Dean Patton

Professor Dean Patton

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  • dpatton at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director of the Centre for Enterprise
  • Executive Business Centre EB503, Bournemouth University, 89 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8EB
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Biography

Dean Patton is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director of the Centre for Enterprise in the Faculty of Management at Bournemouth University. He has worked in the field of entrepreneurship and small firms for some three decades; involved in both the research and the teaching of the subject. Over that period his work, in collaboration with a number of colleagues, has been disseminated at conferences and through journal articles, books and reports. The research undertaken has been applied in nature and he has worked closely with agencies charged with supporting entrepreneurial activity both regionally and nationally.

Dean's recent research has been closely aligned to government policy that is aimed at developing the knowledge based economy and the commercialisation of research ideas. Recent projects have included and ESRC seminar series on Access to Finance by SMEs, work with SynicateRoom on equity crowdfunding for high growth technology firms and the barriers that SMEs face in creating and maintaining intellectual property.

Research

Professor Dean Patton has worked in the field of entrepreneurship and small firms for over two decades; involved in both the research and the teaching of the subject.

Over that period his work, in collaboration with a number of academics, has been disseminated at conferences and through journal articles, books and reports.

The research undertaken has been applied in nature and he has worked closely with agencies charged with supporting entrepreneurial activity both regionally and nationally.

Dean is also on the Board of Trustees/Directors for the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) and on the editorial board of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, the International Small Business Journal and the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research.

Recent research has been closely aligned to government policy that is aimed at developing the knowledge based economy and the commercialisation of research ideas. Dean is currently undertaking funded research from the SETsquared partnership to evaluate the incubation process and the development of management teams in high-growth early stage firms.

Journal Articles

  • Huynh, T., Patton, D., Arias-Aranda, D. and Miguel Molina-Fernandez, L., 2017. University spin-off s performance: Capabilities and networks of founding teams at creation phase. JOURNAL OF BUSINESS RESEARCH, 78, 10-22.
  • Invernizzi, A.C., Menozzi, A., Passarani, D.A., Patton, D. and Viglia, G., 2017. Entrepreneurial overconfidence and its impact upon performance. INTERNATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS JOURNAL-RESEARCHING ENTREPRENEURSHIP, 35 (6), 709-728.
  • Abeysekera, R., Patton, D. and Mullineux, A., 2017. Co-production in business training in microfinance institutions: A conceptual approach. World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 13 (1), 52-68.
  • Abeysekera, R., Patton, D. and Mullineux, A., 2015. Co-Production in Business Counselling in Microfinance Setting: A Conceptual Approach. JOURNAL OF ENTERPRISING CULTURE, 23 (3), 299-319.
  • Patton, D., 2014. Realizing Potential: The Impact of Business Incubation upon the Absorptive Capacity of New Technology Based Firms. International Small Business Journal.
  • Patton, D. and Higgs, M., 2013. The role of shared leadership in the strategic decision making processes of new technology based firms. International Journal of Innovation Management, 17 (4).
  • Patton, D. and Marlow, S., 2011. University Technology Business Incubators - Helping New Entrepreneurial Firms to Learn to Grow. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 29, 911-926.
  • Patton, D., Warren, L. and Bream, D., 2009. Elements that underpin high-tech business incubation processes. Journal of Technology Transfer, 34 (6), 621-636.
