-556. (doi:10.1177/0266242609338754 )

Carter, S., Mason, C., and Tagg, S. (2009) Perceptions and experience of employment regulation in UK small firms. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 27(2), pp. 263-278. (doi:10.1068/c07106b)

Cox, J., and Mason, C. (2009) Franchise network restructuring: Pressures, constraints and mechanisms. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 21(5-6), pp. 503-527. (doi:10.1080/08985620802365178)

Findlay, A., Mason, C., Houston, D., McCollum, D., and Harrison, R. (2009) Escalators, elevators and travelators: the occupational mobility of migrants to South-East England. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 35(6), pp. 861-879. (doi:10.1080/13691830902957676)

Mason, C. (2009) Policy as a focus for small business research. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 27(2), pp. 191-194. (doi:10.1068/c2702ed)

Mason, C. (2009) Venture capital in crisis? Venture Capital, 11(4), pp. 279-285. (doi:10.1080/13691060903303775)

Houston, D., Findlay, A., Harrison, R., and Mason, C. (2008) Will attracting the "creative class" boost economic growth in old industrial regions: a case study of Scotland? Geografiska Annaler. Series B: Human Geography, 90(2), pp. 133-149. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-0467.2008.00283.x)

Findlay, A., Mason, C., Harrison, R., Houston, D., and McCollum, D. (2008) Getting off the escalator? A study of Scots out-migration from a global city region. Environment and Planning A, 40(9), pp. 2169-2185. (doi:10.1068/a39256 )

Ismail, K., Mason, C., Cooper, S., Omar, W., and Majid, I. (2008) The actors involved and the decision-making process used in the exploitation of university patents. International Journal of Business and Information, 3(2), pp. 165-192.

Mason, C.M., and Harrison, R.T. (2008) Measuring business angel investment activity in the United Kingdom: A review of potential data sources. Venture Capital, 10(4), pp. 309-330. (doi:10.1080/13691060802380098)

Harrison, R.T., and Mason, C. (2007) Does gender matter? Women business angels and the supply of entrepreneurial finance. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice , 31(3), pp. 445-472. (doi:10.1111/j.1540-6520.2007.00182.x)

Cox, J., and Mason, C. (2007) Standardisation versus adaptation: geographical pressures to deviate from franchise formats. Service Industries Journal, 27(8), pp. 1053-1072. (doi:10.1080/02642060701673737)

Mason, C., Carter, S., and Tagg, S.K. (2006) The effect of the national minimum wage on the UK small business sector: a geographical analysis. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 24(1), pp. 99-116. (doi:10.1068/c0541)

Mason, C., and Harrison, R.T. (2006) After the exit: acquisitions, entrepreneurial recycling and regional economic development. Regional Studies, 40(1), pp. 55-73. (doi:10.1080/00343400500450059)

Mason, C., and Stark, M. (2004) What do investors look for in a business plan? A comparison of the investment criteria of bankers, venture capitalists and business angels. International Small Business Journal, 22(3), pp. 227-248. (doi:10.1177/0266242604042377 )

Harrison, R.T., Cooper, S.Y., and Mason, C.M. (2004) Entrepreneurial activity and the dynamics of technology-based cluster development: the case of Ottawa. Urban Studies, 41(5-6), pp. 1045-1070. (doi:10.1080/00420980410001675841)

Harrison , R.T., Mason, C.M., and Girling, P. (2004) Financial bootstrapping and venture development in the software industry. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 16(4), pp. 307-333. (doi:10.1080/0898562042000263276)

Mason, C.M., and Harrison, R.T. (2004) Does investing in technology-based firms involve higher risk? An exploratory study of the performance of technology and non-technology investments by business angels. Venture Capital, 6(4), pp. 313-332. (doi:10.1080/1369106042000286471)

Mason, C.M., and Harrison, R.T. (2004) Improving access to early stage venture capital in regional economies: a new approach to investment readiness. Local Economy, 19(2), pp. 159-173. (doi:10.1080/0269094042000203090)

Mason, C., and Harrison, R.T. (2003) 'Auditioning for money': what do technology investors look for at the initial screening stage? Journal of Private Equity, 6(2), pp. 29-42.

