Dr Paul Ferri
- Senior Lecturer in International Business and Entrepreneurship (Management)
Paul joined the University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School in 2015 as Senior University Teacher in International Business and Entrepreneurship, with specific responsibility for International Management Solutions as Programme Director. Paul was Director of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Award between January and August 2016, where he had overall responsibility for the School’s postgraduate students.
He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, holds a Pg Dip in Advanced Academic Studies, a BA in Business Administration, an MSc in Marketing and Total Quality (with Distinction) and was awarded his PhD in 2012.
Prior to joining the University of Glasgow, he was a Teaching Fellow and Director of Teaching at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde.
His PhD research focused on the role of social capital in the early stages of the entrepreneurial process innovation. He has also published articles in the social capital, new venture creation and entrepreneurship education areas.
Paul brings over 27 years’ experience as a successful entrepreneur in the B2B professional audio-visual market to his current post and is happy to be described as a ‘pracademic’.
Paul is a member of the Entrepreneurship, Development and Political Economy research cluster.
- Small Business Start-Ups
- International Business
- Social Capital
- Sales Education
Paul is interested in co-supervising PhD researchers in the areas of Entrepreneurship and/or small business start-ups. Specifically, he welcomes topics that combine different perspectives, e.g. social capital and entrepreneurship; this could include gaining access to scarce resources through social network membership in order to facilitate new venture creation.
Paul has gained considerable teaching experience over the last 3 years delivering entrepreneurship and strategic management modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Scotland and overseas.
Some of his current classes include:
- Management for Accountants
- Business Start-up
- Entrepreneurship (1b)
Post Graduate Level
- International Entrepreneurship and
- Market Analysis for New Venture Creation
- International Management Solutions
Paul is currently an external examiner of the BA (Hons) degree in Enterprise Development at the University of Huddersfield Business School.
He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Experiential Entrepreneurship Exercises Journal.
In 2014, Paul was voted Best Teacher in the Business School Faculty at the University of Strathclyde Teaching Excellence Awards.
Paul received an Emerald Literati Outstanding Paper Award in 2010 for his paper ‘The measurement of social capital in the entrepreneurial context’, published in the Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy.