Dr Margaret Fletcher

Margaret Fletcher
  • Lecturer (Management)

telephone: 01413305939
email: Margaret.Fletcher@glasgow.ac.uk

605 - Floor 6
CIER - Management
West Quadrangle - Gilbert Scott
Glasgow G12 8QQ


Research interests

Margaret’s research area is currently small firm growth through internationalisation  and international entrepreneurship, and the role of internationalisation  and entrepreneurship policy in economic development. Her particular focus is internal knowledge transfer, organisational learning and policy evaluation, specifically in knowledge acquisition sources and knowledge assimilation processes used by internationalising SMEs.

Biography

Dr Fletcher's PhD research involved a longitudinal case study investigation into the internationalisation of Scottish small and medium sized enterprise (SMEs). The firms are participants of the Scottish Enterprise Global Companies Development Programme, which aims to help Scottish SMEs increase their presence in international markets and compete globally. The PhD focused on the learning processes involved in their internationalisation efforts. Scottish Enterprise funded the PhD research and evaluation of the programme.

Margaret was previously a lecturer at the University of Stirling in the Entrepreneurship Centre. She was Director of the MSc in Entrepreneurial Studies (Distance Learning) and Director of Graduate Enterprise. As a lecturer she specialised in the financing of small firms. Research interests and publications include bank lending to small firms and graduate entrepreneurship. She assisted Professor David Deakins at the University of Paisley on a UK wide investigation into the Financing of Ethnic Minority Business for the Bank of England and the Dti, and Women’s Enterprise research for the Scottish Executive. Margaret won first prize in the Scottish Enterprise case writing competition for Teaching Case Studies of Entrepreneurial Scottish Companies.

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2013

Dimitratos, P., Li, N., Fletcher, M., and D'Angelo, A. (2013) A Review of Current International Business and International Entrepreneurship Research and its Policy-making Implications. Final report. Project Report. Scottish Development International / Scottish Enterprise. (Unpublished)

Fletcher, M., Harris, S., and Richey, G. (2013) Internationalization knowledge: what, why, where and when? Journal of International Marketing, 21 (3). pp. 47-71. ISSN 1069-031X (doi:10.1509/jim.12.0121)

2012

Fletcher, M., and Harris, S. (2012) Knowledge acquisition for the internationalization of the smaller firm: content and sources. International Business Review, 21 (4). pp. 631-647. ISSN 0969-5931 (doi:10.1016/j.ibusrev.2011.07.008)

2011

Fletcher, M., and Loane, S. (2011) Introduction to the Special Issue, International entrepreneurship: areas for future research. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 18 (3). pp. 410-428. ISSN 1462-6004

Fletcher, M., and Plakoyiannaki, E. (2011) Case selection in international business: key issues and common misconceptions. In: Marschan-Pierkkari, R. and Welch, C. (eds.) Rethinking the Case Study in International Business and Management Research. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 171-192. ISBN 9781848441842

Fletcher, M., and Prashantham, S. (2011) Knowledge assimilation processes of rapidly internationalising firms: longitudinal case studies of Scottish SMEs. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 18 (3). pp. 475-501. ISSN 1462-6004 (doi:10.1108/14626001111155673)

2010

Fletcher, M. (2010) The role of knowledge and learning in the internationalisation of SMEs: issues for international entrepreneurship. Enterprising Matters, Spring .

Fletcher, M., and Plakoyiannaki, E. (2010) Sampling in case study research. In: Mills, A.J., Durepos, G. and Wiebe, E. (eds.) Encyclopaedia of Case Study Research. Sage, Thousand Oaks, CA, USA, pp. 837-840. ISBN 9781412956703

2009

Jones, M. V., Dimitratos, P., Fletcher, M. and Young, S., (Eds.) (2009) Internationalization, Entrepreneurship And The Smaller Firm: Evidence From Around The World. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham. ISBN 9781847208309

Fletcher, M. (2009) Knowledge assimilation processes of internationalising SMEs: Assimilating new knowledge. In: Fink, M. and Kraus, S. (eds.) Management of Small and Medium Enterprises. Series: Routledge Studies in Small Business (15). Routledge, London, UK, pp. 245-262. ISBN 9780415467247

Fletcher, M. (2009) Learning processes in the development of absorptive capacity of internationalising SMEs. In: Jones, M.V., Dimitratos, P., Fletcher, M. and Young, S. (eds.) Internationalization, Entrepreneurship and The Smaller Firm: Evidence From Around The World. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 73-90. ISBN 9781847208309

