Professor Elizabeth Chell
BA (Hons), MPhil, PhD
Small Business Research Centre
KHBS407 Kingston Business School
Kingston Upon Thames
- 020 8417 9000 Ext: 65404
Elizabeth Chell has worked in higher education from 1976 to the current day. These institutions include Nottingham, Salford, Newcastle, Manchester, Southampton and Kingston Universities. She has held position of full professor from 1991 to the present. Her PhD was awarded in 1977 from Nottingham University. She is a fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce and of the British Academy of Management. She has also trained in aspects of Occupational Psychology, in particular ability and personality assessment.
She reviews work for: Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice, Journal of Small Business Management, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development and International Small Business Journal. She occasionally reviews papers for the Journal of Occupational and Organisational Psychology. She also reviews work for publishers and research grant providers e.g. the ESRC.
My work in the field of entrepreneurship dates back to 1980 & includes small business research. I have numerous publications, articles, book chapters and research monographs in this field. My expertise includes qualitative and quantitative research methods; philosophical issues re paradigm approaches. I also have editorial expertise and have reviewed research proposals for ESRC, Finnish Research Council, and several grant providers.
Professor Chell's research interests are: The Entrepreneurial personality, social enterprise and entrepreneurship,innovative characteristics of young people, gender issues and entrepreneurship,networking and entrepreneurship. Elizabeth has also published on the topic of the Critical Incident Technique and social constructionism. A recent research project aimed to design a measure of innovative characteristics of young people and is funded by NESTA. The project team comprised Elizabeth (PI), Rosemary Athayde and Andrew Greenman. The work focuses on 15-19 year olds in school and college. A published report is available on the NESTA website. A further piece of work has enabled Elizabeth to produce a web-based tool (with Lightbox) and funded by NESTA. This can be found at http://myfuture.nesta.org.uk/
Recent work has focused on social enterprise, business ethics; gender, science enterprise and entrepreneurship education in secodary schools in the UK and Europe.
- The design & development of a measure of innovative characteristics of young people; £118,000 funded by NESTA, from 1 Oct 2007 - Jan 2009; includes access to schools & students aged 14-19 years. Final report at http://www.nesta.org.uk/education-and-skills-research-reports/
- NESTA Schools Innovation Survey Follow-up from November 08-May 09, £9856.50. An evaluation of Future World of Work projects using our tool to measure the innovative characteristics of young people.
- NESTA: The Development of an on-line tool to profile the innovative characteristics of young people, August 09 – July 2010, £71, 222.
This primarily concerns qualitative research in issues of entrepreneurship, innovation and small business. Her latest work for the European Parliament considered the different models of entrepreneurship education in secondary schools, including the development of staff expertise.
Britsh Academy of Management (Fellow), Royal Society for the Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (RSA Fellow), Charted Management Institute (member of Academic Advisory Committee) to 2015.
Karatas-Ozkan, Mine and Chell, Elizabeth (2015) Gender inequalities in academic innovation and enterprise: a Bourdieuian analysis. British Journal of Management, 26(1), pp. 109-125. ISSN (print) 1045-3172
Chell, Elizabeth, Spence, Laura J., Perrini, Francesco and Harris, Jared D. (2014) Social entrepreneurship and business ethics: does social equal ethical? Journal of Business Ethics, ISSN (print) 0167-4544 (Epub Ahead of Print)
Chell, Elizabeth and Athayde, Rosemary (2011) Planning for uncertainty: soft skills, hard skills and innovation. Reflective Practice, 12(5), pp. 615-628. ISSN (print) 1462-3943
Chell, Elizabeth, Nicolopoulou, Katerina and Karatas-Ozkan, Mine (2010) Social entrepreneurship and enterprise: international and innovation perspectives. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 22(6), pp. 485-493. ISSN (print) 0898-5626
Chell, Elizabeth (2007) Social enterprise and entrepreneurship: towards a convergent theory of the entrepreneurial process. International Small Business Journal, 25(1), pp. 5-26. ISSN (print) 0266-2426
Chell, Elizabeth, Karataş-Özkan, Mine and Nicolopoulou, Katerina (2007) Social entrepreneurship education: policy, core themes and developmental competencies. International Journal of Entrepreneurship Education, 5, pp. 143-162. ISSN (print) 1649-2269
Chell, Elizabeth and Tracey, Paul (2005) Relationship building in small firms: the development of a model. Human Relations, 58(5), pp. 577-616. ISSN (print) 0018-7267
Chell, Elizabeth and Oakey, Ray (2004) Knowledge creation, its transfer, and the role of science enterprise education: a research agenda. Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice, 6(3), pp. 444-457. ISSN (print) 1447-9338
Chell, Elizabeth and Allman, Kurt (2003) Mapping the motivations and intentions of technology orientated entrepreneurs. R&D Management, 33(2), pp. 117-134. ISSN (print) 0033-6807
