Business and Management

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Prof David Storey

Post:Professor of Enterprise (Business and Management)

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David Storey, OBE, is Professor at the Department of Business Management and Economics at University of Sussex, UK. He has a First Class Degree in Economics, a Diploma in Applied Statistics and a PhD in Economics. He has two honorary Doctorates and has been Visiting Professor at the Universities of Manchester, Reading and Durham, and was an International Fellow at Sydney University in 2009. He is an EIM Fellow.

Hans Landstrom et al in Research Policy 2012 reports that David Storey is the highest ranked non-US scholar in Entrepreneurship. His book Understanding the Small Business Sector, published in 1994, is in ninth place overall in the Entrepreneurship “core works” – again the highest place for a scholar with no US affiliations.

Between 2008  and 2013 he published two articles in Journal of Business Venturing . He also published in Journal of International Business Studies, Human Resource Management, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Small Business Economics, International Small Business Journal, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting and in  Industrial and Corporate Change. In 2014 he has accepted articles in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice  and Journal of Business Venturing. His co-edited Special Issue of Regional Studies with Michael Fritsch will also appear.

In 1998 he received the International Award for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research from the Swedish Council and was awarded a Wilford White fellowship in 2008.

Between 2001 and 2005 he was appointed by the UK Secretary of State for Trade and Industry as a Member of the Small Business Council which advised the government on small business policy-making.

He has also undertaken work for many overseas governments and organisations. For example, since 2008, he has acted as consultant to the governments of Australia, Mexico, New Zealand, Denmark and Sweden. He collaborated with the World Bank in producing an enterprise plan for Malaysia. He produced for OECD in 2008 a Handbook on SME policy evaluation, contributed to their work for the G20 and to joint work with IDRC on enterprise in the Middle-East and North Africa (MENA) region. In previous years he has advised the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) on micro enterprises in Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica, and IFC on Mexico. In Europe he co-ordinated an EU-wide review of new technology based firms for DG XIII.