2008

Bruns, V., and Fletcher, M. (2008) Banks' risk assessment of Swedish SMEs. Venture Capital, 10 (2). pp. 171-194. ISSN 1369-1066 (doi:10.1080/13691060801946089)

2007

Young, S., Fletcher, M., and Dimitratos, P. (2007) Scottish Enterprise Global Companies Programme Longitudinal Evaluation Study. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

2004

Deakins, D., Ram, M., Smallbone, D., and Fletcher, M. (2004) Ethnic minority entrepreneurs and the commercial banks in the UK: access to formal sources of finance anddecision-making by their bankers. In: Stiles, C. H. and Galbraith, C. S. (eds.) Ethnic Entrepreneurship: Structure and Process. Series: International research in the business disciplines (4). JAI Press, pp. 293-314. ISBN 9780762310333

2002

Deakins, D., Ram, M., Smallbone, D., Baldock, R., Fletcher, M., and Jones, T. (2002) Ethnic Minority Businesses in the UK: Access to Finance and Business Support. Project Report. British Bankers' Association. (Unpublished)

Fletcher, M., and Harris, S. (2002) Seven aspects of strategy formation: exploring the value of planning. International Small Business Journal, 20 (3). pp. 297-314. ISSN 0266-2426 (doi:10.1177/0266242602203004)

2000

Harris, S., Forbes, T., and Fletcher, M. (2000) Taught and enacted strategic approaches in young enterprises. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 6 (3). pp. 125-145. ISSN 1355-2554 (doi:10.1108/13552550010346217)

1999

Fletcher, M. (1999) Promoting entrepreneurship as a career option - the graduate enterprise programme. Journal of European Industrial Training, 23 (3). pp. 127-139. ISSN 0309-0590 (doi:10.1108/03090599910261808)

1996

Fletcher, M. (1996) How bank managers make lending decisions to small firms. In: Blackburn, R. and Jennings, P. (eds.) Small Firms: Contributions to Economic Regeneration. Paul Chapman, London. ISBN 1853963399

1995

Fletcher, M. (1995) Bank Managers Lending Decisions to Small Firms. Project Report. Scottish Enterprise Foundation. (Unpublished)

Fletcher, M. (1995) Decision making by Scottish bank managers. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 1 (2). pp. 37-53. ISSN 1355-2554 (doi:10.1108/13552559510090613)

1994

Smith, M. (1994) Review of the Graduate Enterprise Programme in Scotland. Project Report. New Ventures Team, Scottish Enterprise. (Unpublished)

Smith, M. (1994) Graduate Enterprise Programme. In: Jain, G.J. and Gupta, D. (eds.) New Initiatives in Entrepreneurship Education and Training. Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, pp. 23-40.

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Article

Fletcher, M., Harris, S., and Richey, G. (2013) Internationalization knowledge: what, why, where and when? Journal of International Marketing, 21 (3). pp. 47-71. ISSN 1069-031X (doi:10.1509/jim.12.0121)

Fletcher, M., and Harris, S. (2012) Knowledge acquisition for the internationalization of the smaller firm: content and sources. International Business Review, 21 (4). pp. 631-647. ISSN 0969-5931 (doi:10.1016/j.ibusrev.2011.07.008)

Fletcher, M., and Loane, S. (2011) Introduction to the Special Issue, International entrepreneurship: areas for future research. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 18 (3). pp. 410-428. ISSN 1462-6004

Fletcher, M., and Prashantham, S. (2011) Knowledge assimilation processes of rapidly internationalising firms: longitudinal case studies of Scottish SMEs. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 18 (3). pp. 475-501. ISSN 1462-6004 (doi:10.1108/14626001111155673)

Fletcher, M. (2010) The role of knowledge and learning in the internationalisation of SMEs: issues for international entrepreneurship. Enterprising Matters, Spring .

Bruns, V., and Fletcher, M. (2008) Banks' risk assessment of Swedish SMEs. Venture Capital, 10 (2). pp. 171-194. ISSN 1369-1066 (doi:10.1080/13691060801946089)

Fletcher, M., and Harris, S. (2002) Seven aspects of strategy formation: exploring the value of planning. International Small Business Journal, 20 (3). pp. 297-314. ISSN 0266-2426 (doi:10.1177/0266242602203004)

Harris, S., Forbes, T., and Fletcher, M. (2000) Taught and enacted strategic approaches in young enterprises. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 6 (3). pp. 125-145. ISSN 1355-2554 (doi:10.1108/13552550010346217)

