Professor David Brooksbank

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​Pro Vice Chan​cellor (Enterprise and Dean of School)

Department: Senior Management Team
Telephone No: +44(0)29 2041 6365
Email Address: dbrooksbank@cardiffmet.ac.uk

I am currently Dean of the Cardiff School of Management and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise) responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the organisation. I was formerly the School's Associate Dean (Postgraduate Education & Enterprise) at the Cardiff School of Management, Cardiff Metropolitan University. The post at Cardiff Metropolitan University is based around the joint roles of developing the School in the area of entrepreneurship, coupled with building an income generating organisation around the subject. 

I was formerly Professor of Enterprise & Small Business and Deputy Director of the University of Glamorgan Business School in South Wales and Director of the Welsh Enterprise Institute. There I led a team of thirty academics and project staff within the Department of Enterprise and Economic Development in the Business School. With over seventy academic publications in my areas of research interest, I am well known across the UK and Europe for my work amongst my peer group.

Research

My research involves entrepreneurship, innovation and small firm development in Wales and comparisons with international benchmarks on enterprise development. My commercial consultancy work has included work on the production of the Entrepreneurship Action Plan for Wales (for the National Assembly), as well as economic development strategies for local and national agencies. I have has also been successful in attracting large amounts of funding for numerous EU projects focussed on developing a better understanding of enterprise and entrepreneurship, as well as a portfolio of undergraduate and Masters level qualifications in Entrepreneurship.


 

My current Research Interests

Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, Regional Economic Development, Applied Labour Economics, Small Business Economics.​

Publications

​ Journal Articles

Acs, Z J. O’Gorman, C. Brooksbank, D. & Pickernell, D G. (2012) “The knowledge spillover theory of entrepreneurship: An application to foreign direct investment”, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 15 (2), 237 – 261.

Brooksbank, D. Pickernell, D. & Packham, G. (2010) “A recipe for what? UK universities, enterprise and knowledge transfer: evidence from the Federation of Small Businesses 2008 survey”, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 11 (4), 265-273.

Brooksbank, D. Pickernell, D. and Kay, A. (2009) “The emergence and performance of the bond funded water company model in the UK: The case of Glas Cymru”, Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, 10 (3), 211-234.

Brooksbank, D. Thompson, P. & Kwong, C. (2009) “Na​scent entrepreneurial activity within femaleethnic minority groups​, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research, 15 (3), 262-281.

Brooksbank, D. Thomas, B.C. & Thompson, R.J.H. (2009) “A study of optimising the regional infrastructureforhigher education global start ups in​ Wales, International Journal of Globalization and Small Business, 13 (2), 220-237

Brooksbank, D. Angove, M. &Thomas, B. (2008) ‘Working from the margin​s to inform the centre​,’ (2008), with, Equal Opportunities International, 27 (3), 292-304.

Brooksbank, D. Thompson, P. & Williams, R. (2008) Entre​preneurial attitudes, intentions and activities -a comparison of urban and rural areas i​n Wales​’, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 6 (3), 421-436.

Brooksbank, D. and Pickernell, D. and Christie, M. (2007) 'Developing a framework for network and cluster identification for use in economic development policymaking', Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 19, 4, 339-358.  

Brooksbank, D. and Kay, A. and Pickernell, D. (2007) 'Negotiating an Exception: Glas Cymru and the Politics of Regulatory Discretion in the England and Wales Water Industry', Policy Studies, 28, 2, 175-191.  ​

Brooksbank, D. and Thomas, B.C., and Packham G. and Miller C.J. (2005) ‘An examination of the management challenges faced by growing SCEs in South Wales’ , Construction Innovation, Vol. 5, pp13-25.  ​

Brooksbank, D. and Thomas B.C. and Packham, G. and Miller, C.J. (2004) 'An Appraisal of the SEED University Technology Small Firms Project in Industrial South Wales', International Journal of Entrepreneurship      Education, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp45-67.  ​

Brooksbank, D. and Thomas, B.C. and Packham, G. and Mller, C.J. (2004) 'The use of Web sites for SME innovation and technology support services in Wales' , Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Vol.11, No. 3, pp400-407. ​​


 

Book Chapters​

​Brooksbank, D. and Pickernell, D. G. (2006) 'Internationalisation of Welsh SMEs: the role of Wales Trade International,' in A Theory of Internationalisation for European Entrepreneurship, Eds. Dana, L., Han, M., Ratten, V. and Welpe, I., Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.  ​

Brooksbank, D. and Carter, S. and Jones-Evans, D. (eds.) (2006) ​'The Self-Employed,' in Enterprise and Small Business: Principles, Practice and Policy, Second Edition, Financial Times: London. ISBN027370267X  ​

 

Brooksbank, D. and Jones, C. and Bryan, J (eds.) (2002) 'Making the most of it: Objective 1 status, Assisted Area Status     and the Valleys,' in Wales in the 21st Century: An Economic Future, pp. 101-114 Eds. Jones, C., and Bryan, J., Macmillan, Basingstoke, ISBN 0-333-79373-0  ​

Brooksbank, D. and Atkinson, B. (eds.) (2001) 'Welfare to Work and the New Deal: A Contemporary Analysis', in Developments in Economics Vol. 16, Causeway Press: London. ISBN 1-902796-08  ​


 

Research Reports

Brooksbank, D. (2008) ‘Lifting the Barriers to Growth in UKs Small Businesses,’ series of five reports for the Federation of Small Businesses

Brooksbank, D. and Jones-Evans, D. (2007) 'The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor for Wales 2006', for the National Entrepreneurship Observatory for Wales, ISBN 978-1-84054-155-7  ​

Brooksbank, D. and Jones-Evans, D. (2006) 'The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor for Wales 2005',National Entrepreneurship Observatory for Wales, ISBN 1-84054-137-7  ​

Brooksbank, D. and Jones-Evans, D. (2005) 'The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor for Wales 2004', for the Welsh Development Agency, ISBN 1-897938-02-0  ​

Brooksbank, D. and Jones-Evans, D. (2004) 'The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor for Wales 2003', for the Welsh Development Agency, ISBN 1-897938-02-0  ​

'The Western Mail Top 300', (2003), with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, for The Western Mail. 'The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor for Wales 2002', with Jones-Evans, D., for the Welsh Development Agency ISBN 1-897938-02-0  ​

'The Western Mail Top 300', (2002), with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, for The Western Mail. 'The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor for Wales 2001', with Jones-Evans, D., for the Welsh Development Agency ISBN 1897938-02-0.  ​

Brooksbank, D. and Thomas, B.C. (2001) ‘Assessing the Challenges and Requirements of Higher Education Spin-off Enterprises’, for the Welsh Development Agency.  ​

'The Western Mail Top 300', (2001), with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, for The Western Mail.  ​

'The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor for Wales 2000', (2001) with Jones-Evans, D., for the Welsh Development Agency ISBN 1-897938-02-0  ​

‘The Western Mail Top 300’, (2000), with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, for The Western Mail.  ​

'Entrepreneurship Action Plan for Wales', (2000) with the WEI and Strategic Marketing for the Welsh Development Agency 

'Learning Chamber Report: Towards a Learning Strategy', (2000) with Morse, L. and Thomas, B. for Cardiff Chamber of Commerce.  

'An Economic Development Strategy for North West Wales', (2000) with Jones-Evans, D. for the Welsh Development Agency.