  • Patton, D., Warren, L. and Bream, D., 2009. Intangible Elements That Underpin High-Tech Business Incubation Processes. Journal of Technology Transfer, 34, 621-636.
  • Warren, L., Patton, D. and Bream, D., 2009. Knowledge acquisition processes during the incubation of new high technology firms. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 5, 481-495.
  • Ram, M., Jones, T. and Patton, D., 2006. Ethnic Managerialism and Its Discontents. Policy studies : the journal of the Policy Studies Institute, 27, 295-309.
  • Patton, D., 2005. A quantitative content analysis of the characteristics of rapid-growth firms and their founders. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, 11 (6), 436-438.
  • Worthington, I. and Patton, D., 2005. Strategic intent in the management of the green environment within SMEs. An analysis of the UK screen-printing sector. Long Range Planning, 38 (2), 197-212.
  • Marlow, S. and Patton, D., 2005. All credit to men? Entrepreneurship, Finance and Gender. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 29, 717-735.
  • Patton, D., 2004. Training in smaller firms. , 83-108.
  • Worthington, I., Patton, D. and Lindley, I., 2003. Local Authorities, Business and LA21: A Study of East Midlands Sustainable Development Partnerships. Local Government Studies, 29, 91-110.
  • Patton, D. and Worthington, I., 2003. SMEs and environmental regulations: a study of the UK screen-printing sector. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 21, 549-566.
  • Patton, D., Ram, R., Marlow, S. and Sanghera, K., 2003. Interpretive analysis as an evaluative tool: the case of Mustard.uk.com, a high-growth small business programme. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 21, 813-824.
  • Marlow, S. and Patton, D., 2002. Minding the gap between employers and employees: The challenge for owner-managers of smaller manufacturing firms. Employee Relations, 24 (5), 523-539.
  • Marlow, S. and Patton, D., 2002. Minding the Gap: the challenges of managing the employment relationship in smaller firms. Employee Relations, 24, 523-539.
  • Patton, D. and Marlow, S., 2002. The Determinants of Management Training in Small Firms in the UK: What role does strategy play? Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 9, 260-270.
  • Ram, M., Marlow, S. and Patton, D., 2001. Managing the locals: employee relations in South Asian restaurants. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 13, 229-245.
  • Patton, D., Marlow, S. and Hannon, P., 2000. The Relationship Between Training and Small Firm Performance: Research frameworks and lost quests. International Small Business Journal, 19, 11-27.
  • Hannon, P., Patton, D. and Marlow, S., 2000. Transactional learning relationships:developing management competencies for effective small firm-stakeholder interactions. Education and Training, 42, 237-246.
  • Elliott, D. and Patton, D., 1998. Environmental audit response: The case of the engineering sector. Greener Management International, 83-96.
  • Elliott, D. and Patton, D., 1996. UK Business and Environmental Strategy: A survey and analysis of East Midlands Firms' approaches to environmental audit. Greener Management International.
  • Worthington, I. and Patton, D., 1996. Developing Local Agenda 21:A case study of five local authorities in the UK. Sustainable Development, 4, 36-41.
  • Patton, D. and Worthington, I., 1996. Towards the Green County: Hertfordshire (UK). Journal of the European Environmental Management Association, 9.
  • Patton, D. and Baron, P.J., 1995. Factors Influencing Companies' Response to Environmental Responsitbility. Eco-Management and Auditing, 2, 41-46.
  • Worthington, I. and Patton, D., 1995. Researching Local Authority Responses to LA21. Local Government Policy Making, 22.
  • Patton, D., Elliott, D. and Lenaghan, C., 1994. The Environmental Responsibility of Small firms investigating Current Awareness and Practice. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 1, 22-28.
  • Marlow, S. and Patton, D., 1993. Managing the employment relationship in smaller firms: possibilities for human resource management. International Small Business Journal, 11, 57-65.

