Short CV/Education and training

  • My research is located within the entrepreneurship domain and takes a broad focus on the effects of business ownership on the individual and the entrepreneurial household. I undertake applied research focusing on three main themes relevant to entrepreneurship policy and practice: the perceptions and experiences of small business owners; the processes used by farm households in adjusting to agricultural restructuring and policy liberalization; business diversity and the acquisition of finance.

  • I combine academic research with academic management. I am currently Associate Deputy Principal (Learning & Teaching) at the University of Strathclyde. Previous academic management positions include Associate Dean, Strathclyde Business School (2011 – 2013); Head of Department of the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at Strathclyde Business School (2008 – 2013), and Head of Department of Management & Organization, University of Stirling (2006 – 2007).

Selected publications

  • Alsos, G. Carter, S. and Ljunggren, E. (2014) Kinship and Business: How Entrepreneurial Households Facilitate Business Growth. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development (forthcoming)

  • Carter, S. and Jones-Evans, D. (Eds.) (2012). Enterprise and Small Business ? Principles, Practice and Policy. (3rd edition) Harlow: FT Prentice Hall, pp.545.

  • Carter, S. (2011). The Rewards of Entrepreneurship: Exploring Entrepreneurial Incomes, Wealth and Economic Well-being, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 35, 1: 39-55.

  • Alsos, G., Carter, S., Ljunggren, E., and Welter, F. (Eds.) (2011) The Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship in Agriculture and Rural Development Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.

  • Carter, S. Shaw, E. Wilson, F. and Lam, W. (2007) Gender, Entrepreneurship and Bank Lending: The Criteria and Processes Used By Bank Loan Officers in Assessing Applications Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. Vol.31, No.3. 427-444.

  • Alsos, G. and Carter, S. (2006) Multiple Business Ownership in the Norwegian Farm Sector: Resource Transfer and Performance Consequences Journal of Rural Studies Vol.22, No. 2, pp.313-322.

  • Carter, S. Tagg, S. and Dimitratos, P. (2004) Beyond Portfolio Entrepreneurship: Multiple Income Sources in Small Firms. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, Vol.16, No.6, pp.481-500.

  • Carter, S. and Ram, M. (2003) Reassessing Portfolio Entrepreneurship: Towards a Multi-disciplinary Approach. Small Business Economics Vol. 21, No. 4, pp.371-380.

  • Carter, S. (1999) Multiple Business Ownership in the Farm Sector: Enterprise and Employment Contributions of Farmers in Cambridgeshire. Journal of Rural Studies. Vol.15, pp.417-429.


Selected projects

  • Enterprise Research Centre, funded by ESRC / Department of BIS / British Bankers´ Association / Technology Strategy Board (Consortium of Warwick, Aston, Imperial and Strathclyde Business Schools), Associate Director, 2013 / 2016

  • Womens Business Ownership: Recent Research and Policy Developments, funded by DTI Small Business Service, 2006

  • Lifting the Barriers to Growth in UK Small Businesses: the Fourth Biennial Survey of FSB Members, funded by the Federation of Small Businesses, 2005 / 2006

  • Securing a Business Loan: The Role of Gender in Business Financing, funded by the Economic & Social Research Council, 2003 / 2005

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Editor, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 2006 – 2012

  • Book Reviews Editor, Int. Small Business Journal, 2002 – 2008

  • Member of the Scottish Government Strategic Group on Women & Work, 2013 -

  • Member of the Leverhulme Trust Research Awards Advisory Committee, 2011 -

  • University of Bergamo, Center for Young & Family Enterprise Scientific Committee, 2011 – 2013

  • Member of the UK Government Women's Enterprise Task Force, 2007 – 2009

  • Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Research Committee, 2005 – 2008

  • Member of Bangor University School of Business & Regional Development Advisory Board, 2002 – 2006

  • Member of EU Expert Group on Women in Industrial Research, 2002 – 2004

Additional qualifications

  • BA (Hons) University of Lancaster, 1982


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