Professor Sarah Jack
Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise DevelopmentThe Management School
Entrepreneurship in rural areas.
ESRC Business Development Fellow in Service Innovation
ESRC, Value £266,866, Period: 2007-2010
Knowledge and Technology Transfer, Innovation and Competitive Advantage: Past and Present. Co-investigator with Rose, M (Principal), Lockett, N. and Robinson, S.
Knowledge Transfer Partnership Award, Value £67,604, Period: 2004-2006
Purpose: To look at improving the operational efficiency, productivity and profitability of a small successful manufacturing business (Lofthus Signs Ltd.). Co-award Holder: Professor Jeff Hyman (University of Aberdeen)
Nuffield Foundation, Value: £4,393, Period of grant: 1998-2000.
Purpose: To Conduct a Comparative Analysis of Networking Activities of Small Businesses based in Urban and Rural Environments. Co-grant Holder: Mark Freel (University of Aberdeen).
EPSRC, Value: £30, 053, Period of grant: 1995-1997.
Purpose: Integrating Clients: Specifications into R&D and Process Management. Co-grant Holders: Bower, D.J. (principal), Keogh, W. and Crabtree, E.
BA (Hons) PGCE(S) PhD
Director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development
Professor Jack teaches modules at postgraduate and undergraduate levels on entrepreneurship topics.
Sarah Jack is Professor of Entrepreneurship at Lancaster Univerisity. Her research involves the use of qualitative methods to consider social aspects of entrepreneurship.
Her work has been published widely in international and national journals.
She has received various grants from funding bodies including: Knowledge Transfer Partnership, Nuffield Foundation, Carnegie Trust and EPSRC.
Recent awards include The Lewis Institute Award at Babson College for the Best Paper Exploring the Significance of Social Entrepreneurship for the paper titled Who are the social entrepreneurs and what do they really do? Steinerowski, A., Jack, S. and Farmer, J.
Professor Jack is on the editorial boards for:
Journal of Management Studies
Journal of Business Venturing
Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
Entrepreneurship and Regional Development
External examiner: Nottingham University
- Opportunities,contradictions and attitudes: The evolution of university-business engagement since 1960
Rose, M., Decter, M., Robinson, S ., Jack, S. & Lockett, N. 2013 In: Business History.
- From admiration to abhorence: the contentious appeal of entrepreneurship across Europe
Drakopoulou Dodd, S., Anderson, A. & Jack, S. 2013 In: Entrepreneurship and Regional Development.
- Motivations and challenges of network formation: Entrepreneur and intermediary perspectives
Lockett, N., Jack, S. & Larty, J. 2013 In: International Small Business Journal.
- Opportunities, contradictions and attitudes: the evolution of university–business engagement since 1960
Rose, M., Decter, M., Robinson, S., Jack, S. & Lockett, N. 2013 In: Business History. 55, 2, p. 259-279. 21 p.
- Understanding entrepreneurial cultures in family businesses: A study of family entrepreneurial teams in Honduras
Discua Cruz, A., Hamilton, E. & Jack, S. 09/2012 In: Journal of Family Business Strategy. 3, 3, p. 147–161. 15 p.