Books

Chapters

  • Marlow, S. and Patton, D., 2005. The Financing of Small Businesses - Female Experiences and Strategies. In: Fielden, S. and Davidson, M., eds. International Handbook of Women and Small Business Entrepreneurship. London: Edward Elgar.
  • Patton, D. and Worthington, I., 1999. Local Agenda 21 and Economic Development: A Case Study of 5 Local Authorities. In: Gouldson, A. and Robertson, P., eds. Integrating Environment and Economy: Strategies for Local and Regional Government. Routledge.
  • Patton, D., 1994. Corporate Social Responsibility. In: Worthington, I. and Britton, C., eds. The Business Environment. London: Pitman.

Conferences

  • Patton, D., Di Fatta, D. and Viglia, G., 2017. Don't let me down: How to boost conversion rates in e-commerce websites. In: Global Innovation and Knowledge Academy (GIKA) 28-30 June 2017 Lisbon.
  • Huynh, T. and Patton, D., 2016. Start-up’s Performance: An Empirical Study on Dynamic Capabilities Under The Contributions of Bricolage and Social Capital. In: Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference 8-11 June 2016 Bodø, Norway.
  • Huynh, T. and Patton, D., 2015. UNIVERSITY SPIN-OFF PERFORMANCE: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY. In: Zacharakis, A., ed. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC) 10-13 June 2015 Boston, USA.
  • Huynh, T. and Patton, D., 2015. Early-Stage Financing of University Spin-Offs: The Impact of Entrepreneurial Capabilities and Social Networks of Founding Teams During Start-ups. 272-280.
  • Huynh, T. and Patton, D., 2014. Entrepreneurship and Equity Crowdfunding: A Research Agenda. In: Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business (RENT) 19-21 November 2014 Luxembourg.
  • Huynh, T. and Patton, D., 2014. University Spin-off Fundraising: The Impact of Entrepreneurial Capabilities and Social Networks Of Founding Teams during Start-ups. In: Zacharakis, A., ed. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC 2014) 4-7 June 2014 London, Ontario, Canada.
  • Huynh, T. and Patton, D., 2014. The Performance of University Spin-Offs: The Impact of Entrepreneurial Capabilities and Social Networks of Founding Teams during Start-Ups. In: Brownlee, A., ed. The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) 9-12 January 2014 Fort Worth, Texas.
  • Huynh, T. and Patton, D., 2013. The Performance of University Spin-Offs: The Impact of Entrepreneurial Capabilities and Social Networks of Founding Teams during Start-Ups. In: Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business (RENT) 20-22 November 2013 Vilnius, Lithuania.
  • Huynh, T. and Patton, D., 2013. The Performance of University Spin-Offs: The Impact of Entrepreneurial Capabilities and Social Networks of Founding Teams during Start-Ups. In: Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) 12-13 November 2013 Cardiff.
  • Patton, D. and Marlow, S., 2010. Risk, rationality and gender: A critical analysis of the demand for finance by women business owners. In: BAM2010: Management Research in a Changing Climate 14-16 September 2010 Octagon Centre, The University of Sheffield, England.
  • Patton, D. and Higgs, M., 2010. The impact of shared leadership processes upon the development of new technology based firms (NTBFs). In: 33rd Annual ISBE Conference 3-4 November 2010 London.
  • Patton, D. and Marlow, S., 2010. New Entrepreneurial Firms: Learning to Overcome Liabilities of Newness Through University Technology Business Incubator Support. In: Rent XXIV - Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business 18-19 November 2010 Maastricht, The Netherlands.
  • Patton, D., 2009. The impact of UCSFs on the entrepreneurial activity of universities. In: BAM 2009: British Academy of Management Conference. The End of the Pier? Competing perspectives on the challenges facing business and management 15-17 September 2009 Brighton Centre, Brighton, England.
  • Patton, D., 2009. How Do University Technology Business Incubators (UTBIs)Overcome The 'Liability of Newness?'. In: 32nd Annual ISBE Conference 3-6 November 2009 Liverpool, England.
  • Patton, D., Warren, L. and Bream, D., 2007. Tacit requiements inherent in the high-tech incubation process. In: 30th Institute for Small Business & Entrepreneurship Conference 7-9 November 2007 Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Patton, D., Marlow, S. and Sanghera, K., 2005. Investment Readiness Among New and Young High Growth Firms: The case of Mustard.UK.com. In: 25th Babson Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BKERC) 9-11 June 2005 Babson-Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Centre, Wellesley, MA, USA.

PhD Students

  • Maxwell Saban (How entrepreneurs learn to grow through mentoring)
  • Maxwell Saban (Mentoring and its role in stimulating entrepreneurs’ learning and firm growth)
  • Deborah Taylor (The development of Psychological Ownership in)
  • Marie Howell (Leveraging Social Media To Facilitate Sustainability for Entrepreneurial Startups Within A Digital Incubator in a Technical Cluster)
  • Yi-Wen Chao (University technology transfer and sensemaking)
  • Siti Sarah Omar (Social Networking and Innovation in Malaysian SMEs)
  • Francis Debono (Management Accounting in Small and Medium Enterprises)
  • Ruwan Abeysekera (Coproduction in the Micro-finance Sector)
  • DURRATULAIN ABD RAZAK (Shared Leadership in High Grwoth Firms)

Grants

  • The competitiveness of various types of firm: The impact of social capital, bricolage and dynamic capabilities (Faculty of Management - Bournemouth University, 01 Dec 2015). In Progress
  • Sad Reality or Bright Future? Exploring the adoption and deployment of the Internet of Things (IoT) by UK SMART SMEs. (FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT RESEARCH INVESTMENT FUND, Bournemouth University, 22 Nov 2015). In Progress
  • Access to Finance for SMEs (ESRC, 01 Aug 2014). Awarded

Networks

  • Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) in Industrial Economics (University of Nottingham, 1981)
  • PGCE in Education (University of Birmingham, 1984)
  • PhD in Management (De Montfort University, 2000)

Memberships

  • Chartered management Institute, Associate (2016-),
  • Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Non-Executive director,
  • Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Member,
  • Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Member (1994-),
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