Dr Richard Tunstall

Richard is University Enterprise and Innovation Discovery Theme Leader, University Student Education Fellow and Associate Professor of Enterprise for the Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies where he leads interactive undergraduate discovery and postgraduate courses. He is Partnerships Director of inter-faculty With Enterprise Programmes, co-leads the Leeds Enterprise and Innovation Educators Network and supports student enterprise activities. He is Section Lead for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses small business high growth programme.  He is a member of Leeds University Business School and leads the Enterprise Awareness course on developing entrepreneurial mindsets for MSc Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.

Prior to joining the University of Leeds he was was project implementation and user engagement manager at a fast-growth digital HR-solutions startup based in London, during its flotation on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM). Subsequently he was Lecturer in Enterprise at the Welsh Enterprise Institute, University of Glamorgan, where the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor for Wales was conducted. In addition to his activities at Leeds, Richard has a number of external research roles, as Country Vice President (UK) of the European Council of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Co-Editor of the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research and Chair of the Entrepreneurship Studies Network. He is frequently invited to speak at international forums and is Expert on Entrepreneurship Education for the European Commission and a Visiting Scholar at Aarhus University in Denmark.

Passionate about developing engaging entrepreneurial education experiences, Richard been invited to lead enterprise workshops as guest lecturer at the University of Applied Science, Munich; Ecole de Management de Normandie; Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Cardiff University and has acted as expert judge on small business and startup contests across Europe. He has led a number of workshops to support enterprise education and has developed a number of enterprise blended learning and online simulation game activities.

As a student, Richard studied for degrees in English Literature and Entrepreneurial Studies. At the same time, he was founder and president of the Student Industrial Society (now Bright Futures) at his University. This led to an continuing interest in organisations and entrepreneurship and his research interests today involve the human side of venture creation, corporate venturing and enterprise education as part of an entrepreneurship studies approach to research which draws on diverse research philosophies, social sciences and humanities approaches.

Enterprise Education: Awards & Grants

Overall ‘Winner of Winner’s’ award for excellence in technology-enhanced learning, teaching and assessment, University of Glamorgan, 2008.

£100,000 Welsh Assembly Government ‘A4B’ Fund, to develop a pan-Wales community of venture capitalist and business angel networks and HEI intellectual property holders, to develop the potential of Welsh HEI spin-outs and licensing, 2010.

£1,000 British Council/National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship bursary award to attend CUEEN launch and World University Network (WUN) Conference. Hangzhou, China, 2008.

£7,000 University of Glamorgan Learning & Teaching Innovation Grant, 2005.

Enterprise Education: Development workshops

Draycott, M. and Tunstall, R. (2010) ‘An exploration of e-learning simulations and gaming and their potential application in enterprise education’, International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference, 1-3 September 2010, Cardiff University, Wales, UK.

Tunstall, R. (2009) ‘Developing entrepreneurial capabilities in the curriculum’, Graduate Employability: The What, The Why, The How, BMAF Higher Education Academy Subject Centre Workshop, 16 June 2009, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK.

Tunstall, R. (2008) ‘Developing critical reflection through assessment on enterprise awareness courses’, International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference, 9-10 September 2008, Canary Wharf, London, UK.

Tunstall, R. (2007) ‘Embedding enterprise in the university experience’, Higher Education Academy Welsh Enterprise and Employability Conference, 1-2 May 2007, Llandrindod Wells, Wales, UK.

Enterprise Education: Simulations developed

TILEWORLD. (2005) Lynch, M. and Tunstall, R. [online] Available from: http://e-st.glam.ac.uk/simulationgames/

POTPOWER. (2003) Lynch, M. and Tunstall, R. [online] Available from: http://e-st.glam.ac.uk/simulationgames/Michaella/

Publications: Journal articles

Clargo, P. and Tunstall, R. (2011) ‘Leading an entrepreneurial workforce: Development or Decline?’ Accepted for: Education + Training (forthcoming)

Tunstall, R. and Lynch, M. (2010) ‘The role of simulation case studies in enterprise education’ in: Education + Training 52 (8/9), pp. 624-642, ISSN: 0040-0912

Tunstall, R., Jordain, C., Pittaway, L. and Thomas, B. (2009) ‘Achieving strategic intent through corporate venturing: The role of strategic relationships and market orientation’ in: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 10 (4), pp. 301-312, ISSN: 1465-7503.

