Spoke 1 - Individual and corporate giving

University of Strathclyde - Glasgow

Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde

Based at Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde, Spoke 1 is focusing on the history and emergence of entrepreneurial philanthropy, taking an international perspective, and exploring its challenges and appeal for new generations of philanthropists.

Professor Charles Harvey

Charles Harvey is a Visiting Professor at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship.Charles Harvey Formerly Dean of the Strathclyde Business School, Professor Harvey took up position of Pro Vice-Chancellor for Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Newcastle from May 2008.

Professor Harvey is author of numerous books and articles in the fields of strategy, leadership and management. He is the co-author, with Sydney Finkelstein and Thomas Lawton, of Breakout Strategy (McGraw-Hill, 2007), which presents a complete strategy system based on the experiences of more than 100 of the worlds most successful breakout companies. In 2006 he published, with Mairi Maclean and Jon Press, Business Elites and Corporate Governance in France and the UK (Palgrave Macmillan), a path-breaking study of the exercise of power within two very different national business systems. Recent publications include contributions to the Journal of Business Strategy, the Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, Organization Studies, Business History, and the Economic History Review.

Previously Charles served as Director of Royal Holloway School of Management, University and as Dean of Bristol Business School and has sat on the Research Grants Board of ESRC between. He has served on the boards of several private sector companies and charitable foundations. He is a partner in Bristol Academic Press and was Chairman of Central Middlesex NHS Trust between 1994 and 1999, leading the team that created the UKs first custom designed Ambulatory Care and Diagnostic Centre (ACAD) - a beacon site for the UK National Health Service. He has been involved in management development at IBM, JP Morgan Asset Management, Bombardier Transportation and J Sainsbury. charles.harvey@ncl.ac.uk

Professor Eleanor Shaw

Eleanor Shaw is Professor of Marketing and Director of research (Marketing department) at the University of Strathclyde Business School.Eleanor Shaw Eleanor’s research interests are in the areas of entrepreneurship and marketing. She specializes in the areas of networks, social capital, gender, creative industry small firms, social enterprises and entrepreneurial philanthropy. Eleanor has previously been a key contributor to an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-funded project exploring the relationship and dynamics between bank lending officers and small business owners.

Eleanor's research has been supported by a range of organisations including the ESRC, Barclays Bank, the Industrial Society, the Institute of Small Business Advisers, the DTI, the Small Business Service (SBS), the School for Social Entrepreneurs, The Big Issue in Scotland, Scottish Enterprise and Social Investment Scotland. Eleanor’s research has been published in leading academic journals (Business History, Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice, Environment & Planning C, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Management, International Small Business Journal) and reports include an Industrial Society policy paper, Unequal Entrepreneurs: Why Female Enterprise is an Uphill Business with a foreword by Will Hutton and a DTI Small Business Service Research Report, Women’s Business Ownership: Recent Research and Policy Developments with a foreword by Margaret Hodge. Eleanor sits on the editorial boards of International Small Business Journal, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research and the International Journal of Marketing and Entrepreneurship Research.  She is a member of the British Academy of Management (BAM) and sits on the advisory board of the BAM Special Interest Group in Entrepreneurship.eleanor.shaw@strath.ac.uk

Dr Jillian Gordon

Dr Jillian Gordon is a Lecturer at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship where she teaches Social and Community Entrepreneurship to undergraduate students.Jillian Gordon Previously, Jillian coordinated and delivered two undergraduate experiential learning programmes working closely with the entrepreneurial community throughout the central belt of Scotland delivering consultancy projects on business development and growth issues. Jillian’s research interests are in the areas of entrepreneurship and philanthropy and focus specifically on the areas of networks, social capital, social enterprises and entrepreneurial philanthropy.

Jillian has recently completed her PhD titled: Power, Wealth and Entrepreneurial Philanthropy in the New Global Economy. Jillian has undertaken a case study research strategy of five prominent entrepreneurial philanthropists and their vehicles of philanthropy in the UK to explore the motivation, mean, mode and magnitude of contemporary entrepreneurial philanthropy.
Jillian is a member of the British Academy of Management. jillian.gordon@strath.ac.uk

Professor Mairi Maclean


Mairi Maclean is Professor of International Management and Organisation Studies in the Department of Management at the University of Exeter Business School. She was previously Mairi MacleanProfessor of International Business at Bristol Business School, and before that a Reader in International Business in the School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London. Her first appointment was to a lectureship at the University of Aston in Birmingham. She holds a MA and a PhD from the University of St Andrews, and an MBA from the University of Bath. She has held numerous academic roles, including Deputy Dean and MBA Director at RHUL and Director of Research Degrees at Bristol Business School. She has experience of working in both France, at the Université de Paris IV (Paris-Sorbonne), and Germany.

Her research interests include comparative organisation studies, international business elites, corporate governance, and history and strategy. Her books include Business Elites and Corporate Governance in France and the UK (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), written jointly with Charles Harvey and Jon Press, and funded by the Leverhulme Trust and Reed Charity. She is the author of four books, and editor of a further four. Recent publications include contributions to Organization Studies, Human Relations, Business History, Business History Review and the Sociological Review. k.m.maclean@exeter.ac.uk


Martin Gannon


Martin joined the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship in October 2011 to start a PhD, after he was successfully awarded a university studentship in 'Entrepreneurial Philanthropy, Agency and Innovation'. Martin graduated from Strathclyde Business School in July 2011 with a First class degree in International Business with Marketing. martin.gannon@strath.ac.uk