Graham Grant
First Name: Graham
Surname: Grant
Position: Lecturer
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 263959
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Duties and Responsibilities

Module design and coordination for two key undergraduate courses, BS2293 Business Ideas and Opportunities and BS2294 Business Creation and Growth.

Module co-ordinator for Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries and Business Practice in the Creative Industries delivered to final year commercial photography students.

Additional teaching on Entrepreneurship in the Legal Sector and Business Start-Up

Thesis supervision to full, part-time and distance learning undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA students primarily in the areas of entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation.

Head of Year: Second Year Management Programme.

Research Interests

Graham's current PhD research is into entrepreneurship on country house estates. Strands include: creativity and entrepreneurship? the physical context of entrepreneurship, social class and enterprise and the relationship between family businesses and management boards.


Grant, G. (2016). Creative Spaces: A Proposed Typology of Entrepreneurial Space?. Accepted for the ISBE 2016 Conference in Paris.

Grant, G. (2015). Case study of Charles Gladstone: an upper class rural entrepreneur. The case examines the nature of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship in a trans-generational family business and estate. Under review at the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Grant, G. (2015). The Beta Project: Prototyping and Implementing New Business Ideas in proceedings of Lots to Learn, Teaching and Learning Conference 5th May, 2015, Robert Gordon University

Grant, G. (2013). Design Thinking in Jolly, A. (ed) The Innovation Handbook. London: Kogan Page

Grant, G., Smith, R.  & Gibbons-Wood, D. (2012). Entrepreneurship, Rurality & Class: towards a ‘taxonomy’ of the entrepreneurial upper classes, in proceedings of the 10th Rural Entrepreneurship Conference, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

Grant, G (2013). A capital chap! Charles Gladstone, upper-class entrepreneur, in proceedings of the 11th Rural Entrepreneurship Conference, University of the West of Scotland, Dumfries.

Grant, G. (2011). Design Thinking in Jolly, A. (ed) Working with Universities. Richmond: Crimson Publishing

Malins, J. & Grant, G. (2010). Designing Creativity Tools to Support Business Innovation in proceedings of DESIRE ’10: Creativity and Innovation in Design Conference. Arhus School of Architecture, Denmark – 16th-17th August.

Grant, G. (2010). Design Thinking Press & Journal. Aberdeen.