Dr Jillian Gordon

  • Senior Lecturer (Management)

telephone: 0141 330 5572
email: Jillian.Gordon@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

Prior to joining academia, Jillian worked in industry for a national utilities company in sales and marketing and as a project associate with a service sector SME. Jillian began her academic career at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Strathclyde, working with some of the pioneer entrepreneurship educators from the UK, teaching across a portfolio of classes which spanned cross faculty and academic years. During her time at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, Jillian developed an expertise in the design and delivery of student centred experiential learning programmes in close collaboration with industry. Jillian undertook a PhD on a part time basis whilst working full-time, graduating in November 2011 with a Doctorate titled: Power, Wealth and Entrepreneurial Philanthropy in the New Global Economy.

Jillian joined the Adam Smith Business School in August 2014 and immediately assumed the role of Honours Convenor overseeing the Honours programme for the MA Business and Management degree. Jillian has subsequently led a review of the undergraduate MA in Business and Management and now sits on the Implementation Group for the re-visioning of a new MA degree.

Jillian currently serves as a board member on two key project delivery governance boards as part of the UofG campus re-development. This includes: the Adam Smith Business School Project Board that oversees the provisioning of the Gilbert Scott Building; and the Research and Enterprise Hub Project Board, an exciting new space for multi-disciplinary innovative and collaborative research and industry engagement.


Research interests

Jillian is a member of the Entrepreneurship, Development and Political Economy research cluster.

Areas of expertise:

Capital accumulation and recycling

Jillian’s research interests are focussed on capital accumulation and recycling by high net worth entrepreneurs (finance, know-how, know-who and reputation). She has explored the different ways that entrepreneurs extend their reach from business into the social domain through their philanthropic endeavours, considering inter alia the relevance of commercial practices within complex social environments. Her research on the social processes of capital accumulation and recycling has led her to explore the different forms of support available and accessible for social entrepreneurship. Exploring social investment, philanthropic investment and the absorptive capacity of social ventures for new forms of finance.

 


Grants

  • 2015-2016: ESRC - Understanding loan aversion amongst social enterprises (£4800). PI
  • 2015-2016: ESRC - Seminar Series: Philanthropy to the Rescue? Exploring the opportunities and strengths of philanthropy (£26,650). CO-I
  • 2011: Strathlinks - ‘Useful knowledge for growing companies’ (£5000). CO-I
  • 2010: EPSRC - Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Transferable Skills (£24,982). CO-I
  • 2008-2013: ESRC - Individual and Business Giving: exploring contemporary entrepreneurial philanthropy (£381,721.55). CO-I

Supervision

Jillian currently supervises PhD students undertaking research in the following areas:

  • Family business advisors;
  • Family business and family foundations,
  • Philanthropy,
  • Social entrepreneurship and social innovation.

Teaching

Jillian has extensive experience of teaching within the University environment. She works with colleagues, including entrepreneurs, to design and deliver learning opportunities that provide a distinctive and relevant learning experience for participants. Drawing on her research to provide teaching that is research informed and led yet relevant to the employability and career progression of participants. Jillian applies a variety of learning methods that support an innovative approach to teaching that create interactive and experiential based learning opportunities for students.

Jillian has considerable industry contacts that are actively leveraged to incorporate guest speaker programmes within her classes. Jillian views the partnership of academic and commercial insights as essential in creating learning experiences that are academically rigorous, practical and relevant. Jillian has taught across a range of entrepreneurship courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA level.


Additional information

Jillian is a Price Babson Scholar having undertaken entrepreneurship educator training at Babson College, Massachusetts, as part of their world renowned Babson C programme for entrepreneurship educators.


Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2009 | 2004
Number of items: 12.

2016

Gordon, J., Harvey, C., Shaw, E. and Maclean, M. (2016) Entrepreneurial philanthropy. In: Jung, T., Phillips, S.D. and Harrow, J. (eds.) Companion to Philanthropy. Series: Routledge companions in business, management and accounting. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415783255

2015

Maclean, M., Harvey, C., Gordon, J. and Shaw, E. (2015) Identity, storytelling and the philanthropic journey. Human Relations, 68(10), pp. 1623-1652. (doi:10.1177/0018726714564199) (PMID:26456976) (PMCID:PMC4582835)

2014

Harvey, C., Maclean, M., Gordon, J. and Shaw, E. (2014) Andrew Carnegie and the foundation of contemporary entrepreneurial philanthropy. In: Klonowski, D. (ed.) Entrepreneurial Finance. Series: Critical concepts in finance. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415708432

Gordon, J. (2014) A stage model of venture philanthropy. Venture Capital, 16(2), pp. 85-107. (doi:10.1080/13691066.2014.897014)

2013

Maclean, M., Harvey, C. and Gordon, J. (2013) Social innovation, social entrepreneurship and the practice of contemporary entrepreneurial philanthropy. International Small Business Journal, 31(7), pp. 747-763. (doi:10.1177/0266242612443376)