Fletcher, M. (1999) Promoting entrepreneurship as a career option - the graduate enterprise programme. Journal of European Industrial Training, 23 (3). pp. 127-139. ISSN 0309-0590 (doi:10.1108/03090599910261808)

Fletcher, M. (1995) Decision making by Scottish bank managers. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 1 (2). pp. 37-53. ISSN 1355-2554 (doi:10.1108/13552559510090613)

Book Section

Fletcher, M., and Plakoyiannaki, E. (2011) Case selection in international business: key issues and common misconceptions. In: Marschan-Pierkkari, R. and Welch, C. (eds.) Rethinking the Case Study in International Business and Management Research. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 171-192. ISBN 9781848441842

Fletcher, M., and Plakoyiannaki, E. (2010) Sampling in case study research. In: Mills, A.J., Durepos, G. and Wiebe, E. (eds.) Encyclopaedia of Case Study Research. Sage, Thousand Oaks, CA, USA, pp. 837-840. ISBN 9781412956703

Fletcher, M. (2009) Knowledge assimilation processes of internationalising SMEs: Assimilating new knowledge. In: Fink, M. and Kraus, S. (eds.) Management of Small and Medium Enterprises. Series: Routledge Studies in Small Business (15). Routledge, London, UK, pp. 245-262. ISBN 9780415467247

Fletcher, M. (2009) Learning processes in the development of absorptive capacity of internationalising SMEs. In: Jones, M.V., Dimitratos, P., Fletcher, M. and Young, S. (eds.) Internationalization, Entrepreneurship and The Smaller Firm: Evidence From Around The World. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 73-90. ISBN 9781847208309

Deakins, D., Ram, M., Smallbone, D., and Fletcher, M. (2004) Ethnic minority entrepreneurs and the commercial banks in the UK: access to formal sources of finance anddecision-making by their bankers. In: Stiles, C. H. and Galbraith, C. S. (eds.) Ethnic Entrepreneurship: Structure and Process. Series: International research in the business disciplines (4). JAI Press, pp. 293-314. ISBN 9780762310333

Fletcher, M. (1996) How bank managers make lending decisions to small firms. In: Blackburn, R. and Jennings, P. (eds.) Small Firms: Contributions to Economic Regeneration. Paul Chapman, London. ISBN 1853963399

Smith, M. (1994) Graduate Enterprise Programme. In: Jain, G.J. and Gupta, D. (eds.) New Initiatives in Entrepreneurship Education and Training. Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, pp. 23-40.

Edited Book

Jones, M. V., Dimitratos, P., Fletcher, M. and Young, S., (Eds.) (2009) Internationalization, Entrepreneurship And The Smaller Firm: Evidence From Around The World. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham. ISBN 9781847208309

Research Report or Paper

Dimitratos, P., Li, N., Fletcher, M., and D'Angelo, A. (2013) A Review of Current International Business and International Entrepreneurship Research and its Policy-making Implications. Final report. Project Report. Scottish Development International / Scottish Enterprise. (Unpublished)

Young, S., Fletcher, M., and Dimitratos, P. (2007) Scottish Enterprise Global Companies Programme Longitudinal Evaluation Study. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

Deakins, D., Ram, M., Smallbone, D., Baldock, R., Fletcher, M., and Jones, T. (2002) Ethnic Minority Businesses in the UK: Access to Finance and Business Support. Project Report. British Bankers' Association. (Unpublished)

Fletcher, M. (1995) Bank Managers Lending Decisions to Small Firms. Project Report. Scottish Enterprise Foundation. (Unpublished)

Smith, M. (1994) Review of the Graduate Enterprise Programme in Scotland. Project Report. New Ventures Team, Scottish Enterprise. (Unpublished)

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Potential PhD student topics

Dr Fletcher's research area is currently small firm growth through internationalisation  and international entrepreneurship, and the role of internationalisation  and entrepreneurship policy and evaluation in economic development.

Her particular focus is SME internal knowledge transfer and organisational learning  specifically in knowledge acquisition sources and knowledge assimilation processes used by internationalising SMEs. She has also published in the financing of small firms.

Current PhD students

Chen Li

Co-supervisor: Professor Pavlos Dimitratos

Nur Izzati binti Mohamad Anuar

Email:n.mohamad-anuar.1@research.gla.ac.uk
Thesis title: Inward-Outward Internationalization in Small-Medium Enterprises (SMEs): Learning Approach
Co-supervisor: Professor Marian Jones

GhaniyaAl-hatmi

Thesis title: The role of entreprenurial orientation in international Omani SMEs peformance, and moderating role of network relationships
Co-supervisor: Professor Marian Jones