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Prof Richard Blundel

Prof Richard Blundel

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Prof Richard Blundel

Prof Richard Blundel

About me

I am an organisational researcher with a particular interest in the links between entrepreneurial activity, innovation and environmental sustainability. I have examined the nature and consequences of growth in different organisational contexts, including small artisanal food producers, manufacturing businesses and social enterprises. My work has appeared in journals such as Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, Enterprise & Society, Industry & Innovation, The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Business Ethics: A European Review, Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation, and the Journal of Small Business Management.

I am also lead academic for The Open University's new specialism, BA (Hons) Business Management (Innovation and Enterprise). I was module production chair for B205 Exploring Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a new 60 point module (first presentation October 2016), and a member of the authoring team for B327 Creating Futures: Sustainable Enterprise and Innovation (first presentation: October 2017). I also chaired the OU's MBA elective BB846 Entrepreneurship: Experience and Perspective through its production phase and first five presentations.

Prof Richard Blundel's research

Professor Richard Blundel, Philip Koomen and Professor Emma Bell (2019) Examining Craft Work: Methodological Challenges and Choices, In 35th EGOS Colloquium, Enlightening the Future: The Challenge for Organizations

Philip Koomen and Professor Richard Blundel (2018-09) Developing craft practice within and between workshops: an inter-generational comparative study, In Making Futures(5)

Professor Richard Blundel (2018-08-10) Reflecting on the relationship between craft and history: perspectives, resources and contemporary implications, Routledge

Professor Richard Blundel et al. (2018-02-04) Making ‘greener’ connections: An introduction to the Special Issue, In International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation 1(19)

Professor Richard Blundel (2018-02-01) Book review of Nicolopoulou et al. (eds) (2016) Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation, In The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation 1(19)

Aqueel Imtiaz Wahga, Professor Richard Blundel and Anja Schaefer (2018-01) Human Capital and Environmental Engagement of SMEs in Pakistan: A Comparative Analysis of the Leather Industry, Edward Elgar

Aqueel Imtiaz Wahga, Professor Richard Blundel and Anja Schaefer (2018) Understanding the Drivers of Sustainable Entrepreneurial Practices in Pakistan’s Leather Industry: A Multi-Level Approach, In International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research 2(24)

Professor Richard Blundel and David J. Smith (2018) 'Imagined Outcomes': Contrasting Patterns of Opportunity, Capability and Innovation in British Musical Instrument Manufacturing, 1930-1985, In Enterprise & Society 3(19)

Anja Schaefer, Sarah Williams and Professor Richard Blundel (2018) Individual Values and SME Environmental Engagement, In Business & Society

Professor Richard Blundel, Nigel Lockett and Catherine Wang (2017-11-01) Exploring Entrepreneurship (2nd edition), SAGE

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