Shaw, E., Gordon, J., Harvey, C. and Maclean, M. (2013) Exploring contemporary entrepreneurial philanthropy. International Small Business Journal, 31(5), pp. 580-599. (doi:10.1177/0266242611429164)

2012

Maclean, M., Harvey, C., Gordon, J. and Shaw, E. (2012) World-making and major philanthropy. In: Philanthropy and a Better Society. Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy / Alliance Publishing Trust: London, pp. 26-30. ISBN 9781907376153

Shaw, E., Gordon, J., Harvey, C. and Maclean, M. (2012) The future of philanthropy: the role of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial philanthropy. In: Philanthropy and a Better Society. Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy / Alliance Publishing Trust: London, pp. 86-90. ISBN 9781907376153

2011

Harvey, C., Maclean, M., Gordon, J. and Shaw, E. (2011) Andrew Carnegie and the foundations of contemporary entrepreneurial philanthropy. Business History, 53(3), pp. 425-450. (doi:10.1080/00076791.2011.565516)

Pharaoh, C., Keidan, C. and Gordon, J. (2011) Family Foundation Giving Trends 2011. Series: Family foundation giving trends (4). Alliance Publishing Trust. ISBN 9781907376146

2009

Cooper, S., Bottomley, C. and Gordon, J. (2009) An experiential learning approach to entrepreneurship education: a British initiative. In: Manimala, M. J., Mitra, J. and Singh, V. (eds.) Enterprise Support Systems: An International Perspective. Sage Publications India: New Delhi. ISBN 9788178299273

2004

Cooper, S., Bottomley, C. and Gordon, J. (2004) Stepping out of the classroom and up the ladder of learning: an experiential learning approach to entrepreneurship education. Industry and Higher Education, 18(1), pp. 11-22. (doi:10.5367/000000004773040924)

This list was generated on Tue Jun 25 00:19:17 2019 BST.
Number of items: 12.

Articles

Maclean, M., Harvey, C., Gordon, J. and Shaw, E. (2015) Identity, storytelling and the philanthropic journey. Human Relations, 68(10), pp. 1623-1652. (doi:10.1177/0018726714564199) (PMID:26456976) (PMCID:PMC4582835)

Gordon, J. (2014) A stage model of venture philanthropy. Venture Capital, 16(2), pp. 85-107. (doi:10.1080/13691066.2014.897014)

Maclean, M., Harvey, C. and Gordon, J. (2013) Social innovation, social entrepreneurship and the practice of contemporary entrepreneurial philanthropy. International Small Business Journal, 31(7), pp. 747-763. (doi:10.1177/0266242612443376)

Shaw, E., Gordon, J., Harvey, C. and Maclean, M. (2013) Exploring contemporary entrepreneurial philanthropy. International Small Business Journal, 31(5), pp. 580-599. (doi:10.1177/0266242611429164)

Harvey, C., Maclean, M., Gordon, J. and Shaw, E. (2011) Andrew Carnegie and the foundations of contemporary entrepreneurial philanthropy. Business History, 53(3), pp. 425-450. (doi:10.1080/00076791.2011.565516)

Cooper, S., Bottomley, C. and Gordon, J. (2004) Stepping out of the classroom and up the ladder of learning: an experiential learning approach to entrepreneurship education. Industry and Higher Education, 18(1), pp. 11-22. (doi:10.5367/000000004773040924)

Books

Pharaoh, C., Keidan, C. and Gordon, J. (2011) Family Foundation Giving Trends 2011. Series: Family foundation giving trends (4). Alliance Publishing Trust. ISBN 9781907376146

Book Sections

Gordon, J., Harvey, C., Shaw, E. and Maclean, M. (2016) Entrepreneurial philanthropy. In: Jung, T., Phillips, S.D. and Harrow, J. (eds.) Companion to Philanthropy. Series: Routledge companions in business, management and accounting. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415783255

Harvey, C., Maclean, M., Gordon, J. and Shaw, E. (2014) Andrew Carnegie and the foundation of contemporary entrepreneurial philanthropy. In: Klonowski, D. (ed.) Entrepreneurial Finance. Series: Critical concepts in finance. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415708432

Maclean, M., Harvey, C., Gordon, J. and Shaw, E. (2012) World-making and major philanthropy. In: Philanthropy and a Better Society. Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy / Alliance Publishing Trust: London, pp. 26-30. ISBN 9781907376153

Shaw, E., Gordon, J., Harvey, C. and Maclean, M. (2012) The future of philanthropy: the role of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial philanthropy. In: Philanthropy and a Better Society. Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy / Alliance Publishing Trust: London, pp. 86-90. ISBN 9781907376153

Cooper, S., Bottomley, C. and Gordon, J. (2009) An experiential learning approach to entrepreneurship education: a British initiative. In: Manimala, M. J., Mitra, J. and Singh, V. (eds.) Enterprise Support Systems: An International Perspective. Sage Publications India: New Delhi. ISBN 9788178299273

This list was generated on Tue Jun 25 00:19:17 2019 BST.