Mr. Colin Mason
Professor of Entrepreneurship

Colin Mason is Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow. He has degrees from the Universities of Edinburgh and Manchester. His research and teaching are in the area of entrepreneurship and regional development. His specific research is concerned with access to finance. He has written extensively on business angel investing and investment readiness and has been closely involved with government and private sector initiatives to promote the business angel market, both in the UK and elsewhere. He has also undertaken recent studies of High Growth Firms in Scotland and Technology-Based Firms in Scotland for Scottish Enterprise, a report on Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and High Growth Firms for OECD and a report on home based businesses. He is the founding editor of the journal Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance (published by Taylor and Francis Ltd).

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  University of Glasgow
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world.

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. It is a broad-based, research intensive institution with a global reach. It is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities. The Univrsity of Glasgow’s Adam Smith Business Schoolis the largest Business School in Scotland and one of the largest in the UK, with more than 1700 postgraduate students studying in 36 master and 6 PhD programmes. The School celebrates the legacy of Adam Smith – the ‘father of economics’ - by developing enlightened and enterprising graduates and internationally recognised research with real socio-economic impact.The Adam Smith Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), and the Glasgow MBA is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).


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