BCom (Hons) (Tas)
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Colin has taught entrepreneurship at UTAS since the development of the major. He also teaches subjects in commercialisation and other related innovation subjects.
Colin is internationally acknowledged as a leading contributor to the developing field of entrepreneurship education. He has published articles in A* and A ranked journals (ERA 2010 Rankings) on entrepreneurship education, working also with many other leading international scholars. In 2011, his most complete work, Teaching Entrepreneurship to Undergraduates was published by Edward Elgar. Colin has been invited to provide keynote presentations at conferences and contribute to the organization of international scholarly gatherings in his field. In 2005 he was recognised at the Australian University Teaching Awards as the Early Career Lecturer of the Year. Colin has also been recognised by the Vice Chancellorā€™s Awards for Teaching Excellence in 2004 and 2011. Along the way, Colin has been invited to address the United Nations on the issue of innovative curriculum development, been invited to act as an expert educator at the 2011/12 World Entrepreneurship Forum and as an expert assessor at the 2006/07/08 national Carrick Awards for Australian University Teaching.
Colin has research interests are two-fold and demonstrated across in excess of 70 peer-reviewed publications. The emergence of entrepreneurship education is a world-wide phenomenon. The ontological challenges its generates vis-à-vis the actual capacity of adolescent students to engage in entrepreneurial behaviour is of particular interest. Another domain of interest is the application of ecological concepts and theories in the social sciences. Colin is developing an approach, environmental interaction, through which to advance the investigation of sustenance activities of firms via an ecological/evolutionary approach. Colinā€™s research has been recognised international at the 2009 and 2005 Emerald Literati Club Awards for Excellence and also the Outstanding Reviewer Award at Emerald Literati Networks Awards for Excellence (for the journal Management Decision).
Authorised by the Head of School, Management
15 October, 2012