Governance, family and small firms: an institutional context

As part of the ESRC’s seminar series on governance, CSR and SMEs in emerging economies, a conference on the subject took place in ACCA’s London headquarters on 19 November 2014.

The event brought together key researchers and practitioners to consider the role of appropriate governance frameworks for encouraging socially responsible behaviour and commercial success among emerging and developing country SMEs.

Professor Mike Wright gave his presentation from an academic perspective.

Mike Wright

Mike Wright is professor of Entrepreneurship and head of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group at Imperial College Business School, and director of the Centre for Management Buyout Research, which he founded in 1986. He’s also associate director of the Entrepreneurship Research Centre and a visiting professor at the University of Ghent. Mike has received honorary doctorates from the Universities of Ghent and Derby and is an academician of the Academy of Social Sciences. He is currently co-editor of Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. He has published over 50 books and more than 400 articles in leading international journals. His research focuses on corporate governance, academic entrepreneurship, returnee entrepreneurs, habitual entrepreneurs, family firms, private equity, and emerging economies. He is past chair of the Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division and a member of the British Venture Capital Association Research Advisory Committee.