Dr David Johnson

  • Lecturer in Entrepreneurship (Management)

Biography

Dr David Johnson is a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow.

David's research explores entrepreneurial ecosystems, science-based entrepreneurship, technology transfer, and academic entrepreneurs. Broadly speaking, David studies the relationship between uncertainty and entrepreneurial cognition, entrepreneurial behaviour, and venturing. More specifically, his research examines commercialization activities in high-technology sectors (e.g. regenerative medicine) to understand how micro- and meso-level factors influence both the generation and development of entrepreneurial ecosystems. This research has led David to Visiting Scholar positions at The Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison (US) and The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Moscow, Russia). 

Prior to joining the University of Glasgow, David was a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Entrepreneurship at Edinburgh Napier University. Prior to this, David spent over a decade working within the biopharmaceutical sector within Commercial and Strategy Consulting roles. He was a Commercial Director for a start-up biopharmaceutical strategy consultancy and health data analytics firm. David led on the organization's commercial activity, including strategy consulting to university spin-outs and early-stage life science organizations. He also led the firm's health data compliance consulting, advising US clients on the risks associated with personal health information (PHI) disclosure and anonymity. Additionally, David has worked for leading global pharmaceutical companies within Sales and Business Development. 


David holds Science-based Undergraduate and Masters Degrees from the University of Leeds (UK) and The University of Edinburgh (UK), which included research at the Roslin Institute. Furthermore, he holds an MBA from the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow (UK). He also holds an MSc. by Research (in Entrepreneurship) from the University of Edinburgh Business School (UK). David obtained his PhD in Management (Entrepreneurship and Innovation) from the University of Edinburgh Business School (UK). David is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

David is also a Visiting Research Fellow at 'Interface - The Knowledge Connection for Business.' Additionally, he is a Non-Executive Director and Trustee at the Board of Management at Borders College.


Research interests

David is a member of the School's Entrepreneurship, Development and Political Economy research cluster.

Areas of expertise:

Entrepreneurship

Academic Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer

Entrepreneurial ecosystems

Science-based business

Business models in high-technology sectors


Publications

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Number of items: 9.

2019

Johnson, D. , Bock, A. J. and George, G. (2019) Entrepreneurial dynamism and the built environment in the evolution of university entrepreneurial ecosystems. Industrial and Corporate Change, 28(4), pp. 941-959. (doi:10.1093/icc/dtz034)

2018

Bock, A. J. and Johnson, D. (2018) Regenerative medicine venturing at the university-industry boundary: implications for institutions, entrepreneurs, and industry. In: Schmuck, E. G., Hematti, P. and Raval, A. N. (eds.) Cardiac Extracellular Matrix: Fundamental Science to Clinical Applications. Series: Advances in experimental medicine and biology (1098). Springer: Cham, Switzerland, pp. 213-236. ISBN 9783319974200 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-97421-7_12)

2017

Bock, A. J. and Johnson, D. (2017) Regenerative medicine ecosystems and the built environment at entrepreneurial universities. Academy of Management Proceedings, (doi:10.5465/AMBPP.2017.11914abstract)

Johnson, D. and Bock, A. J. (2017) Coping with uncertainty: entrepreneurial sensemaking in regenerative medicine venturing. Journal of Technology Transfer, 42(1), pp. 33-58. (doi:10.1007/s10961-015-9465-0)

2016

Bock, A. J. and Johnson, D. (2016) A comparative study of ecosystem development in regenerative medicine. In: Phan, P. H. (ed.) Academic Entrepreneurship: Translating Discoveries to the Marketplace. Series: Johns Hopkins University series on entrepreneurship. Edward Elgar Publishing: Cheltenham, . UK ; Northampton, MA, USA, pp. 218-250. ISBN 9781785363436

2015

Bock, A. J. and Johnson, D. (2015) Entrepreneurial ecosystems: fixing the triple helix. European Business Review, 2015(6), pp. 73-76.

Johnson, D. and Bock, A. J. (2015) Regenerative medicine translation: cross-national analysis of entrepreneurial ecosystem development. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2015(1), 12653. (doi:10.5465/ambpp.2015.12653abstract)

Johnson, D. and Bock, A. J. (2015) Sensemaking at entrepreneurial firms: acknowledgment practice under uncertainty. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2015(1), 12638. (doi:10.5465/ambpp.2015.12638abstract)

2014

Johnson, D. and Bock, A. J. (2014) Coping with unresolvable uncertainty: a situational analysis of regenerative medicine venturing. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2014(1), 11294. (doi:10.5465/ambpp.2014.11294abstract)

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Number of items: 9.