Mason, C., and Harrison, R.T. (2003) Closing the regional equity gap? A critique of the department of trade and industry's regional venture capital funds initiative. Regional Studies, 37(8), pp. 855-868. (doi:10.1080/0034340032000128767)

Mason, C.M., and Harrison, R.T. (2002) The geography of venture capital investments in the UK. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 27(4), pp. 427-451. (doi:10.1111/1475-5661.00064)

Mason, C.M., and Harrison, R.T. (2002) Is it worth it? The rates of return from informal venture capital investments. Journal of Business Venturing, 17(3), pp. 211-236. (doi:10.1016/S0883-9026(00)00060-4)

Mason, C.M., and Harrison, R.T. (2002) Barriers to investment in the informal venture capital sector. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 14(3), pp. 271-287. (doi:10.1080/08985620210142011)

May, W., Mason, C., and Pinch, S. (2001) Explaining industrial agglomeration: the case of the British high-fidelity industry. Geoforum, 32(3), pp. 363-376. (doi:10.1016/S0016-7185(01)00004-5)

Mason, C.M., and Harrison, R.T. (2001) 'Investment readiness': a critique of government proposals to increase the demand for venture capital. Regional Studies, 35(7), pp. 663-668. (doi:10.1080/00343400120075939)

Book Sections

Brown, R., and Mason, C. (2012) The evolution of enterprise policy in Scotland. In: Blackburn, R. and Schaper, M. (eds.) Government, SMEs and Entrepreneurship Development: Policy, Practice and Challenges. Gower, pp. 17-30. ISBN 9781409430353

Mason, C.M., and Landstrom, H. (2012) Introduction. In: Landstrom, H. and Mason, C.M. (eds.) Handbook of Research on Venture Capital: A Globalizing Industry. Series: Elgar original reference, 2. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd: Cheltenham, UK, pp. 3-16. ISBN 9781849801683

Mason, C., and Brown, R. (2011) Business models and competitive advantage. In: Jolly, A. (ed.) The Growing Business Handbook: Inspiration and Advice from Successful Entrepreneurs and Fast Growing UK Companies. Kogan Page: London, UK, pp. 3-8. ISBN 9780749461461

Mason, C. (2011) Business angels. In: Dana, L.P. (ed.) World Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurship. Series: Elgar original reference. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 9781845424794

Mason, C., Tagg, S., and Carter, S. (2011) Does education matter? The characteristics and performance of businesses started by recent university graduates. In: Borch, O.J., Fayolle, A., Kyro, P. and Ljunggren, E. (eds.) Entrepreneurship Research in Europe: Evolving Concepts and Processes. Series: European research in entrepreneurship. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK, pp. 13-33. ISBN 9780857931740

Mason, C. (2009) Venture capital. In: Kitchin, R. and Thrift, N.J. (eds.) The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Elsevier: Amsterdam, pp. 131-137. ISBN 9780080449111

Mason, C., Carter, S., and Tagg, S. (2009) The entrepreneur in 'risk society': the personal consequences of business failure. In: Smallbone, D., Landstrom, H. and Jones-Evans, D. (eds.) Entrepreneurship and Growth in Local, Regional and National Economies: Frontiers in European Entrepreneurship Research. Edward Elgar Publishing: Cheltenham, UK, pp. 184-204. ISBN 9781848445925

Mason, C., Carter, S., and Tagg, S. (2008) Business begins at home. In: Dwelly, T. and Lake, A. (eds.) Can Homeworking Save the Planet? How Homes can Become Workspace in a Low Carbon Economy. The Smith Institute: London, UK, pp. 16-27.

