Topic: Enterprising institutions & ecosystems: post-pandemic implications for classrooms and communities
Speaker: Dr Robert James Crammond
Date: 23rd March 2022 Time: 1pm to 2pm
Venue: Online Event
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With the progression of contextual and practical studies of enterprise and entrepreneurship in recent years, business schools and universities overall are embracing both skills-based and venture creation forms of entrepreneurship education. This encourages a shift in the resources allocated towards enterprise-related teaching and research activities, the creation of new academic programmes and teaching teams, and the nature and modes of course delivery: whether it be on campus, hybrid, or distance. However, the impact of the recent COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected how forms of this education was delivered and has widened the debate on the strengths of the university across academic and support departments, in becoming productive entrepreneurial institutions, as a social and economic change agent for its students and region.
During this seminar, Robert shall discuss the advancing concept of the entrepreneurial university and the higher educational relationships with stakeholders and communities, with a particular focus on the Scottish and wider UK context. He will also highlight, as universities engage in post-pandemic approaches to both on and off campus delivery and support to students, the impact this shall have on various aspects of entrepreneurship education and a university’s ongoing entrepreneurial efforts. This reflects on recent, empirical investigation concerning student experiences, pedagogical perspectives gauged from academics and researchers, as well as addressing the viewpoints of surrounding stakeholder groups within education, industry, and governmental policy.
Dr Robert James Crammond is a Senior Lecturer in Enterprise at the University of the West of Scotland. Originally from an accountancy background, his academic interests lie in enterprise and entrepreneurship education, and progressing contemporary, enterprise-centric stakeholder theory. To date, he has presented at numerous international conferences and published in many journals, with a focus on the educational and industrial contexts associated with entrepreneurship. In early 2020, Dr Crammond released his debut book with Palgrave Macmillan, Advancing Entrepreneurship Education in Universities, appreciating aspects of teaching delivery and institutional support. Dr Crammond also supervises a number of doctoral studies and is an editorial board member and reviewer for multiple journals spanning entrepreneurship behaviour and education, management, intellectual capital and property management, knowledge management, and teaching practice fields. In recent years, Dr Crammond has been involved in a national, cross-university ‘Scale Up’ project, aiming to implement an educational and training programme for Scottish businesses.
A Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and Certified Management and Business Educator (CMBE), Dr Crammond also teaches and coordinates across many disciplines. His second book, titled Entrepreneurship and Universities: Pedagogical Perspectives and Philosophies, is due for release in late 2022.