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Laura Galloway is a professor of Business and Enterprise at the Edinburgh Business School. She has a background of research in entrepreneurship, leadership and small business. Laura currently teaches Entrepreneurship and Leadership for the MBA and has delivered courses for several external organisations.

Research interests

Prof Laura Galloway has a research background in entrepreneurship, small firms and self-employment.

Much of Laura’s research focuses on peripherality both regionally and demographically including examination of minority entrepreneurship and the role of enterprise in reducing social and economic barriers. Additionally, she pursues research on leadership, particularly in the context of value generation in organisations. Laura has research interests also in the use and impact of ICT in small firms and entrepreneurship education. Laura has conducted research on these topics internationally, and current projects include invenstigations of SME behaviour in UAE and in New Zealand, survivalist entrepreneurship in subSaharan Africa, and of course, ongoing studies in Scotland and the wider UK, particularly on self-employment and welfare. Laura sits on the cross-party group on women's enterprise at the Scottish Parliament and has a specific interest in women's business and self-employment.

Laura publishes regularly in journals and books and has co-edited special editions on entrepreneurship education in Industry and Higher Education for several years. Laura sits on the editorial boards for various international journals and chaired the 2009 and 2015 annual conferences of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, the UK's largest network of specialists in SME and entrepreneurship research and policy.  


PhD student capacity

Laura supervises high calibre PhD candidates in the areas of leadership, enterprise education, employability, and business amongst marginalised or peripheral groups.


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Research Output 2001 2017

Ageing and redundancy and the silver lining of entrepreneurship

Stirzaker, R. J. & Galloway, L. 1 May 2017 In : International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. 18, 2, p. 105-114 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Confusion and Collectivism in the ICT Sector: Is FLOSS the answer?

Marks, A., Chillas, S. A., Galloway, L. & McLean, G. 13 Mar 2017 In : Economic and Industrial Democracy. p. 1-22

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
information and communication technology
communication technology

Learning and education: Exploring entrepreneurial actions and practice

Galloway, L. (ed.) & Higgins, D. Apr 2017 In : Industry and Higher Education. 31, 2, p. 65-66 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

The Impact of Entrepreneurial Orientation on Firm Performance in Small and Medium-sized UAE and Abu Dhabi Businesses

Zarrouk, H., Sherif, M., Galloway, L., Elkaroui, E. & Al Mulla, A. Dec 2017 Emirates College of Technology. 21 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access

ICT as a strategic enhancer in small firms: a study of New Zealand and Scotland

Galloway, L., Sanders, J. W. & Benseman, J. 23 Nov 2016 In : Strategic Change. 25, 6, p. 647-657 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

New Zealand

Activities 2012 2014

  • 2 Editorial activity

Industry and Higher Education (Journal)

Galloway, L. (Guest editor)
9 Dec 2014

Activity: Editorial activity