Dr. Richard Adams

Reader in Entrepreneurship at the Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship at Cranfield School of Management, United Kingdom
Dr. Richard Adams is Reader in Entrepreneurship at the Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship at Cranfield School of Management. Richard’s research and teaching interests focus on technology innovation and entrepreneurship, particularly start-ups originating within universities. Of particular interest is innovation and entrepreneurship in the domain of digital transformation and the sustainable organization. As part of his role at Cranfield, Richard leads the Management for Technology module, a ‘mini MBA’ for engineering and technical students enabling them to pick up core management skills and the Disruptive Innovation module for management and enterprise students.
Richard has published in excess of 80 journal and conference papers, including in: International Journal of Operations and Production; International Journal of Management Reviews; Journal of Cleaner Production; Strategic Change; International Journal of Production Research. Richard’s work has been internationally recognised, having been awarded the 1st Emerald/EFMD Annual Outstanding Doctoral Research Award (Leadership and Organizational Development Category), and having “Innovating for sustainability: a user’s guide” shortlisted for CMI Management Article of the Year. Richard is also Section Chief Editor Blockchain for Good, of the newly launched journal (June 2018) Frontiers in Blockchain. Previously, Richard has worked in a variety of roles at Imperial College London, University of Exeter, University of Surrey and the UK Cochrane Centre. Before this, he worked in economic development in the transitional economies of the former Warsaw Pact countries.
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