Mason, C. (2008) Entrepreneurial dynamics and the origin and growth of high-tech clusters. In: Karlsson, C. (ed.) Handbook of Research on Innovation and Clusters: Cases and Policies. Series: Handbooks of Research on Clusters Series (2). Edward Elgar Publishing: Cheltenham, UK, pp. 33-53. ISBN 9781847208422

Mason, C. (2007) Venture capital: a geographical perspective. In: Landstrom, H. (ed.) Handbook of Research on Venture Capital. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK, pp. 86-112. ISBN 9781845423124

Harrison, R.T., Cooper, S.Y., and Mason, C. (2006) Entrepreneurial activity and the dynamics of technology-based cluster development: the case of Ottawa. In: Cumbers, A. and MacKinnon, D. (eds.) Clusters in Urban and Regional Development. Series: Urban studies monographs. Routledge: London, UK, pp. 75-100. ISBN 9780415360111

Mason, C. (2006) Informal sources of venture finance. In: Parker, S.C. (ed.) The Life Cycle of Entrepreneurial Ventures. Series: International handbook series on entrepreneurship (3). Springer: New York, NY, USA, pp. 258-299. ISBN 9780387321561

Mason, C. (2006) Venture capital and the small business. In: Carter, S. and Jones-Evans, D. (eds.) Enterprise and Small Business: Principles, Practice and Policy (2nd Ed). FT-Prentice Hall, pp. 357-384. ISBN 9780273702672

Mason, C. (2006) The informal venture capital market in the United Kingdom: adding the time dimension. In: Butler, J.E., Lockett, A. and Ucbasaran, D. (eds.) Venture Capital and the Changing World of Entrepreneurship. Series: Research in entrepreneurship and management. Information Age Publishing: Greenwich, Conn., UK, pp. 137-171. ISBN 9781593114343

Mason, C. (2005) Business angel investing. In: Reuvid, J. (ed.) The Handbook of Personal Wealth Management: How to Ensure Maximum Return and Security. Kogan Page: London, UK, pp. 169-175. ISBN 9780749443832

Mason, C.M. (2004) Private equity and venture capital in the UK. In: Reuvid, J. (ed.) Investors' Guide to the United Kingdom. Series: Global market briefings. Kogan Page: London, UK, pp. 86-106. ISBN 9780749442248

Harrison, R.T., Mason, C., and Robson, P. (2003) Determinants of of long-distance investing by business angels. In: Bygrave, W.D. (ed.) Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2003: Proceedings of the Twenty-Third Annual Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Babson College: Massachusetts, MA, USA. ISBN 0910897247

Harrison, R.T., and Mason, C. (2002) Backing the horse or the jockey? Agency costs, information and the evaluation of risk by business angels. In: Bygrave, W.D., Brush, C., Davidsson, P., Fiet, J., Greene, P., Harrison, R.T., Lerner, M. and Meyer, G. (eds.) Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2002: Proceedings of the Twenty-Second Annual Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Babson College: Massachusetts, MA, USA. ISBN 9780910897235

Mason, C. (2002) Business angels: critical players in the supply of risk capital to entrepreneurial businesses. In: Aernoudt, R., Engelen, P. and Verbaere, E. (eds.) Belgian Yearbook on Corporate Finance 2002. Intersentia: Antwerp, Belgium, pp. 35-53. ISBN 9789050952088

Mason, C., Cooper, S., and Harrison, R.T. (2002) Venture capital and high technology clusters: the case of Ottawa. In: Oakey, R.P., During, W.E. and Kauser, S. (eds.) New Technology-Based Firms in the New Millennium. Pergammon: Oxford, UK, pp. 261-278. ISBN 9780080441337

Mason, C., and Harrison , R.T. (2001) Auditioning for money: what do technology investors look for at the initial screening stage? In: Hisrich, R.D. and Häckner, E. (eds.) Proceedings Entrepreneurial Finance Workshop. Jonkoping International Business School: Jonkoping, Sweden, pp. 155-176. ISBN 9789189164246

Edited Books

Landstrom, H. and Mason, C., (Eds.) (2012) Handbook of Research on Venture Capital: Volume 2: A Globalizing Industry. Series: Elgar original reference. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. ISBN 9781849801683

