Research Output per year
SME growth and strategy
Practice theory applications to business development
I believe every student should learn skills needed to start a new venture or launch a new service / product for an employer. I passionately believe that academics need to create knowledge that enriches business practice and informs practices by policy makers and business people. Thus, my knowledge creation as researcher is developed with all stakeholders, including beneficiaries. Consequently, my teaching is practice and research informed to prepare students for a successful career.
Dr. Inge Hill, is currently Senior Lecturer Business Strategy of the School at Strategy and Leadership at Coventry University. Inge’s unique research contributions lie in offering theoretical underpinning for everyday business processes. Currently, her publications are on strategic management of nascent entrepreneurial processes and social enterprise.
Research interests: start-up / nascent entrepreneurship; SME strategy development; expatriate entrepreneurship; social enterprise / entrepreneurship.
Her research is rooted in the process relational approach, and currently apploies practice theory lens to strategy and entrepreneurship phenomena; her most recent conceptual paper with an applied theoretical framework for social positioning (Hill, 2018) in 3* RABS journal ERD is on the recommended reading list of the international Entrepreneurship as Practice research cluster www.entrepreneurshipaspractice.com.
Inge is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Fellow of Enterprise Educators UK. She is Chair of the Strategy Special Interest Group for the British Academy of Management and Director at Enterprise Educators UK, the leading UK social enterprise on enterprise education.
Before coming to Coventry University, she was a strategic innovator in the area of employability and enterprise: she co-developed a Master’s in Management and Entrepreneurship, for which she became Course Director, and led it through re-validation. She innovated several practice-led new modules for entrepreneurship education to increase students’ employability. She created a vertical link and pathway for entrepreneurship modules at Bimringham City University Business School, a pioneering approach.
She was employability lead for her previous department for four years and quality lead for a year.. During that time, she effectively influenced new programmes and degrees to consider employability and enterprise in an integrated way.
To implement her vision of enterprising as a citizenship skill, Inge founded a university wide Community of Practice at Birmingham City University on integrating enterprise into the curriculum and a JISC discussion list on linking enterprise educators, careers advisers and academic staff to discuss insights on new venture creation and start-ups with international members from New Zealand to the US.
A former award winning serial entrepreneur, Inge founded two successful service businesses, including a research and strategy consultancy. Clients included large corporates such as Amy Plc., small and medium sized businesses and social enterprises. During this time she won three awards, including a Build-It-Grant from UnLtd. - HEFCE to start a third organisation, a social enterprise. Inge supported hundreds of small businesses as freelance adviser for Business Link in marketing strategy and wider strategy development.
Inge started her academic career in the UK at the London School of Economics (1999-2003), held Senior Lectureships at Kingston and Oxford Brookes Universities before starting her businesses.
Social Sciences, Doctorate
Chair Strategy Special Interest Group, British Academy of Management1 Sep 2018 → …
Director, Enterprise Educators UK1 Jul 2017 → …
Non-executive director, Access2Business1 Dec 2014 → 31 Dec 2017
- HD28 Management. Industrial Management
- Business Start-Up
- Business growth strategy
- Social enterprise
- Business support
- Strategic Management
- Practice Theory
- Enterprise Education
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference proceeding
Birmingham City University. Using EntreComp to bring credibility to practical entrepreneurial learning activities.Hill, I., Mar 2018, 2 p. Luxembourg : Publications Office of the European Union.
Research output: Other contribution
Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article review
Embedding emotional resilience and reflection in the curriculum – pop-up shops as a tool to learn and reflect on enterpriseHill, I., Apr 2018, (Accepted/In press) Employable scholars in Higher Education: Challenges and choices in times of austerity. Diver, A. (ed.). Berlin / New York: Springer, Vol. (in press). p. (in press)
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
How did you get up and running? Taking a Bourdieuan perspective towards a framework for negotiating strategic fitHill, I., 2018, In : Entrepreneurship & Regional Development: An International Journal. 30, 5-6, p. 662-696 35 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Activities per year
Activity: Talk or presentation › Invited talk
Activity: Talk or presentation › Oral presentation
Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work › Publication peer-review
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participation in conference