PhD graduate shares business expertise

Dr Kevin Mole completed his PhD at the University in 2000 and is now Associate Professor in Enterprise at Warwick Business School, and Assistant Dean (Doctoral Programme).

He will return to Wolverhampton on Monday, 24 January 2011 to present a research seminar titled 'Good Outcomes from Business Advice'.

Booking is required for the free event which will be held in MA112 at the Wolverhampton City Campus from 12.15pm to 3pm.

Senior Lecturer in Business Strategy and Enterprise at the University of Wolverhampton Business School,Dr Graham Tate, said: “I am very pleased to welcome Dr Kevin Mole to our Enterprise and Small Business Management Cluster seminar.

“Dr Mole will be addressing the topical subject of obtaining good business outcomes from business advice. At a time when Government has moved away from Regional Development Agencies in favour of Local Enterprise Partnerships,

Dr Mole's research in this subject area will inform on the experience so far.”

Dr Kevin Mole completed his Ph.D. at the University of Wolverhampton Business School in 2000 on the views of business advisers as they diagnosed weaknesses in small firms and suggested remedies.

He is co-author of Three Decades of Enterprise Culture: Entrepreneurship, Economic Regeneration and Public Policy published by Palgrave. He is editing a book on the perspectives within entrepreneurship for Palgrave.

Attendance at the research seminar is free and includes a buffet lunch, but booking is required.

Please contact Stephen Greenfield at stephengreenfield@wlv.ac.uk if you would like to attend.

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About Dr Kevin Mole

Dr. Kevin Mole is Associate Professor in Enterprise at Warwick Business School, and Assistant Dean (Doctoral Programme).

He has completed a number of reports for the (then) Small Business Service, including an ‘International Review of Business Support and Brokerage’, ‘Augmenting Productivity in Small Firms’ and the ‘Economic Evaluation of Business Links in England’.

He teaches a third year course on Entrepreneurship and Small Business and on distance learning variants of the MBA.

He has published in a number of journals including Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Venturing and the British Journal of Management. His paper on whether it is better to spread advice more broadly or focus it more deeply is forthcoming in Environment and Planning A.

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