|Role||Senior Lecturer, Department of Marketing, Innovation, Leisure and Enterprise|
|Contact||Direct line:01902 323949
I am a senior lecturer in the Department of Marketing, Innovation, Leisure and Enterprise at the University of Wolverhampton. I am very committed to the development of enterprise knowledge & skills amongst our diverse student groups. Most of my teaching and research activity is in the field of enterprise and small firm growth, particularly in developing practitioner relevant research in the topic of entrepreneurial learning. My prior experience before the University involved running my own small business and teaching in the FE sector. I have over the past four years engaged in several business support projects through the Knowledge Transfer Partnership scheme, which have been a valuable experience from both a research and teaching perspective.
My main areas of teaching are strategic management, entrepreneurship, enterprise, small firm growth, creativity and innovation.
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My research interests include entrepreneurial learning in SME management teams, management team learning, mentoring & learning in small firms, enterprise education and strategising in small firms. I regularly present practitioner focused papers at the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship conference and have several publications in the field of entrepreneurial learning.
Publications: Refereed Journal Articles
McKeown, I. (2012) Teaching Old Dogs new Tricks – Why Unlearning Matters in SME’s International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Vol 13, No.1, pp.5-14.
McKeown, I. (2010) No more heroes: entrepreneurial learning in the SME management team, Industry and Higher Education, Vol 24, No 6, pp 1-13
Publications: Conference Papers
McKeown, I (2012) Exploring the Impact of Coaching and Mentoring in Supporting Entrepreneurial Learning and Growth in Small Firms, 38th International Small Business Congress, Johannesburg, South Africa.
McKeown, I. (2011) Team Learning in Small firms – What could possibly go wrong? ISBE 34th Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Research Conference,Sheffield.
McKeown, I. (2010) Teaching Old Dogs new Tricks – Why Unlearning Matters in SME Management teams. ISBE 33rd Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Research Conference, London.
McKeown, I. (2009) No More Heroes anymore – Entrepreneurial learning in the SME Management Team. ISBE 32nd Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Liverpool.
McKeown, I. (2006) Strategising amongst SME management teams through the lens of entrepreneurial learning. ISBE 29th Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Research Conference National, Cardiff.