Entrepreneurial Resources, 1st Edition
Authors: Dr Simon Stockley, Adam J Bock
Reviewer: Professor Gerard George
Group: Entrepreneurship in the Research Context
Published: Jan 2009
Cat. number: ENT 03
Length: 300 minutes
- Resource acquisition
- Social capital
- Human capital
- Raising financial capital
Author - Dr Simon Stockley, Imperial College London
Simon Stockley is Director of the full-time MBA programme at Imperial College London and a teaching fellow in entrepreneurship. Simon has been an academic since 1999, spending most of his time at Imperial and Cambridge, where he worked with Shai Vyakarnam at the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning.
Simon's research interests include the development of entrepreneurial behaviour, opportunity recognition and resource-based competitive advantage. Outside of his 'day job', Simon devotes considerable energy to voluntary work, which currently includes helping formerly trafficked women re-enter the labour market. In his leisure time, he enjoys scuba diving and building rockets.
Simon is 44 years old and married to Liz, a serial entrepreneur.
Author - Adam J Bock, Imperial College London
Adam J Bock is a doctoral student in innovation and entrepreneurship studies at the Business School, Imperial College London. Adam has led, advised, and financed numerous technology ventures. He also has experience teaching and researching entrepreneurship topics.
Adam has co-founded two medical device companies spun out of university research programmes and served as chief executive of a third. He spent four years facilitating private funds into start-up technology companies on behalf of angel investors. He has consulted on more than a dozen early-stage ventures on technology transfer, recruitment, financing, business plan writing, product development and exit. He has taught entrepreneurship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business and served as a coach and mentor for DesignLondon and the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center.
He is the co-author (with Imperial College Professor Gerry George) of Inventing Entrepreneurs (Prentice-Hall, 2008), a book that describes the entrepreneurial journeys of academic entrepreneurs.
Adam lives in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, with his wife Lynn and his children, Taran and Kenna.
Expert Reviewer - Professor Gerard George, Imperial College London
Gerry George is Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and serves as the Director of the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The Centre facilitates Imperial College's strategic commitments in India for joint research initiatives, technology commercialisation, and educational programmes in innovation and entrepreneurship. He serves on the boards of high technology companies and is actively engaged in guiding start-ups and large companies on technology venturing and entrepreneurship.
Professor George is AIM Innovation Fellow of the UK's Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The Advanced Institute of Management (AIM) fellowship supports his research on entrepreneurship and technology commercialisation in the UK and elsewhere.
His book (with Adam Bock) titled Inventing Entrepreneurs: Technology Innovators and their Entrepreneurial Journey (Prentice Hall, 2008) addresses the human side of innovation and technology transfer. In October 2007, he completed a special report for the European Venture Capital Association titled Scaling Current Boundaries on the early stage venture capital and fundraising environment in Europe. He serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Business Venturing and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.