Articles

Johnson, D. , Bock, A. J. and George, G. (2019) Entrepreneurial dynamism and the built environment in the evolution of university entrepreneurial ecosystems. Industrial and Corporate Change, 28(4), pp. 941-959. (doi:10.1093/icc/dtz034)

Bock, A. J. and Johnson, D. (2017) Regenerative medicine ecosystems and the built environment at entrepreneurial universities. Academy of Management Proceedings, (doi:10.5465/AMBPP.2017.11914abstract)

Johnson, D. and Bock, A. J. (2017) Coping with uncertainty: entrepreneurial sensemaking in regenerative medicine venturing. Journal of Technology Transfer, 42(1), pp. 33-58. (doi:10.1007/s10961-015-9465-0)

Bock, A. J. and Johnson, D. (2015) Entrepreneurial ecosystems: fixing the triple helix. European Business Review, 2015(6), pp. 73-76.

Johnson, D. and Bock, A. J. (2015) Regenerative medicine translation: cross-national analysis of entrepreneurial ecosystem development. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2015(1), 12653. (doi:10.5465/ambpp.2015.12653abstract)

Johnson, D. and Bock, A. J. (2015) Sensemaking at entrepreneurial firms: acknowledgment practice under uncertainty. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2015(1), 12638. (doi:10.5465/ambpp.2015.12638abstract)

Johnson, D. and Bock, A. J. (2014) Coping with unresolvable uncertainty: a situational analysis of regenerative medicine venturing. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2014(1), 11294. (doi:10.5465/ambpp.2014.11294abstract)

Book Sections

Bock, A. J. and Johnson, D. (2018) Regenerative medicine venturing at the university-industry boundary: implications for institutions, entrepreneurs, and industry. In: Schmuck, E. G., Hematti, P. and Raval, A. N. (eds.) Cardiac Extracellular Matrix: Fundamental Science to Clinical Applications. Series: Advances in experimental medicine and biology (1098). Springer: Cham, Switzerland, pp. 213-236. ISBN 9783319974200 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-97421-7_12)

Bock, A. J. and Johnson, D. (2016) A comparative study of ecosystem development in regenerative medicine. In: Phan, P. H. (ed.) Academic Entrepreneurship: Translating Discoveries to the Marketplace. Series: Johns Hopkins University series on entrepreneurship. Edward Elgar Publishing: Cheltenham, . UK ; Northampton, MA, USA, pp. 218-250. ISBN 9781785363436

This list was generated on Mon Nov 18 13:53:43 2019 GMT.

Supervision

David is particularly interested in supervising PhD students in the areas of: 

Technology entrepreneurship, with a focus on the relationship between micro-level factors and venturing; 

Academic entrepreneurship and technology transfer; 

Science-based business;

Business models in high-technology sectors; and 

Entrepreneurial ecosystem generation and development. 


Teaching

Courses currently taught:

  • Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • New Venture Planning
  • Entrepreneurship

Additional information

Conference Presentations:

  1. 2019: Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Presenter: “Not in my Job Description: Academic Research Contracting as Positive Entrepreneurial Deviance.”
  2. 2018: Technology-led Emergence and Transformation of Markets, Edinburgh, Scotland. Presenter: “Culture, Context and Cognition at the University-Industry Boundary.”
  3. 2017: Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. Co-Author: “Regenerative Medicine Ecosystems and the Built Environment at Entrepreneurial Universities.”
  4. 2015: RENT 2015, Zagreb, Croatia. Presenter: “Venturing in the Dark: Entrepreneurial Universities and Regenerative Medicine Ecosystems.”
  5. 2015: Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC. Presenter: “Regenerative Medicine Translation: Cross-National Analysis of Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development.” Also, Presenter: “Sensemaking at Entrepreneurial Firms: Acknowledgement Practice Under Uncertainty.”
  6. 2014: Technology Transfer Conference, Baltimore, MD. Presenter: “Translating Regenerative Medicine: A Cross-National Study of Business Model Development Under Uncertainty.”
  7. 2014: Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. Presenter: “Coping with Unresolvable Uncertainty: A Situational Analysis of Regenerative Medicine Venturing Activity.”
  8. 2014: International Network of Business and Management Journals Conference, Barcelona, Spain. Presenter: “Entrepreneurial Sensemaking in Regenerative Medicine Venturing.”
  9. 2013: British Academy of Management Conference, Liverpool, UK. Presenter: “Regenerative Medicine Venturing: The Development of Collaborative Capabilities Under Uncertainty.”

 

Invited Talks and Consortia:

  1. University of Edinburgh Business School Paper Development Workshop, sponsored by Academy of Management. Talk: “Acknowledgment Practice at Entrepreneurial Firms.”
  2. Academy of Management Journal Paper Development Workshop, ESSEC Business School, Paris. Talk: “Institutional Maintenance and Survival: Freemasonry and Masonic Ritual.”
  3. The University of Oslo, Centre for Entrepreneurship. Talk: “Translating Regenerative Medicine: Uncertainty, Entrepreneurial Behaviour and the Development of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems."
  4. Imperial College Business School, London, UK. Invited participant: Conversation on the role of universities in entrepreneurial ecosystems.
  5. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver, B.C. Invited participant: Entrepreneurship Doctoral Consortium.

 

Visiting Positions

  • Currently a Visiting Research Fellow at Interface: The Knowledge Connection for Business.

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • 2015: Visiting Scholar - The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Moscow, Russia.
  • 2014: Visiting Scholar - The Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.