Chell, Elizabeth and Karatas-Ozkan, Mine, eds. (2014) Handbook of research on small business and entrepreneurship. Cheltenham, U.K. : Edward Elgar Publishing Limited. 435p. ISBN 9781849809238
Chell, Elizabeth (2008) The entrepreneurial personality: a social construction. 2nd ed. London, U.K. : Routledge. 300p. ISBN 9780415328098
Chell, Elizabeth (2001) Entrepreneurship: globalization, innovation and development. London, U.K. : Thomson Learning. 401p. ISBN 9781861523181
Chell, Elizabeth and Karatas-Ozkan, Mine (2014) Introduction to the handbook. In: Chell, Elizabeth and Karatas-Ozkan, Mine, (eds.) Handbook of research on small business and entrepreneurship. Cheltenham, U.K. : Edward Elgar Publishing Limited. pp. 1-22. ISBN 9781849809238
Chell, Elizabeth (2014) The critical incident technique: philosophical underpinnings, method and application to a case of small business failure. In: Chell, Elizabeth and Karatas-Ozkan, Mine, (eds.) Handbook of research on small business and entrepreneurship. Cheltenham, U.K. : Edward Elgar Publishing Limited. pp. 106-129. ISBN 9781849809238
Chell, Elizabeth, Karatas-Ozkan, Mine and Read, Rosie (2010) Exploring women academics' involvement in science entrepreneurship: a structural view. In: Malach-Pines, Ayala and Ozbilgin, Mustafa F, (eds.) Handbook of research on high-technology entrepreneurs. Cheltenham, U.K. : Edward Elgar Publishing Limited. pp. 315-332. ISBN 9781847209498
Chell, Elizabeth (2009) Introduction and overview to the entrepreneur and entrepreneurial process. In: Ateljevic, Jovo and Page, Stephen, (eds.) Tourism and entrepreneurship: international perspectives. Oxford, U.K. : Butterworth-Heinemann. pp. 33-53. (Advances in tourism research) ISBN 9780750686358
Chell, Elizabeth (2008) Social enterprise and entrepreneurship: towards a convergent theory of the entrepreneurial process. In: Blackburn, Robert and Brush, Candida G., (eds.) Small business and entrepreneurship. London, U.K. : Sage Publications Ltd. (SAGE Library in Business and Management) ISBN 9781412934374
Chell, Elizabeth (2008) The entrepreneurial personality: a few ghosts laid to rest? In: Blackburn, Robert A. and Brush, Candida G., (eds.) Small business and entrepreneurship. London, U.K. : Sage Publications Ltd. pp. 246-258. (Sage Library in Business and Management) ISBN 9781412934374
Chell, Elizabeth (2008) The nascent entrepreneur, business development and the role of human resources. In: Barrett, Rowena and Mayson, Susan, (eds.) International handbook of entrepreneurship and HRM. Cheltenham, U.K. : Edward Elgar Publishing Limited. pp. 21-46. ISBN 9781845429263
Chell, Elizabeth (2007) The training and development of managers and entrepreneurs: the role of integrative capability. In: Ozbilgin, Mustafa and Malach-Pines, Ayala, (eds.) Career choice in entrepreneurship and management: a research companion. Cheltenham, U.K. : Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. pp. 327-348. ISBN 9781845428440
Blackburn, Robert and Curran, James (1993) The future of the small firm: attitudes of young people to entrepreneurship. In: Atkin, Roderick , Chell, Elizabeth and Mason, Colin, (eds.) New Directions in Small Business Research. Aldershot, U.K. : Avebury. pp. 1-17. ISBN 185628378X
Conference or Workshop Item
Chell, Elizabeth (2011) Skilled engagement in the entrepreneurial process: social and human capital. In: 2nd International Conference on Networks, Learning and Entrepreneurship 2011: Entrepreneurial Networking and Learning within Regional Economies; 7-8 Dec 2011, Waterford, Ireland. (Unpublished)
Chell, Elizabeth and Athayde, Rosemary (2010) Planning for uncertainty: soft skills, hard skills and innovation. In: 33rd Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Conference: Looking to the future: economic and social regeneration through entrepreneurial activity; 2-4 Nov 2010, London, U.K.. ISBN 9781900862219
Chell, Elizabeth (2009) Researching the entrepreneurial personality. In: Higher Education Entrepreneurship Group (HEEG) Workshop: Entrepreneurship Education: Research & Resources; 15 Jan 2009, Canterbury, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Chell, Elizabeth (2009) To innovate or not to innovate: the role of education in developing innovative young people. In: Higher Education Leadership Academy (AKEPT) National Research Conference (NRC) 2009: Entrepreneurship in Higher Education: current practices, key challenges and future directions; 06 Jul 2009, Putrajaya, Malaysia. (Unpublished)
Chell, Elizabeth (2008) Entrepreneurs - are they born or trained? And how can the UK train more of them? In: Entrepreneurs – are they born or trained? And how can the UK grow more of them?; 12 Jun 2008, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Chell, Elizabeth (2008) Society's acceptance of innovative ideas. In: 3rd Europe INNOVA Annual Partnering Event (APE): Building innovation platforms today to meet tomorrow's challenges; 1-3 Jun 2008, Budapest, Hungary.
Chell, Elizabeth and Athayde, Rosemary (2009) An evaluation of the Future World of Work projects, using the tool developed by NESTA to measure the innovative characteristics of young people. (Other) London, U.K. : National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts. (Unpublished)
Chell, Elizabeth and Athayde, Rosemary (2009) The identification and measurement of innovative characteristics of young people: development of the Youth Innovation Skills Measurement Tool. (Other) London : NESTA. 44 p. ISBN 9781848750425