Dr Richard A Courtney
Head of Department
I am the Head of Department for Business, Entrepreneurship, and Finance
University of East London
1 Salway Road
London, E15 1NF
I am a Business and Management academic with specialisms in Entrepreneurship, Higher Education, and Public Management, and Cultural Management. I have worked with English Heritage, the Heritage Lottery Fund, and provided consultancy for the National Trust on issues of Englishness, Identity, and community engagement methodologies.
I have held posts at the University of Leicester, Nottingham Trent University, and Coventry University, where I have developed a number of entrepreneurship course and an entrepreneurial curriculum that works with employers and organizations looking to promote enterprising skills in graduates.
I am interested in research on the efficacy of entrepreneurial education and policy, especially around the Arts and Creative Economy.
Most recent research:
- ESRC seminar series entitled: ‘New Institutional Imperatives: The Third Mission & the Contemporary
University’ – value £13,880 (ES/I002774/1)
- AHRC Research Development Award, entitled: ‘Building Shared Heritages: Cultural
Diversity in Leicester’ – value £20,102 (AH/J013676/1)
- AHRC Community Heritage Follow-up Grant, entitled: ‘Building and Enriching Shared Heritages: A
Toolkit for Community Organizations’ – value £52,143.83 (AH/K007661/1)
- AHRC Development Grant, entitled: ‘How should decisions about heritage be made?’: Co-designing a research project – value £124,130.00 (AH/K006754/1)
Most recent publication:
- Courtney, R. A., (2017), Network Governance in
the Heritage Ecology, Journal of Management & Governance, pp1-17, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10997-017-9399-z
- Bashforth, M. M. Benson., T. Boon., L. Brigham., R.
Brigham., K. Brookfield., P. Brown., D. Callaghan., J.P. Calvin., R. Courtney.,
K. Cremin., P. Furness., H. Graham., A. Hale., P. Hodgkiss., J. Lawson, R.
Madgin., P. Manners., D. Robinson., J. Stanley., M. Swan., J. Timothy and R.
Turner. (2016) ‘Socialising Heritage / Socialising Legacy’, in Facer, K and K.
Pahl (eds) Connected Communities Legacies.
Bristol: Policy Press.
- Quinn, M., and Courtney, R. A., (2016), The Public Sector as
an Entrepreneur? In Liddle, J., (ed) (2016), Contemporary Issues in
Entrepreneurship Research Volume 6.
- Courtney, R. A., (2013), The
Contentedness of a Contentless Englishness, In: Context – the magazine of
the Institute of Historic Building Conservation, No 137.
- Courtney, R. A., (2013), Book Review: Nationalism and the
Moral Psychology of Community by Bernhard Yack, In: Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol 37, No 5, pp 874-5.
- Courtney, R. A., (2012) ‘Public Sociology, Critical
Sociology, and The Sociological Enterprise’, In: Love, K., (2012) (Ed), Studies in Qualitative Methodology Vol
12: Ethics in Social Research, Bingley: Emerald Publishing.
- Vorley, T., Mould, O., and Courtney, R. A., (2012) ‘My Network is Not Working: Conceptualising
the latent and dysfunctional dimensions of the network paradigm’. In:
Economic Geography, Vol 88, No 1. Pp 77-96.
- Courtney, R. A., (2011) ‘This is Our Island: Multiple class heritage or ethnic solidarities?’ In: Smith, L., Shackel, P., and Campbell, G., (eds) (2011), Heritage, Labour and the working classes. London: Routledge.
Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Cultural Economy, Cultural Heritage/Identity
Entrepreneurship, Leadership; Strategic Management