Zacharakis, A., Alvarez, S., Davidson, P., Fiet, J., George, G., Kuratko, D., Mason, C., Maula, M., Minniti, M., Sarasvathy, S., Shepherd, D., Westhead, P., Wiklund, J., Wright, M. and Zahra, S., (Eds.) (2007) Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2006: Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth Annual Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Babson College. ISBN 9780910897273

Zahra, S., Brush, C.G., Davidsson, P., Fiet, J., Greene, P.G., Harrison, R.T., Lerner, M., Mason, C., Shepherd, D., Sohl, J.E., Wiklund, J. and Wright, M., (Eds.) (2005) Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2005: Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth Annual Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Babson College: Babson Park, Mass., USA. ISBN 9780910897266

Zahra, S., Brush, C., Davidsson, P., Fiet, J., Greene, P., Harrison, R.T., Lerner, M., Mason, C., Meyer, G., Sohl, J. and Zacharakis, A., (Eds.) (2004) Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2004: Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Babson College: Massachusetts, MA, USA. ISBN 9780910897259

Research Reports or Papers

Mason, C., and Reuschke, D. (2015) Home Truths: The True Value of Home-Based Businesses. Project Report. Federation of Small Businesses in Scotland, Glasgow.

Brown, R., Mason, C., and Mawson, S. (2014) Increasing ‘The Vital 6 Percent’: Designing Effective Public Policy to Support High Growth Firms. Working Paper. NESTA.

Mason, C., and Brown, R. (2014) Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Growth-Oriented Enterprises: Background Paper Prepared for the Workshop Organised by the OECD LEED Programme and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. Discussion Paper. OECD.

Mason, C. (2014) Creating Entrepreneurial Campuses: A report for Scotland. Discussion Paper. QAA Scotland, Edinburgh.

Mason, C., Michie, R., and Wishlade, F. (2012) Access to Finance in Europe’s Disadvantaged Regions: can ‘new’ financial instruments fill the gap? Project Report. European Policies Research Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

Mason, C., and Brown, R. (2012) Technology-Based Firms in Scotland: A Report for Scottish Enterprise. Project Report. Scottish Enterprise.

Harris, J., and Mason, C. (2012) The risk capital market in Scotland 2009-2011. Technical Report. Scottish Enterprise, Glasgow, UK.

Mason, C.M., and Harrison, R.T. (2011) Annual Report on the Business Angel Market in the United Kingdom: 2009/10. Other. Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Mason, C. (2011) Investment Activity by Canadian Angel Groups: 2010 Report. Other. National Angel Capital Organization (NACO).

Mason, C. (2011) Trends in IPO Listings by SMEs in the EU. Discussion Paper. City of London.

Mason, C., and Brown, R. (2010) High Growth Firms in Scotland. Other. Scottish Enterprise, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

Mason, C., and Harrison, R. (2010) Annual Report on the Business Angel Market in the United Kingdom: 2008/09. Other. Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, London, UK.

Mason, C., Jones, L., and Wells, S. (2010) The City's Role in Providing for the Public Equity Financing Needs of UK SMEs. Other. City of London Corporation, London, UK.

Anyadike-Danes, M., Bonner, K., Hart, M., and Mason, C. (2009) Measuring Business Growth: High Growth Firms and Their Contribution to Employment in the UK. Other. NESTA, London, UK.

Nightingale, P., Murray, G., Cowling, M., Baden-Fuller, C., Mason, C., Siepel, J., Hopkins, M., and Dannreuther, C. (2009) From Funding Gaps to Thin Markets: UK Government Support for Early-stage Venture Capital. Other. NESTA, London, UK.

Levie, J., and Mason, C. (2009) Global Entrepreneurship Monitor: Scotland 2007/8. Other. Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

Pierrakis, Y., and Mason, C. (2008) Shifting sands: The changing nature of the early stage venture capital market in the UK. Other. NESTA, London.

Carter, S., Mason, C., and Tagg, S. (2004) Lifting the Barriers to Growth in UK Small Businesses: The FSB Biennial Membership Survey, 2004. Other. Federation of Small Businesses, London, UK.

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