Professor Nigel Lockett

Professor in Entrepreneurship


Nigel Lockett is Professor of Entrepreneurship at Lancaster University Management School. To raise awareness he blogs as The Dyslexic Professor. He is a senior academic, experienced manager, entrepreneur and community leader. Nigel is Co-Investigator on the £6.7m GCRF RECIRCULATE project. He is also a Fellow and past President of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Before joining Lancaster University, he previously worked as Professor at the Leeds University Business School, Senior Lecturer at Bradford University School of Management and Brunel University Business School, Business Development Manager at InfoLab21 and Lecturer at Lancaster University Management School. Nigel also has more than 25 years experience as a company director, with a track record in managing start-up, joint venture and social enterprises. His current research interests include knowledge exchange between universities and industry, academic entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial learning and the use of CRM technologies by SMEs.

Nigel is the co-author, with Prof Richard Blundel and Prof Catherine Wang, of the major textbook Exploring Entrepreneurship (2nd Edition published by SAGE Publishing in November 2017).

01/12/2017 → 01/12/2021

Small Business Charter, CABS (External organisation)
Member of Advisory Panel

International Small Business Journal (Journal)
Editorial activity

Electronic Markets (Journal)
Editorial activity


National Teaching Fellowship
Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Information Systems