Lynch, M. and Tunstall, R. (2008) ‘When worlds collide; Developing effective technical and educational game design partnerships in universities’ in: Simulation and Gaming, 39 (3), pp. 379-398, ISSN: 1046-8781.

Thomas, S., Miller, C., Thomas, B., Tunstall, R. and Siggins, N. (2007) ‘Mastering intrapreneurial behaviour for sustained socioeconomic development: A public service analysis of the south-east Wales heritage tourism attractions sector’ in:International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 8 (1), pp. 75–83, ISSN: 1465–7503.

Publications: Book chapters

Tunstall, R. ‘Education or Exploitation? Reflecting on the entrepreneurial university and the role of the entrepreneurship educator’ in: Verduijn, K. and Berglund, K. (eds.) (2018) pp.25-40 Revitalising Entrepreneurship Education: Adopting a critical approach in the classroom. (Routledge Rethinking Entrepreneurship Research Series) Abingdon: Routledge.

Tunstall, R., Nieminen, L., Lin, J. and Hjorth, R. ‘Out of the blue: Teaching creativity and entrepreneurship through flashmobs’ in: Papadopoulos, P., Burger, R. and Faria, A. (eds.) (2017) pp. 31-56 Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Education (Advances in Digital Education and Lifelong Learning Series). Bingley: Emerald.

Pittaway, L. and Tunstall R. ‘Is there still a Heffalump in the Room? Examining Paradigms in Historical Entrepreneurship Research’ in: Landström, H., Parhankangas, A., Fayolle, A. and Riot, P. (eds.) (2016) Challenging Entrepreneurship Research (Routledge Rethinking Entrepreneurship Series) Routledge.

Pickernell, D., Miller, C., Senyard, J., Thomas, B. and Tunstall, R. (2011) ‘Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts? Online Latent and Untapped Outlets for Farmers’ Markets in South East Wales’ in: Carter, S., Alsos, G., Ljunggren, E. and Welter, F. (eds.) (2011) The Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship in Agriculture and Rural Development, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham. ISBN: 978 1 84844 625 0

Publications: Conference papers (Since 2014)

Green, A., Tunstall, R. and Peisl, T. (2015) ‘The benefits of crowdfunding for early-stage entrepreneurs: Between finance gap and democratic involvement’ R&D Management Conference, 23-26 June 2015, Pisa, Italy.

Tunstall, R. (2015) ‘Creating new ventures in organisational contexts: Emergence, divergence and acceptance’ 8th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development, 18-19 June 2015, Sheffield, UK.

Tunstall, R. and Neegaard, H. (2015) ‘Out of the blue: Using flashmob as an effectual pedagogy for creating opportunities’ ECSB Entrepreneurship Education Conference (3EC), 23-24 April 2015, Lüneburg, Germany.

Mueller, S., Williams-Middleton, K., Neergaard, H., Tunstall, R. and Toutain, O. (2015) ‘Alice in Wonderland: An experience based approach to learning’ ECSB Entrepreneurship Education Conference (3EC), 23-24 April 2015, Lüneburg, Germany.

Tunstall, R. (2014) ‘Confronting the Entrepreneurial University: Conspiracy, Resistance and Renewal’ XXVIII Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business (RENT) Conference, 19-21 November 2014, Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

Williams-Middleton, Mueller, S., Blenker, P., Neergaard, H. & Tunstall, R. (2014) ’Experience-based learning in Entrepreneurship Education – A comparative study of four programmes in Europe’ XXVIII Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business (RENT) Conference, 19-21 November 2014, Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

Tunstall, R. (2014) ‘Questioning the Entrepreneurial University: Conspiracy, Resistance and Opportunity’ 37th Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Conference, 5-6 November 2015, Manchester, UK.

Tunstall, R. (2014) ‘Education or Exploitation?’ Questioning the Entrepreneurial University: Resisting, silencing and enabling’ ECSB Entrepreneurship Education Conference (3EC), 10-11 April 2014, Turku, Finland.